They Don't Muck About In China

The official Xinhua news agency reports that two men have been executed for their part in the infamous melamine in infant formula scandal.

Zhang Yujun was executed for the crime of endangering public safety by dangerous means, and Geng Jinping was put to death after being convicted of producing and selling toxic food.

Zhang was found guilty of selling more than 600 tonnes of melamine-laced protein powder from July 2007 to August 2008.

Geng was convicted of selling more than 900 tonnes of milk tainted with protein powder to the now-defunct Sanlu Group.

Sanlu's former general manager, Tian Wenhua, escaped the death penalty for her part in the scandal.