Police have confirmed that infant formula samples have tested negative for 1080, following fears of possible tampering.
In response to calls earlier this week, a number of tins of product were collected and secured by police, says assistant Commissioner Malcolm Burgess.
Baby formula handed in to police has tested negative for 1080.
“All information relating to the incidents has been provided to the Operation Concord team and is in the process of being assessed.
“Police can confirm that samples of infant formula suspected of possible tampering by the public and sent for further analysis by Police, have all tested negative for 1080.
“The infant formula in those tins was safe for infants to consume.”
Malcolm says the test results appear to confirm the police view that issues highlighted by the public about the tins arose from normal manufacturing or handling issues.
“Police and other agencies would like to thank the public for their continued vigilance when buying infant and other formula,” he adds.
“The parents involved here did the right thing. As always, consumers should check all product for tampering, as outlined in the MPI customer leaflet found at www.foodprotection.govt.nz and available at supermarkets.”
Police encourage anyone who suspects their product has been tampered with to report this to the police immediately on: 0800 723 665.