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China orders more testing of New Zealand milk

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BEIJING (KNOE 8 News/AP) - China's product safety agency has told New Zealand suppliers of a milk product to perform additional quality tests following a new contamination problem.

The agency says it has impounded 860 pounds of lactoferrin powder supplied by Westland Milk Products Co. after the company said it found high levels of nitrate in the food supplement.

Westland says cleaning products containing nitrates were not properly flushed from its factory.

The General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine says all New Zealand suppliers of lactoferrin must test it for nitrate and Westland must test all its products.

New Zealand milk has faced heightened scrutiny in China after supplier Fonterra found bacteria that can cause botulism in its baby formula ingredients.

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