Lotte's Koala-brand candies recalled because of melamine contamination
- October 1, 2008 11:38 AM
- By Peter Hadzipetros
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning people not to consume Koala’s March filled cookies made by Lotte China Foods Co. Ltd. because they may contain melamine, an industrial chemical.
The following cookies are affected:
- Koala’s March Chestnut Cookies.
- Koala’s March Strawberry Crème.
- Koala’s March White Chocolate Crème.
- Koala’s March Chocolate Crème.
The affected products may have been distributed across Canada and are likely found in Japanese, Korean and other Asian food stores.
No illnesses related to the candies have been reported.
The candies have been voluntarily recalled by Lotte U.S.A. Inc. The CFIA is working with the importers to remove the affected products from the marketplace.
The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.
This recall is a part of the federal government’s ongoing investigation into milk and milk-derived products from China that may have been distributed in Canada.
Melamine is a chemical compound used in several commercial and industrial applications. Canada does not allow its use as a food ingredient.
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