SOBO Unfit For Human Consumption, Causing Stomach Upsets…Recalled From Malawi Market

Sobo Orange Squash drink has been recalled from the market for reportedly being ‘unsafe’ as it has defects in its composition.

Consumers who have said the product had become “unfit for human consumption” and complained to Malawi Bureau of Standards (MBS).

The bureau boss Davlin Chokazinga confirmed about the complaints and said they running tests “to find out what went wrong.”

Some people, who have consumed the Sobo drink, said they had some 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, the new shareholders of the Sobo brand was unable to confirm reports that some of the product had already turned to alcohol.

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The company said it has withdrawn batches number 286 and 287 of the drink from the market which targets 18 000 bottles.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

24 Responses to "SOBO Unfit For Human Consumption, Causing Stomach Upsets…Recalled From Malawi Market"

  1. Mogoya Chris Kondwani   January 10, 2018 at 9:24 pm

    Eish Azungu a Mathews Chikaonda awa atiphamo ndithu,,,kaya anawatenga kuti? Ena ndi aja anamalizapo MTL….

  2. Dennis Oscar Mwalimu   January 10, 2018 at 9:39 pm

    Soon uyu mwamuikapoyo zikugwilizana bwanji ndiza sobo

  3. Herbert Mmanja   January 11, 2018 at 9:35 am

    ooh !!!! we have already consumed, mama mia, where is Malawi Bureau of standards, where is that company that used to make sweet products, like fanta? that company was in our country for years, but not even a single day did I hear it recalling its product when it has already reached the consumer, this is killing, so what is this company going to do to us that has already taken this unsafe product. my fellow citizen, have you noticed the difference between fanta of today and that fanta we used to drink in the past years, today’s tastes like you have added watér in it,

  4. Winford TZ Kayange   January 11, 2018 at 2:10 pm

    tilowera ku frozy

  5. Ivyn Carlos Chisiye   January 11, 2018 at 5:56 pm



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