Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

October 15, 2008 20:00 ET

CFIA/Health Hazard Alert: Mengniu Strawberry Flavour Sour Milk Beverage May Contain Melamine

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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Haofine International Trading Inc. are warning the public not to consume the Mengniu strawberry flavour sour milk beverage described below. This product is being recalled due to positive test results for melamine conducted by the CFIA.

Product Size Production Date UPC
Mengniu strawberry flavour 250 ml 20071113/X 6 923644 242930
sour milk beverage 20205//kcf

The product does not have an English or French name on the package.

Only product distributed in Alberta and Saskatchewan is affected.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

The importer, Haofine International Trading Inc., Edmonton, AB, is voluntarily recalling the affected product described above from the marketplace.

The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

This recall is a part of the Government of Canada's ongoing investigation into milk and milk-derived products sourced in/from China that may have been distributed in Canada.

Melamine is a chemical compound used in a number of commercial and industrial applications. Canada does not allow its use as a food ingredient.

For more information, consumers and industry can call the CFIA at 1 800 442-2342 / TTY 1 800 465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday).

To view photos of the affected product or for more information on melamine contamination, visit the webpage at:

For information on receiving recalls by e-mail, or for other food safety facts, visit our web site at

Contact Information

  • Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Office of Food Safety and Recall
    Garfield Balsom (English)
    Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Operations Co-ordination - Quebec Area
    Jean-Louis Michaud (French)