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Soy-based infant formula recalled in Israel

18 November 2003

Soy-based infant formula recalled in Israel

The New Zealand Food Safety Authority is assuring people that Remedia brands of kosher infant formula sold in Israel, and subject to a recall there, are not sold in New Zealand. However, it advises that those who have bought the products overseas or personally imported them should not use products.

Parents are being advised about a kosher infant formula feed that has been recalled in Israel following the death of three babies.

The soya-based milk substitute, called Tzimchit Super Formula, is manufactured in Germany and sold by Remedia in Israel. It has been recalled following the deaths of three babies. Although it is not exported to New Zealand by the parent company, it is possible a specialist importer might have sold it here, or parents could have brought supplies back after visiting Israel, or purchased the product via the Internet or mail order.

The product has been found to be possibly lacking in vitamin B1 at the levels that are normally required in infant formula. Vitamin B1 is an essential dietary requirement for babies' growth and development.

Parents who have been feeding their baby with one of these products should stop immediately and contact their doctor. Treatment can be given for vitamin B1 deficiency. Health professionals can also provide information about alternative ways of feeding babies and alternative kosher products that are available.

Two Remedia products, Tzimchit Super Formula and Junior Tzimchit Super Formula, have been recalled. Both are soya-based and come in 400g or 800g tins in green, blue and white colours, with a plastic green lid. The label, which is in Hebrew, features a cartoon picture of a chick.

Other kosher infant formula brands are not affected.


This statement is made under section 37 of the Food Act 1981 by the Director (Dairy and Plant Products), NZFSA under delegated authority. It is protected by qualified privilege

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