China Pulls Tainted Candy

Sales of candy made with contaminated milk halted as crisis spreads
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 26, 2008 4:09 AM CDT
A Filipino sales clerk arranges locally manufactured White Rabbit candies after Chinese-made candies were pulled from store shelves at a supermarket in Manila.   (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
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(Newser) – Dozens of countries are hopping to get China-made White Rabbit candy off store shelves after the milk-based treat was found to contain melamine, the BBC reports. The company has halted sales worldwide, and issued warnings about candy remaining in stores. The chemical has also been found to have sickened two baby orangutans and a lion cub raised on tainted infant formula in a Chinese zoo, the Telegraph reports.

Chinese products linked to tainted milk are being withdrawn around the globe after four babies were killed and 53,000 children sickened by tainted formula.