Spiral MR: Thurs 24th December 2009

Ed: I stuffed up by not cataloguing this better, but, this is all I have:

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Spiral Foods is committed to the highest standards of product quality and have therefore initiated a voluntary recall of Bonsoy Soy Milk regardless of date. Testing has indicated higher than normal levels of iodine present that may result in some people feeling unwell. Iodine is a naturally occurring substance and is an essential and necessary nutrient for the body.

We are cooperating fully and closely with Health Authorities after being notified of this issue, which we take seriously. Retailers have been notified to remove all Bonsoy products. Consumers should not use this product until further notice. Any consumers concerned about their health should seek medical advice. Please take your Bonsoy to the place of purchase for a full refund.

We are hoping to have Bonsoy back on the shelves as soon as possible. We apologise to our loyal customers and ask for your patience.

And also:

What has not been reported in the media is that the adults all came from the ONE medical practice in NSW (FSANZ website). Also, we have yet to be provided with hard evidence showing that this entire group did in fact consume Bonsoy, that the evidence of Bonsoy consumption is not just anecdotal and that the consumption caused their “condition”.

And also:

Please bear with us as we investigate and get to the bottom of this issue and establish all the facts, not just the allegations.

And this:

Spiral Foods is committed to providing healthy and safe food; if you think about it, it is in our interests to do so

This was added after December 24th, but I don’t have the date.

We have now been informed that 6 of the 8 say they consumed Bonsoy, the other two simply soy milk. It could be any brand, not Bonsoy.