Nestlé withdraws one batch of product from Korean market

Back to Press releasesSeoul, South Korea,Oct 4, 2008

The Korea Food and Drug Administration (KFDA) have asked Nestlé to withdraw one batch of mini Kit Kat made in China from the market after their tests detected minute traces of melamine in a single batch out of 8 Nestlé confectionery items tested.

No melamine was detected in the 7 other products.

In line with Nestlé’s Corporate Business Principles, the company immediately complied with the authorities’ request, even though this product is absolutely safe by recognized international standards. South Korea has no regulations on maximum levels of melamine in food, and the conditions under which the South Korean authorities conducted their tests are unclear.