Milk powder from eight companies, including Fonterra’s Anlene brand, has been seized from shops in Bangladesh after labratory tests found traces of melamine in samples.
Independent tests conducted by the Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution and Plasma Plus had found its brands contained no traces of melamine, a Fonterra spokesman said.
But a third independent test by a Bangladesh agency found traces of melamine in all eight dairy brands.
As a result, samples of all eight brands have been sent to two further laboratories for independent testing.
“We are confident that none of our products in Bangladesh contain melamine,” said the Fonterra spokesman.
Both Fonterra and New Zealand’s Food Safety Authority have conducted a range of tests across eligible dairy products.
All had produced negative results, the company said.