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Public Health Candy recall 2008

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#1 Palisades

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Posted 29 September 2008 - 11:09 AM

Cadbury pulls melamine-laced chocolate from China

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HONG KONG - British candy maker Cadbury said Monday it is recalling 11 types of Chinese-made chocolates found to contain melamine, as police in northern China raided a network accused of adding the banned chemical to milk.

A Cadbury spokesman said it was too early to say how much of the chemical was in the chocolates made at its Beijing plant...

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#2 NeuralClone

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Posted 29 September 2008 - 11:37 AM

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#3 SparkyCola

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Posted 29 September 2008 - 11:40 AM

The Guardian says:

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In a statement, Cadbury said tests carried out on the chocolates had "cast doubt on the integrity of a range of our products manufactured in China".

It is not yet clear whether the tests revealed melamine, and the company said products on sale in the UK were not affected.

The recalled products – which include eclairs and Dairy Milk – were manufactured in the Chinese capital Beijing and sold in mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. One product was also exported to Australia.

(bold mine, for concerned UK EIers)

The article goes on to say:

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Two US manufacturers are already investigating Indonesian claims that high traces of melamine were found in Oreo wafers, M&Ms and Snickers imported from China.

The Indonesian Food and Drug Monitoring Agency said a dozen allegedly tainted products distributed nationwide, including those brands, had repeatedly tested positive last week.

Kraft Foods and Mars said they were adhering to a recall order, but stressed that the same products had been cleared of melamine in other Asian countries. The EU has banned all imported baby food from China.

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Edited by SparkyCola, 29 September 2008 - 11:41 AM.

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#4 Lin731

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Posted 29 September 2008 - 07:13 PM

Ah corporations at their very best...export the jobs to China to save money (aka...put an even bigger chunk in their own pockets) at the expense of the safety of their consumers.
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#5 SparkyCola

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Posted 30 September 2008 - 05:55 AM

^ To be fair, it's a Cadbury's factory producing in China, FOR China...it's not like their making it in China and shipping it back here. The Cadbury factory for making UK chocolate is still in the UK.

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