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Alabama Consumers Warned About Chinese Cookies

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama Agriculture Commissioner Ron Sparks is urging Alabama consumers to avoid eating Chinese made "Koala's March" creme-filled cookies - either strawberry or chocolate flavors.

Sparks says lab tests confirmed the presence of the chemical melamine in the cookie.

Melamine is used to make plastics and can cause kidney stones. In extreme cases, it can lead to life-threatening kidney failure. Infants are particularly susceptible.

Melamine also was found in "White Rabbit Creamy Candy" sold in Alabama stores. The product was recalled.

Chinese milk products tainted with the chemical have been removed in dozens of countries.


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