Similac Gain Plus recalled to warehouses

Similac Gain Plus recalled to warehouses
Updated 12 August 2013

Similac Gain Plus recalled to warehouses

Similac Gain Plus recalled to warehouses

The Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) reassured consumers on Sunday that questionable dairy products imported from New Zealand have been recalled into warehouses and there is no cause for concern.
Citing a circular from the International Food Safety Authorities Network, an SFDA official said the contamination of Fonterra’s Saudi New Zealand milk product, Similac Gain Plus, is meant for children between the ages of 1 and 3 years.
The official said the public has been warned against consuming this brand of infant milk because it could lead to serious health problems. Although the stocks are in warehouses, the products could have found their way to the market through individual importers.
People are advised to inform the SFDA in case they find any of these products in local markets.
He said that the goods in the warehouses would be completely destroyed in the interest of infants’ health.
On Saturday, the New Zealand government recalled some of its dairy products from seven countries, including the Kingdom, for fear of possible contamination.
The government said the contaminated whey protein concentrate, or products using this ingredient, had been exported to Australia, China, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Thailand and Vietnam.
New Zealand’s main dairy exporter, Fonterra, has found a strain of bacteria causing botulism in some of its products.