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    High melamine levels in exported Chinese candy

    NZ finds high melamine levels in Chinese candy

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand: Australia and New Zealand issued recalls Thursday for an imported Chinese candy that was found to contain the industrial chemical melamine.

    New Zealand Food Safety Authority spokesman Geoff Allen said Thursday morning that he expected the White Rabbit Creamy Candies to be off shelves within 24 hours.

    "This product contains sufficiently high levels of melamine which may, in some individuals, cause health problems such as kidney stones," deputy chief executive Sandra Daly said in a statement posted Wednesday on the agency's Web site. "The levels we have found in these products are unacceptable."

    Meanwhile, Australian food regulators issued a statement late Wednesday announcing they had formally requested that wholesalers and importers voluntarily withdraw the candies pending further testing for melamine, a chemical that has sickened thousands of Chinese children and touched off a new food scare after it began turning up in milk products.

    People worried that they or their children may have eaten the sweets should seek medical advice, Daly said.

    "This is a serious concern," she said. "We cannot discount the likelihood of health risks resulting from the consumption of these sweets."

    The candies have also been pulled off the shelves by British supermarket chain Tesco.

    Allen said the food watchdog is testing other products to ensure their safety.

    "We are looking at a wide range of products ... primarily baby formulas as they pose the highest risk, and now we're moving through all the other .... products that may contain adulterated milk," he told National Radio.

    Tens of thousands of Chinese children have sought medical care and four infants have died because Chinese-made infant formula has been found to be contaminated by melamine, believed added to watered-down milk to make it appear higher in protein.

    China's tainted milk scandal came to light after formula sold by up to 22 Chinese companies including Sanlu Group Co., the Chinese partner of New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra was found to be contaminated with melamine.

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    Gee is anything from China safe??

    Sure doesn't seem like it.
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    Man, that reminds me how in early post-Soviet days we used to have Ninja Turtles bubble gum with fucking glass in it.

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    LONDON, England (CNN) -- British confectioner Cadbury has recalled all of its Chinese-made candy products over fears they may be contaminated with the chemical melamine, a company statement said Monday.

    "The products that are affected by this withdrawal include a range of Cadbury chocolate products and Choclairs, all produced in our Beijing plant," Cadbury said in a statement. Some or all of the products were exported to Taiwan, Hong Kong, Australia, the Pacific island of Nauru and Christmas Island in the Indian Ocean, according to the company.

    Cadbury said it is implementing new food safety and quality checks at its Beijing plant and fresh candies will be manufactured.

    The candy maker is the latest company to get caught up in China's tainted-milk scandal. Melamine was first found in powdered infant formula, but has since been traced to dozens of other products.

    Nearly 53,000 children in China have been sickened by the formula or other products containing melamine. Four babies have died, and five Hong Kong children have suffered melamine-related illnesses. Dozens of countries have banned or recalled Chinese milk products.

    Chinese police have arrested 40 people in the tainted-milk scandal, including 22 announced Monday in northern China's Hebei province. Nineteen of those were managers of pastures, breeding farms and milk-purchasing stations, the Xinhua news agency reported, citing a panel investigating the case.

    Authorities say they raided 41 locations in Hebei and seized 490 pounds (222 kilograms) of melamine.

    Eighteen arrests were announced earlier. They include two brothers who face charges of selling contaminated milk. The brothers could face death if convicted, according to China Daily, a state-run newspaper.

    The raw milk used to produce powdered baby formula had been watered down, and the chemical melamine was added to fool quality checks, the newspaper said.

    Melamine is commonly used in coatings and laminates, wood adhesives, fabric coatings, ceiling tiles and flame retardants. Some Chinese dairy plants have added it to milk products to make it seem to have a higher protein level.

    Melamine is the same industrial contaminant from China that poisoned and killed thousands of U.S. dogs and cats last year.

    Health experts say ingesting melamine can lead to kidney stones, urinary tract ulcers, and eye and skin irritation. It also robs infants of much-needed nutrition.

    The following 11 products are included in the recall, according to Hong Kong's Centre for Food Safety:

    • Cadbury Dark Chocette, 45 grams.
    • Cadbury Dark Chocette, 80 grams.
    • Cadbury Eclairs, 180 grams.
    • Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate Pumpkin, 150 grams.
    • Cadbury Dark Chocolate, 40 grams.
    • Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate Bulk Pack, 5 kilograms.
    • Cadbury Dark Chocolate Bulk Pack, 5 kilograms.
    • Cadbury Dairy Milk Hazelnut Chocolate Bulk Pack, 5 kilograms.
    • Cadbury Dairy Milk Cookies Chocolate Bulk Pack, 5 kilograms.
    • Cadbury Hazelnut Praline Chocolate (2008 Chinese New Year), 312 grams.
    • Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate (2008 Chinese New Year), 300 grams.
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    Great, now I'll be spending Xmas without Cadburry's chocolate. Fucking Chinese.

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    Eric Idle apparently didn't have a problem with them...
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    Quote Originally Posted by voivod View Post
    LONDON, England (CNN) -- British confectioner Cadbury has recalled all of its Chinese-made candy products over fears they may be contaminated with the chemical melamine, a company statement said Monday.

