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  • Burlingame Co. Recalls Chinese Candy For Melamine

    09/27/2008 3:23:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies · 1,063+ views
    CBS5 ^ | Sep 27, 2008
    A Burlingame company is recalling a candy product after the California Department of Public Health warned consumers Friday of a harmful chemical compound detected in some candies. White Rabbit Candy, sold by the Burlingame-based Queensway Foods Company, is being recalled after testing detected the presence of melamine in some candies at levels up to 520 parts per million, according to the department of public health. The candy was produced by China, which has been associated with contaminated infant formula and other milk protein products containing melamine. The harmful compound has also been associated with a large recall of pet food,...
  • NZ finds high melamine levels in Chinese candy

    09/24/2008 9:28:04 PM PDT · by Oyarsa · 24 replies · 690+ views
    Australia and New Zealand issued recalls Thursday for an imported Chinese candy that was found to contain the industrial chemical melamine. New Zealand Food Safety Authority spokesman Geoff Allen said Thursday morning that he expected the White Rabbit Creamy Candies to be off shelves within 24 hours. "This product contains sufficiently high levels of melamine which may, in some individuals, cause health problems such as kidney stones," deputy chief executive Sandra Daly said in a statement posted Wednesday on the agency's Web site. "The levels we have found in these products are unacceptable."
  • Relatives of U.S. Men's Volleyball Coach Stabbed in Beijing, 1 Dead

    08/09/2008 4:27:25 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 52 replies · 267+ views
    Fox News ^ | August 9, 2008 | Not stated
    AP story via Fox News. Link only Link
  • Canada: Parents seek to stop candy throwing at parades

    07/05/2008 1:49:58 AM PDT · by Stoat · 11 replies · 299+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | July 4, 2008
    Parents seek to stop candy throwing at parades Some British Columbia in are trying to end the practice of throwing candy from floats during parades.   DAWSON CREEK, B.C. — Some British Columbia in are trying to end the practice of throwing candy from floats during parades.The campaign in Dawson Creek is the latest effort by people concerned about children bolting into the parade to scoop up the sweets. Efforts to end candy tossing have been adopted in Kamloops, Prince George and Fort St. John.A Fort St. John town council member and parade marshal, Larry Evans, says float drivers...
  • Mars buying gum maker Wrigley with financing from Buffett

    04/28/2008 9:50:29 AM PDT · by OeOeO · 6 replies · 134+ views ^ | Monday April 28,2008, 12:12 PM EDT | unknown (AP)
    CHICAGO (AP) — Snickers and M&Ms candy maker Mars Inc. is buying Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co., which makes Juicy Fruit and Doublemint gum and Life Savers, for about $23 billion in cash.
  • School clears kids in contraband candy caper

    03/13/2008 7:02:12 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 46 replies · 7,591+ views ^ | March 13, 2008
    NEW HAVEN, Connecticut (AP) -- School officials have decided to go light on an eighth-grader caught with contraband candy in New Haven, Connecticut. Michael Sheridan, an eighth-grade honors student who was suspended for a day, barred from attending an honors dinner and stripped of his title as class vice president after he was caught with a bag of Skittles candy in school will get his student council post back, school officials said. Superintendent Reginald Mayo said in a statement late Wednesday that he and principal Eleanor Turner met with student Michael's parents and that Turner decided to clear the boy's...
  • Conn. Student Suspended For Buying Candy In School

    03/12/2008 12:12:14 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 66 replies · 1,565+ views
    WCBSTV | AP ^ | 3/12/08
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- Contraband candy has led to big trouble for an eighth-grade honors student. Michael Sheridan was stripped of his title as class vice president, barred from attending an honors student dinner and suspended for a day after buying a bag of Skittles from a classmate. The New Haven school system banned candy sales in 2003 as part of a district-wide school wellness policy, said school spokeswoman Catherine Sullivan-DeCarlo. Shelli Sheridan, Michael's mother, said he is a top student with no previous disciplinary problems. "It's too much. It's too unfair," she said. "He's never even had a...
  • (Heads Up!)See's Candies Recalls Chocolate Day Before Valentine's Day

