The management of Unilever, leading manufacturers of Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) in Nigeria and other parts of the world, has reacted to a trending online video on one of the company’s, Blue Band margarine.
In an advertorial caption: ‘Online Video: Unilever Blue Band Spread for bread disclaimer’, the company said “Our attention had been drawn to an online video on Blue band”.
“We wish to assure our customers and stakeholders that Unilever remains committed to the highest standard of manufacturing process, marketing and sales.
There are two variant of Blue Band; Blue Band Spread for bread and Blue Band Original.
“Blue Band Spread for Bread is a very delicate and sensitive low fat product. To withstand the high temperatures, harsh distribution conditions experienced locally and to the markets, we export to and to ensure it remains stable throughout its shelf life, it needs extra ingredients.
Continuing, Unilever averred that “We use emulsifiers made from vegetable oil, which helps to bind the low fat, water and other constituents together to prevent separation”.
“As a result Blue Band Spread for bread is very stable and does not easily melt at high temperatures. Emulsifiers are ingredients commonly used in the manufacture of food and confectionary.
“When using Blue band spread for bread for cooking, it will not melt like the Blue Band Original, which is ideal for baking and cooking. Hence the reason it is recommended to solely use for SPREADING.
“Unilever Nigeria products are and continue to be made to the highest quality standard that meets both local and global guidelines for our consumers’ optimal satisfaction,” the company averred.