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Nestle Korea Ordered To Recall Its Gerber Baby Foods Containing Unapproved Additives

By February 15, 2017 at 5:52 am
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Korea's food and drug authorities have ordered Nestle Korea to recall its Gerber baby food which reportedly contained some unapproved additives. The industry officials released this order last Tuesday after discovering the problem.

Despite this issue, the Korean branch of this Switzerland-based global food company denied that there is a safety problem with their products. However, it looks llike the Korean mothers are showing worry and concern after the government released the order.

Some of the Gerber baby foods which have been recalled and withdrawn were 3rd Foods Herbed Vegetable, 3rd Foods Roasted Vegetable and Chicken Dinner, and the Pasta and Chicken Dinner and Puffs Strawberry Apple. These products have been recalled from the market since January as claimed by Ministry of Food and Drug Safety.

The mentioned products by Nestle Korea have been banned from sale because allegedly, they contain "natural flavors" which should not be used in the preparation of baby foods. One of the official retailers of those products just posted on its online site that the products were simply sold out.

It has been reported on Korea Times however that the recall is not at all related to product safety. The government ordered the recall due to differences in regulations on natural flavors between the United States and Korea. An official from Nestle Korea later explained the matter and said extended their apology for the inconvenience it brought to the customers.

Apart from the above-mentioned products, Korean government also ordered the company before to recall its German-made BEBA infant formula for a reason similar to the current situation. Further, several Gerber foods have been recalled from the U.S. market last March because of spoilage risks as per Fortune.

Some critics made mention that perhaps Nestle Korean failed to inspect the imported products properly when they also failed to inspect if the products meet the standards of the country. With this, the consumers asked the international companies to be considerate as this is crucial for their children.

Korea government still has to determine if Nestle Korea failed to check on these Gerber baby food imported from other country.

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