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Lye-contaminated milk recalled in latest blow to Chinese dairy industry

Hundreds of cartons of milk have been recalled in China after a production line error left some products contaminated with alkaline water.

UAE dairy giant eyes camel milk export explosion

Developed market demand for camel milk products looks set to help drive the export ambitions of the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) largest milk producer in coming years.


Arla Foods supply deal secures Chinese product pipeline for infant formula firm

Arla Foods has signed a financing and supply agreement with signficant pediatric nutrition and baby care product producer Biostime International Holdings to supply the Hong Kong-listed company with infant formula. ...

China safety scandals represent advantage for foreign dairy firms – analyst

Western food safety standards represent a definite advantage to foreign firms attempting to enter the growing Chinese dairy market, an industry analyst has told

Arla signs agreement with Mengniu to strengthen China exports

Arla Foods looks set to strengthen its presence in the Chinese dairy market and boost exports after signing a wide-ranging agreement with dairy giant Mengniu.

Mercury-tainted milk powder mires China in new safety scandal

A new food contamination scandal has hit China this week after elevated levels of mercury were detected in infant formula made by the country’s top producer.


Dairy industry answers: Nestlé China begins dairy farmers institute construction

Earlier this week, Nestlé began construction on its new Dairy Farming Institute in Shuangcheng, China. spoke to Nestlé China’s Jonathan Dong about the firm’s efforts to educate Chinese dairy...

South African infant formula purchase boycott lacks ‘merit’ - Nestlé

Nestlé South Africa has shrugged-off threats of a purchasing boycott relating to infant formula among the country’s Hindu community, stating that the encouragement by a religious leader lacks “merit.”

Nestlé condensed milk investment will meet export format demands

Swiss food and beverage giant Nestlé has completed a €6m investment at its Pontecesures, Spain condensed milk plant in an effort to expand its product and packaging formats portfolio to...

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Nestle enter agreement to build Inner Mongolia-based dairy farm

Food and drink giant Nestle has entered into an agreement to build a 2,000-cow dairy farm in north China’s Inner Mongolia region, according to reports from China.

Shanghai innovation centre will tap into Chinese dairy demands - Fonterra

Dairy giant Fonterra has announced the opening of a new Shanghai-based innovation centre, in its latest effort to tap into Chinese demand for new, innovative dairy products.

US ice cream and frozen dessert market tops $25bn

Sales of ice cream and frozen desserts in the United States were worth $25.1bn last year, according to a new report from Packaged Facts – representing a 2.4% rise over...

Emerging market liquid dairy product demand is big growth opportunity – Tetra Pak

Tetra Pak has pinpointed the dairy industry’s next big growth opportunity – the ever-growing demand for liquid dairy products (LDP) in emerging nations such as India and China.

Explosive growth predicted for Indian packaged food sector

The Indian packaged food industry is forecast to see average annual growth of up to 20% that will see it double in value to reach US$30bn by 2015, according to...

Nestlé silent on alleged Indian law violations but defends breast-milk substitutes marketing

Nestlé has declined to comment to on an Indian government letter stating that it is violating the nation’s laws on sponsorship of health workers, but has fought back against...

SIG Combibloc discusses Brazilian ‘business opportunities’ with PepsiCo

SIG Combibloc says that milk-mix drinks are a rapid growth category in Brazil, and has revealed that it is discussing new “business opportunities” with PepsiCo having just supplied the beverage giant with a new...

Danone injects more capital into ‘receptive’ Russia

Following its merger with local dairy player Unimilk in 2010, Danone will invest a further US$700m in Russia over the next five to seven years, aimed at driving capacity and...

Nestlé India faces charge for alleged infant formula labelling law violations

Nestlé India has been charged by a court in Delhi for allegedly violating laws relating to the correct labeling of infant formula products and for associated failings regarding advertisements in...

Tetra Pak’s production doubles at factory in China ‘due to demand’.

Tetra Pak say a new production line at one its plants in China will boost output to 20bn liquid dairy cartons annually to ‘keep up with market demand’.

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Probiotic penetration: Yakult takes a shot at Southern India

Yakult Danone India has announced that it has launched probiotic health drink Yakult onto the Southern Indian market, with the product now on sale in the city of Hyderbad.

Ukrainian cheese producers must look beyond ‘unreliable’ Russian partner, analyst

Ukrainian cheese producers must look beyond their ‘unreliable partner’ Russia in an effort to secure new markets for cheese in regions such as the EU, according to a locally based...

Top SPX exec 'encouraged' by multinational and local dairy demand in China

Leading food processing machinery manufacturer SPX says it is 'encouraged' by recent successes within the dairy sector, and the firm's president, Food and Beverage Systems, Kenneth Rodi, told that...

Proposed budget increase will 'strengthen' China food safety - FDA

The US Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) has requested a budget increase of more than $250m for 2013 – including $10m to strengthen the safety of Chinese produced food.

Processor hits back as Russia stokes Ukrainian cheese war

Russia announced on Tuesday that it had banned cheese imports from Ukraine’s three largest cheese producers due to the presence of vegetable oils, but one processor has hit back at...

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Glee for ghee butter fans as Indian researchers develop low cholesterol variety

The Indian National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI) has developed a low-cholesterol ghee butter that is claimed to have 80-85% less cholesterol compared to normal desi ghee made from cow or...

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