Earlier in the week, a Singaporean English Daily reported on its website that Nestle had recalled the peanut butter variant of its popular Kit Kat Chunky bars as part of a precautionary measure after the Swiss-based company had received feedback from seven customers in the UK who each found a piece of plastic in their Kit Kat Chunky bar.
The pieces of plastic apparently came from the moulds that created the Kit Kat Chunky shape. Along with the recall, Nestle also cleared the shelves off three other flavours – hazelnut, chocolate fudge, and caramel – as well as the Kit Kat Chunky Collection Giant Egg.
Nestle’s recall raised concerns from halfway across the world, with Malaysians questioning the safety of the consumption of the Kit Kat products here. However, the Ministry of Health Malaysia (MOH) today clarified that Nestle Manufacturing Malaysia does not import the four Nestle Kit Kat products reported to have traces of plastic in them.
Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said that the ministry was aware and has taken note of a recent report that four Kit Kat products from Nestle in Switzerland had traces of plastic in them. However, checks on the Food Safety Information System Malaysia (FoSIM) revealed until 26th March 2013 there were no records of the products imported into the country. Nestle Manufacturing Malaysia have also confirmed that all its Kit Kat products were produced locally.