The Foods and Drugs Authority (FDA) has asked all persons who have acquired cartons or individual pieces of the affected Nestle dairy products; Ideal milk and Carnation milk to take them to the FDA office in Bolgatanga, the Upper East Regional Capital.
This forms part of moves by the FDA and Nestle Ghana Limited to remove all affected dairy products from the market. The Upper East Regional Director of the FDA Mawuli Hotor Sebastian said this when he spoke to Samuel Mbura on A1 Radio’s Day Break Upper East (DBUE), today, Wednesday, January 12, 2022.
“We have asked them [Nestle Ghana Limited] to institute a recall of all the affected batches. We have put out a notice to the public domain so that when you realize that your stock of Carnation or Ideal milk has any of these qualities [coagulation], you either bring it FDA office and then we guide you on what to do or you take it to their [Nestle Ghana Limited] Regional Office,” he explained.
Mr. Mawuli said the FDA will continue to ensure that public health and safety on both unfinished and ready to eat/use products are high.
The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has begun recalling some batches of Nestle Ghana’s evaporated milk from markets across the country following complaints from customers.
In a press release, the FDA revealed that it had undertaken a comprehensive regulator action to ascertain why customers’ milk were coagulated despite not being expired.
The Authority said the root cause analysis indicated that the skimmed milk powder, the raw material used to produce the milk complained of, has poor heat stability.
“This results in the denaturing of the protein leading to the coagulation of the milk. Denatured protein, however, poses no health risk. The analysis also confirmed that there was no leaching of dangerous chemicals from the inner (lacquer) lining into the milk product,” parts of the statement read.
But following the analysis, batches of evaporated milk manufactured with the affected raw material are being recalled.
“As of January 9, 2022, a total of 57,938 cans of the products have been retrieved by Nestle nationwide. The process is being monitored by the FDA. Therefore, anybody in possession of Ideal and Carnation milk with the batch numbers listed above should return them to Nestle or any FDA offices nationwide,” they added.
This follows complaints from numerous Nestle milk (Ideal and Carnation) consumers about buying tins of coagulated milk.
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