Sunday, 18 June 2017 15:51

Fonterra says feed responsible for milk taste

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Brassica fed to cow has been blamed for the poor taste of some batches of Fonterra’s Anchor blue top milk.

The co-op says “an investigation into the cause of the unusual tasting milk clearly points to it being a feed issue”.

“At this time of year, when grass levels are low, cows are sometimes fed brassica (e.g. turnips, swedes etc). When cows consume too much of this feed it can have an impact on the taste of the milk they produce.”

The co-op received complaints from some lower North Island customers last week; about the taste of Anchor and Dairy Dale dark blue top milk.

“While there’s no problem with the safety of the milk, we’ve found there’s a quality issue limited to a few batches with Best Before dates 21-27 June.” it says.

“We’ve removed the dark blue top milk we know to be affected from stores and our supply chain and we’re working hard to get replacement stock back on the shelves.”

Customers who are concerned about the quality of their purchase should return it to the store they bought it from, or can contact the Fonterra Customer Care team on 0800262467


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