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The Supreme Council of Health (SCH) in Qatar has ruled out the possibility of contamination in Tang, the powdered drink that comes in different fruit flavors.
“The Central Food Laboratory of SCH received samples of the product collected by the bodies concerned last Friday. All the stocks available in the market were checked at the entry points and huge amount of samples were collected as per directives of SCH ahead of Ramadan. The tests and analysis have shown that all the bags are safe and meet GCC specifications,” said an SCH statement as per a report in The Peninsula.
On Friday, some supermarkets in Qatar had reportedly stopped the sale of Tang as SCH had warned the possibility contamination in the product. SCH had announced in Arabic on Twitter and Facebook that samples of the drink have been taken from some hypermarkets in Qatar for the tests in their laboratory.
Though SCH did not state the reason for the tests it has been responding to the consumers concerns through social media.
Tang is now owned by North American multinational confectionery, food and beverage conglomerate Mondelez International, and is known for being very high in sugar.