n Without Prejudice - Defective products : consumer law

Volume 9, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1681-178X



During the second half of 2008 milk tainted with melamine, an industrial chemical used in plastics and which can make the protein content of milk and other products appear higher, was discovered in Chinese baby formula. When consumed, melamine can cause kidney failure. In China, traces of melamine in baby formula resulted in the deaths of several children and tens of thousands fell sick. Inspections by the Chinese government discovered that 22 of that country's 109 milk powder producers used melamine to boost the protein content of their milk.

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