Westland Milk Products says there is no evidence that the safety of its products has been compromised by a threat to contaminate infant formula with sodium monofluoroacetate (1080).
CEO Rod Quin says, “We are very confident that our products are secure while within our manufacturing and distribution systems.”
“It is important to note that this situation has not arisen as a result of any deficiency of New Zealand’s world-class food quality systems,” Quin says. “This is a criminal threat and is being treated as such.
Quin notes that the investigation into the criminal threat is being led by the New Zealand Police supported by a raft of government and industry agencies. “We are doing everything we can to support this investigation and protect consumers.”
More New Zealand government information is available at:www.foodprotection.govt.nz