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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 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...

Biostime amends Chinese infant formula distribution contracts amidst anti-trust probe

Chinese infant formula manufacturer Biostime has made amendments to the contracts it holds with distributors to delete terms that guarantee fixed prices and price floors that may violate Chinese anti-trust...

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Dean Foods offers $10,000 to catch employee’s killer

Oak Farms Dairy in Dallas, owned by Dean Foods, is offering a $10,000 reward to solve the murder of one of its employees.

FrieslandCampina Synlait investment could ‘shake-up’ NZ dairy, says farmer rep

FrieslandCampina’s acquisition of a 7.5% stake in New Zealand-based infant formula manufacturer Synlait Milk could “shake-up” the country’s dairy industry, Federated Farmers of New Zealand has claimed.

Fonterra latest to cut Chinese prices after price-fixing probe

Fonterra has slashed the cost of its Anmum maternal health products in China by 9%, making it the latest company to reduce its prices following the launch of a government...

FrieslandCampina acquires ‘supporting’ stake in Synlait Milk

FrieslandCampina has acquired a 7.5% stake in New Zealand-based infant formula manufacturer Synlait Milk through an initial public offering (IPO) of shares by the company.

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FDA to ban BPA in infant formula packaging on abandonment grounds

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is to officially ban bisphenol A (BPA) in infant formula packaging because it is not used anymore, stressing the decision is not based...

Food distributors told to innovate to exploit $1.4bn future market

Inventive responses to a future population explosion will be vital for successful food distributors, according to Frost & Sullivan.

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.

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