A Chinese dairy company is reported to have suddenly recalled its milk products from the market. The move has followed the revelation that the company’s products were spiked with a chemical generally used in cleaning pipes.
However, sources say the reported contamination was not a suspicious deliberate act but attributable to leakage of the lye chemical into the production line of the milk factory.
The latest incident has blown a big hole in the already compromised image of the dairy industry in China. Already in 2008, a leading Chinese dairy company’s baby food had killed 6 infants and damaged kidneys of hundreds of thousands of babies.
Commentators say the incident is likely to dent the image of the Chinese industrial products worldwide at a time when its economy is showing signs of weakness.