Fonterra recalls 8,700 bottles of cream after tests show evidence of E. Coli
SYDNEY (REUTERS) - Fonterra said on Monday it was conducting a voluntary recall of bottles of cream distributed in New Zealand's North Island after tests showed evidence of E.Coli.
Fonterra said it was recalling 8,700 bottles of 300ml and 500ml bottles of Anchor and Pams fresh cream with a "best before date" of Jan 21, 2014, distributed to retail and food service outlets.
"We are sorry for the inconvenience and concern this recall might cause but food safety and quality are our top priorities,"said Mr Peter McClure, Fonterra Brands NZ Managing Director, in an emailed statement.
Fonterra recalled infant milk formula and sports drinks in several markets, including China last year after initial tests found a potentially fatal bacteria.