Frozy is back: Malawi Bureau of Standards lifts ban on Mozambican fizzy drink

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Mozambican made fizzy drink Frozy can now be imported, distributed, and sold in Malawi as the Malawi Bureau of Standards (MBS) has lifted its ban on the drink, Malawi24 can report.

In a statement released, MBS says it has lifted the ban after the drink’s manufacturer Yaafico Industries complied with the bureau’s requirement on acid levels.

The manufacturer of the drink however is yet to address the issue of labelling and the bureau has given the company until February 20th to do so.

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Frozy’s ban has been lifted.

MBS instituted a ban on the sell, distribution and use of Frozy in November due to critical failure of the product on labelling and high levels of citric acid and benzoates. The Mozambican manufacturer of the drink was told to address the two issues before the drink could be sold on the Malawian market.

“Among the actions taken, was the obtaining of random samples of Frozy drinks from the company and from the market for running conformity assessments with regard to MS 18-Carbonated soft drinks- specification and MS 19-Labelling of prepacked foods-General Standard soft drinks specification,” says a statement from MBS.

According to the statement, following that exercise Yaafico Industries Ltd has complied and Frozy drinks are now compliant to MS 18 specifications, but remain noncompliant to MS 19 as storage conditions are not indicated and some markings are in a language not easily understandable by the Malawian user.

“Considering that the labelling shortfalls are of less risk to the consumer, the MBS hereby advises the general public that the ban, which was imposed on the sell and use of the product in Malawi, is lifted pending the manufacturer’s complete redressal of the labelling shortfalls by 20th February, 2017,” reads part of the statement from the bureau.

MBS has also said it will continue to carry out quality monitoring processes on the product under its Import Quality Monitoring Scheme (IQMS), which shall include border inspections, sample analyses and market surveillances, among others to ensure its compliance on the market.

Meanwhile the Mozambican manufacturer of the drink has appointed KU Investment as the sole importer and distributor of Frozy drinks in the country in a bid to ensure sanity.

The lifting of the ban is expected to come as a relief to many Malawians who found Frozy as a cheaper alternative to other popular drinks.

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  1. osafuna kumwa akhale. wapha angat frozzy? zomwe mumamwa inu monga zili 100 percent perfect? ngat amapeleka chiopsezo pa moyo wa muthu amulorela mantha chan? kumwa bas ofa lero safa mawa

  2. There is nothing good about any of these drinks anyway whether frozy, sobo, Fanta Coca-Cola you name it, they will just kill you slowly, the best drink is water period!…the original drink of all times

  3. welcome back my brother frozy ndisiye kumwa mwaka nbisalila kokagula ndima chita kukhipa ngati ganja kkkkkkkk ndaku nyadilani amwene tima kufilani kuno ku mpoto kkkkkkkkk

  4. Timadulitsirana ma drinkx opanga tokha amalawi tokhatokha,,,so let US injoy the cheaper drink frm de outside antil local drinkx zidzacheapy,,,nanga coco yemweu kumangomuona nzikwat kulikudula,kkkh …tieni timuonetse bs,,,welcme back Froziiiii…Amalawi sititha business, zakumwa za outsid malawi kumachita kubweretsa ‘tention’ chonch, nanga zakumwa zathu zit znapelekapo tenc kwaeni…….Kkkkh

  5. Gentlemen lets get organised. Lets stop buying this frozy drink. If we continue buying the drink then we are killing our relatives both in our villages and towns. You know what guys, the SOBO Company has many coporate social responsibilities already taking place and others lined up to assist our relatives direct or indirect. All these responsibilities needs money that comes after selling their products namely fanta, cocacola, orange squash, sprite etc. But Frozy revenues will be sent to mozambic no any benefit to achieve.

    • Palibe amene akukukakamizani kuti mudzimwa man. Palibe munthu amene amadya kapena kumwa chirichonse padziko pano. But its unfair to speak ill of other people’s favourite food or drink.

  6. Welcome back my dear frozy miss u ,mmene unachoka pakati zachitika zambiri m’bale wanga frozy ,fanta kukwera mtengo, coca cola ndi zina koma tsopano ndakunyadira kuti wabweranso ndakulandira

  7. Let’s drink lots of the Frozy rubbish until our own SOBO closes down and our kinsmen lose their jobs. That way we will be creating employment in Mozambique. After all, history tells us that Mozambique is the ancestral home to most of us. We owe them some jobs!!!

