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Sri Lanka suspends sale of Fonterra milk powder batches over illnesses

Sri Lanka has suspended the sale of three batches of Fonterra-made Anchor milk powder after complaints of illness in children.

GEA to build second giant Fonterra milk powder drier

GEA has been drafted in by Fonterra to build the New Zealand dairy giant a second 30 tonnes per hour capacity milk powder facility.

Tetra Pak urges 'world view' to address dairy supply and demand imbalance

The "traditionally domestic focused" dairy industry must adopt a "world view" to ensure increasing global consumer demand does not outstrip milk supply, says Tetra Pak.

Synalit Milk granted China infant formula export approval

New Zealand infant formula firm Synlait Milk has been granted approval to export products it manufactures to China.

US COMMODITIES CORNER

International factors 'most important element' influencing US milk prices

DairyReporter.com's US dairy commodities expert, John Geuss, examines the increasing influence of international factors on domestic prices.

China to overtake US as largest dairy market by 2017: Euromonitor

China will overtake the United States to become the world’s largest dairy market by 2017, Euromonitor has predicted.

Aussie calls to form Fonterra-style dairy giant 'not soundly based'

Calls for Australia to "emulate" the formation of New Zealand dairy cooperative Fonterra by relaxing competition laws are "not soundly based," a panel charged with reviewing the legislation has claimed....

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).

News in brief

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.