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KUCHING: Ribena cordials have been taken off shelves in Malaysia over what the Japanese manufacturer, Suntory Beverage and Food, said was over concerns they may expire prematurely due to possible exposure to air during manufacturing.
The Japanese firm has also issued a warning urging consumers not to consume any Ribena products that smelt and taste differently or the colour not normal.
“As an internal precautionary measure, we have made a voluntary decision to withdraw specific batches of Ribena Concentrate products of all pack sizes from warehouse, distributors and retailers effective August 12, 2017 in order not to compromise the product quality,” the firm said in a statement yesterday.
Affected Ribena variants include blackcurrant regular, blackcurrant and glucose, blackcurrant and blueberry, blackcurrant and strawberry, and blackcurrant and apple.
Suntory said manufacturing of the Ribena concentrates is also suspended pending the outcome of their investigation. – dayakdaily.com