Cadbury Pulls Products in Asia Because of Melamine
Just got off the phone with a Cadbury spokeswoman in Britain who said the only region affected by the recall is Asia. However, she could not tell me where North American Cadbury products are sourced or where the ingredients for North American Cadbury products come from. She forwarded my question to another spokesperson. I'll let you know what they tell me. In the meantime, here is what is known so far, courtesy of the AP:
HONG KONG -- A Cadbury spokesman says preliminary results show its Chinese-made chocolates contain the industrial chemical melamine.
The spokesman said Monday it was too early to say how much melamine the chocolates contained. He declined to give his name because of company policy.
Cadbury said earlier the tests "cast doubt" on the safety of its Chinese-made products but didn't elaborate.
China's recent food safety scandal started with the discovery of melamine in baby milk powder.
Four deaths have been blamed on the bad milk, and some 54,000 children have developed kidney stones or other illnesses after drinking the contaminated baby formula.
The AP reported earlier that two U.S. food makers were investigating Indonesian claims that high traces of melamine were found in Chinese-made Oreos, M&Ms and Snickers.
UPDATE: According to Deborah Louison, a spokesperson for Cadbury, milk used to make Cadbury products is sourced close to where it is produced so North American customers can rest assured that the potential for melamine contamination in products sold here is practically nil. If you're concerned that you're buying a Cadbury product made in China that was imported here, check the label. Any Cadbury product made in China will have Chinese on the label.
By Annys Shin |
September 29, 2008; 10:53 AM ET
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