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FDA testing products made in China for traces of toxic chemical


The FDA is warning the public not to eat a candy made in China.

It's called White Rabbit and tests say it contains Melamine.

A chemical that was found in tainted infant formula blamed for killing young infants and injuring thousands more in China.

27 news tried to find the product ourselves.

World Market in Middleton pulled it and so did Madison Oriental Market.

Store manager Mikhou Lor says they removed the candy last week because of the recall.

But the popular milk candy isn't the only Chinese product under scrutiny.

Lor says two FDA investigators searched all products in the store Friday.

Searching for items containing milk powder.

"I was told that if they found any milk products in the first three ingredients- then they took it and they were going to test it," Lor says.

FDA officials purchased ten each of five different products.

Wasabi, Dragon Purple Yam Jam, Natural Flower Candy, Vima Cafe Instant Coffee Mix and Chin Chin Plastic Coffee.

A few miles away Asian Midway Foods already sent back their supply of White Rabbit- and is in the process of getting rid of another recalled product called Koala's March.

Over the phone, the stores owner says the FDA also visited them last week, purchasing 14 items for testing.

Lor says if any of the products end up containing the dangerous chemical, she won't hesitate to get rid of it.

"That's the number one thing. It doesn't matter about taking it off our shelves, it doesn't matter about loss of profit, it's about our customers and their well being," Lor says.

The FDA didn't return our calls.

The products under investigation are still on the shelves and are not being recalled.

The FDA is currently testing the products for traces of the chemical but have not determined yet if any of them contain Melamine.

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