September 12, 2008, in light of reports from China of infant formula
contaminated with melamine, the FDA issued a Health Information
Advisory to proactively reassure the American public that there is no
known threat of contamination in infant formula manufactured by
companies that have met the requirements to sell such products in the
United States. That advisory also warned members of Asian communities
in the United States that infant formula manufactured in China,
possibly available for purchase at Asian markets, could pose a risk to
infants. No Chinese manufacturers of infant formula have fulfilled the
requirements to sell infant formula in the United States.
FDA contacted the companies that manufacture infant formula for
distribution in the United States and received information from the
companies that they are not importing formula and do not source
milk-based ingredients from China.
In addition, the FDA -–
in conjunction with state and local officials – continues to check
Asian markets for food items that are imported from China and that
could contain a significant amount of milk or milk proteins.
FDA has broadened its domestic and import sampling and testing of
milk-derived ingredients and finished food products containing milk or
milk-derived ingredients from Chinese sources. FDA has recommended
that consumers not consume certain products because of possible
contamination with melamine. A list of those products is below.
on FDA’s Investigation
November 13, 2008:
As part of its ongoing strategy to address the present problem with
melamine contamination of consumer products exported from the People’s
Republic of China, FDA has expanded its import controls on Chinese
dairy products, and food and feed products manufactured in China that
contain dairy ingredients. Since Oct. 10, 2008, FDA has had an import
alert in place for specific products found contaminated with melamine
and melamine-related compounds. FDA has collected additional
information on the scope of the melamine contamination problem in
China, and determined a countrywide import alert is warranted.
This action will help ensure that only Chinese dairy products and food
and feed products manufactured in China that contain dairy ingredients
are not contaminated with melamine and melamine-related compounds reach
U.S. consumers. No adverse health effects have been reported in the
United States from contamination with melamine of dairy products or
dairy containing products. But melamine is not approved for direct
addition to human or animal foods and no manufacturer is allowed to
deliberately add it to any food for U.S. consumers.
As part of ongoing activities, FDA will also examine a range of
protein-containing products beyond just dairy and dairy-containing
products for contamination with melamine and melamine-related
compounds. FDA will continue to take appropriate regulatory action if
these efforts uncover additional contamination.
The FDA is advising consumers not to consume the following products because of possible melamine contamination:
- Fresh and Crispy Jacobina Biscuits
- Koala’s March Crème filled Cookies
- YILI Brand Sour Milk Drink
- YILI Brand Pure Milk Drink
- Blue Cat Flavored Drinks
- White Rabbit Candies
- Mr. Brown Mandehling Blend Instant Coffee (3-in-1)
- Mr. Brown Arabica Instant Coffee (3-in-1)
- Mr. Brown Blue Mountain Blend Instant Coffee (3-in-1)
- Mr. Brown Caramel Macchiato Instant Coffee (3-in-1)
- Mr. Brown French Vanilla Instant Coffee (3-in-1)
- Mr. Brown Mandheling Blend
instant Coffee (2-in-1)
- Mr. Brown Milk Tea (3-in-1)
- Infant formula manufactured in China
Everlasting Distributors Inc. Issues a Nationwide Recall of Fresh and Crispy Jacobina Biscuits Because of Possible Health Risks
Everlasting Distributors Inc.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- October 29, 2008 -- Everlasting
Distributors Inc., Bayonne NJ is initiating a nationwide recall of all their
3.88oz (110gm) packages of Fresh and Crispy Jacobina Biscuits because it may
be contaminated with Melamine.
Consumers who have the product which is being recalled should stop using it
immediately. If consumers have questions about possible health risks, they
should contact their doctor.
Product was distributed nationwide in Asian Grocery stores.
The product comes in 3.88oz (110 gm) blue and red color clear plastic package,
No illnesses associated with this product have been reported to date.
The recall was initiated after FDA testing discovered that product was found
to contain Melamine. Consumers who have purchased Fresh and Crispy Jacobina
Biscuits are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Consumers with questions may contact the company at 201-823-0800, Monday to
Friday 9:00 to 5:00, Eastern Standard Time.