Aflatoxin found in Chinese baby formula


A cancer-causing toxin has been found in baby formula, the latest quality problem to hit China's dairy industry since a tainted formula scandal in 2008, when six infants died.

Aflatoxin was found in five batches of Nanshan Bywise formula being sold in Guangzhou. It was made last year by Hunan Ava Dairy Industry in Nanshan city in Hunan province. Aflatoxin can appear in the milk of animals that have eaten mildewed cattle feed.