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OhioChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-29-08 07:16 AM
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Cadbury Recalls Chinese-Made Chocolates
Source: NY Times

Published: September 29, 2008
Filed at 7:35 a.m. ET

HONG KONG (AP) -- British chocolate maker Cadbury said Monday that tests have ''cast doubt'' on the safety of its Chinese-made products and ordered a recall, the latest foreign company affected by China's tainted milk scandal.

Meanwhile, two U.S. food makers were investigating Indonesian claims that high traces of melamine were found in Chinese-made Oreos, M&Ms and Snickers.

Cadbury said in a statement it has recalled 11 chocolate products made at its factory in the Chinese capital Beijing, which are distributed in Taiwan, Hong Kong and Australia.

Tests ''cast doubt on the integrity of a range of our products manufactured in China,'' Cadbury said in the statement issued from its office in Singapore.

It was not immediately clear whether the tests revealed melamine, the industrial chemical at the center of China's recent milk scandal.

An Asia spokeswoman for Cadbury did not immediately return a call from The Associated Press.



Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/world/AP-AS-Cadbury-Cho...
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customerserviceguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-29-08 07:17 AM
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1. When
will people stop dealing with China, especially on things that other people consume? I hope Cadbury gets its ass sued off, and other corporate pimps whoring off jobs to China get the message.
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boomerbust Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-29-08 07:49 AM
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2. Oreos?
Made in China? What the fuck has our great country become.
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willing dwarf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-29-08 07:56 AM
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4. Note that these chocolates were sold in Asia & Australia
Cadbury is an international company.

I'd like to know though if Chinese "milk" is being used in products sold here. Better stay away from processed food. Eat local, eat organic.
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OhioChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-29-08 08:08 AM
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7. You're right...
These were supposedly sold in Asia. However, I too would like to know if Chinese milk is being used in products sold here.
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Demeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-29-08 07:54 AM
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3. Why Would Any Moron STILL Trust China?
Shakes head sadly...
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FatDave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-29-08 06:00 PM
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31. Trust? How can you talk about trust when profits are on the line?
Sheesh. Some people...
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Tutonic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-29-08 08:02 AM
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5. WTF! This is just distgusting . How many kids see Orean, Snickers
and M & M commercials on Saturday morning and then insist of buying these poison laden items?!!!! George Bush is a criminal!!!!! He allowed this to happen.
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smiley_glad_hands Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-29-08 08:04 AM
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6. My son's formula better not be affected (similac). eom
Edited on Mon Sep-29-08 08:07 AM by smiley_glad_hands
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Lorien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-29-08 08:47 AM
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11. I may be able to find out about that for you
my mother used to be an executive with Ross/ Abbott labs, and Similac was one of "her" products. When she was one of the people in charge they were very health and safety conscience, but that was well before BushCo came along...
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smiley_glad_hands Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-29-08 09:25 AM
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13. They have a press release on their website that says they are unaffected by this.
One can only believe corps so much these days though.
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OhioChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-29-08 11:30 AM
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15. My main concern is Ensure which my ill son drinks
all of the time. I believe it too is made by Abbott.
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Lorien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-29-08 12:01 PM
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18. It is. That was the one other product my mother was involved with
she used to believe in it so much herself that she bought cases of it for my ailing grandparents, but with eight years of republican rule since she left, it's hard to say if they've maintained anything like the quality control that once was in place there.
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OhioChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-29-08 12:49 PM
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20. Makes me feel safe for my kid....
:scared:
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mucifer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-29-08 08:18 AM
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8. Fair trade chocolate is very expensive. But, international factories that make
chocolate have cruel child labor laws. http://www.globalexchange.org/campaigns/fairtrade/cocoa...


"Can you live on chocolate alone? Neither can the countless farming families that depend on cocoa for a living.

The six largest cocoa producing countries are the Ivory Coast, Ghana, Indonesia, Nigeria, Brazil, and Cameroon. Cocoa has especially significant effects on the economy and the population in these countries. For example, in Ghana, cocoa accounts for 40% of total export revenues, and two million farmers are employed in cocoa production. The Ivory Coast is the world's largest cocoa producer, providing 43% of the world's cocoa.

