The Sanlu Fiasco

The Sanlu fiasco

  • Sanlu milk recall part of ongoing baby food disgrace

25 September 2008


The recent Sanlu milk scandal, in which more than 50´000 babies are ill after consuming tainted baby milk, is just the most recent in a series of contaminations involving artificial baby milk products, the International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN) revealed today.

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Risks of formula feeding

The whole world recoiled in horror at the recent Sanlu milk scandal in China: over 6,000 babies ill, including more than 150 in critical condition, and four deaths. News that melamine, a toxic chemical was deliberately added to local brands of baby milk to falsify protein levels have compelled Chinese parents to seek imported brands.

Read the ICDC Press statement – 20 Sept 2008