Camcontrol, the quality inspection arm of the Ministry of Commerce, yesterday issued a statement advising local consumers, importers and retailers to stop the purchase and consumption of Dumex Mamil Gold Infant Milk Formula-Step 1.
According to the statement, Camcontrol will also stop all imports of the product.
The announcement came after Singaporean authorities found that a batch of the product may have been contaminated by a type of bacteria known as cronobacter sakazakii.
The official Facebook page of Dumex Singapore said they have recalled one specific batch of Mamil Gold Infant Milk Formula-Step 1 (850 grams).
“Dumex has been made aware of the possibility that the cronobacter sakazakii bacteria may have been present in two sampled tins from one specific batch of Mamil Gold Infant Formula Stage 1 850 gm (Batch No: 09117R1 Expiry: 11 Sep 2019),” Dumex Singapore said.
“As Dumex places high priority on food safety and quality, we have taken immediate precautionary steps to retrieve the specific batch from the shelves and can confirm that it has been completely removed,” it said.
“We are working very closely with the Agri-food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore to look into this matter. To date, there has not been any customer feedback on this issue,” it added.
Dumex Mamil Gold Infant Milk Formula-Step 1 is manufactured in Malaysia and imported into Cambodia by Danone Dumex, Camcontrol said.
“Camcontrol will cooperate with authorities to ban imports of Dumex Mamil Gold Infant Milk Formula-Step 1 to the Kingdom, as well as provide information to importers, wholesalers, and retailers and conduct checks in stores to find the aforementioned product and remove it from shelves,” the statement read.
In January, Camcontrol issued a similar statement, calling on local consumers, importers and retailers to stop the purchase and consumption of a different brand of infant milk powders: Lactalis. The Lactalis Group is a French manufacturers of dairy products.
Brand name: Dumex Mamil
Affected product: Dumex Mamil Gold Infant Milk Formula-Step 1
Weight: 850 grams
Batch number – 09117R1
Expiry date – September 11, 2019
Country of origin: Malaysia