Friday, August 24, 2007

Romania Danone unit recalls yoghurt in dioxin scare

BUCHAREST, Aug 22 (Reuters) - The Romanian unit of French food giant Danone (DANO.PA: Quote, Profile, Research) has recalled some batches of fruit yoghurt suspected of dioxin contamination, the company said on Wednesday.

The move followed investigations of dioxin contamination in guar gum -- an additive used as thickener in food products -- by the European Union's food safety institutions in several member states.

"The quantity of product identified as in connection with the European alert was traced and is now secured, under the control of sanitary-veterinary and food safety authorities," Danone said in a statement.

It said all its products on the market conformed with the regulations and did not present any risk to consumers.

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