No evidence that Nutradefense infant formula ‘unsafe’ in China - Hero

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No evidence that Nutradefense infant formula ‘unsafe’ in China - Hero
Food safety authorities in China have discovered no evidence that Hero Nutradefense infant formula is unsafe to consume, the product’s Switzerland-based manufacturer, Hero, has claimed.

In a statement posted on its website earlier this week, Lenzburg, Switzerland-based Hero said that neither it nor the Chinese authorities had “found any evidence that Hero’s products on the market are unsafe for consumption or not in line with the defined standards.”

The comments follow the launch of an investigation by the Shanghai Food and Drug Administration late last month after television exposé raised concerns about the safety of Netherlands-manufactured Hero Nutradefense.

The report claimed that an importer had mixed expired milk powder into imported Hero Nutradefense before changing production and expiration dates and repackaging them.

A recall of Hero Nutradefense infant formula from shelves in Shanghai stores was also ordered.

“Hero sincerely regrets the understandable worries of Chinese parents caused by the alleged misbehaviour of a sub-distributor in China,”​ said Hero in its latest statement.

“We do not tolerate any behaviour compromising the quality and safety of our products. As part of our investigation in this matter, we are exploring how to improve our monitoring of the full distribution chain.”

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