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Fonterra suspends operations in Sri Lanka

Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited has today taken the precautionary step of temporarily suspending its consumer operations in Sri Lanka because of the unstable situation at the moment. Chief Executive Theo Spierings said Fonterra has two immediate priorities: protecting its people, and protecting its farmer shareholders’ assets. “The temporary suspension is the right thing to do. It is a precautionary measure to ensure our 755 people working there are safe. We ... more

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Westland Milk recalls lactoferrin

Dairy products from Westland Milk sent to China have been quarantined after concerns were raised about nitrate levels. Hokitika based dairy company Westland Milk Products said a small amount of lactoferrin powder with elevated nitrate levels had been exported to China. The product - which is a protein - had been traced and quarantined, Westland said.  The nitrate levels did not comprise a food safety risk, it said in a statement. Chief executive Rod Quin said Westland had ... more

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Latest: Fonterra places two managers on leave

Fonterra today announced that two senior managers have been placed on leave, effective immediately, as it continues its internal operational investigation into the circumstances surrounding the recent precautionary recall of whey protein concentrate. Fonterra Chief Executive, Theo Spierings, said, “We are moving quickly and establishing key facts about what has happened and, as they emerge, we are taking appropriate action.” Mr Spierings said that placing the two on ... more

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Horticulture NZ questions communication of labelling requirements for imported irradiated tomatoes

From this weekend Kiwis are going to have to get used to asking in restaurants and cafés: “do you use irradiated Australian tomatoes or capsicums?’ Approval has just been given for importers to use irradiation on Australian tomatoes and capsicums to protect New Zealand against the Queensland Fruit Fly – horticulture’s most feared pest. Horticulture New Zealand is concerned the Food Standards Australia New Zealand Code rules about irradiation ... more

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New members appointed to Fonterra WPC80 Inquiry Committee

An independent inquiry into the circumstances of quality issues with a whey protein concentrate (WPC80), announced by Fonterra’s Board early this week, is now underway. Inquiry Chairman and Fonterra Independent Director Sir Ralph Norris said the first Inquiry Committee meeting held yesterday had confirmed terms of reference for the Inquiry and noted the appointment by the Fonterra Board of a further independent member – Professor Stuart McCutcheon, Vice Chancellor of the ... more

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Fonterra confirms no affected product sent to Russia

Fonterra has confirmed that none of the potentially affected whey protein concentrate (WPC80) was supplied by Fonterra to Russia, Belarus or Kazakhstan. In addition, no Fonterra products sent to these countries used the affected whey protein concentrate as an ingredient. Fonterra is working closely with the authorities of the Customs Union of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan to reassure them of the safety of its products. This follows last week’s precautionary recall in ... more

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Nutricia: We will bring back trust

Nutricia says it's still too early to say how badly its Karicare infant formula brand has been damaged by the Fonterra botulism contamination scare. At a press conference in Auckland yesterday, managing director Corine Tap said she had listened in to calls concerned parents had been making to the Karicare information line and had been "gratified" by their comments. Last week, the company recalled all Karicare Stage 1 new baby and Stage 2 Gold+ follow on formula in the New ... more

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Call for submissions on Application to use fungal chitosan as a processing aid

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) today invited submissions on the use of chitosan as a processing aid in the production of wine, beer, cider, spirits and food grade ethanol. FSANZ Chief Executive Officer Steve McCutcheon said FSANZ had assessed the Application from the Winemakers’ Federation of Australia to include chitosan sourced from Aspergillus niger as a processing aid in the Food Standards Code. “Chitosan has a number of technical functions as a ... more

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Irradiated Australian tomatoes set to arrive in New Zealand stores

Tomatoes New Zealand today urged food retailers and the hospitality sector to label or indicate where imported irradiated Australian tomatoes are sold or served. Some of New Zealand’s retail food outlets are only days away from stocking their vegetable aisles with irradiated Australian tomatoes and capsicums, however many are unaware that they now have a responsibility to their customers to label the produce as irradiated. Tomatoes New Zealand is calling on those importing, ... more

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Fonterra welcomes New Zealand Government’s confirmation of safety of New Zealand dairy products

Fonterra today welcomed the New Zealand Government’s confirmation that the quality issue involving whey protein concentrate is confined to the products made from three batches of WPC80 and no other New Zealand dairy products are affected. Fonterra Chief Executive Theo Spierings said: “Public safety is Fonterra’s number one priority. When we informed our customers and the Ministry for Primary Industries of the quality issue, we advised them that it was limited to three ... more

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