9 AUGUST - 16 AUGUST 2012
Hong Kong expands Japanese infant formula recall over low iodine levels
10 August 2012 – The Hong Kong Centre for Food Safety (CFS) has ordered the recall for four more Japanese-manufactured infant formula products after discovering that iodine levels in the products were too low.
Iodine is an essential nutrient which stimulates the production of thyroid hormones, which are responsible for bone formation and brain development in infants.
The CFS announcement follows an initial recall of Wakodo zero to nine months and Morianga zero to nine months powdered infant formula.
It has now been extended to include Meiji HP zero to 36 months, Morianga zero to 12 months (10x13g packets), Morianga zero to 12 months (820g tub), and Wakodo zero to nine months (10x13g packets).