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Chinese Eggs Tainted with Melamine


October 28, 2008
By The Canadian Press

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October 28, 2008- Hong Kong says Chinese eggs have been found with excessive amounts of the industrial chemical melamine.

The government said late Saturday it found melamine in the eggs produced by a division of China's Dalian Hanwei Enterprise Group based in the northeastern port city Dalian.

It said the melamine may have come from fertilizer fed to the chickens that laid the eggs.

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Melamine is used in the manufacturing of plastics, fertilizer, paint and adhesives.

China has been caught in a food safety scandal over dairy products tainted with melamine.

More than 3,600 children remain sick in China from contaminated milk, with three in serious condition.  The deaths of four infants have been blamed on tainted dairy products.