China's famous candy brand White Rabbit checking up over contamination scandal 2008-09-23 23:06:55   Print

    SHANGHAI, Sept. 23 (Xinhua) -- The Shanghai-based Bright Food Group Co., Ltd is checking up for its famous brand White Rabbit Creamy Candy after contamination scandal, according to local sources on Tuesday.

    Some overseas media said that Singapore government announced on Sunday that melamine was found in the candy, dissuading customers from buying it for safety concern.

    A media staff with the company who declined to be named said that they were having discussion with the Singaporean side via legal channel, but they haven't yet received any testing report from Singapore.

    The Bright Food Group has entrusted testing organization for a check-up, but the result hasn't come out, said the staff.

    The White Rabbit Creamy Candy was exported to more than 20 countries and regions, with the Southeast Asia its major consumer.

    Melamine, a chemical that caused kidney stones in infants, was discovered in baby formula sold by 22 of 109 companies in China, with Hebei-based dairy giant Sanlu the first exposed in the scandal.

    Nearly 13,000 infants were reported hospitalized and at least three were killed.

    A number of local officials, including the mayor and Party chief of Hebei's capital Shijiazhuang, had been sacked over the spreading milk scare.

Editor: Yan
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