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Hershey, Mars say their candy safe from melamine

American candy companies Mars and Hershey say their candy is safe to eat after Cadbury discovered the industrial chemical melamine in some of its Chinese-made chocolates.

The Hershey Co. said Monday it has never purchased milk ingredients, including powdered milk, from China.

Mars North America said in a statement that its operations in China do not get any ingredients from companies found to be selling melamine-contaminated dairy products. It says the Chinese food-safety agency tested samples of Mars China's milk powder suppliers and found them to be free of melamine.

Mars makes Snickers and M&Ms. Hershey makes Hershey's Kisses and Reese's brands.

Cadbury announced Monday that it is recalling 11 types of Chinese-made chocolates that were found to contain melamine.

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