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Fonterra: Import ban on products to be lifted 'within days'

29 August 2013 Last updated at 03:01 BST

The chief executive of Fonterra, Theo Spierings, has told the BBC of his relief that some of the company's products, which were at the centre of a global contamination scare, did not contain botulism-causing bacteria.

The scare had triggered a recall and import bans from some countries, including China.

However on Wednesday, the New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries said tests suggested the presence of a different type of bacteria that does not cause botulism.

Mr Spierings told the BBC that he expects the import bans currently in place on some products to be lifted in a "matter of days".

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