The Munchee Lemon Puff brand of Ceylon Biscuits Limited was exempted
from the recent melamine controversy on receipt of negative results by
Ministry of Health. In sequence the product has now been removed from
the list of prohibited items.
Chairman CBL Mineka Wickramasinghe
with Director , Sales Nandana Wickramage Picture by Saliya
The Chairman CBL Mineka Wickramasinghe said that the consumers could
continue to enjoy Munchee Lemon Puff with the fullest confidence as it
is the only Lemon Puff in Sri Lanka cleared by the Ministry of Health as
He stated that the Company was taken by surprise when the Swiss
Internet report came triggering an unwarranted suspicion of melamine
contain in Lemon Puff when the company imported all the milk ingredients
only from Australia, Holland and Canada. He said that the company was
further concerned when this issue appeared to be used to tarnish its
good name locally.
However Ceylon Biscuits acting as a responsible company immediately
withdrew the products from the market based on ISO 22000(HACCP), in the
interest of consumer safety and peace of mind.
He pointed out that there were no permanent setbacks in any of their
overseas markets and that their brands have continued to increase orders
from several countries including UK, Australia, Canada, Zech Republic,
Kuwait and Maldives, which had conducted independent testings to clear
any doubts about Munchee products. Ceylon Biscuits is a reputed local
company over 40 years in existence which has recorded Sri Lanka’s name
in the international market covering 40 countries.