Statement from Geoff Allen, MAF Compliance and Enforcement director on Heitiki infant formula

May 31, 2011

MAF has commenced an investigation into Kaiora New Zealand International, a company that is alleged to be selling and exporting Heitiki infant formula.

MAF's investigation is firstly focussing on any food safety ramifications associated with Heitiki infant formula, and will react accordingly if any food safety issues are identified.

MAF will also examine other possible breaches of requirements such as labelling, advertising and claims, and where breaches are identified we will respond.

Where any apparent breaches are identified of other legislation such as the Fair Trading Act, MAF will refer the matter to the appropriate authority.

Posted by:
Iain Butler, Senior communications adviser
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