JAKARTA - Indonesia has withdrawn all dairy produce from China because of the recent scandal involving melamine in Chinese milk products. On Tuesday, the Indonesian government banned imports of milk products from China. A number of other Asian countries have introduced similar measures. Following the news that more articles had been found to contain melamine, Taiwan has ordered the removal of Chinese dairy produce from the shops.
Health authorities in China say the problem of contaminated milk is more or less under control. Large-scale inspections are being credited with putting an end to the practice of adding melamine to baby milk. There are increasing indications that local authorities in China have been aware of the practice for months. More than 50,000 children in China have become ill after drinking contaminated milk and at least four have died as a result.