CFTC recalls Ceres drink

The Competition and Fair Trading Commission has cautioned traders against the sale of Ceres 100% Juice which was exported to Malawi due to Patulin toxin.

Patulin is a toxin that occurs in fruits such as apples due to fungal contamination.

In a statement signed by CFTC Acting Executive Director-Apoche Itimu, the company that manufactures the product-Pioneer Foods in South Africa is recalling the product.

According to the statement, the batch been recalled is the Ceres 100% apple juice packed in the 275ml glass bottles whose bar code is *6001240222676* and has a date code of *PD 15.06.2121 / BB 15.06.2022*

Pioneer Foods have through their official distributor in the country-Cold Chain Malawi Limited-confirmed that most of the cases that were exported to Malawi (83%) have been withdrawn from the market pending proper disposal.

“In light of the above, the Commission would like to inform traders not to sell the subject products to consumers, but return them to the company’s distributor “reads part of the statement.

CFTC has since advised consumers to take necessary precaution when purchasing and consuming the product.

It has also advised consumers to return any such products to their suppliers and get a full refund


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