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UPDATED: 17:19, June 23, 2005
Beijing orders Nestle to recall questionable milk powder
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Beijing food safety office on June 22 released monitoring results of infant formula milk powders on the market. Nestle's milk powder 1+ was again tested with higher-than-standard iodine content. The office ordered Nestle to recall all milk powders with high iodine content. However, it also said the high iodine content discovered would not result in direct harm to the human body. This is the first official statement on the Nestle issue.

In four times the sample test collected 158 kinds of infant milk powder products by 31 companies from supermarkets, foodstuff wholesale and retail markets. The producers are from Beijing, Inner Mongolia and Heilongjiang etc. Six samples were collected from the Nestle infant formula milk powders. Samples were also collected from domestic name brands such as Wandashan, Shanlu and Yili. After being tested on protein, bacteria colony number, coliform bacteria, salmonella and iodine etc. 155 products, about 98.1 percent of the samples, passed, reflecting the overall sound situation.

By People's Daily Online

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