Surya Foods recalls Mother Africa Palm Oil because it contains illegal dye Sudan IV
Surya Foods is recalling Mother Africa Pure Red Palm Oil and Mother Africa Zomi Palm Oil because they contain the illegal dye Sudan IV, which is potentially genotoxic and carcinogenic. Sudan dyes are red dyes that are used in industrial applications and cannot be used in foods.
|Mother Africa Pure Red Palm Oil|
|Pack size||2.0 litre|
|Best before||01 April 2020|
|Mother Africa Zomi Palm Oil|
|Pack size||1.0 litre|
|Batch code||VT 171117SZ|
|Best before||01 June 2020|
The illegal dye Sudan IV is potentially genotoxic and possibly carcinogenic.
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