In 2000, a report by the US State Department concluded that in recent years approximately 15,000 children aged 9 to 12 have been sold into forced labor on cotton, coffee and cocoa plantations in the north of the country. A June 15, 2001 document (PDF 850kb) released by the Geneva, Switzerland-based International Labor Organization (ILO) reported that trafficking in children is widespread in West Africa. (For ILO definitions of these labor violations, see ILO Convention 182 on Child Labor ILO Convention 29 on Forced Labor.) "

Yes, I am talking hershey's mars m and m s pretty much all the major American chocolate brands come from horrible cruel child labor situations
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AndyTiedye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-29-08 11:32 AM
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16. What Brands of Chocolate are Fair Trade?
I see that the site you are pointing us at sells fair trade chocolate online, but what if I want to buy it locally?


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demokatgurrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-29-08 12:21 PM
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19. If you have a Whole Foods or other natural foods store
near you, they will surely sell fair trade brands of chocolate. Even coffee shops, like Starbucks, often have it.
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woodsprite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-29-08 12:50 PM
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21. We have a Fair Trade store here in Newark DE,
Also, almost every church I know sells some semblance of Fair Trade coffee, tea, chocolate, etc.
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woodsprite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-29-08 12:51 PM
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22. We have a Fair Trade store here in Newark DE,
Also, almost every church I know sells some semblance of Fair Trade coffee, tea, chocolate, etc. Maybe there is a store near your local university/college.
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xxqqqzme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-29-08 01:49 PM
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24. All of Newman's Own
chocolate is fair trade.
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1776Forever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-29-08 08:41 AM
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9. I wish this was a joke but unfortunately it is the truth - Doesn't it seem surreal?
When you think it cannot get any worse - it does! WTF is happening to our country and our world?
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Lorien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-29-08 08:43 AM
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10. "British" chocolate maker and "US"" food makers....
if they are producing their goods in China they are neither! I mean, c'mon-with the price of shipping goods and the safety recalls, is it really THAT much cheaper??
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muriel_volestrangler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-29-08 08:56 AM
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12. Beijing is closer to Taiwan, Hong Kong and Australia than the UK
and China is closer to Indonesia (where the US snacks were tested) than the US.

Cadbury had a recall because of salmonella in the UK recently: http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/law/arti...
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Dont_Bogart_the_Pretzel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-29-08 09:33 AM
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14. And some worry about China taken over, they are gonna crumble own their own.
And some worry about China taken over, they are gonna crumble own their own.

I wonder what "poison" will come out of China next?
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AndyTiedye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-29-08 11:33 AM
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17. 
What more can I say?

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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-29-08 01:06 PM
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23. Melamine. It's what's for dinner.
:puke: :puke: :puke:
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not fooled Donating Member (553 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-29-08 01:53 PM
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25. New Flavor
"Melamine" (not "milk") Chocolate. Yum!!

:puke:
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Buns_of_Fire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-29-08 03:54 PM
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28. And here I was just getting used to the concept of "Soylent CEOs"
First MSG, now Melamine. Next thing I'll find out is that cigarettes are bad for your health.
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TankLV Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-29-08 11:13 PM
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45. And here we used to serve dinner ON melamine
plates and cups and saucers...

Who'd a thunk that - thanks to the wonders of modern science - we can now EAT those very plates, cups and saucers!!!
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scrinmaster Donating Member (563 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-29-08 03:36 PM
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26. I'm pretty sure that no Chinese dairy products are imported into the US.
I could be wrong, though.
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Eurobabe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-29-08 03:42 PM
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27. Melamine: Because Nobody really NEEDS their KIDNEYS anyways n/t
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HopeHoops Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-29-08 04:00 PM
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29. Who would knowingly eat candy made in China???
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OhioChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-29-08 07:30 PM
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36. Kids. n/t
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sakura Donating Member (660 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-29-08 09:58 PM
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42. For the most part, it's unknowing consumption that's the problem.
If you go to Oriental Trading Company's website

http://www.orientaltrading.com

you'll see they have a wide variety of candy sourced from China. As far as I know, the "name brands" they sell are not, but the ones exclusive to OTC seem to be. Check the picture below showing the labelling for one of their products.



Lots of teachers and kids' programs eager to stretch their classroom supply budgets buy from OTC because their prices are good.
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jberryhill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-29-08 04:34 PM
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30. This is GREAT news!
Edited on Mon Sep-29-08 04:35 PM by jberryhill
Now I don't have to spend all of that time putting razor blades in apples to give out to the kids for Halloween!

I can just poison the little rats with Snickers bars!

