Abbott baby formulas in Qatar markets safe for consumption, confirms MOPH.
10 March 2022, 12:00 AM
31 March 2022, 12:00 AM
Infant powdered formulas produced by US-based healthcare company Abbott that are available in the local market are safe for consumption, the Ministry of Public Health said on Sunday.
Some batches of Abbott’s formula milk products (Similac Human Milk Fortifier, Elecare and Elecare JR) were recalled last month on suspicion of bacterial contamination.
MoPH announced that the laboratory results issued by the Central Food Laboratories of the Ministry confirmed the safety of all samples that were withdrawn from the local market of the infant formula milk powder products for special uses - Similac Human Milk Fortifier, Elecare, Elecare JR - produced by Abbott company, origin in the United States of America.
The Ministry had taken precautionary measures few weeks back when it received a notification from the international network of food safety officials (Infosan) regarding potentially contaminated baby milk powder products. It had withdrawn these products from the market.
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