By GILLIAN WONG, Associated Press Writer
BEIJING – dairy products were safe Wednesday, a day after authorities confirmed that a baby in Hong Kong developed from consuming milk and cookies laced with .sought to reassure Taiwanese consumers that its
Spokesman Yang Yi of infant formula killed four babies and sickened tens of thousands of children nationwide.said at a in that mainland authorities were very concerned about the scandal, in which contaminated
“We have taken a serious approach,” Yang said. “China has launched a thorough investigation into this issue to help restore the trust of Taiwanese consumers.”
After China’s melamine tainting scandal broke last month, Taiwanese authorities launched a sweeping inspection of food items. More than 160 products containing Chinese milk and vegetable-based proteins have been removed from stores.and related
Taiwanese and Chinese food safety authorities have agreed to set up a hot line to inform each other of food safety emergencies.
The Chinese milk scare and related economic losses have led to renewed Taiwanese animosity toward rival China. The two sides split amid civil war in 1949, and Beijing still claims the island as a part of its territory.