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Westland Milk Products tests clear for clostridium

Westland Milk Products tests clear for clostridium

Westland Milk Products confirmed today that it has not used any of the whey protein concentrate from Fonterra that has tested positive for clostridium bacteria.

Chief Executive Rod Quin says that Westland’s nutritional formulations use whey protein ingredients purchased from local and international suppliers, but these have not included any affected Fonterra whey protein concentrate.

“We test all the ingredients we buy in and all have returned “not detected” results for clostridium in the last 12 months. Testing of our own products and processes, including whey concentrate, has also returned negative results.”

Mr Quin says food safety is a priority for Westland and the company has an extensive and very strict protocol for avoiding contamination of milk, from the farm to the end product. Quality tests occur at all stages and are fully traceable through the process.

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