Hong Kong cake found with melamine
The tainted milk scandal in China is widening outside of baby milk, with the toxic chemical malamine now being found in a cake in Hong Kong.
The Hong Kong government says melamine has been detected in a locally sold cake and two more children there have been diagnosed with kidney stones after drinking tainted milk.
Tainted baby formula has sickened nearly 53,000 Chinese infants and has already cost the head of the country's food safety watchdog his job. Four deaths are blamed on contaminated milk powder.
A total of four Hong Kong children have now been diagnosed with kidney stones.
The Hong Kong government said Tuesday the industrial chemical was found in the Four Seas brand of strawberry flavored cake. Four Seas is a Hong Kong company.
Tests in Hong Kong and Singapore also found melamine in Chinese-made White Rabbit candies.