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    I have decided to send this video posted above to my personal contacts as a precaution.

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    How about this.......I'm sending a copy of this with a message to the FDA and see what kind of response I get

    Subject: melamine tainted milk products.
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    News Break!
    The FDA already have this on their website:
    http://www.fda.gov/oc/opacom/hottopics/melamine.html

    Update on FDA’s Investigation


    October 10, 2008: The FDA issued a product-specific Import Alert, which prevents certain products from entering U.S. commerce and provides another layer of protection to consumers. http://www.fda.gov/ora/fiars/ora_import_ia9931.html

    FDA’s Warnings/Advisories

    The FDA is advising consumers not to consume the following products because of possible melamine contamination:


    Koala’s March Crème filled Cookies
    YILI Brand Sour Milk Drink
    YILI Brand Pure Milk Drink
    Blue Cat Flavored Drinks
    White Rabbit Candies
    Mr. Brown Mandehling Blend Instant Coffee (3-in-1)
    Mr. Brown Arabica Instant Coffee (3-in-1)
    Mr. Brown Blue Mountain Blend Instant Coffee (3-in-1)
    Mr. Brown Caramel Macchiato Instant Coffee (3-in-1)
    Mr. Brown French Vanilla Instant Coffee (3-in-1)
    Mr. Brown Mandheling Blend instant Coffee (2-in-1)
    Mr. Brown Milk Tea (3-in-1)
    Infant formula manufactured in China
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    I DON'T WANT ANYTHING TO EAT FROM CHINA.
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    Kraft Foods: None of our products contains milk from China

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    Kraft Foods: None of our products contains milk from China
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    Created 09/24/2008 - 22:53

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    Multinational food company Kraft Foods on Wednesday clarified they do not use or source milk ingredients from China for use in their products.

    Milk and other dairy products from China are currently under scrutiny worldwide after the chemical melamine was found in several milk powder products manufactured in the said country.

    In a statement, Kraft Foods (Philippines) said the following products sold by Kraft's authorized distributors in the country do not contain milk ingredients sourced from China:

    * Biscuits - Oreo Sandwich Cookies, Oreo Crumb, Chips Ahoy
    * Cheeses - Kraft Eden Original, Eden Singles, Eden MeltSarap, Kraft Cheez Whiz Original, Kraft Cheez Whiz Pimiento, Kraft Cheez Whiz Pizza, Kraft American Singles and Philadelphia Cream Cheese
    * Confectionery – Toblerone
    * Salad Dressings/Spreads and Other Products - KRAFT Real Mayo, Miracle Whip All-Purpose Dressing, KRAFT Sandwich Spread, Miracle Whip Sandwich Spread
    * Specialty/Away From Home Products – Mega Mayo, Pizza Cheese, Filled Cheese, Special Cheese

    "Kraft Foods does not source any milk ingredient from China for use in its manufacturing plants in any country outside China," the statement said.

    The company also said that their OREO biscuits that are produced in China do not contain any milk powder as an ingredient, while coated OREO biscuits produced in China do contain milk powder, but is sourced from Australia.

    "Regardless of where they are produced, Kraft products are always held to the highest standards of safety and quality," the statement said.

    "Kraft will always maintain its deep commitment to its consumers, and it will continue to consider the quality and safety of its products a top priority by complying with all applicable quality standards in every market it serves," it added.

    Kraft is one of the world's largest food and beverage companies with with annual revenues exceeding $37 billion, more than 100,000 employees and more than 180 manufacturing and processing facilities globally, including the Philippines.

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    10/29/2008
    Halloween Candy May Be Tainted
    By Mary B. Worthington, The Bulletin

    With Halloween coming Friday, parents are warned to pay attention to the origin of candy their children gather while trick-or-treating because of the recent melamine contamination of candy, milk and snack products originating in China.

    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recalled only one type of candy product, White Rabbit Candy, among the 13 recalls. Several other types and brands of candies may be affected by the melamine scandal, according to an open letter issued on Oct. 10.

    The industrial product melamine became a household name two months ago, when on the seventh anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks, news broke that Chinese baby formula was tainted with the non-food product for the sake of tricking protein level tests. Melamine, a nitrogen compound normally used in industrial products such as plastics, cleaning products, fertilizers and pesticides, appears as a protein in tests on the quality of food products. Melamine has been added to watered down milk to make it appear to have nutritional value.

