In a nutshell: Candy recalled because of melamine contamination. Melamine, used in industrial solvents, is what was in pet food last year causing a great recall and thousands of deaths. Melamine is what was in infant formula and milk products in China causing babies to have kidney stones and get deathly ill.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — September 26, 2008 — QFCO, Inc. of Burlingame, California is recalling White Rabbit Candy because it may be contaminated with Melamine.
Product was distributed to the states of CA, GA, HI, IL, MN, NY, OR, TX, WA through wholesale distributors to retail stores.
The White Rabbit Creamy Candy is sold in 8 or 16 oz packages. All other flavors of White Rabbit Candy, including Assorted (Chocolate, Coconut, and Coffee), Red Bean, Coffee, Corn, Lychee, Mango and Strawberry are sold in 7 oz. packages. All packaging has a logo of a white rabbit on the front with the words “White Rabbit”.
No illnesses associated with this product have been reported to date.
The recall was initiated after it was discovered that product was contaminated with Melamine.
Consumers who have purchased White Rabbit Candy are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund or discard it in their trash. Consumers with questions may contact the company at (650) 697-6633.