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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.

From the Gut Microbiota for Health congress in Barcelona, Spain

ISAPP: Can we reclaim the word probiotics?

EU-banned marketing terms like ‘probiotics’ need to be reclaimed and recently reworked definitions and criteria can help win ongoing regulatory and research battles, ISAPP told a microbiota congress in Barcelona...

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First Milk appoints former Mars boss as ceo

First Milk has appointed Mike Gallacher as its new chief executive, following Kate Allum’s decision to quit the co-operative after five years in the role.

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...

Irish agri firm Aurivo buys UK sports nutrition player

The Irish agri-business Aurivo Co-operative Society has acquired London-based sports nutrition company My Goodness Ltd in an attempt to gain access to the protein drinks market.

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.

New Zealand

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...

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Arla Foods to expand country-specific BMP and SMP offering on GDT

Arla Foods is expanding its offering of country-specific dairy ingredients on the GlobalDairyTrade (GDT) online auction platform.

NZ Commerce Commission backs INC call for power to restrict infant formula marketing

The New Zealand Commerce Commission has given "preliminary" backing to an Infant Nutrition Council (INC) request for power to restrict the infant formula marketing practices of its members. ...

British Specialist Nutrition Association rings leadership changes

The chief of the British Specialist Nutrition Association (BSNA) is passing the baton after 11 years with the infant, elderly, gluten-free and other specialty foods group.

Enzymotec brings breast milk composition research under one 'umbrella'

Enzymotec has initiated a project to increase its understanding of the factors that affect the composition of breast milk.

Glanbia Ingredients Ireland takes profit hit

Turbulent dairy markets hit profit margins at Glanbia Ingredients Ireland (GII) in the past year, although sales continued to grow and the development of a major milk processing venture remained...

Formula-fed infants exposed to greater levels of arsenic: Study

Formula-fed infants are exposed to greater levels of arsenic than those that are breastfed, US research suggests. 

EC suggests toddler milk marketing and composition 'commitments'

Manufacturers could help devise "self-regulatory commitments" on the composition and marketing of growing-up formula under a new European Commission "policy option."

French dairy Danone forecasts 'difficult and unstable' year ahead

With economic conditions expected to "remain difficult and unstable" in 2015, Danone has forecast organic sales growth of no more than 5% for the year ahead.

Mead Johnson to expand US infant formula capacity to meet online Chinese demand

Mead Johnson Nutrition plans to boost its US infant formula manufacturing capabilities to supply the e-commerce channels opening up between the US and China. 

Yakult at Probiota 2015: “We want to be clear that before we invest we need to have some dialogue with EFSA...”

6 years of hurt: Probiotic heavyweights debate the EU’s health claim blockade

Yakult and leading academics expressed frustration at what they see as unfair and opaque scientific requirements around probiotic health claims in the European Union – but how much is industry...

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.

New patented probiotic for Nestlé toddler formula

Nestlé and Swedish-based supplier BioGaia have announced the launch of a new toddler formula containing the patented probiotic Lactobacillus reuteri Protectis.

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.

Patent-pending Mead Johnson formula boasts potential 'unexpected' brain benefits

US infant formula giant Mead Johnson Nutrition has applied to patent a "nutritional composition" it claims can provide "novel benefits...not possible with current offerings."

EFSA issues immune and gut health claim guidance; 'It will be better for all concerned'

EFSA has issued a long-awaited immune and gut health claim guidance document it says draws on years of dossier assessment and includes biomarker updates, but a leading consultant was left...

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