Nestle Ghana has taken note that consumers recently have complained about low-fat milk with an offensive smell and taste. The Food and Drug Authority (FDA) after receiving various reports from the public has taken action by assisting in recalling evaporated milk from markets.
The FDA says a total of 57,938 cans of the products have been retrieved by Nestle across the country as of January 9, 2022. The food regulatory body in a statement disclosed that several batches of the products were recalled after a “comprehensive regulatory action” and a microbial laboratory analysis of samples of the product at the factory.
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 Nestle.
The analysis also confirmed that there was no leaching of dangerous chemicals from the inner (lacquer) lining into the milk product. “This results in the denaturing of the protein leading to the coagulation of the milk. Denatured protein, however, poses no health risk. The analysis also confirmed that there was no leaching of dangerous chemicals from the inner (lacquer) lining into the milk product,” according to the statement released.
“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”.
Nestle Ghana and the FDA assures the public that it’s Industrial Support Department continues to work with Nestle to ensure that the quality defect would not recur.
Nestle Ghana and the FDA wishes to commend consumers for their alertness and to encourage them to continue reporting issues observed with any of its regulated products for the appropriate regulatory measures to be taken to ensure the health and safety of the public.
Below are some reports as shared by consumers on social media with Nestle Ghana tagged .