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. Related Stories
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Vitamins also have two groups: the fat-soluble ones like Vitamins A, D, E, and K; and, the water-soluble ones such as Vitamins C, B-riboflavin, and Niacin among others. Conversely, Manuka Honey with an extraordinarily high UHF rating is not desirable either. 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. In fact there have been reports of some people experiencing sensitivity to Manuka Honey that is that potent. In this regard, it is important to examine what vitamins and minerals to take and increase ones functional knowledge on how to maximize their use to the body. Aside from the assortment of letters and numerical combinations that adorn bottles and packets of vitamins, these represent the amazing complexity of humans biological requirements. It can also be used as an excellent alternative to sugar. “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.
In fact there have been reports of some people experiencing sensitivity to Manuka Honey that is that potent. Honeymark International is well-known for its unique line of high-end skin care products that utilizes Manuka Honey as a natural healing agent. From A to zinc, so goes the advertising slogan of a popular vitamin supplement brand. Manuka Honey is produced by honeybees that utilize the nectar of the flowers that grow on the Manuka Tea Tree, which is indigenous to New Zealand. Honeymark has met that demand in short order by supplying the highest quality Manuka Honey available. This low-grade Manuka Honey doesn't have any more healing properties than the ordinary honey that you would find in your local supermarket. This is partnered with a scale known as the International Units IUD. They're essential to keeping bodies in good health and disease-free. However, minerals, such as sodium, iron, calcium, and potassium to name a few, are not exemptions to the FDA rule. Another thing to consider is that if a Manuka Honey brand does not indicate on the label that it is from New Zealand or doesn't display a UHF rating or Methylglyoxal level, its potency might be questionable.
David MacNaughton , will deliver a keynote address at the 24th Annual Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships Conference on November 15 th, 2016 at the Sheraton Centre Hotel in downtown Toronto . Ambassador MacNaughton will discuss the Canada US relationship moving forward with a new president set to take office on January 20 th, 2017. He will also highlight the benefits both countries enjoy through an ongoing and open dialogue about shared concerns relating to our economic, security and infrastructure needs. "Addressing America's infrastructure needs will mean addressing long term economic and security needs for both Canada and the U.S.," says CCPPP President and CEO Mark Romoff . "It will also provide the basis for more Canadian and U.S. firms to partner with one another in the pursuit of P3 projects. We're honoured to have Ambassador MacNaughton help lead that discussion." Details for Ambassador MacNaughton's keynote address are as follows: Time: 1:40pm Date: Tuesday, November 15 th, 2016 Location: Grand Ballroom, Sheraton Centre Hotel, Toronto About the Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships: Established in 1993, CCPPP is a national, non-partisan, member-based organization with broad representation from across the public and private sectors. Its mission is to promote smart, innovative and modern approaches to infrastructure development and service delivery through public-private partnerships with all levels of government. The Council is a proponent of evidence-based public policy in support of P3s, facilitates the adoption of international best practices, and educates stakeholders and the community on the economic and social benefits of public-private partnerships.
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