German state laboratories find mineral oil in baby milk

Official inspections in Germany have found contaminations of harmful mineral oils in baby milk products from Nestlé, Rossmann, Novalac and Humana. foodwatch calls on the companies to immediately withdraw the contaminated milk powder from the market and issue a warning to parents and carers.

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