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NZ infant formula exporters have 'actions...to undertake' to meet Chinese standards

Some New Zealand infant formula manufacturers and brand-owners could be temporarily blocked from exporting to China if they are unable to meet the requirements of a new register by May 1.

Australia experiencing Danone Nutricia infant formula shortage

Karicare and Aptamil brand infant formula products are in short supply in Australia for the second time in just over a year, as manufacturer Nutricia Australia New Zealand (Nutricia ANZ)...

Indian government urged to probe Nutricia India doctor bribery allegations

The Indian government has been urged to investigate claims that infant formula manufacturer Nutricia India, a subsidiary of the Danone Group, approved illegal payments by its employees to doctors.

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NZ to establish post-WPC scare food safety advisory panel

Following last year's whey protein concentrate (WPC) botulism scare, the New Zealand government has announced plans to establish a Food Safety and Assurance Advisory Council that will provide it with...

British wholesaler fined £15k for illegally repackaging milk powder

A wholesaler who illegally repackaged powdered milk has been slapped with a fine of more than £15,000 ($25,200, €18,300) by a British court.

Gravity-free probiotics

Space…The final frontier for Yakult probiotics? 6-year study confirmed

Probiotic pioneer Yakult’s little bottles are to feature in a 6-year, gravity-free study at the International Space Station (ISS).

dispatches from Analytica 2014

DairyGuard fights against milk powder adulteration

Precise, specific and reproducible results must be achieved when screening for known and unknown adulterants in milk powder, according to PerkinElmer.

Whey protein’s benefits for improved body composition supported by new meta-analysis

Intake of whey protein as a supplement or in combination with resistance exercise, or as part of a weight-loss or weight-maintenance diet, may boost body composition for men and women,...

Whey forward? Milk fat tax, dodgy tests and EU bureaucratic blocks

There is light at the end of the tunnel for a European whey wholesaler, as a long-running dispute over EU import duties on milk fat in whey protein is finally...

Finns and Norwegians partner on probiotic juice

Finnish dairy and ingredients giant Valio has inked a deal with major Norwegian food and drink maker Tine to license its LGG probiotic strain in Tine’s Biola juice range.

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Nutricia India at ‘risk of non-compliance’ with IMS Act: Danone

The Danone Group has acknowledged that its Nutricia India business is still at “risk of non-compliance” with the Infant Milk Substitutes Act (IMS Act), DairyReporter.com can exclusively reveal....

Back on track: Strong Q2 balances out natural colours loss for Chr. Hansen

Ingredients giant Chr. Hansen has an unchanged outlook for full year, after a strong second quarter eased the woes created by the firm losing its biggest colours customer in Q4...

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Low & fat-free milk shows osteoarthritis benefits for women

Low & fat-free milk consumption can reduce the likelihood of osteoarthritis (OA), researchers at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts have found.

Fruit ingredients shows super European growth

Food manufacturers have pampered to health-conscious Europeans with a raft of new fruit-based product launches in 2013, with overall fruit ingredient launches up 22% over the preceding year, according to...

Fonterra fined NZ$300k for WPC food safety failings

Fonterra has been fined NZ$300,000 (US$256k, €187k) by a New Zealand court after admitting four food safety violations relating to last year's whey protein concentrate (WPC) recall.

Heinz updates barcode readers to prevent infant formula export errors

Heinz has installed “advanced” barcode readers at a British infant formula plant to ensure the premium products it manufactures for Chinese consumers aren’t confused with the standard powder destined for the...

LIVE FROM ZENITH INFANT NUTRITION CONFERENCE

Infant formula sector can 'communicate...sufficiently' under WHO Code

It is not in the interests of major infant manufacturers, such as Nestlé or Danone, to purposely violate breast-milk substitute marketing regulations, last week's Zenith International Infant Nutrition Conference heard.

Goats' milk infant formula 'not a solution' for cows' milk allergy kids: FSA

With the UK’s first goats’ milk infant formula set to hit shelves in coming weeks, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) is warning consumers that the products are not a suitable...

Soy formula linked to seizures in children with autism

Consumption of soy-based infant formula may be associated with a higher rate of seizures in children with autism, according to new data.

Baby food boom in China is emptying Australian supermarket shelves

Australia’s baby food industry grew by 9% in value in 2013, thanks mainly to growing demand from China’s expanding middle class for safe and quality milk formula, said a new...

Fonterra budgets NZ$11m for Danone WPC recall lawsuit

Fonterra has budgeted for a payout of just NZ$11m ($9.5m, €6.85m) in its ongoing legal battle with Danone over last year’s whey protein concentrate (WPC) botulism scare.

Goat's milk infant formula NANNYcare taking 'rightful place' in UK

NANNYcare Infant Formula is preparing to “take its rightful place in the market” as Britain’s first official goat’s milk-based infant formula product.

Doctors fear drop in breastfeeding if formula firms policed themselves

Fearful of a drop in breastfeeding rates now that the Australian government has scrapped an independent panel that overseas on the proper use of breast milk substitutes, doctors are calling...

LIVE FROM ZENITH INFANT NUTRITION CONFERENCE

Asia would be 'nice next step' for infant formula cube: Meiji

The “unique” Meiji Hohoemi Raku Raku Cube concept - the world's first and only infant formula in tablet form - could head west as the company's dairy products become "more widely available" across...

DuPont: It seems like the whole world except Europe understands probiotics are backed by solid science

Americans are often described as lagging behind their European counterparts when it comes to awareness of probiotics, but the growth potential in the US market is “huge”, says leading supplier...

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