Politicians are getting involved in the controversy over the recall of contaminated Nestle baby milk in four european countries. Nestle’s Chief Executive said the company had reached an agreement with the EU and Italy’s Ministry of Health before the incident came to light to let the products expire and change the packaging system.
Peter Brabeck went on to blame Italian politics and the packaging industry for the current uproar. The comments have provoked outrage from the Italian Health minister Francesco Storace who is calling for an inquiry into the affair.
In Brussels, a spokesman for the European Commission said the milk in question did not pose a health risk.
The recall of milk from Italy, Spain, France and Portugal has cost Nestle around two-and-a-half million euros. The company’s share price has remained little changed.