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School milk programs 'catalyst' for dairy market growth: Tetra Pak

School milk programs continue to serve as a “catalyst” for milk and dairy market growth in developing nations, says Tetra Pak.

New Zealand infant formula acquisitions 'key to restoring...trust': Nutricia ANZ

Nutricia Australia New Zealand’s (Nutricia ANZ) acquisition of Kiwi infant formula businesses the Sutton Group and Gardians is “key to restoring" consumer confidence lost as a result of the 2013 botulism scare....

Australia-China

Minister: Australia’s “food bowl of Asia” no threat to Chinese farmers

Agriculture minister Barnaby Joyce has assured Chinese farmers that Australia is “not a threat” to their livelihoods on a day when two Far East investment groups established a A$3bn (US$2.7bn)...

Arla Foods tables takeover bid for Egyptian cheesemaker Arab Dairy

Arla Foods has tabled a non-binding bid to acquire a stake of up to 100% in Arab Dairy Products Company, the Egyptian manufacturer of Panda brand cheese.

Meiji seeks Taiwan reputation boost with infant formula production shift

Meiji infant formula sold in Taiwan will in future be exported from Japan as the company looks to capitalize on the "high quality" reputation held by Japanese goods.

Russian dairy Galactika and Indian coop Amul hold export talks: Reports

Indian cooperative Amul and Russian dairy Galactika have reportedly begun trade talks that if successful will see the export of Gujarati cheese and milk powder to Russia.  

Parmalat exhibits Brazilian ambitions with BRF dairy plants deal

Brasil Foods (BRF), Brazil's third largest dairy, has agreed to sell 11 dairy processing plants in the country to Parmalat for for R$1.8bn (US$795m, €610m).

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Beingmate launches UHT milk with Enzymotec cognitive boost in China

Chinese infant formula manufacturer Beingmate has launched a phosphatidylserine (PS)-enriched UHT milk developed in cooperation with Enzymotec to support child brain health and development.

FrieslandCampina Transylvanian cheese cave reopens after Nasal outcry

A Transylvanian cheese cave closed by Dutch dairy FrieslandCampina in 2013 has been reopened after outcry from fans of the traditional Nasal cheese made solely there.

FrieslandCampina strengthens W African presence with Ivory Coast dairy deal

FrieslandCampina has agreed to acquire Olam International’s Ivorian dairy business for US$25m (€19m) as it seeks to "further strengthen" its presence in West Africa.

India

Report suggests India’s baby food market is set to soar

A combination of demographic, social and economic factors is helping grow India’s baby food market, which is set to cross the US$250m mark in 2014, a new report has said. ...

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Australian dairy industry calls for selfies to raise FTA awareness

New Zealand’s dairy industry is milking its Australian counterpart out of A$30m a year, according to a dairy farming lobby group that is calling for a free-trade agreement to level...

'We couldn't guarantee a safe Summit': IDF cancels event in Israel

The International Dairy Federation (IDF) World Dairy Summit 2014, scheduled to be held in Tel Aviv in October, has been cancelled as a result of the recent conflict in the nearby Gaza...

Fonterra and Beingmate unveil China infant formula partnership

Fonterra is prepared to pay NZ$615m (US$514m, €390m) for a 20% stake in Chinese baby food manufacturer Beingmate in its latest attempt to expand its presence in China’s lucrative infant formula...

Companies expanding into Asia must first understand local physiology

Back when Europe and North America were there dominant growth markets for the food industry, Asia was considered as little more than an extension of their traditional business and dominated...

Chinese retailer introduces infant formula recall insurance

Chinese retailer Suning Redbaby has reportedly begun offering an infant formula insurance policy that compensates customers in the event of a recall.

Hershey suspends US flavored milk shipments to China

Shipments of Hershey’s brand flavored milk to China have been suspended after a consignment found to contain unapproved ingredients was destroyed.

‘The fall in production may lead to unpaid lay-offs’

Valio looks at job cuts following Russia export ban

Valio says it has started negotiations with the Finnish Act on Co-operation within Undertakings to talk about possible job cuts following a ban on exports to Russia.

China

New dairy culture sees explosive drinking yoghurt growth

For years a laggard in the dairy stakes, China is now seeing massive growth in its yoghurt drinks market largely because of significant investment and new demand for healthier drinks...

Kerry Global Technology & Innovation Centre to open in 2015

Plans to open a Kerry Global Technology & Innovation Centre in Ireland to serve the EMEA region are on-track and scheduled to open in early 2015.

Gokul $1.5m state funding to expand dairy operations

Gokul dairy has received $1.5m state funding to set up a plant in Shirol tehsil, India.

The ban came into force July 28

Russia bans all dairy and milk from Ukraine

A ban on the import of all dairy products and milk from Ukraine came into force in Russia this month.

Breast is best: Punjab gov sets new infant formula labelling rules

Labelling of infant formula sold in the Pakistani department of Punjab must now include the warning “mother’s milk is the best food for your baby and helps in preventing diarrhoea and...

Malaysia

Chobani to hit Malaysian shelves as yoghurt demand grows in SE Asia

Chobani, America’s top-selling brand of strained yogurt that has been gaining a massive global following through its slick marketing, will soon be available in Malaysia.

China overtakes US to become world’s largest economy in PPP

An economic milestone occurs this year as China overtakes the US to become the world’s largest economy in purchase power parity, or PPP.

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