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Fonterra must pay France's Danone $125 mln over botulism scare

Dec 01, 2017 - 10:40 AM

(UPDATED) The huge payout comes after Danone sued over the 2013 issue, when fears about contamination in Fonterra-supplied ingredients forced global formula recalls, including Danone brands

BABY FORMULA SCARE. In this file photo, customers visit a Fonterra stall during a Baby Fair in Hong Kong on August 5, 2013. File photo by Dale de la Rey/AFP

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Nov 07, 2016 - 11:12 AM

What are the key benefits of choosing whole milk? Find out here

3 important questions to ask about your milk

Oct 13, 2016 - 7:57 PM

Take a closer look at the ingredients of your milk drink and be surprised by these findings

New Zealand warns dairy faces 'tough' outlook

Mar 09, 2016 - 7:00 PM

The New Zealand government however rules out a rescue package for dairy farmers

This photo taken on August 11, 2013 shows cows standing patiently as they are milked on a dairy farm near Cambridge in New Zealand's Waikato region, known for its fertile land and dairy industry. The farm supplies milk to Fonterra -- the world's largest dairy cooperative and New Zealand's biggest company. Fonterra accounted for 89 percent of the country's milk production -- 15.4 billion litres -- in 2011 and recorded a turnover of 15.7 billion USD last year. AFP PHOTO/William WEST / AFP / WILLIAM WEST

Fresh contamination scare for New Zealand dairy giant

Jan 14, 2014 - 8:45 AM

It was the first time in 18 years a Fonterra product had tested positive for E coli

CENTER OF CONTROVERSY. A photo taken on August 12, 2013, shows Fonterra's Hautapu dairy factory located near the rural town of Cambridge, some 150 km south of New Zealand's largest city, Auckland. AFP/William West

Danone seeks Fonterra compensation over botulism scare

Jan 09, 2014 - 12:42 PM

Danone says the scare last August which turned out to be a false alarm had harmed the company and it was launching legal action

CENTER OF CONTROVERSY. A photo taken on August 12, 2013, shows Fonterra's Hautapu dairy factory located near the rural town of Cambridge, some 150 km south of New Zealand's largest city, Auckland. AFP/William West

NZ wants answers on milk 'botulism botch-up'

Aug 29, 2013 - 2:52 PM

With New Zealand reliant on the dairy industry gov t said it was important to prevent such mistakes occurring again

CENTER OF CONTROVERSY. A photo taken on August 12, 2013, shows Fonterra's Hautapu dairy factory located near the rural town of Cambridge, some 150 km south of New Zealand's largest city, Auckland. AFP/William West

Fonterra milk scare a false alarm, says NZ

Aug 28, 2013 - 2:54 PM

A barrage of tests ordered had confirmed the contaminant was not the potentially fatal Clostridium botulinum but a milder bug called Clostridium sporogenes

DOUBLE CHECK. A woman checks a guarantee announcement on a shelf of Dumex baby formula, which uses the New Zealand dairy Fonterra as its raw material supplier, at a supermarket in Hefei, north China's Anhui province, on August 5, 2013. Photo by AFP

Fonterra executive resigns after milk scare

Aug 14, 2013 - 3:06 PM

Fonterra s managing director of NZ Milk Products Gary Romano has quit effective immediately the company said in a brief statement

Customers visit a Fonterra stall during a Baby Fair in Hong Kong on August 5, 2013. Photo by AFP / Dale de la Rey

NZ's John Key to apologize to China for milk scare

Aug 13, 2013 - 10:20 AM

John Key says the reputation of Fonterra is inextricably tied with that of New Zealand as a whole

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key, July 22, 2013. AFP File / Marty Melville

Experts: Pressures, marketing push China milk formula use

Aug 07, 2013 - 9:43 PM

In China misconceptions economic pressures and aggressive marketing brainwashes mothers drives them away from breastfeeding

