The European Union has mobilized its authorities to ban Chinese milk products for children. This move is seen worldwide as China has also admitted that their milk candies contains a chemical called melamine. This chemical was noted as an ingredient in making plastic containers.
In a CNN report, we quote:
Guanshengyuan, the manufacturer, had already recalled its exports of White Rabbit Creamy Candies because they contained unacceptable levels of the chemical melamine, the Xinhua news agency said.
Food-safety authorities around the globe have pulled the candies from shelves in places that include Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and large sections of Europe.
The problem with melamine first showed up in China in infant formula made with contaminated milk.
To this date, about 53,000 infants were reported to be sick due to melamine content in their infant milk formula. 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. – the cnn report continues