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2009-08-17 16:08:29

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning people with allergies to milk not to consume Haitai and Lotte brands of cookies and crackers. The CFIA said the recalled products, imported from Korea, contain milk which is not listed on the ingredients label. The cookies and crackers are known to have been distributed in Ontario, Alberta and New Brunswick, but the CFIA said they might have also been distributed nationally. Consumption of the products could cause a serious or life-threatening...

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2009-02-24 13:36:51

In a Monday press statement, US drug company Wyeth defended its baby milk powder and formula after being implicated in reports that linked the company's products to kidney stones in infants. Wyeth posted the statement on its China Web site in response to new reports from the China Daily newspaper of a link between baby formula, milk power and kidney stones. "We're aware of these reports," Wyeth spokeswoman Natalie deVane said, adding that the company's raw milk comes from Australia, New...

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2008-11-20 12:11:21

China's Health Ministry said on Thursday that after the scandal broke nearly two months ago, over a thousand Chinese infants are still in the hospital receiving treatment for kidney damage caused by tainted milk. There have been 50,741 children recovered and discharged since news spread that many dairy products were contaminated with an industrial chemical. Four children died from melamine, which set off a global panic on products including sweets, biscuits and ice-cream were found to be...

2008-10-26 13:45:00

Hong Kong officials say they have found eggs from mainland China and crackers from the Philippines containing the chemical melamine. Hong Kong's Center for Food Safety announced the melamine was found in a sample of the Select Fresh brown eggs (extra large), produced by China's Dalian Hanwei Chicken Farming Ltd., the state-run Chinese news agency Xinhua reported Sunday. The melamine was reportedly found at concentrations of 4.7 parts per million, nearly twice the legal limit. Food safety...

2008-10-16 12:25:00

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning people not to drink Mengniu-brand strawberry flavor sour milk beverage due to possible melamine contamination. The CFIA said the Chinese-produced product's importer, Haofine International Trading Inc. of Edmonton, Alberta, noted the packages have no English or French on them, only Chinese characters. Being recalled are 250 milliliter packages with UPC 6923644 242930. Only packages distributed in Alberta and Saskatchewan are affected. The CFIA...

2008-10-13 06:00:13

By Thomas Fuller Carlos Conde contributed reporting from Manila, Janesara Fugal from Bangkok and Carmen Ng from Hong Kong. * Is there more tainted food out there? The far-flung recall of products contaminated with melamine - dozens of brands of infant formula in China, Cadbury chocolates in Australia, Lipton green tea in Taiwan and Nabisco Ritz cheese crackers in South Korea among them - has shaken the confidence of consumers and provided a window into what some describe as...

2008-10-10 15:00:02

The tainted-milk scandal in China has gone far to damage the positive image so carefully cultivated by China's leaders at the Beijing Olympics. And it is a powerful reminder of how poorly capitalism, as well as socialism, blends with repressive one-party rule. The facts are horrifying. Formula adulterated with melamine, an ingredient used in plastics and fertilizers, has sickened some 54,000 Chinese infants, killing at least three. Presumably added to cut costs, melamine can falsely...

2008-10-08 15:00:27

By JOHN FAUBER Wisconsin consumers were being warned Tuesday to throw out White Rabbit candy, a Chinese product that may contain the dangerous chemical melamine and that has been found in three cities in the state. The imported product has been found in Eau Claire, Sheboygan and Wausau, as well as in a Wisconsin grocery distribution center, according to the state Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection. It has been found in grocery stores as well as Asian specialty...

2008-10-06 15:00:27

The contaminated milk scandal widens daily and consumers are being worried by ever more reports of melamine-related product recalls. Authorities found contaminated Chinese candy on store shelves in Connecticut; half a ton of Chinese candy was confiscated by officials in Lima; tainted sweets were found in Belgium and Germany. It started just a few weeks ago with reports of babies in China becoming ill after drinking milk formula made by Sanlu, a company with a significant (but apparently...

2008-10-06 00:00:13

World in brief HONG KONG The amount of the industrial chemical melamine in Cadbury chocolate and cookies in Asia exceeds a safe level, tests have found. The two contaminated samples announced by the Centre for Food Safety are among 11 Chinese-made products being recalled in parts of Asia and the Pacific by Cadbury. Samples of Dairy Milk Cookies Chocolate and Dairy Milk Hazelnut Chocolate Bulk Pack contain melamine above Hong Kong's legal limit. (c) 2008 Independent, The; London (UK)....


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