thread: Karicare possible contamination

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    BellyBelly Member

    Apr 2010
    Brisbane, Australia

    Karicare possible contamination

    There's a possible botulism contamination with Karicare follow on formula. No definite announcement for Australia yet but NZ people told to stop using Karicare and confirmed that contaminated batches were imported to Australia. On my phone so can't post link but easy to google.

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    BellyBelly Member

    Jul 2005

    Here's a news article:

    No Cookies | The Courier-Mail'

    In part:

    Danone issued a product recall in both the Chinese and New Zealand markets after notification by Fonterra that 38 tonnes of contaminated milk powder - produced in a batch at a Waikato dairy factory with a dirty pipe in May last year - has been exported to Australia, China, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Thailand and Vietnam.

    Nutricia had described its recall of two batches of Karicare Infant Formula Stage 1 and one batch of Karicare Gold Plus Follow On Formula Stage 2 as precautionary, but late on Sunday said the NZ Ministry of Primary Industry had recommended parents avoid using both products.

    "In Australia there have been no products available in market that have been identified with the Fonterra contaminated ingredient," Nutricia said in a statement.

    "However, we understand that parents and caregivers may wish to use alternative brands in the interim ... Nutricia regrets any distress and anxiety this issue may have caused families in NZ and Australia."

    In a joint statement, Australia's Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) and Food Standards Australia New Zealand said Australia received two batches of potentially contaminated whey.

    One shipment failed a test for clostridia and was not allowed to be sold for human consumption.

    "Some of this product may have been sold as stock feed and tracing of this product has commenced," DAFF said.

    The ABC reports Australian livestock feed company Maxum is one of Fonterra's customers, but that Maxum identified and contained the suspect product before it hit the feedlots.

    A second consignment was used as an ingredient in products that have been exported to New Zealand, Thailand, Malaysia and China, and the Australian government is working with these countries to trace the product.