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Voluntary withdrawal of two batches of CERELAC

-         CERELAC 3 CEREAL24X400G – Batch 70090291 Exp : 07/2018

-         CERELAC MIXEDFRUITS 24X400G – Batch 63580291 Exp : 06/2018

Following the finding of elevated levels of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs[1])in one lot of CERELAC which is not sold in Malta, Nestlé has decided, as a precautionary measure, to voluntarily withdraw from the trade all other products that could potentially have been affected.

In Malta, we have therefore voluntarily withdrawn from the shelves all stocks of the following 2 products:

Product description:           3 Cereals with milk

Brand: Nestlé Cerelac

Expiry date: 07-2018

Lot number: L70090291

Weight: 400g

Product description:           Mixed fruits and wheat with milk

Brand: Nestlé Cerelac

Durability date:06-2018

Lot number: L63580291

Weight: 400g

Only these 2 batches of finished products were concerned by this voluntary withdrawal.

There is no health risk for babies who had already consumed these batches of product.  We have voluntarily withdrawn these 2 products from the shelves as a precautionary measure, because Nestlé is not making any compromise regarding its high quality and safety standards.

 Consumers who have questions on the above mentioned two products may contact our Consumer Centre on 80072209 or 80074114 during office hours (0800hrs to 1700hrs between Monday to Thursday and 0800hrs to 1530hrs on Fridays) or leave a message on 23389000 after office hours so we can call them back.


Email : customercare@mt.nestle.com

FB:  Nestlé (MT)

[1] PAHs (Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons) are components commonly found in the environment and whose traces can be found in food such as vegetable oils and cereals. The common sources of PAHs in the environment are smoke from the cars and from barbecue … They can also form during food processing (drying, smoking) or cooking (grilling,roasting, frying).