Kuala Lumpur, June 10 - Nestle Malaysia said today
it will temporarily withdraw from the market products
imported from Europe that were manufactured after Jan
1 following a ban announced by the Health Ministry yesterday.
company said it will also withdraw products
containing imported ingredients from Europe until they
have been certified safe for consumption.
ministry's ban on imported meat, eggs and dairy
products followed the discovery of dioxin, a cancer-causing
chemical, in animal feed and foodstuff in Belgium.
said the products it was withdrawing included
Pre-Nan, Nan 1, Nan 2, Nan 2 with Bifidus, Nan HA,
Neslac with Bifidus, Klim Superkid, Nespray Junior/Growing-Up
Milk, Nespray Hi-Calcium Non Fat Milk
Powder and Milkmaid condensed milk (525g).
condensed milk (397g), Teapot condensed
milk and Athlete condensed milk products were manufactured
locally and therefore safe for consumption, the
company said in a statement.
said a limited quantity of Lactogen products were
affected while the rest used ingredients sourced from Australia.
said its other products like Milo, Nespray milk
powder, Klim milk powder, Neslac milk powder, Nestle
cereals, yogurt and chocolate pudding and Nestle full
cream milk were dioxin-free.
They are manufactured in Malaysia with dairy
ingredients sourced from Australia and New Zealand.
Mead Johnson Nutritionals said it had
recommended retailers to hold its products that were
manufactured after Jan 1 until official certification was ascertained.
marketing director, Rowena Danker, said in a
statement that retailers were however told to release
products for sale which were manufactured before Jan 1.
gave an assurance that the company's infant
formulas - Enfalac, Enfapro, Enfagrow, Olac,
Pregestimil, Enfalac Premature and Enfalac AR were safe.