Official: no banned HIPP baby food on BiH market

March 6, 2017 8:00 PM

hippInspectors from the inspection of the West Herzegovina Canton in cooperation with Ataco Ltd. Mostar, a subsidiary of Siroki Brijeg, found that the HIPP porridge is not in stock, nor is imported into the market of Bosnia and Herzegovina, has been confirmed from the Agency for Food Safety of BiH.

Due to increased level of arsenic, Serbia has banned the import of “HIPP Organic Instant rice flakes”, however it is not known whether this baby food is imported into the country.

The Serbian Ministry of Health announced that the product does not correspond to the conditions prescribed by the Food Safety and the Regulations. Moreover, it was decided for products to be returned to the supplier or safely destroyed through authorized organizations.

The competent inspection of two entities and district Brcko was asked by the Food Safety Agency of BiH to check whether there has been the importation of this product in BiH, and the importer of HIPP products in BiH are requested to make urgent observations.

Atacao Ltd. Mostar, which is a distributor of HIPP products for BiH informed the Agency for Food Safety in BiH that they did not import “HIPP Organic Instant porridge-rice flakes, 20g net, lot 6001791, manufacturing date: 04.05.2016., Expiration date: 30.11.2017, HIPP GmbH & Co. Export KG Austria”, nor it is distributed to customers.

(Source: klix)

 

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