SOBO drink ‘unsafe’, recalled from Malawi market

Sobo Orange Squash drink has been recalled from the market for reportedly being ‘unsafe’ as it has defects in its composition.

Sobo drink

Consumers who have said the product had become “unfit for human consumption” and complained to Malawi Bureau of Standards (MBS).

The bureau boss Davlin Chokazinga confirmed about the complaints and said they running tests “to find out what went wrong.”

Some people, who have consumed the Sobo drink, said they had some stomach upsets.

In some cases the batch had started to show signs of fermentation – a process that converts sugar to acids, gases, or alcohol.

A privately-owned French beverage company, Castel Group, the new shareholders of the Sobo brand was unable to confirm reports that some of the product had already turned to alcohol.

But the company confirmed it has recalled two batches of the product for precautionary measure.

The company   said it has withdrawn batches number 286 and 287 of the drink from the market which targets 18 000 bottles.

Castel Group bought 59.48 percent stake from Carlsberg Malawi last year while Press Corporation Limited remained a minority shareholder with 39.65 percent.

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These Castel want to kill Malawians. MBS should revoke their licence and depot them

Njala Mchiuno

Blame it on DPP. Chipani chaumve. Doesn’t care about who does what. No regard for public safety.

Fortunately like area 18 residents who drank poo last year, sobo is also largely a commodity for the middle income earner. It is up to you the consumer to do something about this messy and very corrupt party.

Paul Bota

I bought SOBO pineapple yesterday but I noticed that it was very much diluted as compared to the one I normally drink and I was wondering what has gone wrong with it.I think this new company will kill us


All drinks by this new company taste terrible

Bristone Mabichi

Quite a lot of changes were made on drinks when the company changed hands. These so called investors whom you bring into this country, do we really know them and their profile from their countries. We are bringing in crooks who are here to make money at the expense of our health. Why this rot now? Your guess is as good as mine. Thanks.

Frozy Ndi dhilu

Ntchito kulimbana ndi Frozy basi!!!!!! What is this shit we are consuming??????????????????????????????????Muyezo umene mumayeza nawo anzanu ndiumenewo!!!!! Sort yourself out before pin pointing others.


My Kids complained that the Sobo was not tasting as Sobo and had to be thrown away

J.t. banda

Last week i bought 9 sobo 2l bottles pineapple from chipiku plus ginnery corner How do i know these bottles are within batches 286 and 287 which have been withdrawn. And what can i do and where can i gowith these bottles. Authorities or anyone plse advise me.

Public Health Advisorka
Public Health Advisorka

Check on the label or where there are details in terms of manufacture and expiration date . Batch number of the product is indicated along such details.

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