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We are New Zealand's largest provider of support services for the development, health and wellbeing of children under 5. Plunket works together with families and communities, to ensure the best start for every child. Whānau āwhina - caring for families.
We provide support services for the development, health and wellbeing of children under 5. We work together with families and communities, to ensure the best start for every child
The Plunket Rooms in Campbell St have closed this week until
a detailed engineering evaluation can confirm whether the
building is earthquake safe. Wanganui Plunket Area Manager Jo Malcolm-Black says that
since the Christchurch earthquake, building safety has been
a priority for organisations across the country. “The safety of our staff and clients is a top priority for
Plunket and we have commissioned an engineering report for
the Campbell St rooms to help us to determine whether this
is an appropriate site.
The Acting Director-General of the Ministry for Primary
Industries (MPI) has today issued a revised Statement under
the Food and Animal Products Acts regarding the
precautionary recall in New Zealand of two Nutricia Karicare
infant formulas. The revised statement shows that the precautionary recall
now only applies to 900g cans of Nutricia Karicare Stage 1
Infant Formula (0-6 months) and Nutricia Karicare Gold+
Stage 2 Follow-on Formula (from 6 months) produced between
21 May 2013 and 2 August 2013 inclusive. Acting Director-General Scott Gallacher says this means
batches of those products manufactured outside of those
dates are now not affected by the precautionary recall.
Plunket will be providing regular updates on the
precautionary recall of some Nutricia Karicare products. Only two lines of Nutricia Karicare infant formula have been
recalled as they may have been contaminated with Clostridium
botulinum bacteria. What is included in the recall?
The latest information from the Ministry for Primary
Industries, as of midday Monday 12 August, is that* there
has been a narrowing of the infant formula recall
Parents and caregivers are starting to ask Plunket why they
can’t just give their babies cows’ milk instead of
formula. Plunket Clinical Advisor Allison Jamieson says that in days
gone by, milk was given to babies under 12 months of age but
it is no longer recommended. “International evidence now shows that whole cows’ milk
is not suitable for babies under 12 months of age because it
contains higher levels of protein and salt than are safe for
babies immature kidneys.