Chinese baby milk scare 'severe'
Babies suffering kidney stones possibly related to defective baby formula in hospital in Lanzhou, Gansu province, on 9 September
Babies have been suffering kidney stones - rare in young children
The number of Chinese babies known to have fallen ill with kidney stones as a result of contaminated milk powder has risen to 432, officials have announced.
"This is a severe food safety accident," health ministry official Gao Qiang, said. Those responsible would be "severely" punished, he added.
Later, it was announced that 19 people had been arrested.
Tests showed the milk powder contained the industrial chemical melamine. One infant has died.
25 tonne of poisoned milk powder has been imported to Taiwan and made into bread and cake (and moon cake for Mid-Autumn Festival). Damn!