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Friday 6th September 2013.
Michael Priestley - Editor

Michael Priestley

Inquiry into Whey Protein Contamination Launched

The official inquiry into the recent whey protein contamination incident in New Zealand on how the contamination took place is expected to start next week.

The inquiry, which will be headed by Miriam Dean CNZM QC with panel members Tony Nowell CNZM and Dr Anne Astin, will produce an initial report by Christmas.

The first part of the inquiry will look at how the potentially contaminated whey protein concentrate entered the New Zealand and international market, and how this was subsequently addressed.

However, this part of the inquiry will not be considered until the outcome of the compliance investigation and any other proceedings are completed to ensure due process, and to avoid overlapping Inquiry and investigative processes.

Parts B and C of the inquiry will look at regulatory and best practice requirements against the background of this incident in relation to the dairy industry, including the role of regulators.

The inquiry will then report back on any recommended legal, regulatory or operational changes.

The New Zealand government hopes that the inquiry will increase transparency in the country’s food industry and also restore consumer confidence in the sector.

The launch of the inquiry has been welcomed by Federated Farmers.

“It is critical this inquiry is held to the highest standard and that it remains independent, robust and comes up with meaningful recommendations,” said Willy Leferink, Federated Farmers Dairy Chairman.

“New Zealand’s reputation as a credible and trusted supplier of food both domestically and internationally, demands this if we are to move forward. It is crucial that we repair any damage to our well-deserved reputation as world leader in food safety and trade.”

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   United States

Milk Quality Professionals Gather in Texas
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A Large Number of Late Season Corn Market Factors
Daily Dairy Trading: Strong Trades Carry Butter Higher, Friday
US Set for Record Agricultural Exports
Researchers Track Antibiotic-resistant Strains of Salmonella from Farm to Fork
US Farm Bill Soon to be Finalised


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Senate Sounds Call for Greater Scrutiny on GrainCorp Takeover


Feed Price Decline Forecast
Poor Farmers in the Sahel Need Urgent Funding
Global Cost of FMD Estimated at up to $22 Billion
Digital Dermatitis: Could Foot Trimming be the Problem?


New States Recognised as Free of FMD


Minister Presents Sustainable Dairy Campaign

   New Zealand

Synlait Increases Forecast Milk Price
Inquiry into Whey Protein Contamination Launched
RMA Reform Bill Third Reading ‘A Reform Entrée’
Fonterra Complete $500 Million Development of Darfield Site
Animal Welfare Taken Seriously by the Courts
New Zealand Working with Sri Lanka to Ensure Confidence in Dairy

   United Kingdom

NOAH Films Reach to Consumers over Animal Medicines and the Food Chain
UK's Top Chefs Encouraged to Back British Farming
Whole Genome Sequencing Provides Better Understanding of TB Outbreaks
1,600 British Dairy Farmers to Become Co-owners of UK Cooperative
Muller Dairy Confirms Acquisition of Nom Dairy UK
Breeding Companies Unite


New Cattle Identification Rules Come into Force

   Cote D'Ivoire

First Joint Venture Partner Found in Africa


Dutch Agriculture to Benefit from Ukraine Trade Agreement
Dutch Study Sees No Benefit of Animal Study in GM Crop Testing


Finnish Dairy Industry Lay Out Wishes for Post-Quota Supports

   Russian Federation

OIE: Further FMD Cases Reported in Russia


Disadvantaged Area Payments Confirmed for Late September


Agriculture to Go Back into Education


FMD Blood Tests Begin for Upland Farmers


Government Announces Daily Milk Purchase of 40,000 Litres


Chinese Food Prices Rise


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