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Saturday, August 3, 2013

Taiwan did not import tainted New Zealand dairy products: FDA

Via Focus Taiwan :

" Health authorities said Saturday there is no indication that tainted dairy products from New Zealand have been imported into Taiwan, and the New Zealand government has confirmed Taiwan is not in the list of countries that the products have entered.

Three batches of whey protein powder produced by Fonterra of New Zealand, one of the world's largest dairy companies, were reportedly found to contain a strain of bacteria that causes botulism, Taiwan's Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said.

Whey protein power is used to make infant formula, the FDA said, adding that its checks of infant formula sold in Taiwan had found no sign of contamination.

The relevant authorities in New Zealand have also confirmed that Taiwan is not among the countries to which the problematic products were exported, the FDA said.

New Zealand has recalled up to 1,000 tons of dairy products domestically and in six other countries after Fonterra announced the discovery of the bacteria in some raw materials used to make infant formula, sports drinks, protein drinks and other beverages, according to foreign wire reports Saturday."

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