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Castel Recalls ‘Unsafe’ Sobo Orange Squash From Market

Castel Malawi Limited is recalling from the market Sobo Orange Squash drink after it was reported to be ‘unsafe’ as it has defects in its composition.

Meanwhile, Malawi Bureau of Standards (MBS) has taken up the matter is testing the product to find out the cause of the problem.

MBS Managing Director, Davlin Chokazinga confirmed about the complaints and said they running tests “to find out what went wrong.”

According to consumers who happened to have consumed the drink, it is producing awful smell and is causing stomach upsets.

In some cases the batch had started to show signs of fermentation – a process that converts sugar to acids, gases, or alcohol.

A privately-owned French beverage company, Castel Group, confirmed it has recalled two batches of the product for precautionary measure.

The company   said it has withdrawn batches number 286 and 287 of the drink from the market which targets 18 000 bottles.

Castel Group bought 59.48 percent stake from Carlsberg Malawi last year while Press Corporation Limited remained a minority shareholder with 39.65 percent.