Melamine Scare Worries Asia’s Trick-or-Treaters

This Halloween, parents are talking about being positively spooked by the possibility of -tainted candies. AP reports:

“I’m trying to find things that don’t have any milk — that’s the key,” she said. “Nobody is really going for the chocolate. This time, Halloween is going to be lots of jellies.”

But Beauchamp [a parent in Bangkok] said it was difficult to determine if a product originated in China, complaining that labels in Asia often had so many languages that the writing was too small to read, and in some cases were covered with Thai-language labels that she couldn’t understand.

She pointed to a bin of small chocolates wrapped in bright foil and covered with white, Thai-language stickers. “This one here is probably 100 percent Chinese, and I won’t touch it!”


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