Alert for coffees, candies with melamine

WASHINGTON, D.C.; September 26, 2008

The Food & Drug Administration has put out an alert on several products sold at Asian supermarkets due to possible contamination with melamine.

They include White Rabbit Creamy candies, and 3 types of the Mr. Brown- brand of instant coffees.

The candies were made in China. New Zealand authorities say they've found high levels of melamine in them.

The coffees were made in Taiwan, but contain milk products processed in China.

The alert covers Mr. Brown Arabica Instant Coffee, and the 2-in-1 and 3-in-1 packages of the Mr. Brown Mandheling Blend Instant Coffee.

The FDA says the coffees are so popular in Asia that many people bring large quantities of them back from visits to Taiwan. The most popular product, the ready-to-drink coffee in a can is NOT AFFECTED by the recall. In tests, it showed no sign of melamine.

If you have any of the products, throw them out.

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