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Sri Lanka biscuit maker says withdrawing product to clear doubts
15 Oct, 2008 20:10:10
Oct 15, 2008 (LBO) – Ceylon Business Limited (CBL) says it is temporarily withdrawing Muchee Lemon Puff biscuits, to reassure customers, though the company does not use any Chinese milk ingredients.
"The Company categorically states that it does not use any milk powder or milk products sourced from China in the manufacture of any of their products," CBL said in a statement.

"The company confirmed that milk ingredients were sourced only from Australia, Holland and Canada."

Reports from Switzerland said yesterday that Swiss authorities had detected "trace amounts" of melamine in several Asian products including Munchee Lemon Puff.

Many top global brands have withdrawn products over melamine. Chinese dairy farmers had added melamine to milk to register a higher protein content in tests.

The full company statement is reproduced below

Ceylon Biscuits takes steps to reassure consumers regarding Munchee Lemon Puff

Ceylon Biscuits Limited today announced that as a responsible corporate they have decided to temporarily withdraw Munchee Lemon Puff from the market in the light of certain adverse news reports coming from overseas regarding their product.

The Company stated that they are taking action to eliminate all doubts regarding the product in the interest of consumers. The Company categorically states that it does not use any milk powder or milk products sourced from China in the manufacture of any of their products. The company confirmed that milk ingredients were sourced only from Australia, Holland and Canada.

The Company maintains that their products have been marketed in Sri Lanka over the last 40 years and in over 40 overseas markets and that Munchee Lemon Puff is manufactured to international standards and has obtained SLS, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 22000 (HACCP) certifications.

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