New Zealand Prime Minister John Key said Monday that he wants a government inquiry into the Fonterra contamination scare to allay consumer fears in China, possibly with a Chinese representative. His announcement came as two other inquiries — one by Fonterra and one by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) — were formally announced to look into how 38 tons of whey protein was contaminated with a bacterium that can cause botulism…Full-text article: China Daily Aug 2013

Key points

  • On 2 August 2013, Fonterra announced that some of its infant formula and sports drinks produce were contaminated with a type of bacteria that could cause botulism.
  • On 11 August 2013, Fonterra recalled batches of milk powder in Sri Lanka due to the detection of “farm chemicals”.

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