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Fonterra to axe 300 corporate office jobs following efficiency review

Fonterra looks set to axe around 300 jobs at its corporate offices following a review of its support services – a move the New Zealand-based dairy exporter expects will yield...

Fonterra ‘contacted’ by Chinese authorities probing infant formula prices

Fonterra has been “contacted” by Chinese authorities investigating high infant formula pricing and suspected anti-monopoly law violation by manufacturers, including Nestlé and Danone, in the country.

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Fonterra to double Waikato storage capacity through NZ$27m investment

Fonterra has announced plans to plough NZ$27m ($21m) into the development of a new dry store distribution centre at its Te Rapa processing facility in the Waikato region of New...

Fonterra vows to stop sourcing milk from land affected by oil and fracking waste

Fonterra has vowed to no longer accept milk from any new dairy suppliers based in areas of New Zealand where oil industry and fracking waste has been spread and covered,...

Fonterra announces NZ$30m Whareroa dry distribution centre expansion

Fonterra has announced plans for a NZ$30m ($24m) expansion of the dry distribution centre at its Whareroa processing site in Taranaki, New Zealand – an investment it hopes will improve...

Fonterra ordered to reinstate employees fired over ‘Harlem Shake’ videos

Fonterra has been ordered to reinstate two employees who were fired for doing the ‘Harlem Shake’ at a Fonterra Brands New Zealand processing plant in Takanini, Auckland.

European healthy ageing apathy creates challenges for brands: Fonterra research

Europeans are among the most apathetic people in the world about their health as they age – creating big challenges for manufacturers of healthy foods targeting this growing demographic, suggests...

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Fonterra recalls cheese slices due to packaging fault

Fonterra has recalled cheese slices in New Zealand after two reports of the plastic wrapping sticking to the cheese when unwrapped.

Fonterra attempts to pour water on Sri Lankan DCD concerns

Fonterra has moved to reassure Sri Lankan consumers about the safety of New Zealand milk powder, after the country’s agriculture minister warned that it could be contaminated with dicyandiamide (DCD)....


Cut dairy packaging investment, risk profits and quality - Mintel

In the current economic climate, dairy processors are looking across their businesses for opportunities to reduce outgoings and increase margins. But firms that cut packaging investment are only risking profits...

100% light-proof fresh milk bottle a ‘game-changer’ - Fonterra

Fonterra has unveiled a new triple-layer 100% light-proof bottle – an innovation its claims will lock in the organoleptic and nutritional properties of fresh milk that can be damaged and...

FAO protein measurement method would be beneficial to all – Fonterra, Arla

The United Nations (UN)-recommended new protein measurement system would be beneficial to the developed, as well as the developing, world, dairy industry giants Fonterra and Arla Foods have claimed –...

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Fonterra and A-ware confirm deal to develop ‘mutually-beneficial’ plants

Fonterra and Dutch premium cheese manufacturer A-ware Foods Group have signed an agreement that will see them establish separate, but “mutually-beneficial” cheese and dairy ingredient plants in the Netherlands....

Fonterra unveils NZ$100m UHT processing investment

Fonterra will invest more than NZ$100m ($82.4m, €62.8m) in a new ultra-high temperature (UHT) milk and cream processing plant in New Zealand in an attempt to meet growing Asian demand...

DCD concerns: NZ handling of crisis was ‘textbook’ - Rabobank

New Zealand’s handling of concerns surrounding the use of agricultural chemical dicyandiamide (DCD) was “textbook,” a Rabobank analyst has claimed.

Fonterra recalls CalciYum kids’ yogurt over ‘choking’ fears

Fonterra Brands Australia is pulling batches of CalciYum yogurt from supermarket shelves across Australia over concerns that the product's “weakened” plastic cap could present a choking hazard.

AB SCIEX unveils DCD testing method following residue concerns

AB SCIEX has responded to concerns about the presence of dicyandiamide (DCD) in New Zealand dairy products by unveiling a new laboratory method to test for the agricultural chemical.

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DCD: Fonterra must learn once is unfortunate, twice is unforgivable

It’s quite remarkable how Fonterra has evolved to become New Zealand’s biggest company given the way the dairy giant seems to struggle to take on board its errors of the...

NZ processor attempts to ‘allay’ customer DCD concerns

Westland Milk Products has attempted to reassure its customers about the safety of its products following the discovery of dicyandiamide (DCD) in samples.

DCD concerns: Too early to predict NZ export fallout, says Rabobank

It is "difficult to say" if New Zealand dairy exports will suffer as a result of the on-going concerns surrounding dicyandiamide (DCD) contamination, Rabobank has claimed.

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‘Our products are safe’ – Fonterra attempts to reassure customers over DCD

Fonterra has attempted to reassure its global customers that New Zealand dairy products are safe - as concerns about dicyandiamide (DCD) residue in milk-based products from the country continue to...

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New Zealand reassures Chinese consumers in wake of Fonterra DCD crisis

New Zealand’s government has started a PR offensive to limit the impact of last week’s revelations that low levels of chemical residue were discovered in dairy products from the country,...

NZ reiterates safety of dairy as DCD concerns spread

The New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has moved to reiterate the safety of New Zealand dairy products and defuse “concerns” about the use of dicyandiamide (DCD), as reports emerge that...

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‘International search’ begins to replace retiring Fonterra CFO

Fonterra’s chief financial officer Jonathan Mason will retire in the next six months, the New Zealand-based dairy exporter has announced.

DCD use suspended in New Zealand after residue discovered in dairy

The sale and use of dicyandiamide (DCD) has been brought to a halt in New Zealand after low levels of the substance were discovered in samples of dairy products from...

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