Updated Food Alert: Prohibit import of a plasticiser-tainted Taiwanese drink powder

Issue Date 9.6.2011
Source of Information

Centre for Food Safety (CFS) (The following provides additional information to the Food Alert issued on 3 June)

Food Product

Drink powder with nutrition claims

Product Name and Description

Product name: ORIYEN Nutri Grow Orange Drink Premix (Boy)
Manufacturer: Jin Zhuan Lifesciences Enterprise Co, Ltd
Place of origin: Taiwan
Count/Weight/Volume: All count/weight/volume
Batch No.: All batches

Reason For Issuing Alert

The product has been found to contain di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) at 63 ppm. DEHP is a plasticizer and has been found to cause damages to liver, kidney, reproduction and development when given to animals in large doses.

Action Taken by the Centre for Food Safety

Actions taken after the issuance of the previous Food Alert:

ordered the trade be prohibited, from noon June 9, import and supply of the concerned product, and complete the recall within 30 days

Advice to the Trade

Stop selling the concerned product and recall as relevant

Advice to Consumers

Stop consuming the concerned product

Further Information

The CFS press release

CFS Website: Plasticisers in food

Centre for Food Safety
Food and Environmental Hygiene Department