The Straits Times
Published on Sep 20, 2012

Chinese brand recalls cheese product for babies


SHANGHAI (REUTERS) - China's Bright Dairy & Food Co Ltd has been ordered by the Shanghai government to recall a cheese product for babies as it includes an additive banned for years, a Shanghai government newspaper said on Thursday.

The additive is not allowed for babies as it is a newly extracted compound that may have unknown effects on infants, the report added.

The Shanghai Daily said the dairy firm will face penalties for changing its formula without authorisation and that all supermarkets and convenience stores in the city have been told to remove the cheese product from their shelves.

This is Bright Dairy's second scandal in a fortnight after it had to recall batches of sour milk last week. Its shares were trading down 0.5 per cent, and have lost 9 per cent since the sour milk recall.