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Saudi bans some Nescafe products after recall

Instant coffee products recalled after some jars could contain tiny shards of glass.

Saudi bans some Nescafe products after recall
COFFEE BAN: Saudis have been urged not to use 100 gram jars of Alta Rica, Alta Rica Decaff, Cap Colombie, Suraya and Espresso.

Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) has issued a ban on some Nescafe instant coffee brands after the firm said some jars could contain tiny shards of glass.

The warning, released on Saturday, urged people not to use 100 gram jars of Alta Rica, Alta Rica Decaff, Cap Colombie, Suraya and Espresso as they could have been damaged during shipment.

Nestle, the makers of Nescafe, recalled the affected coffee brands as a precautionary measure on Thursday, Arab News reports.

“The quality and safety of our products is a non-negotiable priority for our company. We sincerely apologise to our consumers and customers for any inconvenience due to the recall,” the company said in a statement made in Malaysia.

All packaging will be changed before the coffee is available again. Customers have been advised to destroy the coffee and Nestle said it would give a full refund.

The SFDA said it would coordinate with the authorities to enforce the ban on the sale and import of the coffee.

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