HONG KONG (CNN) -- British confectioner Cadbury has recalled 11 of its
Chinese-made candy products, Hong Kong food safety officials said Monday.
China's tainted milk scandal. The chemical melamine was first found in
powdered infant formula, but has since been traced to dozens of other products.
The notice did not mention the reason for the recall.
Cadbury said the affected products were made at the company's plant in
Beijing and distributed in Hong Kong, according to Hong Kong's Centre for Food
Safety. The recall was called a "precautionary step."
"We appeal to the public to stop consuming the chocolate products
concerned," a CFS spokesman said Monday. "The Centre would test the related
products. We are closely monitoring the situation."
Nearly 53,000 children in China have been sickened by the formula or
other products containing melamine. Four babies have died, and five Hong Kong
children have suffered melamine-related illnesses. Dozens of countries have
banned or recalled Chinese milk products.
The following products are included in the recall:
-- Cadbury Dark Chocette 45g