Marigold HL milk recall: No impact on Singapore says local manufacturer

Malaysia Milk withdrew Marigold HL milk products the market after receiving negative feedback from customers.

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The recall of Marigold HL milk products from the market will not affect consumers in Singapore, Malaysia Dairy Industries (MDI), the local manufacturer, said on Monday.

On 15 October, the Malaysian counterpart of MDI, Malaysia Milk, issued an immediate recall of its Marigold HL milk from the Malaysian market after receiving negative feedback from customers. The customers complained that the viscosity, or thickness, of the Marigold HL chocolate milk was higher than usual.

According to Today Online, the recall will have no effect on Singapore because MDI's milk products are manufactured locally.

The news agency also reported that Malaysia Milk, in a statement, said that it is also planning to withdraw other products, including Marigold HL Chocolate Milk (200ml and 1 litre), Marigold HL Plain Milk (200ml and 1 litre), Marigold HL Strawberry Milk (200ml and 1 litre), and Marigold HL Milk with Plant Sterols (1 litre).

Malaysia Milk also said that the problem with the chocolate milk product has been identified and the manufacturing team rectified it. However, the company has declined to give any further information.

The company has recalled all products expiring before Nov 7 for Peninsular Malaysia and before Nov 11 for the Sabah, Sarawak and Labuan markets, reported the news agency.

Malaysia Dairy Industries (MDI) was founded in 1963 as a joint venture between Singaporean partners and the Australian Dairy Produce Board. However, in 1969 the company became totally localised after the Singaporean partners purchased the Australian equity.