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FDA: Nestlé coagulated milk products “pose no health risk”

The Food and Drugs Authority says it has carried out a comprehensive analysis of the coagulated Nestlé milk products and has concluded that they are edible

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has given its assurance to the general public that the coagulated milk products from Nestlé Ghana on sale on the market do not pose any health risk.

In a statement issued on Monday (10 January), the regulator said it has undertaken a comprehensive regulatory review to ensure that any safety risks to consumers were “immediately detected and dealt with”.

“A microbial analysis was conducted on samples taken from the manufacturing facility and complaint samples at the FDA laboratory. Results from the analysis indicated that there was no microbial contamination of samples and therefore there is no food safety issue with the said coagulated milk products from Nestlé,” said the FDA statement, signed by the Authority’s chief executive officer, Delese Darko.

“So far, the root cause analysis indicates that the skimmed milk powder (raw material) used to produce the milk complained of has poor heat stability. This results in the denaturing of the protein, leading to the coagulation of the milk.

“Denatured protein however poses no health risk,” the statement said.

Below is the full statement:

 

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