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Melamine found in cocoa products

March 5, 2009 by  

Melamine has been uncovered in some cocoa productsThe FDA may have stated that melamine is safe in small doses, but food manufacturers seem to be playing it safe and recalling tainted products.

Melamine, a toxic chemical that has been linked to kidney problems, was discovered in G&J Gourmet Market cocoa products, according to parent company Dorsey Marketing Inc.

The items, which are sold in the U.S. at Big Lots and Shopko, have not caused any known injuries, the firm stated in a news release on the FDA’s website.

"No injuries have been reported and only a few samples have, in fact, been found to include melamine," the statement reads.

The products in question include G&J Hot Cocoa Stuffer, G&J His and Hers Hot Cocoa Set and certain flavors of G&J Cocoa.

Earlier this year, melamine was responsible for sickening and killing babies in China who were consuming the chemical through their baby formula.

There have also been trace amounts found in U.S. baby formula, but the FDA insists that doses are too low to cause any harm to infants.

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  • Mark

    Bob, I just love this site.

  • SuzyQtoo

    Please tell me someone what is melamine and what in the heck is it doing in our food or even in our dog and cat food? It seems that they used it in baby formula. What is the purpose? Are they testing us to see how much we can consume before toxic effects are noted? What exactly is going on?

  • Beverlyc

    Well….the more crap that is in your food and water, the more you will use doctors, drugs and suffer through old age…if you make it there. We are too busy trying to make it in this ‘set up framework’ that the forest is not seen. I say a mother has no damned business buying formula off the shelf for ANY reason. Know where your food comes from, cook it yourself and make it appropriate for your child. If it is still breast-feeding age…buy what is needed and express it to bottles if you can’t breast feed. You cannot be on this internet seeing all of the information floating around and read labels, then ask, what is going on? What is going on is we are a bunch of Kool Aid drinking buffoons who are dumbed down by the water and drugs!

  • madmary

    If the FEDS say it’s good, it’s BAD
    If the FDA say’s it’s good, it’s BAD
    If the USDA say’s it’s good, it’s BAD

    It’s really quite simple. BELIEVE NOTHING the goverment says about YOUR HEALTH. THAT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.


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