Source: New York Times, September 25, 2008 - article by ELISABETH ROSENTHAL

European Union regulators on Thursday ordered rigorous testing of imports containing at least 15 percent milk powder after concluding that food containing tainted milk powder from China may well be circulating in Europe and putting children at risk.
Did Barbados Escape?
According to Barbados Free Press:

The Barbados Ministry of Health has recalled five flavours of “Flavorite” ice cream, but the only reason being released to the public is “This is being done as a precautionary measure under the Health Services (Food Hygiene) Regulation 1969.”

In a later post, BFP stated that Flavourite Foods Ltd. had not released the reason for the recall. This lack of information is scary. It invites people to speculate. Was it melamine? Was it Ecoli? Could it be fatal? Was nothing wrong with the milk? I am sure that the uncertainty will do much more damage, than if the truth, no matter how unpleasant, were known.