Back to Press releasesVevey, Switzerland,Sep 23, 2008
- No Nestlé products made from milk adulterated with melamine
- Chinese authorities confirm safety of Nestlé milk products
- Nestlé welcomes clarity brought by government regulation
Nestlé reaffirms that all its milk products in China and Hong Kong are absolutely safe. No Nestlé milk products in China and Hong Kong are made from milk adulterated with melamine. This is confirmed by tests carried out by independent, government-approved laboratories in China and Hong Kong. The Chinese authorities have included Nestlé in a positive list of companies the products of which are safe. Indeed, Nestlé infant formula and other dairy products continue to be available in retail outlets throughout China and Hong Kong.
Nestlé welcomes government efforts to establish clarity on safety levels for melamine in food. Clear limits greatly contribute to making the vital distinction between safe milk products and other products made from milk adulterated with melamine.
Melamine is found throughout the natural food cycle across the world in minute traces which do not represent any health risk for consumers. This is why the EU and the US have legislation setting limits for melamine in food.