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Food Safety: Halloween candy made in China wins the scariest ghost costume.


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11/17/2008
Nick Lombardi
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1.        Is your kids Halloween candy safe?

With Halloween being right around the corner food safety has to be on every mother’s mind. What candy is made in China? What is the likelihood that melamine could contaminate the candy my child is given? Ever parent needs to consider warning their children to eat no candy while on the go but to wait till they get home and allow the parents the opportunity to inspect their booty. No ifs, ands, or buts allowed.

 

And if there is any possibility of contamination, play it safe and throw it out!

1.      Candy made in China sickens 23 schoolchildren in Cebu.

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3.      Melamine found in sunflowers.

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5.      Jelly beans.

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7.      Lollypops made in China.

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9.      Halloween Candy "Made in China" Buy At Your On Risk

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11.  Gummies from China

 

Here is the querie I Googled:  Where can I get a complete list of Chinese companies that manufacture candy and that are sold in the United States?

 

What came up? Company List - Found 547 companies for 'Candy'

 

Obviously it would be senseless to list those companies here. This Halloween instead of risking kidney failure for your children write to the lobbyists send a message to the foreign companies who sell candy in the U.S. market by not buying their candy. This will demand they clean up their act.

 

And if you didn’t have enough to worry about with melamine, look what Mars and Nestle are lobbying the halls of Washington about. The right to sell candy intended for 3 – to 8- year olds that has a small toy inside the chocolate shell.

 

The fight is over a product called Nestle Magic, a chocolate ball covering a plastic shell, inside of which is a small plastic toy in the form of a Disney character. The product is aimed at 3- to 8-year-olds.

 

A child is supposed to break open the chocolate, separate the two halves of the plastic shell and take out the hard plastic figure. Some consumer groups have complained that the product is dangerous because the toy presents a choking hazard. They argue that it is irresponsible to associate toys with something that goes into the mouth, like candy.

It makes me wonder what the children of lobbyists eat for Halloween.



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