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‘Inexperienced’ infant nutrition brands putting NZ export reputation at risk - INC

Attempts by “inexperienced” New Zealand-based companies to cash in on Chinese consumer demand for Kiwi infant nutrition products is putting the industry’s export reputation at risk, the Infant Nutrition Council (INC) has...

Indian plant investment will support increasing aseptic processing and packaging demand – Tetra Pak

Tetra Pak is hoping to support “strong growth” in demand for aseptic processing and packaging solutions in the Indian sub-continent and South Asia through the opening of a new €120m ($156m) facility...

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Hong Kong recalls Australian low-fat milk over excessive bacterial count

The Hong Kong Centre for Food Safety (CFS) has ordered the recall of an Australian low-fat milk product after routine tests found a bacterial count exceeding the legal limit.

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Euromonitor highlights organic dairy opportunities in Turkey

Turkish consumers’ interest in health and wellness is still in its infancy but growing rapidly, and means big opportunities for manufacturers of organic dairy products – particularly those targeted to...

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Synlait Milk reveals plans for share offering to fund Chinese ambitions

Chinese-owned New Zealand-based Synlait Milk Limited has announced plans for an initial public offering (IPO) of shares – through which it hopes to support its ambitions in China.

Mengniu to become 'single largest' shareholder of China Modern Dairy through deal

Mengniu has entered into an agreement that will see it become the single largest shareholder of China’s biggest raw milk producer, China Modern Dairy.

More arrested for smuggling infant formula than drugs - Hong Kong Customs

More people have been arrested for attempting to smuggle infant formula out of Hong Kong since 1 March 2013 than were detained at the border for trafficking drugs throughout the...

Mengniu and China Modern Dairy cryptically deny takeover rumours

China Modern Dairy has played down rumours of a takeover by “a third party” – assumed to be Mengniu – but has confirmed that talks are ongoing with the unnamed company in...

Danone results get Asia baby food boost

Danone reported sales growth in the first quarter of 2013 as demand for baby food in Asia boosted profits, despite continued weakness in Europe.

Chinese dairy safety concerns 'adversely affected' 2012 results - Mengniu

Chinese dairy giant Mengniu has reported a drop in both revenue and profits for 2012 – a result it has attributed to continuing consumer concern about the quality and safety...

Swiss infant formula recalled in Shanghai over repackaging claims

Swiss infant formula manufacturer, Hero, has moved to dispel concerns about the safety of its Nutradefense brand infant formula in China after authorities in Shanghai ordered retailers to pull it...

Glanbia to capitalise on growth market strengths after 'strong' 2012

A “strong” financial performance in 2012 has left Glanbia is a “stronger position” to capitalise on its competitive advantage in growth markets, the Irish dairy processor has claimed....

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Dairy UK to launch cheese export initiative

Dairy UK has announced plans to launch a Cheese Exporters Group – an initiative designed to encourage British cheese makers to focus more on export markets.

Fonterra unveils NZ$100m UHT processing investment

Fonterra will invest more than NZ$100m ($82.4m, €62.8m) in a new ultra-high temperature (UHT) milk and cream processing plant in New Zealand in an attempt to meet growing Asian demand...

Infant formula companies are breaching international marketing rules: Report

Save the Children in the UK has called on infant formula manufacturers like Danone and Nestlé to do more to promote breast feeding – including larger on-pack warnings – after...

Centrale Laitière deal 'key' to North African development - Danone

Danone has increased its stake in Moroccan dairy processor Centrale Laitière to 67% - a deal it has pinpointed as a “key step” for the company in North Africa....

DCD concerns: NZ handling of crisis was ‘textbook’ - Rabobank

New Zealand’s handling of concerns surrounding the use of agricultural chemical dicyandiamide (DCD) was “textbook,” a Rabobank analyst has claimed.

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China announces new, tough dairy import regulations

China’s food safety watchdog – the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) – has announced plans to introduce tougher regulations on the import and export of dairy products.

White House petitioned to provide HK infant formula shortage ‘assistance’

More than 13,000 people have so far petitioned US President Barack Obama to provide Hong Kong with “international support” to help turnaround a current shortage of infant formula.

Emerging market demand will drive EU dairy exports to 2022 – EC report

Emerging market demand for dairy products is expected to continue to drive European Union (EU) exports and sustain commodity prices in coming years, a European Commission (EC) report has claimed.

Arla plans 2013 production capacity expansion to meet export demand

Arla Foods plans to invest more than DKK 2bn ($357m) over the next 12 months to increase its global dairy processing capabilities, boost efficiency, and reduce its impact on the environment.

Mengniu brand value plummets in 2012 as the Yili brand soars

Mengniu saw its brand value plummet by more than 30% in 2012, as Chinese public concern over the safety of domestically-manufactured dairy products continued to turn consumers towards ‘safer’ international brands.

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Mengniu clarifies that China Modern Dairy acquisition talks not in progress

Chinese dairy Mengniu has further extinguished rumours that it is in talks to acquire milk supplier China Modern Dairy in a clarifying statement filed with the Stock Exchange of Hong...

Global probiotics market to grow 6.8% annually until 2018

A new market analysis says the global probiotics market will surge by 6.8% a year for the next five years, driven by an Asia-Pacific, “expected to be the most prominent market...

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