Fonterra said eight of its customers, who imported the tainted whey protein concentrate, which was produced at a single New Zealand manufacturing site in May 2012, are urgently investigating the potential presence of Clostridium Botulinum, a bacterium which can cause botulism, in their supply chains. The revelation, dealing a blow to New Zealands dairy industry, has led to global recalls of several hundred tons of dairy products in six countries -- China, Australia, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam and Saudi Arabia -- apart from New Zealand, the BBC reported . A Vietnamese seller bags dairy boxes at a showroom of the Vietnam Dairy Products Co (Vinamilk) in Hanoi. Photo: Reuters The dairy major did not name the eight companies that were affected. There have been no reports of any illness linked to consumption of the affected whey protein, Fonterra said in a statement. Dairy products such as fresh milk, yoghurt, cheese, spreads and UHT milk products are not affected. Botulism poisoning, usually caused by consuming food contaminated with the toxin, affects nerves, resulting in double vision, blurred vision, slurred speech and muscle weakness. Fonterra Chief Executive Theo Spierings said the company is "acting quickly" to acquire information out about potentially affected product so that it can be taken off supermarket shelves and, where it has already been purchased, can be returned. We are working closely with New Zealands regulatory authority the Ministry for Primary Industries to keep New Zealand and offshore regulators informed, he said. Fonterra said it identified a potential quality issue in March 2013, when a product tested positive for a harmless strain of Clostridium. Several tests followed the initial discovery, and on July 31, 2013 tests indicated potential presence of a poisonous strain of Clostridium. We immediately contacted our customers and the appropriate authorities, so that any potentially affected product could be removed from the marketplace, Gary Romano, managing director Fonterras New Zealand Milk Products, said in the statement.
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Many retail store managers have found themselves being badgered by their customers to carry this special type of honey, forcing them to scour the earth in search of Manuka Honey distributors to help accommodate this demand. This is partnered with a scale known as the International Units IUD. This low-grade Manuka Honey doesn't have any more healing properties than the ordinary honey that you would find in your local supermarket. In fact there have been reports of some people experiencing sensitivity to Manuka Honey that is that potent. It can also be used as an excellent alternative to sugar. There are two vital elements that are important to ones health and keep the body balanced: vitamins and minerals. That is why RDAs, or the Recommended Daily Allowance, is important to be understood and followed. Conversely, Manuka Honey with an extraordinarily high UHF rating is not desirable either.
The fat-soluble vitamins need to interact with body fat in order to be absorbed and maximized by the system. They're essential to keeping bodies in good health and disease-free. In addition to its exceptional medicinal value, Manuka Honey is also very tasty and can be used in tea, on toast, etc. When taken orally, Manuka Honey is a welcomed alternative to medicine since it tastes better, is less expensive, has no negative side effects and is more effective in most circumstances. The results of using Manuka Honey for medical purposes is far too impressive for it not to explode into a retail sensation.” “Any store that is currently selling Manuka Honey knows that it has a tendency to fly off the shelves,” says Frank Buonanotte, CEO of Honeymark International. These vitamins have transient roles in the body because an excess of these are promptly flushed out. Some Manuka Honey suppliers sell honey that has a low or questionable UHF rating which can render the honey less effective from a medicinal perspective. Instead of coughing up quick cash loans for medical emergencies or expenses, people should use the money instead to buy good vitamins and mineral supplements that could dispense going to the hospital needlessly. The human body does not by itself produce minerals so they must be sourced from external supply.
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