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depakid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-29-08 07:29 PM
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32. Chinese milk scandal hits Cadbury
Source: Sydney Morning Herald



CADBURY has withdrawn 11 products, including chocolate eclairs sold in Australia, after tests had found they contained the industrial chemical at the centre of China's toxic milk scandal.

Last night, Cadbury confirmed preliminary tests had found melamine in some of its Chinese-made chocolates. A spokesman in Hong Kong said it was too early to say how much was in the chocolates. The British chocolate maker earlier said tests had "cast doubt" on the safety of its Chinese-made products but did not elaborate.

As revelations emerged that Australian food regulators were testing 50 Chinese milk-based products for melamine, Cadbury Asia Pacific announced it had begun a recall of all 180-gram bags of Cadbury Eclairs - the only product in Australia so far affected.

"Late this afternoon we notified our retailers who stocked that product to take the product off the shelves," a Cadbury spokesman, Daniel Ellis, said.

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/news/national/chinese-milk-scanda...
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-29-08 07:29 PM
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33. THIS ....is one of the prime problems with capitalism ....
Edited on Mon Sep-29-08 07:22 PM by defendandprotect
greed and finally going to any lengths to increase profits --

not excluding enslavement as we've seen over this 500 years of

capitalism/patriarchy --


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pokercat999 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-29-08 07:29 PM
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34. Correction please, capitalism without strong and enforced
REGULATIONS!
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-29-08 07:59 PM
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37. Capitalism succeeded feudalism; introduced by Vatican to run its
Edited on Mon Sep-29-08 08:00 PM by defendandprotect
Papal states --

It's a ridiculous "King of the Hill system" --

intended to move a nation's assets/resources/wealth from the many to the few --

It is vile in its origins and in its outlook --

and only taming the beast with reform and regulation can make it less vile --

but even those New Deal regulations weren't sufficient to hold back

the fascist beast of capitalism --

we require a new order ... democratic socialism and TRUE economoc democracy --
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undergroundpanther Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-01-08 12:14 AM
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47. You are 100% correct
This 'system' sucks and I look forward to the day when people realize they have been abused by the top 1 percenters..They won't tolerate the vile shit these fuckers do forever.and I for one will enjoy watching the pigs get skewered.
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depakid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-29-08 07:29 PM
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35. It's a problem with poor standards, testing and lack of regulation and enforcement
not of capitalism, which brings you the goods and services in the first place.

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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-29-08 08:02 PM
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38. We've had regulation which has again failed to hold back
the fascist beast of capitalism ...

time to move on to democratic socialism --

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depakid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-29-08 08:37 PM
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40. My guess is that you don't know what Democratic Socialism is
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-29-08 09:08 PM
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41. M guess is ... you don't like it --
Edited on Mon Sep-29-08 09:39 PM by defendandprotect
however ... even regulated capitalism fails to provide economic democracy ---

You don't have true democracy without economic democracy --


As for "knowing what something is" -- descriptions of economic systems, let's say ...

Who could have possibly described capitalism in all its corruption over 500 years --

from slavery, Segregation, prison labor, Nafta-IMF --

"put options" before 9/11 --hedge funds, derivatives, S&L theft and embezzlements,

Ameriquest and its thuggery, Enron, Keating 5 --

from Enslavers to "Robber Barons" and those who profitted from perpetual war --

the FED dictating economic policy -- it's all under the banner of capitalism --


and it includes sickening the public to earn greater profits from tobacco to Cadbury --


and Global Warming ---












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provis99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-29-08 11:14 PM
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46. add to that worldwide imperialist wars, destroyed fish stocks, ethnic group destruction,
the Lowest Common Denominator in products, and other glories of capitalism.
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-29-08 08:08 PM
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39. Capitalism has also given us Global Warming --!! Think of that
as we watch the American public awakening to the "swindles" of Wall Street --

and their shock and awe at that ---

Economies can be controlled, re-energized ---

but it is likely our ability to survive on this planet is near ended --

and that was another gift of capitalism and patriarchal insanities ---

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JPZenger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-29-08 10:11 PM
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43. Hershey doesn't use any chinese dairy products
The Hershey Corporation issued a statement today that they do not use any chinese dairy products.

Eat a Hershey bar and support an orphan (the company is controlled by a boarding school for 1,800 needy kids).
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Azlady Donating Member (889 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-29-08 10:34 PM
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44. Its whats for breakfast.... n/t
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