Melamine is an industrial chemical that entered the milk supply in China in 2008, contaminating infant formula and other dairy products, both in China and in exported products. A few children died, and thousands were sickened by the melamine contamination of the milk. The Shijiazhuang Sanlu Group Co. in Hebei province, China, was the main culprit, though the company maintains that the melamine was introduced in their supply chain by another unknow source.
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