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China Says Tainted Milk Powder Not Sold Abroad

September 13, 2008

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency)

[Xinhua: "Tainted Milk Powder Not Sold Abroad: Health Ministry"]

BEIJING, Sept. 13 (Xinhua) – The contaminated Sanlu baby milk powder in connection with the country’s hundreds of infant kidney stone cases was only sold on the Chinese mainland and Taiwan, health ministry official Gao Qiang said on Saturday.

“None of the milk powder was exported to other countries or regions,” Gao said at a press conference.

“Only a fraction of the milk powder was sold to Taiwan for food processing,” he added.

Originally published by Xinhua news agency, Beijing, in English 1031 13 Sep 08.

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