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Hero Group reiterates safety of baby milk products

Lenzburg, October 28, 2019: The Hero Group, which has a mission to conserve the goodness of nature, refers to the article published by foodwatch on October 24, 2019 under the headline foodwatch Laboratory tests: Suspected Carcinogenic Mineral Oil Residue in Baby Milk.

The Hero Group stresses that all its products – including its baby milk – comply with the current European health and safety standards and absolutely pose no threat to our consumers.

Furthermore, the Group has stringent internal quality values, including the safety of our consumers, which is something we do not compromise on for any reason. We are also in close contacts with our suppliers to ensure the quality of our products, especially those intended for our youngest consumers.

We therefore reiterate that our products are safe for consumption and there is no risk.

For further information, please see the press statement from the German food producers association Diätverband (in German) and the Dutch food producers association VNFKD (in Dutch).


About Hero Group
The Hero Group is an international food company focused on branded nutritional food products. The company was founded in 1886 in Lenzburg, Switzerland, where its headquarters are still located today. Hero's main core product categories of Baby & Toddler Food and Milks, Natural Spreads, and Healthy Snacks, are complemented by its activities in Gluten Free and Specialties. The Group, which lives by its mission to delight consumers by conserving the goodness of nature, boasts a global footprint and its portfolio consists of many well-known international and local brands. In 2018, the Group generated revenues of CHF1.16 billion.

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