Tainted Chocolate: Say It Ain't So!


Unfortunately China’s tainted milk scare isn’t stopping with just the tainted milk: some Chinese-made milk chocolate products are sitting on international shelves, and they may be tainted, too.

The milk in question has been laced with melamine, an industrial chemical unlawfully mixed with the milk to “boost” protein levels. Melamine is actually quite toxic and has caused kidney stones in children.

There have been recalls both for many varieties of Cadbury’s chocolates and all White Rabbit chocolates. White Rabbit is a popular brand in China but is imported to over 50 other countries.

I see this as another reminder that we live in a very interconnected world.

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