By Leon Clement –
The article that appeared on the Colombo Telegraph website on 20.10.14 contained a number of false and inaccurate statements and we feel it’s important that readers know the truth.
Providing our consumers in Sri Lanka and around the world with safe and high quality dairy products is our number one priority. This means conducting close to seven million tests on our milk and products every year to ensure that they meet rigorous international, and local, food safety and quality standards.
The article refers to DCD. No traces of DCD were ever found in any Fonterra Brands Sri Lanka products and this has been confirmed by all of our testing and independent tests from international laboratories.
The article also talks about bacteria in a product that could cause botulism. However it fails to mention that this was a false alarm meaning that this was never a food safety risk to anyone, and it’s important to point out that the product in question never even entered Sri Lanka in the first place.
We take food safety seriously and as a responsible dairy food company we always put our consumers’ well-being at the heart of everything we do.
*Leon Clement –Managing Director, Fonterra Brands Sri Lanka