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Food Alert - Stop consumption of suspected chemical-tainted milk products

Issue Date

2011-12-03

Source of Information

The Centre for Food Safety (CFS)

Food Product

Milk Products

Product name and Description

Details of the affected products are as follows:

Product name: Trappist Dairy Hi-Calcium Low Fat Milk Drink
Product size: 236ml
Use by date: 4.12.2011

Product name: Trappist Dairy Fresh Milk
Product size: 236ml
Use by date: 6.12.2011

Product name: Trappist Dairy Fresh Milk
Product size: 946ml
Use by date: 6.12.2011

The company is recalling the products.

Reason For Issuing Alert

Samples of the milk products were found to contain toluene, ethylbenzene and xylenes. These chemicals should not exist in these milk products.

Dietary exposure estimation showed that consumption of the samples would not exceed the tolerable daily intake levels established by the World Health Organization for drinking-water quality for toluene, ethylbenzene and xylenes, indicating that adverse health effects are unlikely.

Action Taken by the Centre for Food Safety

- The CFS has alerted the trade and instructed the manufacturer concerned to immediately stop sale and recall all of their paper pack milk products of different flavours and pack sizes in the market.

- The CFS is closely monitoring the recall arrangements and will continue to follow up on the case.


Advice to the Trade

Stop selling the concerned products

Advice to Consumers

Stop consuming the concerned products

Seek medical advice if have doubts


Further Information

The CFS press release

For enquiries about the recall, members of the public may call the company's hotlineļ¼š2471 9861

Centre for Food Safety
Food and Environmental Hygiene Department
2011-12-03

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