Health Ministry: Lab tests show Dutch Lady products safe for consumption

Noor Hisham said the ministry's Food Safety and Quality Division had investigated Dutch Lady's Curious 900gm product for one and two year olds, following a February 13 complaint in which a child suffered rashes on its neck and groin, coughing, diaorrhea and fever after consuming the product. — Reuters pic
Noor Hisham said the ministry's Food Safety and Quality Division had investigated Dutch Lady's Curious 900gm product for one and two year olds, following a February 13 complaint in which a child suffered rashes on its neck and groin, coughing, diaorrhea and fever after consuming the product. — Reuters pic

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 28 — Milk products from Dutch Lady Malaysia are safe for consumption, the Health Ministry said after receiving the results of laboratory tests today.

Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the ministry's Food Safety and Quality Division had investigated Dutch Lady's Curious 900gm product for one and two year olds, following a February 13 complaint in which a child suffered rashes on its neck and groin, coughing, diaorrhea and fever after consuming the product.

“The division has determined the manufacturing factory of the product follows a food safety guarantee programme, and analyses also revealed the product as being safe to consume,” he said in a statement on the ministry’s Facebook page.

Dutch Lady Malaysia managing director Tarang Gupta said he was pleased with the Health Ministry’s announcement, adding that it corroborated independent tests conducted by other laboratories in Malaysia and Singapore that its products meet local and international food safety standards.

“The ministry's statement supports our initial findings that there are no product quality deviations and our milk is safe to be consumed. We are also happy to share that our investigations also confirmed all Dutch Lady products sold in Malaysia are authentic,

“With 55 years of operations in Malaysia, our consumers' health and well-being remains our highest priority. We thank them for their support and continuous trust in our brand,” he said in a separate statement.

Those seeking further information on Dutch Lady products can check its website or contact the careline at 1800-88-1191 or via email at [email protected]

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