Dumex recalls infant milk formula in Singapore due to milk powder scare

Danone Dumex has initiated a precautionary recall on one of its infant milk formulas  sold in Singapore after receiving information about a potential ingredient contamination.

On Monday, the healthy and dairy food giant released a statement saying that their supplier, Fonterra, had informed them that one of their ingredients had a “potential quality issue”.

The product recalled is the 900 gram and 1.6-kilogram packet sizes of its Mamil Gold PreciNutri Step 2 (After 6 Months Follow-up Formula).

The batch numbers which correspond to the recalled products are FGMG2RG0900TNSG29 06043R1 and FGMG2RG1600TNSG29 06053R1.These numbers may be found at the bottom of the product tins.

Consumers who have bought products with the batch numbers indicated should not feed the products to infants and should contact the Customer Careline at 1800 265 3188 or email them at careline@dumex.sg for a full refund or exchange, it said.

Other batches of the same product, or any other products by Danone Dumex, are not affected.

"If you have been using this product with the above batch numbers and your child shows any sign of illness, please contact your health care professional as a precautionary measure," Dumex Singapore said on its Facebook page on Sunday.

It added that there have been no reports of any illness linked to the consumption of the product in Singapore but “given the information supplied by Fonterra, we are initiating a precautionary recall”.

This comes after reports that said Fontera’s whey products, used to make infant formula and sports drinks are contaminated with a potentially fatal bug called Clostridium botulinum, which can cause botulism or severe paralysis.

The New Zealand dairy giant announced on Saturday that up to 1,000 tonnes of infant formula, sports drinks and other products sold in China, Australia, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam and Saudi Arabia could be tainted after tests showed contamination of the bacteria in the whey protein.

Vietnam, China, and Russia have since ordered the immediate recall and halted circulation of the milk products by Fonterra.

Related stories:

Bacteria found in Fonterra dairy products
New Zealand firm accused of delaying alarm over milk safety
Fonterra apologises for China milk powder contamination

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