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Mercury found in China baby formula

Posted By steve_watson On June 15, 2012 @ 4:03 am In Old Infowars Posts Style,Science & Technology,Tile | Comments Disabled

AFP
June 15, 2012

Chinese dairy maker Yili said it had started recalling batches ofbaby formula after authorities found they contained high levels of mercury, in the latest food safety scare to hit the country.

The company began the recall on Wednesday after a national food safety monitoring system detected “abnormal” levels of mercury in the products, state-owned Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Groupsaid in a statement.

The recall covers baby formula produced from November 2011 to May 2012, according to the statement posted Thursday.

The firm did not state how much baby formula was affected or how mercury — which is extremely toxic and can harm the brain, heart, kidneys, lungs, and immune system at high exposure — made its way into the products.

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