Two more Chinese products sold in Australia found to be tainted by melamine
A withdrawal of Dali Yuan brand First Milk vanilla flavour and Orion brand Tiramisu Italian Cake with Cheese Cream (both made in China) has been initiated following Australian test results indicating low levels of melamine in the product available here. Australian importers and wholesalers have begun withdrawing these products from sale today.
The products should no longer be sold and consumers are advised not to consume Dali Yuan brand First Milk vanilla flavour and Orion brand Tiramisu Italian Cake with Cheese Cream. FSANZ recommends that consumers dispose of the products safely out of the reach of children and pets.
Australian authorities have so far withdrawn White Rabbit milk-based lollies and Kirin milk tea following positive melamine tests, while Cadbury chocolate eclairs made in China and Lotte Koala Biscuits have been recalled as a precaution while further tests are carried out.Dairy products contaminated with melamine in China have been linked to the tragic deaths of four infants and the illness of 54,000 in mainland China. The scandal broke last month, with some suppliers suspected of adding melamine to milk-based product to make it appear to have higher protein levels.
To keep up-to-date with the situation in Australia please go to: www.foodstandards.gov.au/newsroom/factsheets/factsheets2008/melamineinfoodsfromchina/index.cfm