Police in China have released the parents of several children sickened by tainted milk powder who were detained ahead of a scheduled meeting with journalists.
The government has put dairy company executives on trial for selling adulterated products, and offered compensation to affected consumers. But the scandal is far from fading away.
This week, dairy companies involved in the scandal sent New Year's text messages to millions of cell phone subscribers. They said, "we sincerely apologize and beg your forgiveness."