A long legal battle could ensue following French dairy giant
Danone's decision to launch legal action against Fonterra
over last year's botulism scare.
Fonterra will "vigorously defend"court action French food
giant Danone is bringing against it in the wake of the
botulism scare and says it is confident of its position.
Fonterra dropped a bombshell last week when it announced its
latest consideration on its farmgate milk price.
Fonterra has unexpectedly left its forecast milk price
unchanged at $8.30 and slashed its dividend by 22c, due to
what it describes as an ''extraordinary situation''.
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Fonterra has to lift its game in food safety and quality, and
also sustainability, chief executive Theo Spierings says.
Fonterra's innocuously worded ''Global Dairy Update'',
released on Monday, provided another shock to Fonterra
Shareholder Fund (FSF) unit holders, Milford Funds senior
analyst Brooke Bone says.
Fonterra chief executive Theo Spierings says the roll-out of
the dairy co-op's infant formula brand in China is "on track"
despite the ongoing fallout from the company's botulism
Voting is now open for the 2013 Fonterra board of directors'
elections. This year there are five candidates standing for
the board of directors.
Fonterra's southern shareholders will have an opportunity to
meet and question director candidates during a series of
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