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CAUTION with Lamb Brand Sultanas

Dear Clients and members of the Public

We would like to draw the attention on a delicate matter that has hit the news and social media today. Reference is being made for the public announcement made by the DOI earlier today on Lamb Brand Sultanas.

Lamb Brand is a renowned brand by C. Cini Mfg. Ltd and thanks for its ISO & HACCP implementation and Certification, it has the ability to trace all products; where they have been sold and in what quantity. Lamb Brand continuously tries to acquire the best field produce from around the world and constantly improves the sourcing system.

The General Public needs to be aware that all the products in question have been collected from all retail outlets, however some products might have already reached the consumer. Should you have in possession the Lamb Brand Sultana in picture with the Expiry date 17/11/2017 you are kindly requested to return it to the place of purchase for an exchange or refund.

Having said and done all this we would like to explain this issue in more detail and calm any consumers that might have already consumed the mentioned product.

- Ochratoxin A is a type of fungus found in raw food, levels of Ochratoxin A can increase over time if food is not stored well. High temperatures and humid conditions make way for this fungi to multiply and level to rise. The Ochratoxin A level can vary within the same batch depending on it’s storage conditions.

- The batch of Lamb Brand Sultana in question has been tested and passed all relevant certification before being imported in Malta and on arrival the local authorities had released it into the local market according to EU standards, but as explained above the Ochratoxin A level has increased by time due to high temperatures and improper storage conditions.

How does Ochratoxin A effect human health?

Ochratoxin A is a potent nephrotoxin and is reported to cause acute and chronic effects in the kidneys of all mammalian species tested. The sensitivity of different species varies, but a level of 200 μg/kg (micrograms/kg) in feed over three months is sufficient to cause acute damage to the kidneys tested on pigs and rats.


So far there are NO documented cases of acute Ochratoxin A toxicity in humans till today.

For more information about Ochratoxin one can access the site below

We would like to inform you that we have added new gifts to our existing Cook & Exchange Gift Scheme. Have a look and keep on saving your proof of purchase found on all Lamb Brand products to exchange with these useful and handy gifts!

For 500 proof of purchase we are giving out a set of 18pc porcelain set from La Mediterranea collection. Each set includes 6 lunch plates, 6 soup bowls and 6 side plates. There are different designs to choose from.

With 275 proof of purchase you get a Quttin 13pc Knife set with a wooden block.

For 250 proof of purchase you get 6 wine glasses, 3 bowls, 6 small appetizer bowls. Its great to serve small appetizers and dips when in good company.

A 7-piece glass bowls set can be yours for just 160 proof of purchase. This set consists of a large salad serving bowl and 6 smaller bowls.

Start grilling like a pro with just 150 proof of purchase! This 7-piece BBQ Apron and Utensil set is ideal for outdoor cooking. Featuring a variety of BBQ tools, this handsome set comes complete with its very own custom apron so cooking tools are always within reach. This set includes a spatula, fork, tongs, oven mitten, salt and pepper shakers. The apron comes with adjustable locking fastener and built-in storage pockets. All tools come in stainless steel with extra long solid wood handles.

For 140 proof of purchase you can get a Bow and Ribbon voucher worth Euro 10. Bow and Ribbon is situated in Naxxar and one may find a whole world of gifts, home decorations, souvenirs, party items and more.

You can exchange 130 proof of purchase for a set of 2 round glass tart dishes. One having a diameter of 32cm and another of 26cm.

For 120 proof of purchase you can get this cool 4 piece BBQ carry case ideal for the Summer months and also during the Winter Days. This black BBQ Tote bag comes with a set of 3 stainless steel utensil set: a spatula, a fork, a pair of tongs and an oven mitten. This BBQ carry case is ideal to carry around and measures 39 x 21 x 4 cm.

With 100 proof of purchase you can get a nice colourful 5 piece stainless steel knife set. This set includes a bread knife, two chef’s knives, utility knife and paring knife. This lovely set will add a splash of colour to your kitchens.

For only 100 proof of purchase you can also get a 6 piece colourful appetizer/ice-cream bowl set.

For every 75 proof of purchase you will be given a Lamb Brand voucher worth Euro 5 in Lamb Brand products.

Exchange 70 proof of purchase for these lovely set of 5 glass bowls, which come with plastic lids.

For 60 proof of purchase we are offering this colourful Trio Bowl set with wooden tray. These bowls are ideal to serve any dips, crackers or snacks. You can also choose this plastic lunch bowl, which comes with a fork and a container for dressing.

For 50 proof of purchase you get a Special Edition Tin Box containing 50 recipes and with 10 proof of purchase you can get a pack of 4 recipes to be added to your recipe box. May we remind you that in total we have 74 recipes for you to collect! 50 found in the recipe box and another six packs with four recipes each to add to your collection.

For 40 proof of purchase you will get a 100% fleecy blanket, ideal to snuggle up on the sofa to keep cosy and warm or simply keep it handy for picnics or any other outdoor activities. We have two colours to choose from red and blue.

For 35 proof of purchase you can choose this useful measuring set including measuring jug and cups.

We encourage you to keep on collecting the proof of purchase found on all Lamb Brand products to exchange with great gifts!

The proof of purchase can be redeemed at our office situated in 30, New Street Qormi and we are open from Monday to Friday between 8.30am and 1.30pm. Otherwise you can enclose your proof of purchase in an envelope, with your name, mobile number and the gift required written on, hand it over to your local store and we will deliver the gift one to two weeks after.