Marigold milk in Malaysia recalled; Singapore not affected

KUALA LUMPUR • Malaysia Milk has issued a recall of its Marigold HL Milk products that come in 200ml and one-litre packages, Malaysia's The Star has reported.

The recall is limited to products with an expiry date of up till Nov 7 (for Peninsula Malaysia) and Nov 11 (for Sabah, Sarawak and Labuan).

The company cited customer feedback that suggested the viscosity of its Marigold HL chocolate milk was higher than usual. It said that while the feedback had highlighted only the chocolate milk, it was taking "proactive measures" to recall other products as well, including Marigold HL plain milk and Marigold HL strawberry milk.

Marigold HL Milk with Plant Sterols was also among the products recalled, but only its one-litre packs.

In a statement yesterday, the company said the quality of the milk had been compromised due to bacterial contamination and the issue had been rectified. "Side effects of consuming the compromised quality of milk may include mild stomach discomfort. There are no long-term side effects," it said, according to the New Straits Times.

Malaysia Milk general manager Poh Eng Lip was quoted by Bernama as saying: "We have taken proactive measures and have successfully recalled all our products from retail outlets. An additional... quality control check is in place... to ensure conformity with the highest international standards."

Malaysia Milk said it has resumed normal production at its plant and was already delivering new batches of Marigold HL Milk to retail stores, the paper reported.

Malaysia Dairy Industries, the company behind the Marigold brand, gave an assurance on Facebook that all its Marigold HL milk products sold in Singapore are produced in the country and not affected by the product recall in Malaysia.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 18, 2016, with the headline 'Marigold milk in Malaysia recalled; Singapore not affected'. Print Edition | Subscribe