Food alert: Govt asks people to stop using ‘Nestle Milkmaid’

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Authorities in Jammu and Kashmir have issued a ‘food alert’ asking consumers to stop using ‘Sweetened Condensed Partly Skimmed Milk’ (Nestle Milkmaid).

In this regard, a notice has been issued by the Government of Jammu and Kashmir’s office of the Commissioner Food and Drugs Administration.

Commissioner Food and Drugs Administration, J-K, Shakeel-Ur-Rehman has informed that a sample of food article, ‘Sweetened Condensed Partly Skimmed Milk’ (Nestle Milkmaid) was lifted by Food Safety Officer, Zone II, Srinagar from the premises of M/S ‘Daily Bazar Provisional Store, Saida Kadal, Rainawari area of Srinagar on 19 September 2022 for analysis of quality and safety parameters under Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006.

The commissioner said that the Food Analyst, National Food Laboratory, Ghaziabad, where the said sample was analyzed has declared the sample as ‘Unsafe and Sub-Standard’.

The banned product ‘Sweetened Condensed Partly Skimmed Milk’ (Nestle Milkmaid) vide batch number 00-520451ZA is being manufactured by M/S Nestle India Limited at Ludhiana Ferozpore region of Punjab.

The product has been declared unsafe as the sample shows the total plate count above the maximum prescribed limit and the milk protein in milk solids not fat below the maximum prescribed limit.

The general public has been informed to discontinue the usage of the food product with batch or lot number 00-520451ZA.

Commissioner Food and Drugs Administration, J-K, have asked all the stakeholder in possession of this product to recall this product from the market and also inform the designated officers about the stock position. (KNT)

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