Drop The Cookie, It's Tainted

Cookies with melamine found at a West Hartford food shop

Cookies made in China contaminated with the industrial chemical melamine were found at a West Hartford food shop and Connecticut officials are warning people not to eat them.

Department of Consumer Protection investigators found Koala's March creme-filled cookies at A Dong market on Friday, and testing showed melamine amounts above limits set by the federal government.

Melamine is blamed for killing four infants and sickening 54,000 children in China. It's used to make plastics and fertilizers.

Michigan-based Lotte USA Inc. is recalling the cookies from U.S. shelves and says it's not aware of any illnesses associated with the products.

Connecticut officials said they suspect other stores in the state may have been selling Koala's March cookies. 

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