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With Halloween approaching, DH and I are a bit petrified about tainted chocolate with trick or treating. Can anyone share a list of the companies who have been found to be tainted? I've heard of Cadbury but I don't know who else.
 

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There is real reason for concern here. If you look in the Nutrition and Good Eating forum, you'll find a thread with the word Melamine in the title. That thread gives links to lists of confirmed tainted foods, some in California. They include things like Dreyer's ice cream, Vitasoy... but please take a look in the other forum.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">With Halloween approaching, DH and I are a bit petrified about tainted chocolate with trick or treating. Can anyone share a list of the companies who have been found to be tainted? I've heard of Cadbury but I don't know who else.</div>
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Not all Cadbury. Only the stuff made in China, which is mainly for markets in the region.
 

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I think the news stories about this tragedy were inflammatory and irresponsible. I remember reading the story about Cadbury on the AP, which buried until the very end of the very last paragraph that <span style="text-decoration:underline;">none of the Cadbury chocolate that was contaiminated was ever available for sale in the US</span>. It's galling to me that the news outlets play up fear and paranoia. The story is tragic and newsworthy enough on its own.
 

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This is what has confused me too. I know that I would never buy chocolate that I knew came from China...and then I have never seen a popular chocolate label say that it was made in china.<br><br>
Then again, these days I see a lot of "distributed in the U.S" which is really vague and doesn't quite confirm that a food item was actually made here. Can anyone clarify this? Do most chocolates actually say made in the U.S or just distributed here because that would be a red flag to me?
 

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You know.. I just looked at a packet of ghirardelli I have. It says Manufactured by Ghiradelli, San Lenadro, CA blah blah, but no where does it say WHERE it was manufactured.
 

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I called Ghirardelli. Everything is manufactured in San Leandro California. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"> And their website says that they do not use milk from China.
 

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going to be going out for Halloween!<br><br>
With Halloween fast approaching comes a warning to parents and kids<br>
regarding Sherwood brand Pirate's Gold milk chocolate coins imported<br>
from China.<br><br>
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning the public not to eat,<br>
distribute or sell the candy.<br>
It is sold across Canada by Costco and may also have been sold in bulk<br>
packages or as individual pieces at various dollar and bulk stores.<br><br>
The chocolate contains melamine which is the same chemical Responsible<br>
for killing several babies in China, and sickening thousands more.<br><br>
Have a safe & fun-filled Halloween!!</td>
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*sigh*
 

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well, I would think it was a safe bet to avoid anything imported from China at the moment.
 

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Oh, I agree but a lot of companies are facetious these days about where their products are made as I alluded to earlier. I have seen so many products at the grocery store, even the local store brand say "manufactured in Lakeland, Fl" for instance which is local for us but then some not all of the products will have a tiny stamp saying made in china or some other country. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
I'm just saying it isn't always easy to find out where our food comes from. I mean, I check labels religiously and even I've been duped before.
 

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Labels can be misleading as well.<br><br>
You can have a product with lots of ingredients. Not all of those ingredients are going to come from the area it is being manufactured. But it will say made in... (place of manufactured/packaged).
 

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Eeek. I hadn't thought about this. I already cringe at the thought of my kids eating that crap once a year, but it sounds like there's even more reason to be concerned this time around. Maybe we'll let them go and just trash the candy and give them something else in replacement. My mom was quite proud to tell me that she bought Fruit Leathers to pass out this year. I thought that was a really nice idea.
 
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