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No animal fat in milk sold: Fonterra Sri Lanka

Fonterra has denied allegations that some of their milk products sold in Sri Lanka contain animal fats, TV New Zealand reported.

In a statement today Fonterra says: “We are aware of misinformation recently shared in Sri Lanka. These claims are completely false and we have reassured our customers that all our products are safe and contain only what is listed on the ingredients label.

“Our milk powder meets the highest food safety and quality standards and is independently tested by both the New Zealand and Sri Lanka governments.”

Overnight Sri Lanka’s Deputy Director General for Environmental Health, Occupational Health and Food Safety at Sri Lanka’s Health Ministry Dr Lakshman Gamlath said the claims were baseless.

Fonterra sell Anchor, Red Cow, Newdale, Raththi, Pedia Pro and Anlene brands to the Sri Lankan market.

They recently denied claims made by legislators that Fonterra products contain pork fat.

Minister Rajitha Senaratne also denied all allegations against dairy company Fonterra made by Minister Buddhika Pathira.

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