The producer of Ribena has issued a recall for some of its cordial drinks in the Malaysian market via an official statement on Facebook
Suntory said in the statement today that it has decided to recall some of the brand’s cordial drinks in the Malaysian market following an error during the bottling process.
"A preliminary investigation of the manufacturing process has led us to suspect that the product was exposed to air during the bottling process. This appears to cause the product in random bottles to potentially deteriorate in quality earlier than the expiry date," the company said.
Below are affected products, with their respective expiry dates, that are being recalled:
The recall involves cordial drinks under the RIBENA Concentrate brand.
Lee Hon Tong, Suntory’s regional general manager for Malaysia, Hong Kong, and Singapore told Channel NewsAsia that Suntory has ceased deliveries for all the affected drinks from its factory in Shah Alam to its distributors and trading partners.
However, the company assured that other products are not affected by this error
"Our Ready-To-Drink products such as Sparkling RIBENA, Pouch Pack, Packet Drinks, PET Bottles, and Pastilles are not affected. The range continues to be available."
For more information and updates on the recall, visit Ribena Malaysia’s Facebook page or contact their customer service team at 1800-88-6200