    02/13/2008 9:31:27 PM PST · by kellynla · 7 replies · 250+ views ^ | 5:01 pm PST February 13, 2008 | staff
    SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- Just before Valentine's Day, See's Candies has announced it is recalling 16-ounce bags of its Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips. The company said the candies may contain undeclared traces of milk. People with severe milk allergies are warned that eating the candies can result in serious or life-threatening allergic reactions. Concerned consumers who bought the product should return them to the shops where they were purchased for a full refund.
  • Gazans hear of attack, hand out sweets

    02/04/2008 6:57:21 AM PST · by Alouette · 24 replies · 71+ views
    YNet ^ | Feb. 4, 2008 | Ali "Kill Jews for Peace" Waked
    Strip's residents treated to flowers, candy following news of Dimona bombing. Hamas members: Palestinian organizations can still strike back at Israel in spite of war waged against them Ali Waked Published: 02.04.08, 15:23 / Israel News As word of the suicide bombing in Dimona spread Monday, Gaza residents were treated to celebratory wreaths of flowers as well as sweets that were handed to drivers and passers-by. Gaza motorists receiving the treats and sweets also honked their horns in triumph and celebration. The "party" was somewhat marred when word spread that Abu Sa'ad, a senior member and spokesman for the Salah...
  • Check out this ebay post

    11/02/2007 8:26:01 AM PDT · by gitmo · 45 replies · 70+ views
    My boss's Sister In Law put this on eBay.
  • Wait, don't eat that: candy scandal stuns Japan

    10/30/2007 7:37:10 PM PDT · by jwalburg · 6 replies · 303+ views
    International Herald Tribune ^ | October 30, 2007 | Norimitsu Onishi
    ISE, Japan, Oct. 26 — It was supposed to be a celebratory year for Akafuku, a confectioner that had been selling bean-jam sweets here since 1707. On its 300th anniversary, its top-selling sweets were still indispensable gifts to bring back home or to the office after a trip to Ise Shrine here, Japan's holiest religious site. Instead, Akafuku has become the latest Japanese food company to be exposed for lying about the contents of its products, tampering with expiration-date labels and recycling ingredients. For only the second time in its history, Akafuku, which was forced to halt production during World...
  • Filipino children hospitalised after eating Chinese candy (23 kids got sick)

    10/08/2007 10:45:20 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies · 518+ views
    AFP ^ | 10/05/07
    Filipino children hospitalised after eating Chinese candy AFP - Friday, October 5MANILA, Oct 5, 2007 (AFP) - Twenty-three children in the Philippines were hospitalised after eating sweets made in China, officials said Friday. The pupils, aged nine and 10, were rushed to hospital on Thursday suffering from stomache aches, vomiting and dizziness after eating candy given out at a birthday party on Bantayan Island near Cebu. Romelo Mates, an adviser at an elementary school in the town of Madridejos, said that according to its wrapper, the Ube Milk Candy was made in Guandong, China. Mates told local media the children...
  • Children Hospitalized After Eating Sweets

    10/05/2007 7:49:29 PM PDT · by JACKRUSSELL · 14 replies · 679+ views
    The Taipei Times ^ | October 6, 2007 | AFP - The Taipei Times
    Twenty-three children in the Philippines were hospitalized after eating sweets made in China, officials said yesterday. The pupils, aged nine and 10, were rushed to hospital on Thursday suffering from stomach aches, vomiting and dizziness after eating candy given out at a birthday party on Bantayan Island near Cebu. Romelo Mates, an adviser at an elementary school in the town of Madridejos, said that according to its wrapper, the Ube Milk Candy was made in Guangdong, China. Mates told local media the children were kept in overnight for observation and four were given intravenous liquid after showing signs of weakness....

