Fonterra Reassures Consumers After N.Z. Fresh Cream Recall

Jan. 14 (Bloomberg) -- Fonterra Cooperative Group, the world’s biggest dairy exporter, says its food safety standards are being maintained after a recall of a batch of fresh cream distributed within New Zealand.

* About 8,700 bottles of fresh cream already distributed to

retail outlets in regions of New Zealand’s North Island are

being recalled after tests showed high levels of E.Coli

bacteria, Auckland-based co. said late yesterday. * “Consumers can rest assured on our record of supplying high

quality milk and cream into this market,” Peter McClure,

managing director of Fonterra Brands NZ told Radio New

Zealand * “Fonterra is still known for very high quality products,”

he said, adding“we moved very quickly to remove this

product from the shelf” * Fonterra in August warned that a whey protein used in baby

formula may have been tainted with a botulism-causing

bacteria during processing at a New Zealand plant; although

it was a false scare, the incident prompted product recalls

across Asia, and nations including China temporarily halted

imports of some Fonterra milk powders * Danone last week canceled its supply contract and is seeking


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