Thursday, December 18, 2008

The China Syndrome: Melamine-Contaminated Biscuits Recalled in USA

December 18, 2008

One month after the Minnesota Department of Agriculture first notified FDA of melamine contamination in Wonderfarm biscuits, the Vietnam company that manufactured the biscuits finally consented to their recall from the US market.

According to a News Release issued today by FDA (but dated December 9), Interfood Shareholding Company (Vietnam) has recalled all production lots and date codes of the following varieties of biscuits, sold in 800g red metal tins:

  • Wonderfarm "Successful" Assorted Biscuits (UPC:8935001262091)
  • Wonderfarm "Royal Flavour" Assorted Biscuits (UPC:8935001263098)
  • Wonderfarm "Lovely Melody" Assorted Biscuits (UPC: 8935001263296)
  • Wonderfarm "Daily Life" Assorted Biscuits (UPC: 8935001264200)

All four varieties were determined by FDA or the Minnesota Department of Agriculture to contain excessive concentrations of melamine.

The manufacturer advises that the biscuits were distributed in multiple US states, and sold to distributors who, in turn, sold the biscuits to retail stores.

Consumers who purchased these biscuits should return them to the store for a refund. They should most definitely not be offered to children.

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