• Sri Lankan authorities ordered New Zealand-based Fonterra to withdraw milk powder
  • Authorities said testing showed traces of the toxic agricultural chemical dicyandiamide (DCD),
  • Fonterra has withdrawn to milk powder from sale, but has disputed the accuracy of the testing

It said two batches of milk powder had been removed from shops last month … But Fonterra’s chief executive said the product was clean and safe and it was contesting the Sri Lankan results and the ban.

“We are definitely fighting it, because we have clear certificates – DCD-free, stamped, when it was exported, when it was imported – all clear,” Fonterra’s chief executive Theo Spierings told Television New Zealand.