Tainted Halloween Candy Info

by Lisa Douglas

I wanted to share with you something that arrived in my inbox from MomsRising.org, to give you a heads up about some Halloween candy that could be bad for kids:

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers not to consume White Rabbit Creamy Candy or Koala’s March Crème filled Cookies because they may contain melamine. And, the Canadian government is warning the public not to consume Sherwood Brands Pirate’s Gold Milk Chocolate Coins, which may also have reached the U.S.

What’s wrong with these candies? You’ve likely heard about the dangerous chemical, melamine, which was recently found in the Chinese milk supply and sickened thousands of children in China. We’ve now seen reports that melamine tainted milk has been used in some Chinese candy products that have been shipped to the United States.

The good news is that Chinese candy makes up only 0.7% of the candy sold in the U.S. and the risk of serious harm from minor exposure to melamine is considered low by the World Health Organization .

With that said, I wanted to share this because, like me, I’m sure you want to stay informed. In case you already hadn’t heard about this.

More info here:
http://www.snopes.com/food/warnings/coins.asp
http://featuresblogs.chicagotribune.com/features_julieshealthclub/2008/10/chocolate-coins.html
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20081028.wlhalloween28/BNStory/lifeFamily/home
http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=mo2X%2BGvX7%2BTC6dfpwL4JlX30dDRrq9dR
http://www.sltrib.com/sports/ci_10626959
http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=iumpedjZFa9WN1ArM%2FcRQ7rSgRe%2FJevO

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