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Eco concerns clear in recent Chinese, Indian customer visits: Tetra Pak

Tetra Pak says that during recent client visits in both India and China, customers have shown an increased interest in environmental issues such as energy use, water consumption and product...

Indian detergent scare reveals widespread milk adulteration

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has spoken out on the results of tests that found nationwide evidence of substandard milk and even products with traces of...

Fermented dairy sales boom sees Danisco invest in China

As part of a ‘major step’ for the business, Danisco has announced plans to invest in its production of Live Culture Inoculant cultures (LCI) in China to meet booming demand...

Nestlé partnership aims to raise Brazilian dairy standards

Nestlé says it is partnering other dairy companies in Brazil to help more than 2,200 farms improve milk quality, safety and sustainability.

Nestlé's new Brazilian beverage factory reflects dairy demand

Nestlé has opened a new CHF 83m (€67m) beverage factory in Brazil to cater for increased demand for dairy-based and other beverages in the state of Rio de Janeiro.

Nestlé fortifies Brazilian milk products to capture added-value trend

Nestlé has launched two new fortified milks in Brazil that it claims will help parents to increase the iron and vitamin content of children’s diets, as the firm rides regional...

Soaring butter demand sees supply shortage hit Finland, Sweden and Russia

Shops in Finland, Sweden and Russian will suffer some ‘scarcity’ of butter supplies for the rest of this year, as leading Finnish dairy processor Valio struggles to meet soaring demand.

US and China shine for Yakult as it gets back on track post Japanese quake

The US and China were the star performers in Yakult’s global probiotics empire in 2011 and are set for further significant investment in 2012, bosses have revealed.

Danone feels the heat with ‘flat’ Russian sales

Last year's severe summer drought in Russia has hit Danone’s third quarter (Q3) 2011 dairy sales in the country, with the French company forced to raise prices to end consumers...

Kiwi dairies keen on buying Indian farms, but obstacles remain

New Zealand’s dairy firms, including Fonterra, are looking to buy up farms in India’s burgeoning dairy sector, but may not find going down that road free of bumps, a new...

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Danone launches new kids brand in India

Danone has launched a new brand of fortified, milk-based products for children throughout India.

Dispatches from FI India

Taking stock of the latest trends in India

Innovative new products, a strong focus on health and wellness, and regional dairy tastes were all on the agenda at FI India in Mumbai this week - and FoodNavigator-Asia's journalists...

Indian demand for reduced lactose on the rise, says Novozymes

Indian awareness of lactose intolerance is growing rapidly, leading consumers to seek reduced reduced lactose and lactose-free products without compromising on taste, according to a Novozymes South Asia executive.

Indian researchers develop non-dairy calcium foods

Researchers in India have developed non-dairy-based calcium-rich foods, which they say could be commercialized for sale as processed food products like instant mixes for breads and biscuits.

Danisco: Freeze-dried cultures and value-added ingredients range to satisfy Indian dairy market

Danisco has developed a new range of freeze-dried cultures for the Indian dahi market and has also targeted its health and nutrition ingredients range for use in the country’s dairy...

China Dairy Summit: China needs to walk before it can run

China still has a long way to go in developing its dairy industry to international standards, according to the China Dairy Summit.

Huhtamaki to close New Zealand flexibles plant, transfer ops to Asia

Huhtamaki has announced it is to close a flexible packaging plant in New Zealand over concerns around its operational efficiency and competition in the national market.

Powdered milk demand in China driving Abbott's expansion

Abbott has said it will invest US$230m to build a new nutrition manufacturing facility in China, representing the company's largest investment in China to date.

Constantia targets emerging markets with Turkish flexible takeover

Constantia has completed a deal to take over a Turkish flexible packaging outfit in a bid to boost growth in developing markets such as the Middle East, North Africa and...

Indian milk products to see price rise

The price of milk and milk-based products in India is set to surge on the back of a variety of natural and human factors, including a shortage of rainfall in...

Feihe sells dairy farms in China

Feihe International Inc., formerly known as the American Dairy, has announced that it intends to sell its two dairy farms in China to a Chinese Investment Company.

Indian middle class growth could see rise in packaged milk consumption

The rising economic prowess of India is expected to spur a huge change in how people consume milk in India, benefitting organised dairy companies present in the country.

Organics booming in Lebanon, India, Romania

The first organic dairy factory has opened in Lebanon, Romania’s market is growing at 20%+ and in India, forecasts are for quadruple growth by 2015 as developing economies embrace organic...

GEA targets Asian growth with New Zealand acquisition

GEA Group has reached an agreement to acquire a New Zealand-based powder specialist as part of its ongoing strategy to expand in the emerging Asian markets and compete with rivals...

New SIG factory in Brazil starts at full capacity

SIG Combibloc is operating its first factory in Brazil at full capacity having completed construction in a year at a cost of €90m.

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