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Fonterra Chief Executive Spierings says 'sorry'

Fonterra Chief Executive Theo Spierings has apologised for the anxiety caused over the past few days by the quality issue involving three batches of potentially affected whey protein concentrate (WPC80). Mr Spierings briefed media in Auckland yesterday about why Fonterra alerted regulatory authorities, customers and the public about the product, and provided a detailed overview of what happened following its manufacture. “I understand the anxiety this issue has caused ... more

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Kiwi formula makerís sales spike in wake of crisis

A New Zealand owned infant formula manufacturer sold 26,000 tins of its formula in one day of trading as Kiwi supermarkets rushed to refill shelves left vacant by recalled product yesterday. Peak New Zealand, which manufactures and packs its products in NZ uses wet blend technology in the production process and remains unaffected by the crisis. The company’s CEO, Stephen Julian, says he sympathises with Kiwi parents who are confused about what products are safe to use and with ... more

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Formula scare: Key prepared to head to China

Prime Minister John Key says he is prepared to fly to China if he needs to in the wake of the Fonterra whey contamination scandal. Foreign Minister Murray McCully, and possibly Trade Minister Tim Groser, will visit China in a few weeks, Mr Key said today. "If it's required I would also go.'' His comments come as it emerged a ship carrying a batch of infant formula was intercepted overnight in the Tasman Sea, to make sure the product it carried did not make it onto shelves. ... more

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Infant Nutrition Council statement on Karicare recall

The Infant Nutrition Council (INC) today reassured consumers in New Zealand and Australia that infant formula companies have the safety of their products as a number one priority. On 2 August an advice was issued regarding a quality issue involving infant formula products made with an ingredient produced in New Zealand, leading to the precautionary recall of three batches of Karicare infant formula in New Zealand (see note below for specific details). INC CEO Jan Carey says, "The ... more

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Australian authorities respond to possible C. botulinum contamination

The Australian Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry and FSANZ (Food Standards Australia New Zealand) have issued a joint statement on contaminated dairy products imported from New Zealand. Food Standards Australia New Zealand is aware of the announcement by Fonterra regarding several batches of its whey protein concentrate possibly contaminated with Clostridium botulinum and subsequent recalls of two Nutricia products as a precautionary measure. Please see the following ... more

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Holland to benefit from NZ formula crisis: expert

A top Kiwi milk powder manufacturer is warning the latest infant formula crisis will see western European competitors take advantage of New Zealand’s tarnished brand, and secure contracts in our key export markets. The CEO of Peak Nutrition, Stephen Julian, says Holland and Germany are already well positioned to profit from New Zealand’s dairy issues and sign deals with some of our traditional export partners like China. Julian says Holland currently exports around eight ... more

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Fonterra confirms none of its branded consumer products are affected by Botulism recall

Fonterra today confirmed that no Fonterra-branded consumer products are affected by the quality issue announced by the Co-operative on 3 August 2013. Fonterra assured consumers in global markets including Australia, Asia, China, Latin America, New Zealand and the Middle East that none of its range of branded consumer products contains the affected whey protein concentrate (WPC80). - Full list of Fonterra’s consumer brands In addition to branded consumer products, ... more

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Fonterra adivses customers of possible WPC quality issue

Fonterra today advised eight of its customers of a quality issue involving three batches of a particular type of whey protein concentrate (WPC80) produced at a single New Zealand manufacturing site in May 2012. As a result, these customers are urgently investigating whether any of the affected product, which contains a strain of Clostridium, is in their supply chains. If need be, they will initiate consumer product recalls. There have been no reports of any illness linked to ... more

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Beef and lamb labelling change kicks in

All imported beef and lamb will now carry a label notifying Kiwi consumers of the product's country of origin. While most beef and lamb for sale in New Zealand is produced by local farmers, a very small amount comes from Australia. A change which comes into effect today means most retailers will voluntarily label any meat from across the Tasman as 'Product of Australia'. Rod Slater, head of Beef + Lamb New Zealand, said the move was instigated by meat retailers around the ... more

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Court v Conference? Irony not lost on Horticulture New Zealand

It’s a big week for Horticulture New Zealand, as it holds its national conference to celebrate industry growth on one side of Wellington while across town in the High Court it is battling against decisions which could stop the industry in its tracks. The irony of this is not lost on the 400 delegates attending the industry conference, all of them either growers or industry suppliers determined to get horticulture to its goal of becoming a $10 billion industry by 2020. ... more

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