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Heinz baby cereal named in milk scandal
News.com.au ^ | September 27, 2008

Posted on 09/27/2008 2:03:44 AM PDT by Schnucki

CHINA'S toxic milk scandal escalated today as one of the nation's famous candy brands was pulled off shelves and four more people outside the mainland were thought to have fallen ill.

The industrial chemical melamine has also been found in Heinz baby cereal and in potato crackers in the southern Chinese territory of Hong Kong and officials ordered a recall of the products.

In China, the maker of White Rabbit candy, given to US president Richard Nixon on a landmark 1972 trip, said it was halting domestic sales after its products were found to contain melamine, normally used to make plastic.

A hospital in Taiwan said three young children who frequently visited China had developed kidney stones after drinking tainted Chinese milk formula.

The mother of one of the children had also developed kidney stones, the National Yang-Ming University Hospital said.

The only other five cases of children falling ill from drinking tainted milk outside the mainland have so far been reported in Hong Kong, where authorities said they had ordered a recall of two more tainted products.

Hong Kong's Centre for Food Safety said it had ordered retailers to pull Heinz DHA+AA Vegetable Formula Cereal and Silang House of Steamed Potato Wasabi Cracker from their shelves.

It threatened the producers of tainted food with prosecution if there was "sufficient evidence''.

The news is the latest twist in the scandal that has left 53,000 children in China sick, killing four, after they drank contaminated milk.

The number of countries banning or restricting imports of Chinese milk products has risen further, with the European Union saying it would ban some Chinese products containing milk.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: china; dairy; foodsafety; foodsupply; heinz; madeinchina; melamine; milk; trade

1 posted on 09/27/2008 2:03:45 AM PDT by Schnucki
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To: Schnucki

This is all John Kerry’s fault! He wants to taint the Republicans with lax baby food oversight!


2 posted on 09/27/2008 2:30:19 AM PDT by Tublecane
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To: Schnucki

The heinz (and democratic)motto—killing babies that abortion won’t.


3 posted on 09/27/2008 5:28:21 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: jahp; LilAngel; metmom; EggsAckley; Battle Axe; SweetCaroline; Grizzled Bear; goldfinch; B4Ranch; ..
MADE IN CHINA POTTERY STAMP

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4 posted on 09/27/2008 5:43:59 AM PDT by JACKRUSSELL
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To: Schnucki
"Fake but accurate" baby food?

Cheers!

5 posted on 09/27/2008 5:46:24 AM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Schnucki

This is really getting scary.


6 posted on 09/27/2008 8:43:08 AM PDT by Dustbunny (Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged. The Gipper)
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To: Schnucki

The sales of baby cereal in this country will probably take a hit as well, unless Heinz can guarantee that it’s safe.


7 posted on 09/27/2008 9:22:38 AM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: milford421; Calpernia; DAVEY CROCKETT

Ping.


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