    09/14/2007 6:51:45 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 233 replies · 4,909+ views
    Yummm....Candy..... All work and no play is no fun. So why not have some fun with candy. This candy straddles an odd line. Looks like a pack of candy cigarettes, and yet aerobics appear to be involved. This is from Holland, so perhaps something was lost in the translation. This is French Canadian, eh? Made by Hershey's, who apparently decided that what the Canadians wanted to do was EAT MORE. Sounds awfully American to me.... Well, you can't say they didn't warn you before you decided to eat it. May contain sharp objects... From the makers of Asslis... Yummm...good stuff
  • 3 in custody as raids focus on money trail to Yemen

    12/18/2002 7:01:32 AM PST · by twas · 5 replies · 552+ views
    The Buffalo News ^ | 12/18 | MICHAEL BEEBE
    Queen City Cigarettes & Candy, a Clinton Street warehouse owned by food broker Mohamed T. Albanna, is one element of investigators' picture of a money-transmitting business that sent large sums to Yemen. A leader of Lackawanna's Yemeni-American community and two other men were in custody today on charges they operated an illegal money-transmitting business that sent funds from Western New York to Yemen. Mohamed T. Albanna, vice president of the American Muslim Council of Western New York and a frequent spokesman for the defendants known as the "Lackawanna Six," appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Hugh B. Scott on Tuesday after...
  • Selling Free Republic Candy Bars Door-to-Door!

    07/14/2007 10:05:38 AM PDT · by xzins · 3 replies · 502+ views
    Bloggers & Personal ^ | 14 Jul 07 | Xzins
    I hate raising money selling anything, but the very thought of door-to-door candy sales gives me the willies. Wouldn't it just be easier to donate when your kid comes home with some dumb candy bar to sell for the band, the team, ...? Otherwise someone might get the idea to ship you a box of candybars to sell. (High sales gets a free bike to patrol the Mexican Border!) The Simple Salesman: A minister concluded that his church was getting into serious financial troubles. Coincidentally, while checking the church storeroom, he discovered several cartons of new bibles. So at his...
  • Dog caught stealing

    04/02/2007 9:42:00 AM PDT · by jdm · 19 replies · 468+ views
    UPI ^ | April 02, 2007 | General News Guy
    OSLO, Norway, April 2 -- The owner of a dog that was caught on tape sneaking into a Norwegian gas station to steal candy says his pooch is a repeat offender. The 7-year-old bull terrier named Conan spent some time behind bars last week before his owner, Liss-Hege Jeremiassen, bailed him out, Aftenposten reported Monday, quoting a story in the Norwegian-language newspaper Adressavisen. "He is incredibly fond of food in general and sweets in particular. He has run off a few times before and he always heads for food stores," Jeremiassen said. The dog apparently snuck out Wednesday night and...
  • Mounds/Almond Joy - Early 1970s - "You Can Share Half & Still Have Whole"

    12/01/2006 5:10:31 PM PST · by SamAdams76 · 65 replies · 1,009+ views
    Many Freepers are probably too young to remember but I can remember the day that when you bought an Almond Joy or a Mounds bar, you got the entire bar. Not "two halfs" sold as a "whole". At some point during the early 1970s, Peter Paul decided to sell these popular bars as two individual pieces as opposed to a whole bar. I trace this seminal event as a turning point in my life - when I started to become cynical and jaded. I forget the exact circumstances but I seem to remember these candy bars weighed in the neighborhood...
  • "Chocolate Factory" theme park to open in Amsterdam (Based on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory)

    07/01/2006 12:34:08 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 9 replies · 504+ views
    Reuters ^ | June 30, 2006 | Staff
    AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Amsterdam will get a theme park dedicated to chocolate and inspired by Roald Dahl's children's book "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," city officials and entrepreneurs said Thursday. Just like Dahl's fictional "Chocolate Factory" owned by Willy Wonka, the main part of the "sweets park" will be located underground, in a disused railway tunnel which was handed over by the city of Amsterdam in a ceremony Thursday. The attraction, which is expected to open to the public in two to three years, will feature a glass elevator and a chocolate fountain, similar to the book. It will also...
  • Students Suspended For Bringing 'Happy Crack' To School

    05/18/2006 12:12:49 PM PDT · by Abathar · 74 replies · 1,334+ views
    The Indy Channel ^ | May 18, 2006 | ap
    PENN HILLS, Pa. -- Parents and at least one school board member said they believe an elementary school in Pennsylvania overreacted when it suspended 14 students earlier this month for mixing sugar and Kool-Aid crystals and calling it "Happy Crack." Officials in the Penn Hills School District said the kids were suspended for imitating drug activity. The students put the mixture in plastic bags and labeled it "Happy Crack." But some parents said they don't think that should have gotten the students suspended from Shenandoah Elementary School. School Board Member Erin Vecchio told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that she agreed with...