March 6, 2009

Australian ambassador refutes melamine claims

Claims that an Australian dairy brand produced in New Zealand contains melamine are not backed up by facts, according to Australian Ambassador to Indonesia, Bill Farmer.


Farmer had stepped out to refute claims made by Indonesian consumer group YLKI.


The product named by YLKI has been recently and repeatedly tested and is free of melamine, Farmer said in a press release by the Australian Embassy.


Over 8,000 tests are conducted every day on milk supplied from Australian dairy farms but no evidence of tainted milk has ever been reported from the testing.


Farmer expressed his confidence in Australian dairy products and wants the issue resolved as soon as possible to remove any confusion among Indonesian consumers.


YLKI on Wednesday (Mar 4) said some shopping areas in Jakarta are still selling melamine-tainted products.

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