New Hampshire's legislative Fiscal Committee voted in September to let Stonyfield pay the state $60,000 to send inspectors to New Zealand. Stonyfield says it can't get enough organic milk powder in the United States to keep up with its production demand. The company wants to import powder from Fonterra, in New Zealand. To do so, Stonyfield needs Fonterra to be listed on the federal Interstate Milk Shippers list.
The inspections will require two food protection workers to make four trips to New Zealand and one state lab worker to make a trip.