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Fonterra offers support in China

Fonterra chief, Andrew Ferrier, flew to China last night, with an aim to offer support to the families of babies made ill by drinking melamine-laced infant formula.

A Fonterra spokesman, Graeme McMillan, confirmed Fonterra will hold talks with Chinese authorities over the next few days.

“We are talking to some people there about what we can do to support those affected,” he said.

He said Fonterra would be in a better position to talk about potential support in a couple of days.

“Until we can get some more visability around what compensation has been offered and what else may be anticipated, we are unable to comment on compensation to individuals.”

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