Quality inspectors in Dongguan in the southern province of Guangdong found the latest contaminated biscuits after examining 13 batches of 4,800 boxes for export after neighboring Hong Kong, a “special administrative region” of China, and Singapore reported tainted samples, the China News Service said.
Investigations showed the melamine in the biscuits came from milk powder, it added.
Tian Wenhua, 66-year-old former general manager of the now bankrupt Sanlu Group, goes on trial on Wednesday along with three other senior executives of the company that was at the heart of the melamine scandal.
“(Tian) may face a maximum penalty of death for producing and selling contaminated baby milk food, along with three of her senior managers at the Shijiazhuang Intermediate People’s Court,” the China Daily said on Wednesday.
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