More than a dozen countries have banned or recalled Chinese dairy products--the latest was France which does not import Chinese dairy products but has halted imports of Chinese biscuits, candy or other foods that could contain Chinese dairy derivatives. The government described the measure as a precaution.
U.S. and European consumer safety officials urged Beijing to better enforce product safety standards.
20 million TONS of Chinese manufactured milk powder and products containing milk powder were imported into the US from China this year.
The US...is the ONLY country...that has NOT banned food products containing milk powder manufactured in China off its shelves.
British supermarket chain Tesco removed Chinese-made White Rabbit Creamy Candies off its shelves as a precaution amid reports that samples of the milk candy in Singapore and New Zealand had tested positive for melamine--an industrial chemical used to make plastics and fertilizer.
The Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority said "White Rabbit Creamy Candy" was ordered off of shelves after tests showed it was contaminated. White Rabbit is among the best-known candy brands in China and one of the few exported widely. The United States is among 40 nations that import the candy.
Chinese baby formula tainted with the chemical has been blamed for the deaths of four infants and the illnesses of 53,000 others in China. Health experts say ingesting a small amount of the chemical poses no danger, but melamine can cause kidney stones and lead to kidney failure. Infants are particularly vulnerable.
VoteStrike.com has found halloween candy manufactured in China with milk powder widely being sold in US stores.
China, the FDA, the Bush administration, and corporate America -They are heartless, so we are asking citizens to NOT SHOP November 2, 3, 4, and the 5th 2008.
Melamine is commonly used in coatings and laminates, wood adhesives, fabric coatings, ceiling tiles and flame retardants. Some Chinese dairy plants have added it to milk products to make it seem to have a higher protein level.
Melamine is the same industrial contaminant from China that poisoned and killed thousands of U.S. dogs and cats last year.
The ONLY way to stop those who would bleed our nation dry, dismantle our constitution, and dissolve our national sovereignty is to say I will not work for you, buy from you, fight for you, or die for you, until the criminals are gone from the halls of our government.