Toxic Candy Alert

If you are on any moms list serve or mailing list, chances are you have probably seen the e-mail alert that made the rounds this week–but it is alarming enough that we thought we’d pass it along for any of you who missed it. We got this from MomsRising.org–I did some initial sleuthing for hoax-iness, and it all checks out as legitimate. Scary Halloween stuff!

We want to give you a heads up about some Halloween candy that could be bad for kids: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers not to consume White Rabbit Creamy Candy or Koala’s March Creme Filled Cookies because they may contain melamine. And, the Canadian government is warning the public not to consume Sherwood Brands Pirate’s Gold Milk Chocolate Coins, which may also have reached the United States.

What’s wrong with these candies? You’ve likely heard about the dangerous chemical, melamine, which was recently found in the Chinese milk supply and sickened thousands of children in China. We’ve now seen reports that melamine tainted milk has been used in some Chinese candy products that have been shipped to the United States.

The good news is that Chinese candy makes up only 0.7 percent of the candy sold in the U.S. and the risk of serious harm from minor exposure to melamine is considered low by the World Health Organization. That said, we wanted to send this out to you because we don’t want our kids eating candy with any toxic ingredients.

Become a member of MomsRising.org and they will keep you informed.

MomsRising has created a page where you can easily share this information with friends, as well as see pictures of the tainted candies, get more information, and download a flier that you can post on your school or other community bulletin boards. See the Tainted Candy Pictures, Get the Flier & Tell Friends.

For more information visit the FDA’s page on melamine.

51 comments

Patricia H.
Patricia H.5 years ago

Thanks for sharing

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Michele Wilkinson

Thank you

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brenda whaley
brenda whaley6 years ago

that is scary

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chiari l.
Chiari L6 years ago

good god

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Cathy Mounts
Cathy Mounts6 years ago

this is a great article

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Leah Crowell
Leah Crowell6 years ago

I think it's time to put a stop to anything anufactured in China coming into my home. There seems to be a recall every two or three months becuase of some cheap toxic crap they aare uusing.

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Mari Basque
Mari 's6 years ago

So happy I LIMIT my children candy intake! This is BAD for humans anyways....

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Patricia B.
Patricia Bucio6 years ago

buen articulo

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Janice P.
Janice P7 years ago

This article just points out another reason that the US and other countries should not have shipped their manufacturing jobs to China. There is little control over product quality. We are sacrificing our safety - and perhaps our lives - for the sake of making corporations richer. Shame on us!

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Kimberley R K.
Kimberley R K7 years ago

Wow! Really good info. Thanks :)

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