Melamine in the Candy

This Halloween, in addition to spooks, ghouls and Frankensteins, eager trick-or-treaters will have to WATCH OUT for candy too. Trace amounts of the now infamous pesticide, melamine, have been found in Chinese-made KitKat, Snickers and M&M’s; Reuters reports.

The offending chocolates were discovered in South Korea. Officials quickly PULLED the products, but the Korea Food and Drug Administration insists that the low levels of melamine, 2.38 and 1.78 parts per million, pose NO human health risks.

Melamine contamination has ignited a FIRESTORM! Here in the United States the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has warned against buying Chinese-made baby formula and even Chinese candy sold in United States has turned up melamine.

So this Halloween, give out APPLES! Just watch out for razor blades.

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Kirsten - October 7, 2008 10:44 AM

Apples aren't a bad idea ... I think I may make some Fuhrman-friendly banana-oat bars and hand them out. Parents can either take it and trust me or move on to another junk food distributor.
Though, I this year, we're just going to have halloween at a friend's house.

I wonder if there are Fuhrman-friendly Halloween-theme snacks (eyeballs, bloody bandaids, dirty q-tips, etc.)?

Sara - October 7, 2008 11:11 PM

Parents just throw away unwrapped stuf like apples.Sometimes I give out little boxes of raisins, the kind that are sealed. This year I may just opt out. I won't buy junk and don't want to see good food wasted.

islandveggie - October 10, 2008 5:23 PM

I usually give out toys pencils or erasers ect. cheap junk but better than junk food in my opinion.

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