Is Nathan next?

The Fonterra milk debacle has claimed its first scalp.

Will Nathan Guy be next?

The Fonterra contamination scare has claimed its first scalp with Gary Romano, Managing Director NZ Milk Products, resigning with immediate effect.

Chief executive Theo Spierings said he had accepted Mr Romano’s resignation.

“Gary has made a significant contribution during his time at Fonterra and we respect his decision,” Mr Spierings said.

Mr Spierings will assume interim responsibility for the day-to-day operations of NZ Milk Products. 

Mr Romano fronted up for Fonterra to New Zealand media while Mr Spierings went to China immediately following the scare.

Mr Romano’s focus was to “drive profitability through a customer-centric approach to business that delivers world-class standards in productivity, quality, safety and service,” Fonterra said on its website

The contamination was confined to 38 metric tonnes of whey protein concentrate (WPC80) manufactured at Fonterra’s Hautapu plant near Cambridge and first picked up at a plant in Australia. It was used in the manufacture of infant formula, juice and dairy beverages, yoghurt, body building powder, and animal stock food.

I think the government is going to have to provide a serious scalp to settle down our trade partners.


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