Device spots killer melamine in seconds

日期:2019-03-02 10:17:01 作者:荆彼 阅读:

CHINA’S tainted milk tragedy need never be repeated, thanks to a device that can detect trace amounts of melamine in food. The chemical is toxic and led to the deaths of six children in China after several companies added it to milk and infant formula to fraudulently boost the products’ apparent protein content. The culprits were sentenced last week, with two given the death penalty and others lengthy jail terms. Existing techniques for detecting melamine are time-consuming and require different substances within a food sample to be separated first. “It limits the fraction of samples a dairy operator can inspect,