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NZ: Consumers should take confidence from handling of 1080 criminal blackmail threat

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Ministry for Primary Industries: Domestic and international consumers of New Zealand food should take confidence in the way the criminal blackmail threat to contaminate infant and other formula with 1080 was handled, MPI Director-General Martyn Dunne said today.

“What we saw in response to this threat was multiple government agencies working together with dairy companies and retailers with a common purpose – to protect consumers.” Mr Dunne was commenting following the guilty plea in Auckland High Court today to 2 counts of blackmail.

Read the full article at the New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries website