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Danone Tells Russia to Retract Comment on Nondairy Fats in Milk

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Danone asked Russia’s agriculture minister to retract a statement that global dairy companies are using plant oils in milk products, becoming the latest Western company to clash with the nation’s regulators.

Nikolai Fedorov said on Nov. 28 that international dairy producers in Russia have been using nondairy fats when making their products instead of local raw milk, hurting local farmers. That statement is false, Danone’s Russian unit responded.