Fresh contamination scare for New Zealand dairy giant
WELLINGTON (AFP) - New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra faced a new contamination scare on Tuesday with the forced recall of nearly 9,000 bottles of cream which had been tainted with E.coli bacteria.
The fresh cream had been produced for domestic consumption in the North Island.
Fonterra Brands New Zealand managing director Peter McClure said he did not want to speculate on how the contamination occurred.
But he told Radio New Zealand it was unlikely to have come in with the milk from the farms, and it was "almost impossible" the contamination could have been deliberate.