Chinese consumers are unhappy about the contamination and many say that they have lost faith in imported milk products
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Fonterra apology for milk contamination

New Zealand's main dairy exporter, Fonterra, has apologised for the recall for thousands of its products after finding a strain of bacteria causing botulism.

New Zealand's biggest dairy exporter Fonterra has apologised for the distress caused because of a scare over contaminated products.

It emerged on Saturday that batches of whey protein contained bacteria that can cause botulism, resulting in a major recall of products from several countries.

Fonterra boss Theo Spierings made the apology in Beijing because China is the company's biggest export market.

Martin Patience reports.

  • 05 Aug
  • From the section World