Vietnam recalls milk infant formula contaminated with Clostridium botulinum

The Vietnam Food Administration (VFA) said on August 4 that they had received information of the presence of Clostridium Botulinum in a particular whey protein concentrate milk formula.

New Zealand’s Fonterra said that tests indicated the presence of a strain of Clostridium Botulinum in milk formula.
The products are Karicare Infant Formula Stage 1 for newborn babies with batch numbers 3169 and 3170 and expiry date June 17, 2016 and June 18, 2016; and Karicare Gold+ Follow On Formula Stage 2 for children from six months of age with batch number D3183 and expiry date December 31, 2014.

The agency has also asked importers to recall Abbott laboratories milk Similac Gain Plus Eye-Q products after news from that the baby formula may be tainted with Clostridium Botulinum. The New Zealand Embassy in Vietnam sent the announcement of the contaminated milk formula to the agency. As per the document, the Ministry for Primary Industries in New Zealand discovered Similac Gain Plus Eye-Q baby formula also tainted with Clostridium Botulinum. The powder was exported to Australia, China, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Thailand and Vietnam. Abbott representative agency in Vietnam said it has launched a recall campaign on the Similac Gain Plus Eye-Q product.

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