Unilever reveals it halted cornflake production in Israel over bacterial contamination

By Vince Bamford contact

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Production of Telma branded cornflakes has now resumed
Production of Telma branded cornflakes has now resumed

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Unilever’s cornflakes have been in the spotlight in Israel after testing by the company revealed a bacterial contamination.

The company halted supply of Telma brand cornflakes after routine testing found a bacterial contaminant.

Unilever has insisted the issue was spotted before any contaminated product went on shelf in stores.

As part of our stringent quality control, a routine microbiological test discovered a contaminant in a batch of our cereal’s packaging​,” said the company in a statement.

We took immediate action and stopped supply of our products. No contaminated products ever left our warehouse or could have been purchased by consumers​.”

Unilever says it has now “fully addressed​” the problem and that its factory is now running at full capacity to get the cereal back on shelf.

Related topics: Cereal & Cereal Bars, Manufacturers

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