Product Recall

Homeopathic product recall due to contamination

"Potentised" homeopathic sugar pills

“Potentised” homeopathic sugar pills

You can’t make this stuff up. ? These idiots accidentally got penicillin in their homeopathic ‘remedy’, requiring the whole 56 batches to be recalled:

A company making homeopathic remedies in the US has had to recall more than 50 different products from across its range after they were found to contain actual medicine.

Terra-Medica, based in Ferndale, Washington, promises to provide ?a wealth of education and high quality health products [to] holistic health care practitioners across the US?. ? Read more »

Calm Down, move On

Better circle the wagons.

In what is a typical product recall, Fonterra is recalling a few thousand bottles of cream.

Nothing strange about that, yet, as typical of most lightweight young MSM journalists you’d think the plague had struck New Zealand.

8,700 bottles of cream is a slightly different situation to 38 tonnes of whey protein. Perspective is needed.

Sensible comments from Federated Farmers’ Willy Leferink who said:

“If you don’t trust your product you do a recall. It probably shouldn’t have gone into the marketplace in the first place but food safety is paramount, so if you then find there is problems with the product then a recall is justified,” he said.? Read more »

The Huddle


I was on The Huddle again last night with Josie Pagani.

Our topics for discussion were:

This Fonterra issue is going to hurt us all

The Fonterra contamination issue is going to hurt. ?Lots.

But don’t worry, before we have even discovered the full extent of the problem, the usual suspects are using it for political advantage.



I’m just waiting for The Green Taliban and the Labour Party to chime in, and the Media to pile in right behind them to somehow link all this to a failure of the GCSB to do its job*. ?Or something.

You wait.

Christopher Adams?reports

Russia has made one of the most extreme responses to Fonterra’s contamination scare so far, banning all goods made by the New Zealand dairy giant, according to media reports.

Russia was not on the list of affected countries released by Trade Minister Tim Grocer yesterday, which included New Zealand, Australia, China, Vietnam and Thailand.

Russian news agency RIA Novosti reported that the country’s consumer-protection watchdog was recalling Fonterra’s products, including infant formula, and advising consumers in Russia not to buy its products.

This follows China banning all Fonterra milk powder imports.

The only upside I can see here is that it may just distract the media long enough to get it out of its ‘the Government is destroying democracy’ self-pity-fest long enough to switch to a ‘the Government isn’t doing the right thing about this milk powder scare’ beat up. ?The spin has been decided. ?The evidence will be made to fit.

*) yes, I’m being sarcastic

Public Service Announcement – Nutricia Karicare

1168-1If you’re using Nutricia’s Karicare?baby/infant formula in New Zealand, please take note

The products being recalled are:

– Karicare Infant Formula Stage 1 (0?6 months)?in NEW ZEALAND ONLY with batch numbers 3169 and 3170 (use by 17 06 2016 and 18 06 2016). The batch number and use by date can be found on the base of the tin.

– Karicare Gold+ Follow On Formula Stage 2 (6?12 months)?in NEW ZEALAND ONLY with batch number D3183 (use by 31 12 2014). The batch number and use by date can be found on the base of the tin.

Consumers should not feed products with these batch numbers to infants.

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Fongterror product recall

It was pretty bad when Fongterror was putting melamine into Chinese baby food products but now they are putting metal into butter:

Fonterra has recalled two ranges of butter after receiving complaints that metal objects were found in the products.

Fonterra managing director Peter McClure said two isolated complaints had been received and there were no reports of anyone being injured by the “fine metal objects”.

The products being recalled are: 500g Mainland salted butter, with a best before date of January 10, 2013 (batch CV12) and 500g Anchor salted butter with a best before date of January 26, 2013 (batch CV28).

“The voluntary recall is a precautionary measure as there can be no compromise when it comes to product quality or the health and safety of our consumers,” McClure said.

The products should be returned to the point of purchase in their packaging for a full refund and not be consumed, he said.

Don’t their product lines have metal?detectors?and rare earth magnets to test product for metal objects?