Toxic Milk Concerns Over Adelaide Food Products

28 Sep 2008 archivemedia

The State Government is being urged to assure consumers that merchandise in Adelaide supermarkets is safe following revelations food containing Chinese milk products is still available

“The Liberal Opposition has purchased a number of products from a major supermarket chain which all contain Chinese milk products, including some which are clearly designed for children,’’ Shadow Consumer Affairs Minister Michelle Lensink said today.

“Can the Government reassure South Australian consumers that none of these products are contaminated?

“What effort has the Government made to investigate the safety of what is clearly a number of products which might contain the potentially deadly melamine?"

“I have sought confirmation from the Health Department about the safety of these products on Thursday and Friday, but am yet to receive their advice”.

Ms Lensink was responding to the withdrawal by Chinese officials of White Rabbit Candy lollies thought to contain contaminated milk from store shelves, echoing the expanding recalls across Asia and Europe of products ranging from yoghurt to biscuits.

The products bought in SA include:

• LOTTE brand KOALA chocolate filled biscuit containing whole milk powder

• PANDAROO brand STIX strawberry flavoured coated biscuit containing Skimed Milk Powder

• TRIDENT brand Cheese Rice Crackers containing pasteurized milk and whey powder

• TRIDENT brand Sour Cream & Chives Rice Crackers containing whey powder and pasteurised milk;

and KRAFT brand Oreo Milk Chocolate Wafer Sticks containing milk solids.

All are Products of China