F.D.A. alerts consumers of melamine-related recall
September 26, 2008
by FoodBusinessNews.net Staff
WASHINGTON — Seven Mr. Brown instant coffee milk tea products manufactured in China are being recalled by King Car Food Industrial Co., Ltd., according to the Food and Drug Administration. The recall is due to concerns of possible contamination with melamine, and the products are manufactured by China’s Shandong Duqing, Inc.
The products include Mr. Brown Mandheling Blend Instant Coffee, Mr. Brown Arabica Instant Coffee, Mr. Brown Blue Mountain Blend Instant Coffee, Mr. Brown Caramel Macchiato Instant Coffee, Mr. Brown French Vanilla Instant Coffee, Mr. Brown Mandhling Blend Instant Coffee and Mr. Brown Milk Tea.
Concerns of melamine-tainted dairy products are now a worldwide concern as around 54,000 children in China have become sick after consuming formula with the chemical. The risk now is the same milk products were used in various foods and distributed outside of China.
The F.D.A. said as of Sept. 25, testing of milk-based products imported into the United States from China has not shown any evidence of melamine contamination.
Authorities in New Zealand have found melamine contamination in high levels in White Rabbit Creamy Candies. As a result, the F.D.A. also is recommending consumers not eat White Rabbit Creamy Candy and retailers remove the product from sale or service. FBN