October 5, 2008

HONG KONG, China — Hong Kong authorities Sunday announced that two recalled candy products made by British confectioner Cadbury had high levels of melamine.

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The industrial chemical has recently been found in Chinese-made milk products that have sickened nearly 53,000 children in China, killing four.

Countries around the world have since banned the import of Chinese products containing milk, or have withdrawn products that contain milk from China — such as candy — amid worries they contain melamine.

Last week, Cadbury recalled all of its Chinese-made candy products after preliminary tests showed they contained trace amounts of melamine.

Cadbury took the action because “no level of melamine is appropriate,” spokesman Tony Bilsborough told CNN on Sunday.

He could not comment on the latest test results. The company stresses that its products manufactured at its Beijing plant are only exported to Taiwan and Hong Kong, with one product — Cadbury Eclair — sent to Australia, Nauru and Christmas Island.

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