NEW ZEALAND: Synlait owner in food-safety scare
Posted: June 30th, 2012 - 1:53pm
Source: The Press
A food-safety scare resulting in the recall of tainted milk in China has been traced to Shanghai company Bright Dairy & Food Co, which owns 51 per cent of Canterbury milk processor Synlait.
Bright Dairy had to recall milk cartons this week after detergent found its way into the company's Ubest fresh milk, say reports by The Wall Street Journal, China and other web news sites.
The detergent was being used to clean equipment, and about 300 cartons of 950-millilitre Ubest milk were affected.
The cartons have been pulled from shelves.
Synlait chief executive John Penno said Synlait had been informed of ''the issue''.
''Our only comment would be Bright has an extremely good reputation in the Chinese market. They are taking the matter very seriously and working with authorities and investigating it. We don't know more than that.''