Asian and African states ban China milk products
Author: Reuters, Published on: 24 September 2008
BANGLADESH: Three Chinese powdered milk brands, Sanlu, Suncare and Yashili, were banned...MALAYSIA: All Chinese milk imports, as well as chocolates, sweets and other foods containing milk, were banned...SINGAPORE: [It] banned the import and sale of milk products from China after finding melamine in two China-made products: "Dutch Lady" strawberry-flavored milk [produced by Dutch Lady Milk Industries], and Yili Brand ice confection. White Rabbit Creamy Candy [produced by Guanshengyuan, part of Bright Food] was pulled from shelves on Sunday after melamine contamination was found...TAIWAN:...A local firm, King Car Group, recalled 120,000 boxes of Chinese dairy products on Sunday...CHINA:...[C]offee chain Starbucks withdrew milk from Mengniu Dairy, whose product tested positive, from its 300 outlets in China. The German retailer Metro has withdrawn Sanlu and other suspect milk brands from two of its 37 stores in China...HONG KONG: All Yili products...were recalled last Thursday. Nestlé milk powder was taken off shelves after a newspaper reported it contained melamine...JAPAN: Marudai Food withdrew five types of buns made with milk imported from China's Yili dairy firm.