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Infant formula tested over tampering fears 'negative for 1080': NZ Police

Samples of infant formula feared to have been tampered with have tested negative for pest control poison, sodium monofluoroacetate (1080), says New Zealand Police.

Police probing 1080 threat test NZ infant formula after tampering reports

Police investigating a threat to contaminate New Zealand infant formula with sodium monofluoroacetate (1080) are testing tins after a number of consumers complained of pinpricks in packaging lids.

Fonterra acquires 18.8% stake in Chinese infant formula partner Beingmate

Fonterra has acquired an 18.8% stake in its Chinese infant formula partner Beingmate for around US$550m.

China 'unaware' of NZ infant formula shipment stopped at border over 1080 threat: MPI

China is “unaware” of any consignment of New Zealand infant formula being held at its border in response to the 1080 contamination threat, says the New Zealand Ministry for Primary...

China increases scrutiny of New Zealand infant formula imports over 1080 threat

China has implemented stricter import measures on infant formula from New Zealand in the wake of a threat to contaminate products with sodium monofluoroacetate (1080).

NZ dairies threatened with infant formula 1080 poison contamination

Police in New Zealand are investigating a threat to contaminate infant formula with sodium monofluoroacetate (1080) in an "apparent protest" over its use as a pest control poison.

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No risk, say dairy firms after Kiwi poisoning threat is revealed

New Zealand’s dairy industry is reassuring consumers that today’s news of threats to poison infant formula last year does not mean there has been any cause for concern and their...

Fonterra pizza cheese method produces 'more reliable and consistent curd'

Fonterra has applied to patent a process to manufacture pizza cheeses, such as Mozzarella or Cheddar, that omits the "traditional vat setting and cutting process."

Production underway at Fonterra's first wholly-owned European plant

Operations have begun at Fonterra's whey and lactose plant in Heerenveen - the New Zealand dairy giant's first wholly-owned European ingredients facility.

Fonterra tables offer for 20% stake in Chinese infant formula firm Beingmate

Fonterra has tabled its pre-agreed RMB 18.00 (US$2.88, €2.54) per share offer to acquire up to 20% of its Chinese partner Beingmate.

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Fonterra to reduce GlobalDairyTrade offering as milk production falls

Fonterra intends to reduce the amount of product it offers on the GlobalDairyTrade (GDT) auction platform in response to a fall in milk production.

Fonterra given Chinese green light for Beingmate infant formula JV

China’s Ministry of Commerce has given Fonterra the green light to establish an Australian infant formula joint venture with Chinese firm Beingmate.

Milk quota abolition will leave GDT auction more 'attractive' to dairies

 GlobalDairyTrade (GDT) will become more "attractive" to dairies as a result of the European Union (EU) milk quota abolition in 2015 , the auction platform believes.

Fonterra slashes forecast FGMP again as volatility continues

Fonterra has slashed its farm gate milk price (FGMP) forecast for the 2014/15 season to NZ$4.70 (US$3.63, €2.93) - the third such reduction since it was first announced in May.

WPC botulism scare a food safety 'watershed moment' for Fonterra

The whey protein concentrate (WPC) botulism scare was a "watershed moment" for Fonterra in terms of food safety, an independent inquiry into the incident has concluded.

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Egemin scoops warehouse automation deal for Synutra

Egemin Automation will design and install a turnkey intralogistics system for Synutra’s first milk processing plant outside of China.

Danone loses bid to restart stalled NZ$1bn Fonterra WPC damages suit

An attempt by Danone to restart its stalled botulism scare damages suit against Fonterra in New Zealand has been rejected.

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Kerry and Fonterra join EU sports nutrition group

Dairy ingredient giants Kerry and Fonterra have joined the European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance (ESSNA) bringing its total membership to 47.

Massey chosen as site for food safety research centre

Massey University will be the site of the New Zealand Government’s Food Safety Science and Research Centre planned to open in mid-2015.

Sri Lanka lifts temporary ban on Fonterra milk powder sales

Sri Lanka has lifted a temporary ban on the sale of three batches of Fonterra milk powder after "no food safety or quality issue" was identified during tests....

Sri Lanka suspends sale of Fonterra milk powder batches over illnesses

Sri Lanka has suspended the sale of three batches of Fonterra-made Anchor milk powder after complaints of illness in children.

GEA to build second giant Fonterra milk powder drier

GEA has been drafted in by Fonterra to build the New Zealand dairy giant a second 30 tonnes per hour capacity milk powder facility.

Fonterra pleads not guilty to buttermilk disposal and odor charges

Fonterra has pleaded not guilty to nine charges related to the 2013 disposal of, and odor caused by, more than 3m litres of buttermilk and contaminated milk.


Opportunities in protein-enriched 'everyday food' for the elderly: Fonterra

The elderly needn't make significant dietary changes to boost their daily intake of protein and could instead rely on enriched "everyday food", research by Fonterra suggests.

Fonterra and Beingmate unveil China infant formula partnership

Fonterra is prepared to pay NZ$615m (US$514m, €390m) for a 20% stake in Chinese baby food manufacturer Beingmate in its latest attempt to expand its presence in China’s lucrative infant formula...

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