Thailand P and G Denies Problem

Published online: Apr 16, 2001
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Proctor and Gamble-Thailand, a subsidiary of Proctor and Gamble, conceded that some ingredients from suppliers might include a mixture of traditional and genetically modified crops that are blended after harvesting.

However, company officials said Pringles were manufactured in only two plants that supplied the world and both met the U. S. and European regulatory requirements.

Greenpeace has been lamenting the fact some GMO material was getting into Thailand without the public's knowledge.

Frito-Lay-Thailand said its products were free of GM materials. Frito-Lay said its imported raw materials were certified non-GMO.

Despite the hubbub, P and G will launch a new Pringles paprika-flavored chip-among Europe's most popular-on the That market for three months until June 30. They will be imported from Europe. Pringles holds 24 percent of Thailand's estimated Baht 7 billion snack-food market.

In the meantime, the Ministry of Public Health said it would issue a new labeling policy to protect consumers' rights.