Operation Concord evening media update, Thursday 19 March 2015
Police have confirmed tonight that the tins of infant formula collected from members of the public over recent days have all tested negative for 1080.
“The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) would like to thank New Zealanders for their continued vigilance in checking infant and other formula products they purchase for signs of suspected tampering,” says MPI Deputy Director-General, Scott Gallacher.
“The parents who reported the suspected tampering are to be commended for immediately reporting this to Police,” he says.
“We continue to be confident that New Zealand infant and other formula is just as safe today as it was before this threat was made. People should keep using it as they always have, and to continue to be vigilant when buying infant and other formula by checking all product for tampering.
“Information on how to check for tampering is available on MPI’s leaflet at www.foodprotection.govt.nz (external link) and available in local supermarkets.
“We would like to reassure all parents and caregivers in New Zealand and overseas that everything is being done to ensure New Zealand infant formula bought from stores is safe and secure.”