Customers satisfied with dairy firm’s assurance
New Zealand’s second biggest dairy processor Open Country Dairy says its overseas customers are ‘‘very calm’’ in the wake of Fonterra’s bombshell announcement about a botulism bacteria risk in its whey products, but warns it early days in the scare.
Open Country exports whole milk powder, skim milk powder and cheese to China, Asia and the Middle East. It does not make the whey protein concen-
still trate productand does not source products from Fonterra.
Open Country chairman Laurie Margrain said customers appeared satisfied with the advice from the company about the safety of its products.