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China detains suspect

The owner of a Chinese feed factory suspected of adding melamine to its product which turned up in tainted eggs has been detained, state media said Nov. 5.

Chinese products ranging from milk powder to chocolate and yogurt have been recalled throughout the world due to contamination fears. Melamine, used in making plastic chairs among other things, is added to cheat in nutrition tests.

Chinese eggs came under the spotlight after Hong Kong food safety authorities found tainted eggs produced by Hanwei Group in the northeastern port city of Dalian in Liaoning province.

Milk companies in the southern province of Guangzhou meanwhile have been ordered to dispose of tainted products appropriately after a waste disposal company poured 18 tonnes of milk into a river, sparking complaints of a foul smell and fears about contaminated drinking water.

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