China milk scandal: Children warned of risk from contaminated products
Article in the Telegraph
"For the average six-year-old child eating more than 42grams of chocolate or more than 44grams of biscuits with creamy filling a day would exceed safe levels if the product was heavily contaminated, The European Food Safety Agency experts have calculated.
They stressed there is no evidence that highly contaminated biscuits and confectionary made from the contaminated milk has been imported into EU countries.
But based on a 'worst case scenario' small children who eat a lot of toffee, fudge, biscuits and milk chocolate daily could be at risk of consuming more than three times the safe limit of melamine, a report warned.
In China the contaminated milk scandal has seen 53,000 babies in ill and killing four.
The European Union has moved to ban imports of dairy-based Chinese food products, including biscuits, sweets and chocolate, aimed at children or infants amid the growing global health scare.
New "precautionary" restrictions imposed by the European Commission will come into force on Friday along with tighter EU border checks on all Chinese food products entering Europe."