Not to Consume Milk Formula Produced from Ingredients Suspected of Contamination with Clostridium Botulinum

Issue Date 6.8.2013
Source of Information

The Centre for Food Safety (CFS)

Food Product

Growing up formula [Updated on 17 September 2013: Recall Completed]

Product Name and Description

Product name: Cow & Gate Happy Kid 3 (growing up formula for 1 to 3 years old)
Importer: Danone Baby Nutrition (HK) Limited
Package: 900 grammes
Place of origin: New Zealand
Batch: 3178 and 3179
Best before date: 27 June 2015 and 28 June 2015

Reason For Issuing Alert

The concerned milk formula was produced from ingredients suspected to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum

Action Taken by the Centre for Food Safety

The concerned importer has taken the initiative to recall the relevant product. The CFS will monitor closely the recall.

The CFS will continue to keep close liaison with the New Zealand authority and the local trade, keep an eye on the latest development, and take appropriate actions whenever necessary. The CFS will also report the latest situation to the public to keep them abreast of the most updated situation.

Advice to the Trade

The trade should stop sale of the product.

Advice to Consumers

Members of the public who had purchased the product should immediately stop feeding it to their young children.

Further Information

The CFS press release

Members of the public can call CFS' designated hotline 3978 0600 operating between 9am and 9pm today (6 August) should they have any enquiries about the affected product. It will operate between 9am and 6pm from 7 to 9 August.

The Department of Health has set up a hotline 2125 1111 for public enquiries. Operating hours are from 9am to 9pm today (6 August), and 9am to 6pm from 7 to 9 August.

Centre for Food Safety
Food and Environmental Hygiene Department