Friday, November 14, 2008

The China Syndrome: Melamine Still Turning Up In US

UPDATED November 14, 2008

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture alerted consumers last Friday that Wonderfarm brand "Successful" biscuits may contain excessive levels of melamine and should be discarded.

The warning came after MDA detected more than 2.5ppm melamine in several samples of the biscuits, as part of an ongoing federal-state testing program.

The biscuits – manufactured by Interfood Shareholding Company in Vietnam – were being sold at Rochester Oriental Food and Jewelry in Rochester, MN.

Minnesota officials have advised FDA of their finding, and are investigating to determine whether the biscuits are available for sale elsewhere in the state.

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection has learned that these biscuits have been shipped to at least two Asian specialty markets in that state, and may be available for sale in various locations around the state. Wisconsin is advising consumers to check their pantries for the melamine-contaminated product. Added Nov 14th.

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