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The head of China's regulatory body has resigned, official news sources say, following the health scare on dairy foods and drinks.

Li Changjiang, head of China's safety watchdog, quit his post on Monday (22 September), according to official news service Xinhua.

His departure came after thousands of young children in China became ill from consuming contaminated milk products. Authorities said on Monday that 13,000 had been hospitalised, after consuming products containing the melamine chemical.

The search for tainted products has widened to all dairy-based food and drink, including yoghurt drinks, this week.


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