See also:
12.04.2010 - Africa's mobile money venture in patenting legal action
25.03.2010 - SAs business eyeing oil in Uganda
25.03.2010 - Banks cut prime rates
17.03.2010 - Sweden to help SA develop clean energy
17.03.2010 - SA bank sign deal to access fingerprint data
08.03.2010 - SA opposition demands probe into Zuma
04.03.2010 - Britain no yet convinced to lift Zim sanctions
03.03.2010 - More black-outs for SA after World Cup











buy from China
South Africa | Tanzania
Economy - Development | Health | Agriculture - Nutrition | Society

Milk products in Tanzania declared safe

afrol News, 1 December - The Nestle company in Tanzania has clarified reports that some of its dairy products are contaminated with melamine.

According to a statement issued by the company representatives in Tanzania, products in the country are safe and of high quality, though it confirmed that some products from South Africa have been found to have melamine traces.

The statement came after the Tanzania Food and Drugs Authority had banned imports of Nestle products of Lactogen I and NIDO I made in South Africa.

"We would wish to assure consumers of Nestle products across Tanzania that all Nestle diary products sold in Tanzania are absolutely safe for consumption. No Nestle product is made from milk adulterated with melamine," said the statement issue by Rasul Faiz, the Company's Business Development Manager in the country.

Mr Faiz said in the statement that his company in South Africa had maintained constant communication with the Department of Health in Kwazulu Natal and tests that were done to the doubtful batches tested positive in a number of samples of cattle feed hence the presence of melamine in the milk.

"Consequently, Castle Company has also taken steps to ensure that the cattle feed by its South African producers is melamine free," reads the statement further.

Last Saturday, TFDA announced a temporary ban on the importation of milk products namely Lactogen 1 with batch number 82050179LI of 23 July, and NIDO 1 with batch number 81790181SO2EIM of 17 June and that its registration had also been temporarily stopped pending investigations.

The TFDA Acting Director General, Charys Ugullum said following reports obtained from the Health Department of Kwazulu Natal Province in South Africa, the Authority was now conducting search exercises to all entry and selling points in the country to make sure the products were not reaching consumers.

A statement said Tanzania is one of the leading importers of various products from South Africa and the country has invested substantially in the country by opening big supermarkets.

Ms Ugullum urged Tanzanians to be careful in verifying batch numbers at the bottom of the tins before buying the products while the Authority continued with investigations to detect the deadly chemical that is already believed to be on the shelves in the country.

Some reports have howver suggested that the contaminated milk was smuggled into Tanzania and sold at cheaper prices as compared to normal prices.


- Create an e-mail alert for South Africa news
- Create an e-mail alert for Tanzania news
- Create an e-mail alert for Economy - Development news
- Create an e-mail alert for Health news
- Create an e-mail alert for Agriculture - Nutrition news
- Create an e-mail alert for Society news


 
    Printable version


On the Afrol News front page now

Rwanda
Rwanda succeeds including citizens in formal financial sector

afrol News - It is called "financial inclusion", and it is a key government policy in Rwanda. The goal is that, by 2020, 90 percent of the population is to have and actively use bank accounts. And in only four years, financial inclusion has doubled in Rwanda.
South Sudan | Sudan
Famine warning: "South Sudan is imploding"

afrol News - The UN's humanitarian agencies now warn about a devastating famine in Sudan and especially in South Sudan, where the situation is said to be "imploding". Relief officials are appealing to donors to urgently fund life-saving activities in the two countries.
Guinea
Panic in West Africa after Ebola outbreak in Guinea

afrol News - Fear is spreading all over West Africa after the health ministry in Guinea confirmed the first Ebola outbreak in this part of Africa. According to official numbers, at least 86 are infected and 59 are dead as a result of this very contagious disease.
Ethiopia
Ethiopia tightens its already strict anti-gay laws

afrol News - It is already a crime being homosexual in Ethiopia, but parliament is now making sure the anti-gay laws will be applied in practical life. No pardoning of gays will be allowed in future, but activist fear this only is a signal of further repression being prepared.
Ethiopia
Ethiopia plans Africa's biggest dam

afrol News / Africa Renewal - Ethiopia's ambitious plan to build a US$ 4.2 billion dam in the Benishangul-Gumuz region, 40 km from its border with Sudan, is expected to provide 6,000 megawatts of electricity, enough for its population plus some excess it can sell to neighbouring countries.



front page | news | countries | archive | currencies | news alerts login | about afrol News | contact | advertise | español 

©  afrol News. Reproducing or buying afrol News' articles.

   You can contact us at mail@afrol.com