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Salzypat  (Level: 161.6 - Posts: 5414)
Sat, 25th Oct '08 1:57 PM


Heads up on a recall:

This is a link on Snopes for a recall of foil-wrapped Pirate's Gold chocolate coins because they contain melamine. Evidently they are being marketed in Canada but not the U.S. Give you 3 guesses (the first 2 don't count) as to where they were manufactured and imported from.

most stores should have pulled the candy from their stores, but you can't always rely on that.

Donleigh  (Level: 155.3 - Posts: 5410)
Sat, 25th Oct '08 5:13 PM

Friday is 'junk day' at work, so I brought in some chocolate and almost everybody asked where it was made. I think we are all more aware of the problems in China and more careful of what we buy.

Can anybody convince the corporations that outsourcing is not always a good thing?

Salzypat  (Level: 161.6 - Posts: 5414)
Sun, 26th Oct '08 2:08 AM

Bump. I want as many people as possible to see this just in case there is some of this candy still making the rounds.

Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2853)
Sun, 26th Oct '08 2:17 AM

As a resident of Canada, I agree
This post needs to bumped....
Haven`t seen anything in the News
either on TV or in the Papers....

Praetorian  (Level: 160.7 - Posts: 349)
Sun, 26th Oct '08 3:10 AM

Bump for Canada!

Stone  (Level: 35.0 - Posts: 259)
Sun, 26th Oct '08 3:33 AM

I read an article that eggs in Hong Kong have high levels of melamine because the feed is full of it. Also, cup of noodles by Nissin has insecticide in Japan. No mention of candy, that I could see. Please don't let your kids eat any candy before you check it, wherever you live! One of the big companies has changed their chocolate formula--who knows where any of them get the ingredients. China exports powdered milk products that are used in products made in other countries. Maybe you already know this-the FDA says "WE" can safely have 2.5ppm of melamine.If this link works, even M&Ms are mentioned as having been tested. I doubt that the full scope of this is known. I will be losing more weight as the list gets longer of things we can't eat. I think I'm going to start learning how to make candy from scratch. We will be full cycle-home made treats--manufactured treats--home-made treats.,4670,ASAsiaTaintedMilk,00.html

Pennwoman  (Level: 161.8 - Posts: 2476)
Sun, 26th Oct '08 12:12 PM

bump for trick or treat!

Apinavl  (Level: 37.5 - Posts: 59)
Sun, 26th Oct '08 12:27 PM

Thanks for the heads up.

Lucimoore  (Level: 192.1 - Posts: 1732)
Sun, 26th Oct '08 12:27 PM

Bump for Canada

Debbie1957  (Level: 45.7 - Posts: 402)
Sun, 26th Oct '08 5:03 PM


Alvandy  (Level: 240.3 - Posts: 7692)
Sun, 26th Oct '08 5:47 PM

Eat peppermint patties instead!

Bump this along.

Bushyfox  (Level: 174.4 - Posts: 2403)
Sun, 26th Oct '08 5:57 PM

Those chocolates probably contain the contaminated milk that killed a few babies, and made thousands sick due to melamine content.

There was a major candy/milk recall here too. I believe New Zealanders were very upset, because their (normally high-standard) milk was implicated in some way, but my knowledge is a bit sketchy on that'un.

Maybe China does not have an FDA-equivalent?


Salzypat  (Level: 161.6 - Posts: 5414)
Sun, 26th Oct '08 6:15 PM

Obviously not, Bev. I should find the e-mail address where I used to get recalls all the time at the newspaper. A huge number of the recalls involve China.

When will our countries start forcing China to adhere to strict standards or cut them off from any trade? Wouldn't you rather pay more for your children's toys and know they were safe?

You are correct that it involves the milk and melamine that made the babies sick.

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