Milk and butter ‘soar’? Procon informs companies – 09/21/2022 – Market
The Procon-SP notified companies to offer clarifications on drinks and milk mixtures just like milk, milk and cream. According to the corporate, the merchandise are the identical because the earlier ones, and the client could also be confused.
The listing contains 11 companies which have merchandise that use whey as a substitute of milk: a milk drink that appears like milk in a carton, meals made with butter and margarine, a product to the style of butter, along with the combination of olive oil.
According to Procon-SP, suggestions from companies has already began to be despatched to the protection division and is being analyzed.
Products that appear to be originals are acknowledged on the Internet as faux, after pictures of the cabinets unfold on the Internet. Dairy-based drinks started to achieve more room in supermarkets as inflation elevated, notably as milk costs rose. Procon stated there isn’t any method to inform if the merchandise on the listing are faux.
One of the examples of merchandise on the Procon line are these from Nestlé Brasil, which began providing Nestlé milk mixes, from the Moça Pra Toda Família line, just like Moça’s conventional milk, and Moça yogurt combination, just like the unique bitter cream.
In a observe, the corporate confirmed the announcement and stated it could subject an evidence to Procon-SP. “Nestlé confirms itself as an moral firm, which meets all the necessities of the regulation in drive, together with these associated to the composition and labeling of meals, in addition to their promoting”, it stated every, by observe.
The agency ensures that the merchandise are offered in a presentation that carefully resembles the unique and that they’ll mislead the patron.
Companies introduced embrace:
- Companhia de Alimentos Ibituruna (producer of Olá UHT milk drink);
- Nestlé Brazil
- Trevo de Casa Branca Milk (maker of Aquila UHT milk drink);
- Bela Vista Dairy (producer of MeuBom UHT milk drink);
- Central Mineira Dairy Cooperative – Cemil (UHT Performance milk drink);
- Doce Mineiro (Triângulo Mineiro UHT milk drink);
- Vigor Alimentos Leco (Food based mostly on Leco Extra Creamy Butter and Margarine);
- Trade and import of Tella Barros of Cold Products and Milk (Supremo Creamy Requeijão Flavor);
- Oceânica Comércio de Alimentos (produces Crioulo Queijos Ralados Latco);
- Itambé Alimentos (which produces Itambé Grated Parmesan Cheese);
- Gran Foods Indústria e Comércio Eireli (producers of Do Chef’s Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil)
According to Procon, utilizing the identical packaging as the unique could cause issues. In some instances, the products earlier than 30% cheaper price, are positioned on the cabinets subsequent to the unique ones, in the identical package deal, the client believes that they’re shopping for a merchandise of the identical high quality and composition.
“Procon-SP is worried with the growing provide of merchandise which might be just like conventional ones and introduced to the general public in very comparable packages, which might mislead the patron, it leads him to suppose that he’s shopping for and consuming one other product”, says Procon , by observe.
The company additionally states that clear, correct and truthful data is among the elementary rights supplied by the Consumer Protection Code.
According to Procon, Nestlé has till Monday (26) to make a press release. The firm should current the traits of every product and point out the dietary variations and particular person indications for the diet of every product. In addition, the producer should current paperwork comparable to reviews, promoting supplies and product bulletins.
In July, after a search by the Leaves, Nestlé stated that comparable merchandise are completely different from the issue. “Nestlé goals to proceed renewing the portfolio and innovation, with options that provide prime quality merchandise to customers at extra inexpensive costs, particularly within the context of excessive inflation .”
“The firm should present the dietary tables of every product, and the odds of every meals and the packaging (pattern) of every presentation kind (field and labels) as it’s out there to the client”, it says Procon.
The firm should additionally current paperwork associated to the authorization of the advertising and marketing of the merchandise with the competent authorities and present the standard exams carried out, exhibiting the tactic of administration, manufacturing and specified occasions.
Searching, Argenzio (firm that sells the Aquila milk drink) says that it has submitted the reasons to Procon and that it meets all of the requirements and procedures for advertising and marketing the product. “We inform you that the product has been manufactured for greater than 10 years, and it isn’t a brand new product available on the market. We guarantee you that it isn’t an analogous product, it’s discovered within the assortment”, he stated in a press release.
The report contacted the companies Ibituruna, Cemil, Doce Mineiro, Tella Barros, Itambé, Gran Food Alimentos and Vigor, however there was no response till the publication of this text.
The report was unable to contact Laticínios Bela Vista.