Melamine tainted products in Korea

The government has been updating its list of melamine tainted products in Korea on a daily basis. The latest bulletin is for October 4th, Saturday. However, the list is entirely in Hangeul and is not available in English. It’s downloadable from the website FoodNara. The first PDF file contains the list of products being tested and those that have been tested. Melamine tainted products are highlighted in pink (of all colors!)

In the list are:
– Kosohan ssal kwaja (rice cookie)
– Snickers Peanuts (fun size) from Mars Korea
– Ritz sandwich crackers cheese from Nabisco
– Misarang Custard from Haitai
– Misarang Coconut from Haitai
– Lotte Choudy
– Kitkat (one of my faves!)
– Milk Rusk
– M & M’s Milk Chocolate

Fortunately, infant milk formula have tested negative for the chemicals. Here’s a news article from Korea Times: Melamine Found in Chocolate Products from China

6 thoughts on “Melamine tainted products in Korea

  • October 5, 2008 at 12:02 pm

    yes, same case here in the philippines. they have almost 200 milk and milk-based products from china to test. it was stated in DOH’s webpage at

  • October 6, 2008 at 12:25 am

    Ate, those are korean prods. with Chinese milk? I wouldn’t be surprised ‘coz even Cadbury goods were included in the list. (fave ko pa naman yun 🙁 )

  • October 6, 2008 at 12:40 am

    Thanks for this list. I’m surprised about the Kit Kat, and saddened, because it’s one of my favorites, too. I just hope that its rip off, Kic Ker bars, aren’t tainted as well, or else I’ll be forced to lose some weight…

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  • October 6, 2008 at 3:39 pm

    thanks for the list, I knew I’ll find it here haha.. im not really into sweets except for kitkat =(

  • October 18, 2008 at 11:12 am

    I would like to ask if you also have a list for melamine free infants milk. Thanks!

  • December 23, 2009 at 6:56 am

    Some notable brands getting exposed in that list. Hopefully, they can all get their stuff cleaned up to protect consumers.


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