The Maldives Food and Drug Authority (MFDA) has prohibited the import, sale, and use of Ambassador brand vegetable cream.
The MFDA stated in a statement that it was brought to their attention by Europe’s Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) that a chemical had contaminated an ingredient used in the product.
According to RASFF, the ‘locus bean gum’ used in the making of vegetable cream has been tainted with a chemical known as ethylene oxide.
Following that, the MFDA requested that the usage of Ambassador brand vegetable cream be discontinued until further notice.
The MFDA also announced a ban on Mushie-branded children’s dinnerware earlier this week.