Fonterra said its chairman, John Wilson, and chief executive,
Theo Spierings, will lead a board of directors' visit to
China next week.
Wilson said in a statement the co-operative's board had
already planned to visit China in early September to give
directors a chance to meet staff and stakeholders, and to
view progress on Fonterra's farming hub in Yutian.
The Ministry for Primary Industries said this week that
Fonterra whey product had been cleared of the
botulism-causing bacteria, contrary to earlier positive
"Now that it has been confirmed that there was no clostridium
botulinum in our whey protein concentrate, we need to address
any remaining concerns our stakeholders in China might have,"
he said in a statement.
"The feedback we have been getting is that people believe we
did the right thing in initiating the precautionary recall,
but at the same time we want to provide every assurance about
our food safety and quality systems and processes," Wilson