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Frightening Halloween Candy

Posted on October 30, 2008

Consumers might want to check their children’s candies this Halloween since melamine contaminated chocolates have found their way into Canada from China.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says it’s taking aggressive action to inspect food, candy and other imports from China.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has pulled Sherwood’s Milk Chocolate Pirate’s Gold Coins made in China because they tested positive for melamine, an industrial chemical that humans do not need to consume.

It’s the same chemical that has sickened 50,000 Chinese children that we heard very little about during the Summer Olympics in China.

The gold coins are distributed through Costco in Canada.

Sherwood Brands, the maker, is based in Rockville, Maryland, also makes lollipops, bubble gum and other confections made in China which say “may contain milk”. The company has not returned media calls.

The National Confectioners Association reports that less than one percent of candies sold in the U.S. are imported from China, but this guy, Mike Mozart, says he’s found a bunch of candy from China this season and he’s made a Youtube video to tell everyone about it.

Don’t worry — the FDA says it’s conducting testing of imported foods.

Well, you probably should worry. Check your children’;s candy to see if any is made in China. If it is- throw it away- no questions asked!