Sunday, May 27, 2018
 19 Arrested In China For Selling Expired Milk Powder  

Chinese police have arrested 19 people for repackaging and selling expired dairy products originally from New Zealand giant Fonterra Co-Operative Group Ltd. Following investigations by the police, a food company was found to have cut 276 tons of expired dairy goods into small packages to resell at cut-price rates for use in the baking industry, the Shanghai Municipal Food and Drug Administration said.


It has since emerged that several other distributors in four provinces in the country were selling the expired products via both wholesale and e-commerce platforms. The involved online stores are understood to have been shut.

 

A spokesman for Fonterra said the company supported the action taken by Chinese authorities. “We support the enforcement steps taken by Chinese officials. While we believe this is an isolated criminal incident, we are reviewing the case internally,” spokesman Phil Johnstone said in comments to news media.

 

“Food safety is our top priority and we are committed to providing safe and high quality dairy products.”


Source: Agriland
 

 


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