Bonsoy soy milk, which was recently recalled in NZ after reported health problems, is allowed back in our shops, but without the seaweed content.
Bonsoy, the soy-based drink banned because of high iodine levels, has been readmitted to the New Zealand and Australian market by Food Standards Australia New Zealand. The reversal has come after Bonsoy’s producers reformulated the product.
Now without its original kombu seaweed content, Bonsoy has met the iodine limits of FSANZ. It was withdrawn from sale late in 2009 after it had been linked to thyroid problems in 38 recorded cases.
FSANZ claims to be conducting further investigations into other foods contained seaweed ingredients in a effort to prevent similar health problems in the future.