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Swedish Company Halts Use Of ITX After Nestle Recall

Publicerat torsdag 24 november 2005 kl 10.36

Swedish packaging company Tetra Pak has said it’s to stop using the chemical ITX in its milk and juice cartons after Nestle this week recalled a type of baby milk feared to have been contaminated with the substance.

The decision follows Swiss-based Nestle’s withdrawal on Tuesday of a type of baby milk from sale in France, Italy, Portugal and Spain following fears about chemical contamination from the packaging.

The ITX chemical had been used in ink printed on packages and Tetra Pak has now switched to printing processes using non UV inks.

”As soon as authorities identified the presence of ITX in infant milk, Tetra Pak, together with infant formula maunfacturers, took immediate action and switched to printing processes using non UV inks,” the Swedish company said in a statement.

The European Commission meanwhile said on Wednesday that the European Food Safety Agency had deemed that the baby milk withdrawn by Nestle posed ”no immediate health risk at the levels (of the chemical) reported and it is not likely to harm genetic cells”.

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