Monday, September 29, 2008

Heinz Recalls One Batch of Baby Food

Heinz is taking the precautionary measure of recalling one batch (270 cases of only one variety) of baby food in Hong Kong because of trace levels (1.6mg/kg) of melamine. This contrasts to levels of 2500mg/kg found in adulterated milk formula products in China. After extensive testing, all other Heinz varieties were found to be melamine free. This recall is being initiated in conjunction with the Hong Kong authorities.

The precautionary action follows new legislation in Hong Kong that sets a limit for Melamine for children under 36 months at 1mg/kg.

All other Heinz varieties were found to be free of melamine following widespread testing. Only one Heinz variety is affected with trace levels and is being recalled as a precautionary measure. This variety represents less than one percent of Heinzs baby food sales in Hong Kong. Heinz is co-operating with the Hong Kong authorities. The product details are:

  • Heinz Intelligence Many Many Vegetable Cereal with Product Bar Code: 6901642888480.

No other Heinz products are affected and Heinz wishes to assure consumers of the safety of its products.

Click here to view Heinz's detail notice

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