Toxic Chinese milk

Apparently aflatoxin has been found in Chinese milk. I believe this is the same mold-based toxin that often can be found in Taiwan peanut products, especially peanut candies. It can cause liver cancer. But what really got me about the article linked below was the information that, “In September, the government arrested 32 people over the sale of cooking oil made from leftovers taken from gutters.” Yikes.

Toxin found in Chinese milk

China has discovered excessive levels of a cancer-causing toxin in milk produced by one of the nation’s leading dairy companies, the firm said, in the latest in a series of food safety alarms.

The government’s quality watchdog found high levels of an aflatoxin, which is caused by mould, in milk produced by the Mengniu Dairy Group, the company said in a statement issued Sunday.

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