Fonterra says in talks with Danone over milk row
PARIS (AFP) - New Zealand milk cooperative Fonterra said on Wednesday that it was in talks with French food and dairy giant Danone to settle a dispute over a recall of baby milk.
In August, Danone recalled products containing milk from Fonterra in eight countries in the Asia-Pacific region because of a false alarm that the milk was infected with botulism.
In a statement on its website, Fonterra said that it was in talks with Danone "but strongly denies any legal liability to Danone in relation to the recall".
However, the purpose of the talks was to reach "a mutually acceptable commercial outcome," Fonterra said.