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Positive step in Fonterra accepting charges

Positive step in Fonterra accepting charges


Federated Farmers is pleased to see Fonterra has accepted the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) four charges over the whey protein concentrate recall last year.

“This scare has been invaluable learning curve for Fonterra and they are making positive changes already to make sure this never happens again,” says Willy Leferink, Federated Farmers Dairy Chairperson.

“Our reputation for food quality and safety is paramount to our success on the world stage. Whilst this product recall was a false alarm it has unearthed some flaws in Fonterra’s system. By whole heartedly accepting the charges laid by MPI yesterday, Fonterra has shown they are on the front foot of this issue.

“This is not just a lesson for Fonterra, all food producers in New Zealand should take note and learn from their experience, I am sure there will be a case study coming out soon.

“Our customer’s perception of us can make or break our industry, I know I am not alone in saying we hope this never happens again,” concluded Mr Leferink.

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