14 Aug 2013

Samoa orders infant formula off shelves

12:49 pm on 14 August 2013

The Samoa government has ordered some infant formula off shop shelves in the wake of the Fonterra contamination scare.

Samoa's health ministry issued the recall last night, saying the two Karicare brand products are unfit for human consumption and must be removed and delivered to the ministry.

On Monday last week, the baby food manufacturer Nutricia said a recall of the brands in New Zealand was voluntary and it had no reason to believe its products are unsafe.

The New Zealand dairy company, Fonterra, revealed earlier this month 38 tonnes of its whey protein used by other manufacturers, including infant formula, was contaminated with a bacteria that can cause botulism.