Wednesday, October 1, 2008

White Rabbit Creamy Candy

Hong Kong's Centre for Food Safety is testing food items that come from China for melamine. On Sept 23, they tested a 227g bag of White Rabbit candy and found 4.6ppm of melamine (item 8). Interestingly, the 454g bag tested the next day had 16ppm of melamine. Not sure if the two bag sizes come from different batches or if there's a lot of error in the testing method.

The New Zealand Food Safety Authority said that consuming 5ppm should be safe for adults. The bag of candy I bought in China was 227g so from the data above, it's safe (barely) to eat at 4.6ppm! Good thing I didn't start passing the candy out to friends and co-workers before I found out the bad news.

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