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Fonterra fined NZ$300k for WPC food safety failings

Fonterra fined NZ$300k for WPC food safety failings

By Mark ASTLEY

Fonterra has been fined NZ$300,000 (US$256k, €187k) by a New Zealand court after admitting four food safety violations relating to last year's whey protein concentrate (WPC) recall.

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...

False alarm is good news, but false positive must be investigated

False alarm is good news, but false positive must be investigated

By RJ Whitehead

The news that there was no botulism risk from Fonterra’s batches of whey will come as a huge relief to the company and consumers around world, according to New Zealand Food & Grocery Council chief executive and FoodNavigator-Asia commentator Katherine...

Botulism scare was a false alarm, reveals NZ ministry

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Botulism scare was a false alarm, reveals NZ ministry

By RJ Whitehead

New Zealand’s Ministry of Primary Industries have confirmed the scare surrounding contaminated whey protein concentrate supplied by dairy giant Fonterra was a false alarm. 

Crisis will harm New Zealand more than Fonterra

Contamination crisis

Crisis will harm New Zealand more than Fonterra

By William Hao Wei Yang

With Fonterra’s contamination crisis unlikely to die down soon, the fall-out in China is likely to have more of a lingering impact on New Zealand’s continuing trade with the country than it will on Fonterra, say industry experts.

China issues limited Fonterra ban, Russian reports rubbished

Contamination crisis

China issues limited Fonterra ban, Russian reports rubbished

By RJ Whitehead

Fonterra, the diary major at the centre of the C. botulinum scare concerning several batches of whey protein concentrate used to manufacture Nutricia’s Karicare infact formula, has confirmed that Chinese authorities have temporarily suspended the import...

Fonterra unveils NZ$100m UHT processing investment

Fonterra unveils NZ$100m UHT processing investment

By Mark Astley

Fonterra will invest more than NZ$100m ($82.4m, €62.8m) in a new ultra-high temperature (UHT) milk and cream processing plant in New Zealand in an attempt to meet growing Asian demand for heat-treated dairy products.

Fonterra reports record export figures

Fonterra reports record export figures

By Mark Astley

Fonterra, the world’s biggest exporter of dairy products, achieved a record export in the final three months of the 2011/12 season.

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