Source: ESR – Press Release/Statement:

Headline: ESR part of response to formula threat

ESR is part of the Government and industry response dealing with a criminal blackmail threat concerning the contamination of infant and other milk-powder-based formula. We will assist the Ministry for Primary Industries and Police in a sampling/testing/toxicology workstream by examining any products referred to us from Police under an agreed triage criteria and response protocol.

Public information is available here (external link) and any request for media comment should be directed to the Ministry for Primary Industries as the lead agency.

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