New York Times - Nov 13, 2008
By GARDINER HARRIS and ANDREW MARTIN Candy, snacks, bakery products, pet food and other Chinese products that contain milk will be detained at the border until tests prove that they are not contaminated, the federal government announced Thursday.
US Blocks Chinese Milk Products Washington Post
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Philippine Daily Inquirer First Posted 02:17:00 09/30/2008 MANILA, Philippines—Cadbury chocolates have been removed from shelves in Hong Kong after tests “cast doubt” on their safety. British chocolate maker Cadbury on Monday became the latest foreign company to be hit by China’s tainted milk scandal, ordering a recall of its Chinese-made products. In Manila, the Department of Health Monday announced that it was expanding the list of banned milk and milk products to include those not necessarily manufactured in China, but were using milk-based ingredients coming from that country. We will make sure that the list will be forthcoming and this will be longer each day,” Health Secretary Francisco Duque III told lawmakers at the House subcommittee hearing on his agency’s proposed budget for 2009. Cadbury said in a statement issued by its Singapore office Monday that tests had “cast doubt on the integrity of a range of our products manufactured in China.” t was not immediately clear whether the tests established the presence of the industrial chemical melamine. But Cadbury said it had recalled 11 chocolate products made at its factory in Beijing, which were distributed in Taiwan, Hong Kong and Australia. Hong Kong’s government ordered that the chocolates be immediately removed from shelves. China’s recent food safety scandal started with the discovery of melamine in baby milk powder. Four deaths have been blamed on melamine-laced milk, and some 54,000 children have developed kidney stones or other illnesses after drinking the contaminated baby formula.
Two US food makers were, meanwhile, investigating Indonesian claims that high traces of melamine had been found in Chinese-made Oreos, M&Ms and Snickers, but stressed the same goods had tested negative in other Asian countries.
CFIA recalls cookies because of tainted milk scandal in China
The Canadian Press - 10 hours ago
OTTAWA – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency recall of Chinese products linked to the tainted milk scandal in China continued Tuesday.
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Chinese cookies recalled over melamine fears National Post
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Made-in-China pretzels recalled in Ontario
Canada.com - 4 hours ago
Two varieties of coated pretzels made in China have been taken off of Ontario store shelves after testing positive for the harmful chemical compound melamine.
Consumers grow warier Toronto Sun
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