Wednesday, 11th March, 2015
Infant milk formula exporters are condemning the action by the protestor who has threatened infant formula products from New Zealand.
As a sector we are confident of the robustness in our processes and the security of our plants.
New Zealand and International consumers should also be confident.
Unfortunately this is the action of a protestor who is prepared to play politics and put at risk New Zealand’s reputation and the livelihood of a large number of New Zealanders.
The Chamber works on behalf of business to ensure their voice is heard. The following links summarise our activity in the media in relation to this issue so far:
- TVNZ - Q&A Why weren’t all suppliers informed?
- TVNZ - ‘A void of communication’
- NBR - Communication gap between MPI and the exporters
- NZ Herald - Formula heading to China without '1080-free' certificate
- TV3 - Exporters not told of the 1080 threat
- TV3 - MPI aware of possible exporting issues
- NZ Herald – Exports face China Test for poison
- NZ Herald - Producers most concerned at risk of damage to Kiwi reputation
- TVNZ - Social media key to mitigate fallout from milk powder poison threat
- TVNZ – Milk Powder shipment block china border due to 1080 threat
- TVNZ – 1080 threat: 1.5m worth of NZ infant Formula held at Shanghai port
- TVNZ – Reaction swift and serious after baby formula threat
- NBR – Kiwi panics eco terrorism threat 1080 saga hits international headlines
- Stuff – Poison threat seen denting NZ confidence
- Radio NZ - International 1080 response low-key
For more information contact Michael Barnett, mobile: 0275 631 150.
Michael Barnett is chairman of the New Zealand Infant Formula Exporters Association and CEO of the Auckland Chamber of Commerce.
Auckland Chamber of Commerce provides services to the New Zealand Infant Formula Exporters Association.