Firm stops selling candy

Other News Materials 26 September 2008 09:10 (UTC +04:00)

The maker of a widely distributed Chinese candy linked to a widening contaminated-foods scandal announced Friday that it would stop selling the popular confection in China, reported CNN according to state-run media.

Guanshengyuan, the manufacturer, already had recalled its exports of White Rabbit Creamy Candies because they contained unacceptable levels of the chemical melamine, the Xinhua news agency said.

Food-safety authorities around the globe have pulled the candies from shelves in countries that include Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and the United Kingdom.

The problem with melamine first showed up in China in infant formula that was made with contaminated milk.