13 Jan 2014

Fonterra recalls cream due to E.coli risk

10:15 pm on 13 January 2014

Fonterra is recalling 8700 bottles of Anchor and Pams fresh cream due to the risk of E.coli in the products.

The recall is of all 300ml and 500ml bottles of Anchor and Pams fresh cream with a best before date of 21 January 2014 and distributed in the North Island from Northland to Turangi, including Gisborne.

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Fonterra Brands New Zealand managing director Peter McClure said on Monday night that the voluntary recall is being carried out as quality tests have shown there may be the presence of E.coli in the products.

Mr McClure says Fonterra apologises for the inconvenience and concern the recall might cause, but food safety and quality is its top priority.

Consumers are advised not to eat the product and to return it to the place of purchase for a refund.

Earlier in January, French food giant Danone announced it was terminating its supply contracts with Fonterra and taking it to the High Court over a botulism scare.

Danone is the parent company of manufacturer Nutricia, which was forced to recall infant formula including 67,000 cans in New Zealand alone, after Fonterra incorrectly warned that it could be contaminated with a potentially fatal bacteria in August 2013.