Health Ministry: Seized baby formula safe but lacking in quality


  • Nation
  • Thursday, 28 Dec 2017

PETALING JAYA: The Health Ministry has found that the suspected fake baby formula seized in Johor is a safe product but it did not meet the quality standards prescribed under the Food Regulations 1985. 

"The result of the analysis found that the product is safe. However, the product did not meet the quality standards prescribed in the Food Regulations 1985 under the Food Act 1983 in terms of fat content," its director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah (pic) said in a statement on Thursday (Dec 28).

Noor Hisham said the Ministry took samples of the product for analysis by the Food Safety and Quality Laboratory under the Health Ministry and the Chemistry Department to confirm the safety of the product.

He advised consumers to contact the District Health Office, or the nearest State Health Department or via http://moh.spab.gov.my or the Food Safety and Quality Division (BKKM) at www.facebook.com/bkkmhg if they had any doubts on any issues concerning food safety.

On Dec 7, the Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry had confiscated baby milk formula worth RM42,000 in five raids across Johor.

The ministry had acted against the five premises following complaints by milk producers.

The suspected infant formula boxes were placed together with the original milk on shelves and was sold at the same price of about RM200 each.

 

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