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Radiation-tainted milk formula not in Hong Kong - CFS

Last updated on 08-Dec-2011 at 13:58 GMT2011-12-08T13:58:27Z

Batches of radiation-contaminated Meiji milk powder have not entered the food supply chain in Hong Kong, the region’s food safety authority has confirmed.

According to an announcement by the Hong Kong Food and Environmental Hygiene Department’s Centre for Food Safety (CFS), none of the potentially contaminated batches had entered the market.

The announcement came in response to an investigation by the agency. reported earlier this week, that traces of the radioactive substance Cesium had been found in Meiji Step baby milk powder for children aged over 9 months.

Japanese manufacturer Meiji Holdings, which produces the milk powder, announced the recall of 400,000 units of the milk formula.

CFS officers met with importers and distributors in order to establish whether affected batches of the formula had been imported into Hong Kong.

Officers now been deployed to inspect retail outlets – so far none of the affected batches have been found.

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