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'No plans' to sue Fonterra over false WPC botulism alarm, says Nutricia

Danone-owned Nutricia has rubbished reports that it is considering legal action against Fonterra over the false whey protein concentrate (WPC) botulism alarm that led it to recall 67,000 units of...

Fonterra suspends Sri Lanka operations following angry consumer protests

Fonterra has temporarily suspended operations in Sri Lanka in response to growing anger amongst consumers about the safety and marketing of the company's products, which culminated in protests outside Fonterra...

Fonterra rubbishes Sri Lankan court summons reports

Fonterra has rubbished reports that four Sri Lanka-based executives have been summoned to face contempt of court charges over the company's alleged failure to comply with a ban on the...

Breastmilk gut bacteria discovery could boost infant formula development

‘Good’ gut bacteria may arrive in a baby’s digestive system direct from its mother’s gut via breast milk, Swiss researchers have found – a discovery they claim could lead to...

China’s milk formula pilot scheme ignores the real food safety issues

A move by Chinese authorities to begin a pilot scheme that will eventually require all baby formula sold in the country to be distributed by pharmacies or equivalent stores has...

Toddler milk products not a waste of money or 'unnecessary', says UK industry

The British Specialist Nutrition Association (BSNA) has slammed a Which? consumer report that branded toddler milk products “unnecessary” and a waste of money.

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Reality of ‘botulism scare’ only understood once it is put in context

Julian Baggini is one of my favourite thinkers, and his entertaining and thought-provoking book, Do They Think You Are Stupid: 100 Ways Of Spotting Spin And Nonsense From The Media,...

NZ revokes Westland lactoferrin export permits over nitrate concerns

The New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has revoked export certificates for four China-bound shipments of dairy protein, lactoferrin, after nitrate levels in excess of national standards were discovered...

Fonterra suspends senior managers over WPC botulism scare

Fonterra has placed two senior managers “on leave” in the midst of an internal investigation into the circumstances surrounding the recent Clostridium botulinum whey protein concentrate (WPC) contamination scare....

Omega-3 rich infant formula may boost later intelligence: Study

Consumption of a DHA-enriched formula in infancy may be linked to positive cognitive outcomes in childhood, according to new research data.

Emerging market focus delivers Benecol cholesterol reduction bounty

Finnish ag-ingredients-branded foods player Raisio has turned in its best ever quarter and said a focus on emerging markets is driving ongoing sales growth in the sluggish plant stanol, cholesterol...

Fonterra NZ Milk Products MD resigns in midst of botulism scare

Fonterra NZ Milk Products boss, Gary Romano, has resigned “with immediate effect” less than two weeks after news broke that 38 tonnes of whey protein concentrate (WPC) manufactured by the company could...

US importer files for bankruptcy citing Chinese melamine crisis debts

US import-export firm Exim Brickell has filed for bankruptcy citing debts of $200m following the loss of several lawsuits connected to its involvement in the shipment of Chinese melamine-tainted milk...

Whey concentrate prices double in two years

Chinese demand drives whey above €7/kg – but is it over priced?

Soaring whey prices are changing the face of the protein concentrate market, but hefty Asian-driven premiums won’t signal a flood to plant proteins, says an analyst.

Fonterra slams Sri Lankan DCD testing after milk powder recall

Fonterra has challenged the accuracy of Sri Lankan tests for agricultural chemical, dicyandiamide (DCD), after it was ordered to pull two batches of apparently contaminated milk powder from shelves in...

NZ launches probe into Fonterra WPC Clostridium botulinum crisis

The New Zealand Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) has launched a "compliance investigation" into Fonterra’s recent whey protein concentrate (WPC) Clostridium botulinum contamination scare.

Nestlé may offset China infant nutrition price cut with other 'amendments'

Swiss dairy giant Nestlé has suggested that it could offset potential losses as a result of its recent infant nutrition product price cut in China through similar positive "adjustments" in...

Opportunities in 'tech-driven' infant formula sector, says SPX

Increasing global demand for infant nutrition products has created “strong opportunities” for manufacturers of dairy processing technology, SPX has claimed.

Fonterra botulism alert: Dairy giant slams China import ban reports

Fonterra has slammed reports that China has closed its borders to New Zealand dairy products amidst concerns that three batches of whey protein concentrate (WPC) produced by the company are...

Fonterra issues botulism warning to whey protein concentrate customers

Fonterra has issued a food safety warning to several customers, including an infant formula manufacturer, over concerns that Clostridium Botulinum-contaminated whey protein concentrate (WPC) may have entered the supply chain.

Arla to gauge African milk powder demand with portable packaging unit

Arla Foods has announced plans to ship a custom-made mobile packaging facility to Africa to test the level of demand for its powdered milk products in the “potentially huge growth” market....

Only 20% of countries have adopted infant formula marketing code, says WHO

Less than one in five World Health Organisation (WHO) Member States have passed legislation reflecting the recommendations of the International Code of Marketing for Breast-milk Substitutes – the guidelines that...

Glanbia joins EU sports nutrition group

Glanbia Performance Nutrition has joined the ever-growing membership of the 10-year-old European Specialist Sports Nutrition Association (ESSNA), joining supplement maker PhD Nutrition, and retailers NBTY Europe Bodybuilding.com as new members....

Mead Johnson maintains full-year forecast despite Chinese infant formula price cuts

Mead Johnson Nutrition is standing by its 2013 full-year forecast, despite recently slashing its infant formula prices in China by up to 15% in the midst of a government anti-trust probe.

Formula register will help NZ crack down on false China-bound claims

New Zealand’s legitimate infant formula exporters are gearing up for the introduction of a brand register that the country’s Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is expected to introduce next month...