Abbott Destroys Imported Milk in Vietnam

VOV | Fri, Sep 13, 2013 02:08:00 PM Share this on

Abbott Nutrition Vietnam announced it has destroyed all batches of imported milk for children suspected of containing the Clostridium Botulinum germ that may cause muscle paralysis.

In early August the company recalled a number of Similac Gain Plus Eye – Q batches imported into Vietnam from New Zealand for fear these batches may contain Clostridium Botulinum.

After careful examinations, the New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries confirmed these products remain safe with children.

The Vietnam Food Administration also revoked requests for milk recalls and allowed the company to circulate this kind of milk to customers.

However, Abbott Nutrition Vietnam destroyed all the recalled batches for safety reasons, using environmentally friendly technologies.

In a report to the Vietnam Food Administration, the Vietnam-based Abbott office said the company had completed the culling of the recalled batches under the close supervision of relevant agencies.

Meanwhile, Danone Vietnam – the sole importer and distributor of another milk brand Dumex – has committed to destroying a batch of Dumex Gold for children aged 6 to 12 months, suspected of containing Clostridium Botulinum.

The batch is being stored at Song Than II Industrial Park in Binh Duong province.

The company is working with insurance agencies on necessary procedures for the culling scheduled to be completed before December 31.

Source: VOV