Where Local and Global Appetites Collide

Melamine Laced Biscuits in U.S. Asian Stores

In a nutshell: The problematic melamine, an industrial solvent, has made it ways from China to the U.S. and other countries in numerous products. A few weeks ago, it was candy and flavored drinks, and now biscuits. What next?

October 29, 2008 — Everlasting Distributors Inc., Bayonne NJ is initiating a nationwide recall of all their 3.88oz (110gm) packages of Fresh and Crispy Jacobina Biscuits because it may be contaminated with Melamine.

(Does melamine make food fresh or crispy?)

Consumers who have the product which is being recalled should stop using it immediately. If consumers have questions about possible health risks, they should contact their doctor (if they are fortunate enough to have health insurance).

Product was distributed nationwide in Asian Grocery stores.

The product comes in 3.88oz (110 gm) blue and red color clear plastic package, labeled “JACOBINA”.

No illnesses associated with this product have been reported to date.

Thousands of infants in China have kidney stones because of melamine infant milk powder. At last count four or six babies have died.

The recall was initiated after FDA testing discovered that product was found to contain Melamine. Consumers who have purchased Fresh and Crispy Jacobina Biscuits are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Consumers with questions may contact the company at 201-823-0800, Monday to Friday 9:00 to 5:00, Eastern Standard Time.

  1. Adding melamine to chicken feed is how it got in the eggs. Adding melamine to anything is a sneaky way to skew test results to make the food look like it has more protein in it than it actually does.

    For the baby formula scare in China, for instance, they watered down the formula (reducing the amount of protein per serving) and added a cheaper substitute – melamine, so “officials” will not know the difference. Only problem was they got caught when the babies started getting kidney stones – very rare in babies.

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