A small number of dishonest retailers in the area of Auckland use sulphites in fresh red meat. This was said by the Ministry for Primary Industries.
The independent grocers and butcheries are being checked by the ministry against the use of the preservative. The minister says that the practice is not so common.
Fonterra is not the only one that has been affected by its botulism scare. There are a number of companies that have been affected by the same.
After knowing the same, Trade Minister Tim Groser and Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has announced at a press conference in Auckland that they have come up with a market recovery plan.
Fonterra Australia has planned to increase the price as the company is paying more to farmers. Fonterra Australia will increase price by 16 c/kg for butterfat and 40 c/kg for protein.
Recent update from Fonterra brings to notice that 38 tonnes of whey protein made at the Hautapu plant was not capable of causing botulism.
This fact was unveiled by the Ministry for Primary Industries investigation that had conducted overseas tests on the whey protein.
It was seen the plastic had entered in whey protein at its Hautapu plant in the Waikato.
During the second quarter of this year, New Zealand experienced a gain in export prices with dairy products resulting beneficial and a fall in import prices due to downfall in petroleum sale and cars.
As a result, New Zealand's terms of trade, which means a transaction between the amount of imports and exports of the country, is found to improve in this quarter.
It has been lately announced by Danone, French food giant, that its baby nutrition division's sales of third quarter would probably be poorer. The reason behind the same is the New Zealand milk powder botulism scare.
Compensation options are, reportedly, being taken into consideration by the company.
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