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Tesco withdraws White Rabbit Creamy Candies due to melamine contamination

FBR Staff Writer Published 24 September 2008

British retailer Tesco has stopped selling its White Rabbit Creamy Candies as they have been found to contain melamine, an industrial chemical.

Traces of melamine were found in White Rabbit Creamy Candies by testers in Hong Kong and Singapore. These sweets, which are made in China, are sold in Tesco stores in the UK. The withdrawal of the melamine contaminated White Rabbit Creamy Candies comes at a time when four babies have died and some 53,000 have fallen ill in China due to consumption of melamine contaminated milk. The Daily Mail has quoted a Tesco spokesperson as saying: As a precautionary measure we have withdrawn White Rabbit Candies from the very small number of UK stores that sell them as part of our ethnic range. The retailer has also said that so far no person has reported illness after consuming the White Rabbit Creamy Candies.