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Qatar allows infant milk formula back on shelves

Authorities say tests found they did not pose any proven health hazards - report

Qatar allows infant milk formula back on shelves
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Qatar authorities have allowed two popular infant milk formulas back on shelves after they were recalled when customers complained of a foul smell.

The Supreme Council of Health (SCH) said tests found Nan and Aptamil did not pose any proven health hazards, were safe for consumption and met Qatari health standards, The Peninsula Qatar reported.

SCH ordered a temporary recall of the products from the market after it received complaints from several customers of an unpleasant smell.

The tests found the smell was caused by a chemical reaction when water is added to the vitamin contents in Aptamil.

It found that for Nan, one of the additives, fish oil, was the source of the unpleasant smell, SCH said.

However, it said those ingredients did not pose any hazards to children’s health.

SCH said it has been working closely with relevant departments on food safety, especially food meant for children.

It urged the public to immediately contact authorities if they had any doubts about food quality.

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