Chinese Milk Provides More Trick Than Treat
I'm sure most of you read today about the melamine-tainted milk recall in China. What you may not think about is American food products that contain Chinese milk.
Read Ann Marie Michael's article, "Very Scary Candy", at the Cheeseslave blog and reconsider the candy that you will let your kids consume this Halloween.
Apparently Hershey's doesn't buy Chinese milk. Mars does, but NOT, purportedly, from companies with melamine-contaminated dairy products. And, Cadbury is recalling products that are contaminated. If there ever was a time to avoid candy by mega-brand companies, it would be now. Keep your kids safe!
Update: Sherwood brand Pirate's Gold Milk Chocolate Coins have been recalled as well. These candies are sold at Costco, as well as many bulk and dollar stores. These are the ones wrapped in shiny gold foil.
Oh, and while you're at Cheeseslave, check out the Bruce Fife* recipe for Coconut-Flour Blueberry Muffins. They are grain- and gluten-free. I made them yesterday and they were delicious. I'm trying to stay on a grain-free diet so it was a guilt-free indulgence which I was very grateful for. I used Bob's Red Mill coconut flour.
Related: New York Times article from today: Melamine Is Discovered in More Eggs From China
Photo credits: The Daily Mail and The Imaginary World