28 Aug 2013

Powdered milk imports restricted by Bangladesh

6:06 am on 28 August 2013

Bangladesh has restricted imports of powdered milk, mostly from Fonterra, following a contamination scare.

Customs officials in the port city of Chittagong are holding more than 600 tonnes of powdered milk until mandatory chemical tests show the product is safe.

Officials have been instructed to hold consignments of milk at the border following a recall by Fonterra on 3 August of products over concerns they could contain a bacteria that could cause botulism.

Sri Lanka last week lifted a ban on the sale of Fonterra milk power, after two batches were recalled on claims they contained traces of the chemical DCD