Clostridium Botulinum

NZ to improve dairy traceability after Fonterra scare

NZ to improve dairy traceability after Fonterra scare

By Mark ASTLEY

In the wake of last year’s Fonterra whey protein concentrate (WPC) incident, the New Zealand government has established a working group designed to improve traceability in the country’s dairy sector.

Danone to sue Fonterra over WPC botulism recalls

Danone to sue Fonterra over WPC botulism recalls

By Mark ASTLEY

Danone has terminated its existing supply contract with Fonterra and plans to sue the dairy exporter over the whey protein concentrate (WPC) Clostridium botulinum contamination scare that led to product recalls across Asia, Australasia and the Middle...

In response to the Fonterra botulism alert, Danone-owned Nutricia ANZ recalled around 67,000 units of its Karicare infant nutrition products. While its Dumex business pulled products from shelves in seven countries.

Danone seeking €200m damages from Fonterra over WPC recalls

By Mark ASTLEY

Danone has confirmed that it is seeking around €200m ($270m) in compensation from Fonterra to cover the costs associated with the infant formula product recalls it ordered in response to the New Zealand-based dairy exporter's recent whey protein...

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AgResearch 'recommended further testing' of recalled Fonterra WPC

By Mark ASTLEY

New Zealand research organisation AgResearch has moved to distance itself from Fonterra's decision to recall three batches of whey protein concentrate (WPC), rubbishing claims that it "confirmed the presence" of Clostridium botulinum in...

Fonterra suspends senior managers over WPC botulism scare

Fonterra suspends senior managers over WPC botulism scare

By Mark ASTLEY

Fonterra has placed two senior managers “on leave” in the midst of an internal investigation into the circumstances surrounding the recent Clostridium botulinum whey protein concentrate (WPC) contamination scare.

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