China's importers on Sunday, August 4, began to recall and seal products produced by New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra due to safety concerns over its allegedly contaminated whey protein that could cause botulism.
The recall began after the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) announced a list of four domestic companies that have imported whey products that may be contaminated with clostridium botulinum.
Fonterra said that some of its whey protein produced in May 2012 was found to be contaminated with the toxic bacteria.
Imports of milk powder from New Zealand are now banned in China.
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