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NZ infant formula exporters have 'actions...to undertake' to meet Chinese standards

Some New Zealand infant formula manufacturers and brand-owners could be temporarily blocked from exporting to China if they are unable to meet the requirements of a new register by May 1.

Indian government urged to probe Nutricia India doctor bribery allegations

The Indian government has been urged to investigate claims that infant formula manufacturer Nutricia India, a subsidiary of the Danone Group, approved illegal payments by its employees to doctors.

Infrastructure needs to keep up with India’s dairy production gains

Milk production in the world’s biggest dairy producing country continues to grow quickly, with India seeing an increase of around 19% in the five years from 2006 to 2010.

North Korean Emmental production training reports 'not true': French college

French training institute the National Dairy Industry College (ENIL) has rubbished reports it has agreed to school a North Korean delegation on the art of cheese making.

Japan to get vegetable-flavoured ice cream tubs from Häagen-Dazs

Häagen-Dazs is calling on Japanese consumers to eat their vegetables after announcing the launch in May of two new, veggie-influenced ice cream flavours.

‘China & South America growth offset by decline in Europe’

Tetra Pak to expand in South America

Tetra Pak released its 2013 net sales today announcing a 3.5% growth and a 15% rise in capital equipment, which saw more than 580 filling machines installed globally, led by...

Heinz updates barcode readers to prevent infant formula export errors

Heinz has installed “advanced” barcode readers at a British infant formula plant to ensure the premium products it manufactures for Chinese consumers aren’t confused with the standard powder destined for the...

Baby food boom in China is emptying Australian supermarket shelves

Australia’s baby food industry grew by 9% in value in 2013, thanks mainly to growing demand from China’s expanding middle class for safe and quality milk formula, said a new...

Fonterra breaks ground on its biggest SE Asia site

Fonterra has begun construction on what will be its biggest manufacturing investment in Southeast Asia in the last decade.

Dutch dairy sector has 'a lot of knowledge to share' with China

China and the Netherlands have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that will see the Asian country glean dairy industry know-how from the likes of FrieslandCampina.

'Commitment to Ghana...strong' despite investment cut: Fan Milk

West African dairy giant Fan Milk has reiterated its "commitment" to Ghanaian consumers after announcing plans to cut investment in the country over issues with electricity supply.

INSIDE...VOLAC

Lifting one child policy could boost whey protein demand: Volac

The infant nutrition sector could become the largest single market for whey protein if China abolishes its one child policy, says Volac.

Middle East unrest fosters market for fat blends

The strife in Syria and the broader Arab upheaval means growing demand for fat blends among dairy manufacturers in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), industry sources say.

FrieslandCampina hoping for Asian slam dunk through NBA deal

FrieslandCampina is hoping to score with Southeast Asian basketball fans after becoming the 'Official Milk Partner' of the US National Basketball Association (NBA) in five of the region's markets.

Dubai site 'reflects growth' in Middle East, Africa: Fonterra

Fonterra has opened a warehouse in Dubai to support increasing demand for its dairy ingredients in the Middle East, Africa, and the CIS region. 

APAC dairy packaging growth 7% CAGR

Tetra Pak boosts dairy carton growth

Dairy containers are leading a global increase in food packaging, with growth in the sector driven by Asia and Latin America as milk-based products become more popular in these regions....

Mead Johnson awaiting conclusion of SEC China 'expenditures' probe

Mead Johnson Nutrition is still waiting for the outcome of a US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) probe that could see it penalized on home soil for alleged promotional payments made by...

Operations set to begin at NZ$120m Fonterra UHT milk plant

Fonterra's NZ$120m ($99m, €73m) Waitoa UHT plant is on track to produce its first batches of Asia-destined Anchor brand long-life milk and cream in March – just over a year...

Camelbert anyone? Chr Hansen unveils camel cheese recipes

Chr. Hansen and Kenyan firm Oleleshwa Enterprises have developed a number of camel cheese recipes for owners of the animal, including one for a soft, ripened cheese they call ‘Camelbert’.

Carton preference Crystal clear after Mengniu test: Tetra Pak

Tetra Pak has launched its latest packaging development, the Tetra Brik Aseptic 250 Base Crystal carton, after a "successful field test" by Chinese dairy giant Mengniu.

Danone struggling to claw back China share after last year’s issues

In spite of its increasing investments in China, European dairy major Danone is still yet to see signs of any recovery in baby formula growth and market share in China.

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GEA Procomac sells first ever aseptic PET line for milk products in India

GEA Procomac has sold the first ever aseptic filling line in India for milk products in PET bottles to India's biggest milk producer Gujarat Co-Op Milk Marketing Federation.

Danone to double stake in Chinese dairy Mengniu

Danone is set to increase its interest in Chinese dairy manufacturer Mengniu to almost 10% in its latest bid to capitalize on the "high growth potential" of the country's chilled...

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DairyAmerica and Fonterra end SMP export deal

US marketing cooperative DairyAmerica and New Zealand-based dairy giant Fonterra have called time on their 13-year old skim milk powder (SMP) export agreement.

Sub-Saharan milk cooler project awarded $1m grant

A US engineer has been awarded $1m (€735,000) to complete the development of a biogas-powered milk cooler for sub-Saharan dairy farmers that lack access to refrigeration.

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