New Zealand-based dairy group Fonterra says that a branded milk powder marketed in Bangladesh has been cleared for sale in the country after impendent testing found the product free from the industrial chemical melamine.
Two of the world’s leading suppliers and manufacturers of dairy goods have moved to play up their commitments in China as the legacy of the ongoing melamine scandal continues to impact on their operations.
New Zealand dairy group Fonterra is facing criticism over lethal contaminated milk powder supplied through its Chinese joint venture, but says action was delayed as it had to go through the correct procedures in China.
New Zealand farmers continue to step up milk production following a
bumper year for their exports, though the country's long-term
status as a low cost dairy producer could be under threat,
according to the US Department of Agriculture...
The New Zealand Food Safety Authority (NZFSA) has called for
further testing on two different proteins used in milk production,
just one month after claiming there was no danger in consuming
either of the products.
Australia's dairy industry will see export earnings drop by more
than 24 per cent to under A$2 billion (€1.2bn) in 2006-07 as a
result of the sharp reduction in output because of the drought,
government research predicts.
New Zealand dairy co-op Fonterra said today that it will set up a
best practice dairy farm in China to provide quality milk for
Shijiazhuang SanLu, the Chinese dairy in which it holds a 43 per