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Infant formula deals 'may' have broken Chinese anti-monopoly laws, Biostime admits

In the midst of an investigation into the pricing practices employed by it and other infant formula manufacturers in China, Biostime has admitted that the terms of its agreements with...

Danone Dumex cuts Chinese infant formula prices by up to 20%

Dumex – Danone’s infant nutrition business in Asia – has announced plans to reduce the price of its infant formula products in China by up to 20% in response to...

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.

Nestlé, Danone cut Chinese infant formula prices in response to pricing probe

Nestlé-owned Wyeth Nutrition and Danone Dumex are slashing the price of their infant formula products in China in response to the launch of an investigation into their pricing practices and...

Danone, Nestlé, FrieslandCampina facing Chinese infant formula pricing probe

A host of infant formula manufacturers, including Nestlé, Danone, and FrieslandCampina, are under investigation in China over the high pricing of infant formula and suspected anti-trust violations.

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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...

UNICEF, WHO slam Danone over misleading Turkish infant formula campaign

UNICEF and the World Health Organisation (WHO) have slammed Danone for misleadingly claiming that they gave their backing to a Turkish marketing campaign for Aptamil and other infant formula products.

International probiotics group engages EFSA over evidence ‘totality’

The increasingly vocal International Probiotics Association (IPA) has sent a series of formal questions to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) about evidential requirements for probiotics.

That'll put hair on your chest! Wing-Co 'Man Fur Coat' ad urges men to man up

A coat made entirely out of male chest hair has been commissioned by Wing-Co - a new protein-enriched, chocolate-flavored milk brand - to encourage men all over the UK to...

Synlait Milk launches expansion-funding NZ$120m public share offering

New Zealand-based infant formula manufacturer, Synlait Milk, has launched an initial public offering (IPO) of shares in the hope to raising around NZ$120m (US$93m) to fund a series of "growth initiatives."...

Heinz infant formula production shift to Fonterra a ‘massive blow’ - Unite

Heinz has proposed plans to transfer production of Asia-destined infant formula from a plant in the UK to New Zealand-based Fonterra – a move that British workers union, Unite, has...

Mengniu set to acquire majority stake in Chinese infant formula manufacturer Yashili

Mengniu has launched a general offer to acquire all outstanding shares of Hong Kong-based infant formula manufacturer Yashili International Holdings – the latest move by the company's to increase its...

Frutarom: ‘We want to expand our functional foods business’

Swiss-Israeli flavours and ingredients house Frutarom wants a greater slice of the global functional foods and drinks market with new investment and initiatives to tap markets like the Americas and...

Treat out-of-date infant formula as ‘adulterated’, Congresswoman urges

Infant formula products that have passed their sell-by-date could soon be considered adulterated if a recently introduced bill – labelled a “no brainer” – can make through the House of Representatives and...

European Parliament slaps ban on baby images on infant, follow-on formula

The European Parliament has passed legislation banning the use of images of babies on packs of infant and follow-on formula in an attempt to prevent the idealisation of breast milk...

‘Inexperienced’ infant nutrition brands putting NZ export reputation at risk - INC

Attempts by “inexperienced” New Zealand-based companies to cash in on Chinese consumer demand for Kiwi infant nutrition products is putting the industry’s export reputation at risk, the Infant Nutrition Council (INC) has...

Ireland: Even terms like ‘live cultures’ are implied (& banned) EU probiotic health claims

Irish authorities have clarified the country’s position in regard to probiotic health claims, taking a literal reading of the EU position that the term ‘probiotic’ alone is an implied health...

Lower infant formula protein levels may offer obesity protection - Nestlé-backed study

Follow-on formula with protein levels closer to that of breast milk may offer “high risk” infants additional protection from obesity later in life, a Nestlé-backed study has claimed....

Calcium supplements linked to lower death risk for women: Study

Daily supplements of calcium up to 1000 mg may be associated with reduced mortality for women, says a new study from Canada.

Prebiotic infant formula yields breast milk-like infant microbiota: Study

Infant formula infused with prebiotic oligofructose-enriched inulin results in an infant microbiota that is closer to that of breast milk fed infants during the first four months of life, a...

Misdiagnosed cow’s milk allergy in infants ‘potentially harmful’ - study

Parents and doctors must be more aware of the importance of objectively diagnosing milk allergies in infant to “prevent potential nutritional deficiencies,” according to a team of Israeli researchers.

EU Parliament set for June 11 vote on PARNUTS reform

The long-awaited reform of EU rules governing ‘special’ foods like baby and gluten-free foods, is imminent with a June 11 vote to mandate the changes – and most stakeholders satisfied...

Canada survey: infant foods are BPA free

Bisphenol A (BPA) is absent from infant foods and formulae in Canada, according to the results of routine product testing by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).

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)....

DAIRYREPORTER.COM SPECIAL: DAIRY PRODUCT QUALITY TESTING

Dairy industry, regulatory cooperation vital to identify emerging food safety threats – AB SCIEX

Staying “in tune” with regulators and the dairy industry to identify emerging food quality and safety threats is vital to the development of new, up-to-date product testing solutions, AB SCIEX told DairyReporter.com....

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