Castel Malawi Limited has once again recalled Sobo Peach Squash from the market for allegedly being unsafe to consumers, faceofmalawi can reveal.

This has been disclosed a Press Statement published in DailyTimes Newspaper dated June 29, 2018 seen by FOM’s reporter.

According to the statement, the recall follows a decision by Malawi Bureau of Standard (MBS) to ban Tartrazine, a coloring agent present in the product.

“Castel Malawi Limited has decided to withdraw its product Sobo Peach Squash from its distribution point. We then further invite our customers to and consumers to return this product to the nearest Castel Malawi depot/factory site exchange.

“Castel Malawi Management has recently discovered that the Tartrazane, a coloring agent present in the product but not dangerous for health is banned by Malawi Bureau of Standards (MBS),” read in part the statement.

Commenting on the matter, one of the human right activists in the country Billy Mayaya has demanded an apology from the company.

“*Castel* you can’t poison consumers and simply withdraw products to feign an apology! There will be consequences!! Ignorance of the law is not an excuse!,” said Mayaya.

In January this year, the company also recalled Sobo Orange Squash for being unsafe to consumers.

The recall followed a complaint from consumers who suffered stomach upset after consuming the said products.

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