  8. Malawi unayesetsa kupanga ka chakumwa same as frozy,its was kazuza koma kalephela kudutsa pa frozy zikuonekabe kt akukondedwabe ngakhale anthu amagulitsana ngat chamba pobisa now ngat mwanena kt basi ticite naye inu mutsitse mitengo yazakumwa ku southernb boters kt mupange busines nanu muona anthu azikonda zakumalawi kwathu kuno!

  9. Gyz what u have to know is dat these imported goods r continuosly killin dometic industries despite kuti dere r cheaper than other drinks such as cocacola, Malawi’s economy will never revive anymore if this imported goods continue,, trust me Dammmm!!

  10. amene mukuti simumwa mutu wanu sumayenda bwino chonsecho mumasuta fodya aliyense apa zazïiîï munaona mapapo akafuchilira ndiutsi inu????????

  11. The cocacola company should start a product like frozy ,I know without frozy minerals last year. bottle of coke could reach k3 kwacha a bottle ,this has been happening almost every year .

  12. malawians sometimes show our dullness proudly. for heavens sake this is a foreign product which threatens home industry and survival of many malawians thru diseases and redundancies!

  13. Drink too much acid, and in few months time? BP and all its related fast killer Diseases. Malawi yakusambilani m’manja. Imwani mmene mufunila. Its your choice. Its a depopulation campaign and with your blind eyes and deaf ears, you cant see this. Never will this stuff cross my Mouth, Never!!

  14. I don’t drink this shit!! alot of countries denies to accept such kind of drinks like this and I investigated that this drinks kills a lot of pipo 4 the pipo who are saying that #frozy is 9c they don’t know anything plz love your life sakusungira winatu paja moyo

  15. Wow…..tumwere …..tusambile..na ya Chenene Folozzy Jomba….Nambo kweleko…..Hahahahahaha amati atani.Asaaa! Welcome back Dearie FROZZY…..a SOBO ma sales a DROPY tsopano…kkkkkkk

    • ma sales adropy kenako achote abale anu ntchito while kumozambique anthu akulembedwa kenako muzirira kti kumalawi kulibe zintchito boma silikutithandiza. poor malawi. mavuto athu ali mmitumu.

  16. Thats y Malawi is stll poor,how can a nation do well yet they are dealing with stuff from outside? Come here in SA samalora kugulitsa katundu wakunja thats y SA ili yochitika

  17. My true Valentine has come.. yours be my Valentine my FROZY my true LOVE..this is true love dear pipo tried to hide u Chase u out of my heart but u stil came back.. love u sooo mch FROZY.. mwaaaaaaaaxxxxx

  18. Lol. MBS just accept that you have failed to enforce the ban you imposed because Frozy was everywhere even after your ban. Stop telling us lies. The acid levels are the same. I conducted my own tests to verify your claims. Tiyeni timwe zimenezi basi. By the way SOBO will kill you for lifting the ban.

  19. Mmmmm! Amalawi sanje ndi kaduka mmafuna anyeme kaye afrozzy ine ndinkamwabe. Nanga poti munkati apezeke akumwa mummanga nde munawagwirawo muwatulutsa?

  20. BREAKING NEWS: Nkhalamba Zonse Zilandila Red Cards Monga Nkhalamba Number One KACHASU ndi azibale ako aja KALABONGO, WINE, ZERO GIN & KABANGA, Dziwani Muli M’madzi Tsono Frozy Iz Back In Action, Tipyonthe Zimenezi, Frozyyyy!!!!!

    • titukuka pokumwa frozy makampani akuchotsa anthu ntchito coz anthu tikukonda ku user zakunja? i thot we shud promote local industry which employs malawians? what do you think?

  21. Kuleka Kukabana Ma Spirit Nkumakabana Frozy? Osangonena Kut Mumafuna Mudyepo Bwanji?Mukuwaona Amene Akumwa Ma Spiritiwa Nkhope Zao? Muziganiza Mukafuna Kupanga Corruption Yanuyo

  22. Malawi is a dumping site for all the rubbish that has been denied in any country on earth,fuck sexy!Politicians are killing the future of this country in the name of democracy

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  24. MRA should revise nsonkho wa zimenezi otherwise ntchito za abale athu Ku southern bottles zikhoza kuvuta anthu mu maukwati ndi frozzy yekhayekha

  25. this country malawi it was two months ago when you were saying its bad today its good u only were trying to promote southern bottlers drinks during that summer mxiiiiiiewww