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Oz Dairy accused of label tampering on milk powder products

MELBOURNE dairy manufacturer Oz Dairy Foods has been accused of tampering with “use by” dates on milk powders exported to China.

Reports are circulating that a Chinese television program has discovered Oz Dairy Foods milk powders have different “use by” dates on its labels than on the containers.

The family-owned company based in Dandenong in Melbourne’s east promotes its milk powders and “100% Australian Made Products, Safe, Nutritious and Reliable”.

Oz Dairy Foods has offices in Hong Kong and San Diego in California.

Its infant formulas are sold in China under the Oz Milko brand.

The company did not return The Weekly Times’ calls.

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  • Stephen Collins of Kew Posted at 10:45 AM March 22, 2014

    They do not produce the infant formula. They only repack it. It is produced by a major manufacturer like fonterra or murray goulburn. I cannot believe that a major company would supply product to a company like this and risk Australia's reputation.

  • Timothy Swan of South Yarra Posted at 8:53 PM March 19, 2014

    The Chinese report has showed the products and the Chinese label indicated the validity period of the exported infant formula is May 2014, however, the use by date painted on the bottom of ten thousands of cans of infant formula is 22 September 2015. We cannot simply trust the typo explanations and thorough investigations should be executed by the regulatory bureau to strengthen the regulations and control of dairy industry.

  • L Duncan of NSW Posted at 3:01 PM March 18, 2014

    So a dairy company carries the name Oz but is foreign owned and sullies our reputation with poor food practices - when are we going to "protect" the brand name Australia or derivations thereof and the use of our flag - the USA would not allow this to happen - we should not only have country of origin on our products we should have the country that owns the company - that might make people wake up to the theft of our future.

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