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TwoBebes infant formula may be contaminated with salmonella

(People's Daily Online)

08:35, July 27, 2012

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The Centre for Food Safety (CFS), the food safety authority in Hong Kong, recently urged parents not to feed their babies a type of TwoBebes' infant formula produced in the Netherlands as it may have been contaminated with salmonella, and asked retailers to stop selling the product involved. The Chinese importer of the formula has begun recalling the possibly unsafe formula from the Chinese mainland.

The product involved is TwoBebes' Growing Up Stage 3 Formula. The CFS said in a press release that it received a notification from the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed of the European Commission that Dutch authorities detected salmonella in a type of dietary fiber – Galacto-oligosaccharide (GOS) – imported from South Korea. Further Investigation revealed that the dietary fiber had been supplied to Dutch manufacturers of infant formula, so their products may have been contaminated. Salmonella can have severe negative impacts on the health of infants and young children with low immunity.

PrizeMart, the Chinese importer of the formula involved, said that the company would immediately stop selling the product involved, and recall TwoBebes' Stage 3 formula, promising a full refund to all affected consumers.

Read the Chinese version: 荷兰淘比斯奶粉含沙门氏菌

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