Wednesday, March 28, 2007
GSK Consumer Healthcare: Vitamin C Content in Ribena in Malaysia Is As Claimed
As promised, GSK Malaysia has made an official statement. The email is from Azariah Tahir, the statement is by her boss.
Thank you for your email and please find below as requested.
GSK MALAYSIA GIVES ASSURANCE ON VITAMIN C LEVELS IN RIBENA
As reported in the press, GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare in New Zealand (GSK-CH) has accepted charges brought by the New Zealand Commerce Commission (NZCC) and has given undertakings to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) with regards to potentially misleading advertising statements and low levels of Vitamin C in some Ribena Ready-to-Drink products manufactured for the Australia and New Zealand markets.
GSK Malaysia has conducted thorough laboratory testing of Vitamin C levels in Ribena. This testing has confirmed that Ribena in Malaysia contain the stated levels of Vitamin C, as described on product labels. GSK would like to reassure its consumers in Malaysia that the issues discussed with the ACCC and NZCC only affects certain Ribena products in Australia and New Zealand.
Ribena has been a favourite with Malaysian consumers for over 48 years (since 1959) years and we would like to reassure our consumers that thorough laboratory testing has confirmed that vitamin C levels in Malaysia are as stated on the label.
GlaxoSmithKline - a leading healthcare company worldwide – maintains stringent quality control of its products. It has an important portfolio of phamaceuticals and consumer healthcare products, including oral care, Over-The-Counter (OTC) medicines, nutritional beverages and vitamins, and is committed to improving the quality of human life allowing people to do more, feel better and live longer. For further information, visit http://www.gsk.com.my.
Managing Director, Malaysia & Singapore
GSK Consumer Healthcare