    Worldwide, melamine has been discovered in a variety of candy products, resulting in numerous product recalls. For example, Nestle, the Korean-owned manufacturer of Kit Kat, recalled a batch of mini Kit Kats at the request of the Korea Food and Drug Administration in early October after multiple statements indicating their candies produced in China, Taiwan and Hong Kong were clear of melamine contamination.

    The FDA's letter indicated that seven Asian countries plus Australia and Canada report they have found melamine in a variety of products including candy, flavored milks and cakes. A variety of candies including Cadbury, Snickers, Kit Kat, M&M's and Dove have been recalled from China, Hong Kong, Australia, Taiwan, South Korea and the United States.

    Additionally, the letter indicates an extensive list of products that could potentially contain melamine: "Milk and milk products that could originate from China include condensed, dried and non-fat milk, condensed and dried whey, lactose powder, permeate powder, demineralized and partially demineralized whey powders, caseins, yogurt, ice cream, cheese, whey protein concentrate and milk protein concentrate."

    The letter, which is directed at food manufacturers not consumers, went on to explain there are many unknown factors the FDA has discovered in attempting to understand the extent of the contamination. For example, soy-based products may also be tainted with melamine.

    "In addition, it would be useful for manufacturers to be alert to the possibility that non-milk-derived ingredients from China that are or may be sold on the basis of protein content, such as soy protein, also could be contaminated with melamine," the FDA said.

    Nearly all candy products contain soy lecithin, which is used as an emulsifier.

    On its consumer safety Web site for Halloween, the FDA recommends parents check candy for tampering, however makes no mention of possible melamine contamination.

    However, there is still cause for concern according to Mike Mozart of JeepersMedia, a 25-year toy designer who posts his reviews on YouTube. He recently examined several candy toys originating in China whose ingredients include two types of milk powder that were the same products found in the tainted baby formula in September in China, after first attempting to contact his local Target and Target headquarters directly for product recall and testing.
    He spoke to The Bulletin about the potential dangers that he has uncovered in his attempt to expose the potential harms in candies made in China.

    Mr. Mozart was originally told by his local store the products would be pulled and corporate headquarters would be notified; however, the products did not move from the shelves.

    Over one week ago, Mr. Mozart posted a video on YouTube explaining the cover-up and urging his fans to express concerns to Target and the FDA. The video has more than 300,000 hits and has been marked as a No. 1 video on the popular self-broadcasting Web site, and he is receiving more than 100 e-mails an hour from fans who are updating him with complaint phone calls.

    "People should not eat any candy from Asia," said Mr. Mozart. "I have no proof that they are tainted or not, however China has recently said that every raw milk product in China has been tainted with melamine."

    Mr. Mozart said testing for melamine presence in food products takes only 24 hours. In addition to direction given to food manufacturers, he indicated, products should be taken off the shelf for testing and then replaced if safe.

    The World Health Organization (WHO) lists possible indications of melamine poisoning on their Web site. Symptoms include: unexplained crying, especially when urinating, possible vomiting, stones discharged while passing urine, high blood pressure, edema, painful when knocked on kidney area.

    While the FDA and the WHO maintain that melamine is unsafe for consumption, the FDA also state that traces of melamine are not considered harmful for human consumption if below two and a half parts per million.

    Mary B. Worthington can be reached at mworthington@thebulletin.us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mkfarnam
    Thank you!

    I did not hear about those Chocolate Coins being contaminated in the US.

    Good info.

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    Excuse me but when or did this even happen????

    The FDA's letter indicated that seven Asian countries plus Australia and Canada report they have found melamine in a variety of products including candy, flavored milks and cakes. A variety of candies including Cadbury, Snickers, Kit Kat, M&M's and Dove have been recalled from China, Hong Kong, Australia, Taiwan, South Korea and the United States.
    Did I just miss it but I never recall hearing about Cadbury eggs, Snickers, Kit Kat, Mand Ms and Dove being recalled in the US?

    Anyobody!?!?!? I am so tempted to do an email alert to the alipac list about this right now. Should I?

    Help me here folks.

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