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Fonterra scare: 'Sigh of relief for NZ government'

New Zealand has said that Fonterra products at the centre of a global contamination scare did not contain botulism-causing bacteria.

The scare had triggered a recall and import bans from some countries.

However, the Ministry for Primary Industries said that tests indicated the presence of a different type of bacteria that does not cause botulism.

The BBC's Jon Donnison said there would be a "sigh of relief for the New Zealand government" - but questions would remain about whether Fonterra's reputation could recover.

  • 28 Aug 2013
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