    "The products that are affected by this withdrawal include a range of Cadbury chocolate products and Choclairs, all produced in our Beijing plant," Cadbury said in a statement. Some or all of the products were exported to Taiwan, Hong Kong, Australia, the Pacific island of Nauru and Christmas Island in the Indian Ocean, according to the company.

    Cadbury said it is implementing new food safety and quality checks at its Beijing plant and fresh candies will be manufactured.

    The candy maker is the latest company to get caught up in China's tainted-milk scandal. Melamine was first found in powdered infant formula, but has since been traced to dozens of other products.

    Nearly 53,000 children in China have been sickened by the formula or other products containing melamine. Four babies have died, and five Hong Kong children have suffered melamine-related illnesses. Dozens of countries have banned or recalled Chinese milk products.

    Chinese police have arrested 40 people in the tainted-milk scandal, including 22 announced Monday in northern China's Hebei province. Nineteen of those were managers of pastures, breeding farms and milk-purchasing stations, the Xinhua news agency reported, citing a panel investigating the case.

    Authorities say they raided 41 locations in Hebei and seized 490 pounds (222 kilograms) of melamine.

    Eighteen arrests were announced earlier. They include two brothers who face charges of selling contaminated milk. The brothers could face death if convicted, according to China Daily, a state-run newspaper.

    The raw milk used to produce powdered baby formula had been watered down, and the chemical melamine was added to fool quality checks, the newspaper said.

    Melamine is commonly used in coatings and laminates, wood adhesives, fabric coatings, ceiling tiles and flame retardants. Some Chinese dairy plants have added it to milk products to make it seem to have a higher protein level.

    Melamine is the same industrial contaminant from China that poisoned and killed thousands of U.S. dogs and cats last year.

    Health experts say ingesting melamine can lead to kidney stones, urinary tract ulcers, and eye and skin irritation. It also robs infants of much-needed nutrition.

    The following 11 products are included in the recall, according to Hong Kong's Centre for Food Safety:

    • Cadbury Dark Chocette, 45 grams.
    • Cadbury Dark Chocette, 80 grams.
    • Cadbury Eclairs, 180 grams.
    • Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate Pumpkin, 150 grams.
    • Cadbury Dark Chocolate, 40 grams.
    • Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate Bulk Pack, 5 kilograms.
    • Cadbury Dark Chocolate Bulk Pack, 5 kilograms.
    • Cadbury Dairy Milk Hazelnut Chocolate Bulk Pack, 5 kilograms.
    • Cadbury Dairy Milk Cookies Chocolate Bulk Pack, 5 kilograms.
    • Cadbury Hazelnut Praline Chocolate (2008 Chinese New Year), 312 grams.
    • Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate (2008 Chinese New Year), 300 grams.


    Cadbury has a plant in China??? That's just swell... Come Easter, I'll be looking at those creme-filled eggs in a whole different light! Thanks China!


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    Quote Originally Posted by VH Wahoo View Post


    Cadbury has a plant in China??? That's just swell... Come Easter, I'll be looking at those creme-filled eggs in a whole different light! Thanks China!

    Funny isn't it? When I hear Cadbury, I think of a town in England so it must be from England, right? LOL, I guess that's what they were hoping for instead of some sweat shop in China making candies laced with poisonous chemicals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by loveevhsince79 View Post
    Funny isn't it? When I hear Cadbury, I think of a town in England so it must be from England, right? LOL, I guess that's what they were hoping for instead of some sweat shop in China making candies laced with poisonous chemicals.
    No doubt! And come Halloween, I'm going to be double-checking all of my candy purchases!

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    Well that sucks. I loved those Cadbury eggs. Can't trust anything Made in China anymore. At least I can't.
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    ah, remember the good old days when you only had to worry about pins and razor blades and rat poison in your halloween candy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daisy Hill View Post
    ah, remember the good old days when you only had to worry about pins and razor blades and rat poison in your halloween candy?
    Yep, even I remember that. Damn turkish candies.

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    BURLINGAME, Calif. -- A Burlingame food distribution company that specializes in Asian imports was continuing a voluntary recall of Chinese candies after state officials found them to be contaminated.

    Queensway Foods Company Inc., a U.S. distributor of White Rabbit Candy, has responded to consumer warnings from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the California Department of Health and the San Mateo Public Health Department by recalling every flavor of the Chinese-produced candy after testing found it to contain dangerous levels of the toxin melamine, Suanne Buggy of the state health department confirmed Monday.

    The California Department of Public Health conducted tests confirming a level of melamine in the candy, which, according to Buggy, was "unacceptably high."

    Officials said the White Rabbit Creamy Candy was sold in 8- or 16-ounce packages. All other flavors of White Rabbit Candy, including assorted (chocolate, coconut, and coffee), red bean, coffee, corn, lychee, mango and strawberry were sold in 7-ounce packages. All packaging has a logo of a white rabbit on the front with the words "White Rabbit."

    There have been no U.S. reports of illness connected to White Rabbit Candy, which was distributed by Queensway Foods throughout the southwestern states, according to representatives of federal, state and local agencies.

    State officials said the candy was distributed to retail stores in California, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Minnesota, New York, Oregon, Texas and Washington state.

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    Snap question: would ANYONE buy candy that came in a package like this?:
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    Quote Originally Posted by VH Wahoo View Post
    Snap question: would ANYONE buy candy that came in a package like this?:

    Maybe it makes you start seeing white rabbits bouncing around.

 

 

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