The FDA has already cautioned against eating China-made White Rabbit candy, because of possible melamine contamination.
Now the agency is issuing a reminder on Halloween that parents should inspect their kids' goodie bags and make sure there are no items that the FDA is advising consumers to avoid because of possible melamine contamination. If you find any of these products, the FDA advises you to dispose of them.
The FDA suggests additional Halloween safety tips, such as discarding any homemade candy or baked goods.
The Los Angeles Times points out that many warnings during Halloween seem alarmist, but the list of products affected by melamine contamination is growing.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency recalled Sherwood Brands Pirate's Gold Milk Chocolate Coins, which were made in China and sold at Costco stores in Canada, after they tested positive for melamine.
The Akron Beacon Journal explains that the FDA has not recalled any candy from American candy makers, but this might not be enough to calm US consumers' fears.
That company, Sherwood, which is located in Rockville, MD, has China-made candies on local store shelves, including Lolli Pups, bone-shaped lollipops, and Spooky Eyes Bubble Gum. The article says the package states, "May contain milk."
For some safe Halloween candy choices, see our story on green Halloween treats.
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