Tests find melamine in Nestle milk powder produced in China

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) - More products are being pulled from shelves as China's tainted milk scandal spreads.

Tests in Taiwan have found minor doses of the industrial chemical melamine in Nestle milk powders produced in China. Taiwan's health minister says those products are being removed from store shelves.

Taiwanese authorities have launched a sweeping inspection of milk powders and related products, including instant coffee, milk tea and baked goods. More than 160 products containing Chinese milk and vegetable-based proteins have been removed from stores.

Meantime, an attorney says the parents of a toddler who developed kidney stones after drinking infant formula with melamine is suing a dairy at the heart of the tainted milk scandal in China.

Melamine-contaminated milk has killed four babies and sickened more than 50,000 children in mainland China.

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