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Response to announcement of MPI charges

Response to announcement of MPI charges

Nutricia welcomes MPI’s decision to charge Fonterra following last year's devastating botulism scare that prompted numerous recalls of our Karicare infant formula product across eight countries.

“As Nutricia's world best practice testing at the time showed, the scare proved to be false. There was no botulism in the Fonterra supplied ingredient”, said Corine Tap, Nutricia ANZ Managing Director. “Our products were safe and always have been. However, Nutricia was left with no other choice but to recall the product in the interests of safety. Nutricia has never and will never compromise on safety”.

This action by MPI is a welcome step in reassuring the industry and consumers that New Zealand takes food safety very seriously and does not compromise on standards.

These courageous actions are also a vindication of the legal action Danone, the parent company of Nutricia, has currently instituted against Fonterra, and will help reassure New Zealand consumers that companies will be held to account if they do not comply with the food regulation system.

Ms Tap said Nutricia welcomes that New Zealand authorities have taken this action, which will restore confidence in the New Zealand food industry and ensure its high standards are always maintained.


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