China has suspended the licence of the Camperdown Dairy Company, claiming the company’s products contain harmful bacteria.
The AFR reports that Chinese authorities claim traces of E.coli and staphylococcus bacteria were present in shipments of Camperdown’s fresh milk.
On top of the action taken against the company, Beijing has increased supervision of all dairy products coming into the country from Australia.
Camperdown Dairy General manager, Chris Melville denied the claim.
“If that type of bacteria had been found in our milk we would have been informed straight away and this is the first I’m hearing about it,” he told the AFR.
“We have test results to prove it is not true.”
Camperdown and its parent company has been on something of a high since July when Woolworths awarded Camperdown the right to supply milk to over 220 of its stores in Victoria.
At the time, the company’s management estimated the deal would help it double production.