24 Oct 2008

FSA withdraws melamine products from shelves

5:29 pm on 24 October 2008

The industrial chemical melamine has been found in packs of biscuits and a milk drink sold in New Zealand.

The substance has been identified in Chinese-imported Lotte Koala strawberry and chocolate biscuits, Q-show biscuits and 220-millilitre bottles of Wahaha AD milk drink.

The Food Safety Authority says the products have been withdrawn from sale, but they pose little risk to consumers.

It says a child would need to regularly eat 10 packets a day of the Lotte Koala biscuits, just to reach the daily tolerable intake of the chemical.