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TANG fruit-flavoured drink temporarily recalled

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  1. Bonjiek Dakoykoy

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    The authorities have ordered a temporary recall of Tang, a popular fruit-flavoured drink from the local market.

    The municipal inspectors have asked all outlets to remove the product from their shelves, it is learnt. The reason for the recall was not known since no official statement was available.

    Food inspectors on Friday collected samples of the product from the market for laboratory tests following suspicions about potential health risks.

    With a history spanning more than half century, the US-made drink has been in high demand since the onset of summer, said traders.

    “Municipality inspectors visited our shop on Friday evening and asked the staff to remove all Tang stocks. They didn’t clearly explain the reason but showed something on the lid, which was not clear to our staff. They said samples have been taken for laboratory tests and a final decision will be announced by Sunday,” an official of a leading supermarket told this daily last evening.

    Tang, that is available in different fruit flavours, has been extremely popular among all segments of customers, including citizens and expatriates, he said. Attractive Ramadan and summer offers on the product have been available in all leading shopping outlets. “There are many alternative products in the market but they are not as popular as Tang,” he added.

    The recall has also sparked a discussion on the social media. “Why have they decided to take the product off the shelves just before Ramadan,” read a comment. While some raised suspicions about the motive behind the recall, others appreciated the decision saying it is a precautionary measure to protect public health.

    http://thepeninsulaqatar.com/news/qatar/343677/tang-ordered-off-shelves
     
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    Maybe the reason behind is just to protect the consumers from any related health risks that Tang may contribute. The act of recalling all these products from the store is a serious issue and for sure once the lab test result comes out if this product comeout to be safe for consumers then they will sure return it available to the market.
     
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    The lab results said it's contaminated but did not elaborate about the contamination. There should have transparency here because pulling out such product from the market will wonder the public and raise the questions "Why". Whatever the reason is, it is still good to know that they are conducting random checks on products for the protection of consumers.
     
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    Most commonly, a manufacturer or authorities will initiate a voluntary recall for an unsafe product.This may occur after the authorities receives a high number of reported problems from customer after research studies or puts consumer at risk..so guys be aware anything you buy or you eat..especially check always expiration date for own safe...
     
  5. Bonjiek Dakoykoy

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    That's a kind reminder to us to always check the expiration date. I always missed this when having groceries and I ended up throwing them away. Have you tried buying some goods where expiration date is written in Arabic? In my case, I skip to buy it unless I am with someone who knows how to read numbers in Arabic. Poor me. :(
     
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    I am always very carefull when buying anything here… specially meat, fish and dairy products or sometimes when it's witten in Arabic I ask first my husband because he understand Arabic numbers and letters..
     
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    Recently Maggi Noodles in India had this kind of issue and nestle withdrew Maggi Noodles from Indian Market .
     
  8. Bonjiek Dakoykoy

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    It's good to read from the newspaper today that Tang is safe for use according to the Supreme Council of Health (SCH) and that this product received the required monitoring before entering the country.
     
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    According to todays news its safe to drink tang
     

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