Mead Johnson baby formula is pictured on shelves at a supermarket in Beijing on August 7, 2013. Photo by AFP / Wang Zhao

China fines baby formula firms for price-fixing

Aug 07, 2013 - 3:30 PM

China fines 6 mostly foreign baby formula producers a total of 108 million for price fixing

FINED. China on Wednesday fines 6 companies for price fixing. Mead Johnson baby formula is pictured on shelves at a supermarket in Beijing on August 7, 2013. Photo by AFP / Wang Zhao

Botulism scare milk powder off the shelves - Fonterra

Aug 07, 2013 - 1:48 PM

UPDATED Fonterra exec says no reported cases of children falling sick after consuming formula but acknowledged the scare had dented Fonterra NZ s reputation

PUBLIC APOLOGY. Theo Spierings (C), the CEO of New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra, arrives for a press conference in Beijing on August 5, 2013. Photo by AFP / Ed Jones

NZ struggling to complete tainted milk recall

Aug 07, 2013 - 9:35 AM

About 90 of the product which was distributed from China to Saudi Arabia has been collected; Officials combing Fonterra s records to find the rest

DOUBLE CHECK. A woman checks a guarantee announcement on a shelf of Dumex baby formula, which uses the New Zealand dairy Fonterra as its raw material supplier, at a supermarket in Hefei, north China's Anhui province, on August 5, 2013. Photo by AFP

Fonterra PH: Anchor, Anmum not contaminated

Aug 06, 2013 - 12:15 PM

The company says its dairy brands in the Philippines are safe to consume

SAFE FOR CONSUMPTION. Fonterra Philippines said that its branded consumer products in the country are not affected by the ingredient quality issue announced by the Co-operative in New Zealand. Photo by AFP / DALE DE LA REY

New Zealand takes charge of Fonterra milk scare response

Aug 06, 2013 - 8:48 AM

UPDATED NZ government says global consumers needed to regain confidence in New Zealand s dairy industry which accounts for a quarter of the country s exports

DOUBLE CHECK. A woman checks a guarantee announcement on a shelf of Dumex baby formula, which uses the New Zealand dairy Fonterra as its raw material supplier, at a supermarket in Hefei, north China's Anhui province, on August 5, 2013. Photo by AFP

Russia bans imports of Fonterra products

Aug 05, 2013 - 8:26 PM

Russia issues an import ban on the products of New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra after an alert for possible botulism causing bacteria in its products

Customers visit a Fonterra stall during a Baby Fair in Hong Kong on August 5, 2013. Photo by AFP / Dale de la Rey

Fonterra CEO sorry for milk scare, denies cover-up

Aug 05, 2013 - 2:32 PM

UPDATED New Zealand s dairy industry which accounts for 25 of the country s total exports will be particularly concerned about the damage caused to its reputation in China

Customers visit a Fonterra stall during a Baby Fair in Hong Kong on August 5, 2013. Photo by AFP / Dale de la Rey

New Zealand's Key accuses Fonterra of 'staggering' delay

Aug 05, 2013 - 10:28 AM

UPDATED John Key said it was difficult to understand why Fonterra did not act immediately when tests last year showed there were problems

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key, July 22, 2013. AFP File / Marty Melville

China stops imports of N. Zealand milk powder: NZ minister

Aug 04, 2013 - 6:50 PM

China has blocked all imports of milk powder from New Zealand after bacteria that can lead to botulism was found in some dairy products

Courtesy of Fonterra

New Zealand dairy giant issues global botulism alert

Aug 04, 2013 - 12:55 PM

Dairy giant Fonterra said 8 customers had been advised and were investigating whether any of the affected product was in their supply chains

Courtesy of Fonterra

Life and Style wRap: E-book scam, deadly dairy

Aug 03, 2013 - 5:57 PM

An e book price fixing scheme Louis Vuitton and fatal bacteria in New Zealand products

E-SCAM. Apple and 5 publishers participated in an e-book price-fixing scheme