Food Processing

Plastic May have resulted in Botulism scare: Fonterra

 FonterraRecent 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.

New Zealand Experiences Improved Term of trade

New Zealand Experiences Improved Term of tradeDuring 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.

Danone Expects Lower Q3 Sales Due to NZ Botulism Scare

Danone Expects Lower Q3 Sales Due to NZ Botulism ScareIt 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.

NZ Manuka Honey Industry Faces Trouble Now

NZ Honey Industry Faces Trouble NowHoney Industry in New Zealand is facing crisis now as British Food Standards Agency has issues warning about manuka honey imported from New Zealand. The honey industry in New Zealand registers revenue of nearly $120 million per year.
 

Sri Lankan Court Lifts Ban on Fonterra Products

Sri Lankan Court Lifts Ban on Fonterra ProductsAccording to the revelations of a new report, an outlaw on Sri Lankan Fonterra milk products has been removed.

Not only the sale and distribution, but the advertising of the products had also been banned in the country. A court in Sri Lanka had imposed the temporary ban of 14 days since traces of a nitrate inhibitor had been reported in the products.

Govt Appoints Miriam Dean to Chair Fonterra’s Inquiry

Govt Appoints Miriam Dean to Chair Fonterra’s InquiryIt was during the last month that Fonterra, global dairy giant, said they have found a bacterium in one of the ingredients that causes botulism.

The announcement led to a series of action, like recall and trading partners have blocked the products. The government is going to carry out an investigation into the case.

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