Monday, September 29, 2008

Cadbury recalls 11 of its products made in China

TOKYO, Sept 29 (KUNA) -- Hong Kong's Centre for Food Safety (CFS) on Monday urged the public not to consume 11 Cadbury products manufactured in China, which have been recalled by the British chocolate maker's Asian unit, according to a statement issued from the regional government. The Cadbury Asia Pacific informed the CFS that the affected products were manufactured in its Beijing plant and distributed to Hong Kong.

"We appeal to the public to stop consuming the chocolate products concerned, " a CFS spokesman said in the statement. "We would alert the trade to stop selling the affected products. The Center would test the related products. We are closely monitoring the situation." The recalled 11 products included small and bulk packs of dark chocolate, milk chocolate and chocolate cookies. Two samples of milk biscuits were found to have an unsatisfactory melamine level, the government added.

The toxic chemical melamine has recently sickened nearly 53,000 children in China, with the deaths of four babies and the hospitalization of more than 13, 000 others. The sick children consumed milk made from milk powder contaminated by the chemical melamine, most of it produced by Sanlu Group, China's biggest milk powder maker based in the northern province of Hebei, the daily said.
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