Wow, were the Sanlu trials over this quick? It’s been only two months since we first heard about the charges brought against Shanghai Panda Dairy Co., which was accused of deliberately reselling melamine-tainted milk (that they got from the 2008 toxic milk powder scandal, natch), and three people have already been sentenced. Wang Yuechao, ex-rep and deputy GM of Shanghai Panda was given a five year sentence and a 400,000RMB fine. Hong Qide, former GM, was sentenced to four-and-a-half years and fined 300,000RMB. Chen Dehua, a deputy GM, will be in the clinker for three years and will pay 200,000RMB. Will the melamine = fast track to jail message resonate with others hoping to profiteer off the toxic substance? Hope so, though with other cases popping up around the country, it’s hard to say.