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Baby milk powder given the all clear

SCIENT milk powder produced after September 16 last year was tested safe for babies, said quality watchdog in the southern Guangdong Province yesterday.

"We have tightened inspection of dairy products since last September 16," said an official surnamed Li with the food quality administrative department of the Guangdong Provincial Bureau of Quality and Technical Supervision.

"We even started weekly quality tests of dairy products in March," Li said, noting that the quantity of melamine in the milk powder was within the national safety level.

A child from Beijing who was fed Scient milk powder since September 2006 later contracted kidney stones. The angry father Guo Li sent the milk powder, produced on March 17, 2008, to the State Food and Drug Administration, who later confirmed that the quantity of melamine in the milk powder was 100 times higher than safe levels.


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