Srinagar Authorities Declare A Batch Of Nestlé Milkmaid Unsafe


Srinagar- Authorities in Jammu and Kashmir have issued a ‘food alert’ asking consumers to stop using ‘Sweetened Condensed Partly Skimmed Milk’ (Nestlé Milkmaid).

In this regard, a notice has been issued by the Government of Jammu and Kashmir’s office of the Commissioner Food and Drugs Administration.

Commissioner Food and Drugs Administration, J&K, Shakeel-Ur-Rehman as per has informed that a sample of food article, ‘Sweetened Condensed Partly Skimmed Milk’ (Nestlé Milkmaid) was lifted by Food Safety Officer, Zone II, Srinagar from the premises of M/S ‘Daily Bazar Provisional Store, Saida Kadal, Rainawari area of Srinagar on 19 September 2022 for analysis of quality and safety parameters under Food Safety & Standards Act, 2006.

The Commissioner said that the Food Analyst, National Food Laboratory, Ghaziabad, where the said sample was analyzed has declared the sample as ‘Unsafe & Sub-Standard’.

The banned product ‘Sweetened Condensed Partly Skimmed Milk’ (Nestle Milkmaid) vide batch number 00-520451ZA is being manufactured by M/S Nestle India Limited at Ludhiana Ferozpur region of Punjab.

The product has been declared unsafe as the sample shows the total plate count above the maximum prescribed limit and the milk protein in milk solids not fat below the maximum prescribed limit.

The general public has been informed to discontinue the usage of the food product with batch or lot number 00-520451ZA.

Commissioner Food and Drugs Administration, J&K, has asked all the stakeholder in possession of this product to recall this product from the market and also inform the Designated Officers about the stock position.

Nestlé India Issues Statement

“We read about an issue pertaining to one specific batch of MILKMAID sold in Srinagar. We will meet the food authorities urgently to understand the issue and work closely to resolve the issue. Quality and safety of our products are non-negotiable and consumer safety is of utmost priority for us. We adhere to strict safety procedures, including quality checks at different stages of our manufacturing process for our products including MILKMAID so that the safe and high-quality products reach our valued consumers.” Nestle India in a statement said. (with KNT inputs)

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