Food Recall: Kirin Milk Tea

Posted by James Ferre on 6th October 2008

A withdrawal of Kirin Milk Tea, made in China, has commenced in Australia by importers and wholesalers.

The action began on 3 October 2008 and follows Australian test results showing levels of melamine in product available here.

Retailers should not sell the product and consumers are advised not to consume Kirin Milk Tea made in China. Consumers should dispose of the product safely out of the reach of children.

The product, sold primarily at Asian food stores, is the fourth product recall in Australia linked to the Chinese milk scandal. Other products so far recalled include: Cadbury Eclairs, Lotte Koala Biscuits and White Rabbit Candies.

The product is only the second to be found with high levels of melamine, however, with the Cadbury Eclairs and Lotte Koala Biscuits withdrawn as a precaution while tests are carried out.

There is more information on the FSANZ Website at: www.foodstandards.gov.au/newsroom/factsheets/factsheets2008/melamineinfoodsfromchina/index.cfm.