"Food safety and quality are our number one priority. At the time of the recall, we did what was right based on the evidence we had. It was subsequently confirmed that the recalled WPC80 did not present a health risk.
"We have co-operated fully with the Government inquiry team during its investigation. The report reaffirms many of the findings of our own Operational Review and the Board’s Independent Inquiry undertaken last year. It highlights once again that New Zealand’s dairy food production and safety systems are as safe as any in the world.
"We welcome the report’s acknowledgement of the programme of work Fonterra has underway to further strengthen our approach to food safety and quality.
"We will study the report’s findings and recommendations over the coming days,” said Mr Spierings.