Commissioner of Agriculture Tommy Irvin is asking Georgians to double-check their cupboards to make sure they do not have any of the White Rabbit candy that was recalled for melamine contamination.
Irvin’s request comes after the Georgia Department of Agriculture found two samples of the candy with significant amounts of melamine.
“We pulled samples of the candy prior to the recall so we went ahead and ran laboratory tests. We have been running tests and will continue to run tests to look for melamine in a variety of products,” said Irvin.
“There have been so many recalls of products from overseas, that I fear consumers may begin to tune them out. These lab test results are a reminder that this is not an idle possibility of contamination, but actual contaminated products that consumers must beware of,” said Irvin.
“Our sanitarians have been checking retail and wholesale food establishments for the recalled products. We have done tracebacks through distributors to identify where the products are sold. We have notified other states when records indicated any of the products were sold outside of Georgia.”
Consumers with questions may contact the company at (650) 697-6633.