TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran banned import of all Chinese dairy products following the scandal over contaminated baby milk.
Iran’s Deputy Health Minister Rasoul Dinavand told FNA that Iran does not directly import powdered milk from China and that a ban has now been placed on Chinese products containing milk.
Fears have been raised over the safety of Chinese dairy products after the death of at least four babies who were fed with contaminated baby milk.
At least 50,000 babies in China have also been brought to hospitals for kidney-related illnesses caused by drinking contaminated milk formula.
Reports have revealed that the Chinese company, San Lu Dairy, produced baby milk contaminated with Melamine, a toxic chemical used in the plastics industry.
Many of China’s dairy companies allegedly water down milk products and add Melamine, which has no nutritional value but improves the appearance of the milk.