China's consumer quality watchdog on Sunday announced a list of four companies that have imported potentially contaminated products from New Zealand dairy company Fonterra.
The four Chinese importers are Hangzhou Wahaha Health Food Co., Ltd., Hangzhou Wahaha Import & Export Co., Ltd., Shanghai Tangjiu (Group) Co., Ltd. and Shanghai-based Dumex Baby Food Co., Ltd..
Sources say the four importers have initiated recalls of potentially contaminated products.
China's General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) has also issued a consumer warning for three batches of Karicare-brand dairy products produced by New Zealand company Nutricia.
Authorities in central China's Hubei Province are searching for 23 backpackers who went missing in a mountainous scenic spot on Saturday.
Police in the city of Yichang received a report Saturday night from a bus driver who said that his passengers -- a group of 23 independent travelers -- had not returned from the Huangniuyan Scenic Spot near the Three Gorges Dam.
The driver said the travelers entered the tourist site Saturday morning, adding that contact with the group was lost in the evening.
Municipal firefighters are working with local residents to search for the missing tourists.