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School milk programmes driving developing dairy industry growth – Tetra Pak

The introduction of school milk programmes in developing nations is driving dairy industry growth, processing and packaging giant Tetra Pak has claimed.

Nestlé invests $8m to meet Caribbean dairy-based supplement demand

Nestlé has invested around $8m in a new production line at its factory in Jamaica to meet increasing demand for its milk-based energy supplement, Supligen.

Indian retail investment approval could open doors to Western dairy brands – analyst

The Indian government has approved a policy amendment allowing foreign investment in its retail sector – a move that could open up the world’s largest dairy market to Western brands,...

Synutra signs Sodiaal deal in Chinese consumer confidence effort

Leading Chinese infant formula manufacturer Synutra l has entered into a commercial partnership agreement with French dairy giant Sodiaal and its subsidiary, Euroserum – a deal the Chinese firm hopes...

NZ infant formula exporters join forces to protect brands overseas

A number of New Zealand-based infant formula manufacturers and exporters have joined forces to protect the reputation of their brands overseas.

Verghese Kurien: death of an Indian milk revolutionary

Few individuals have had as much impact on a produce industry as Dr Verghese Kurien, who passed away in Gujarat last weekend. In a career spanning almost 60 years, Kurien...

Al Ain Dairy claims first UAE juice launch with stevia

The United Arab Emirates’ largest dairy and juice producer Al Ain Dairy tells it is the first company in the region to introduce stevia into juices produced in the...

Live worms in milk ‘impossible’ - Mengniu

Chinese dairy giant Mengniu Dairy Co. has denied a claim that live worms were found in a carton of its milk, stating that it would be “impossible” for the creatures to...

Mengniu reports H1 profits decrease citing dairy slowdown

China Mengniu Dairy Co has posted an 18% net profit decrease for the first half of 2012 - citing a slowdown in Chinese dairy industry growth and the impact of...

Probiotics in India to grow 11% yearly: Report

India’s nascent probiotic market is expected to grow at 11% till 2016, but only if manufacturers are able to increase the awareness about these products locally.

Safety-aware Chinese consumers turning to dairy imports - survey

Chinese consumers are turning to imported dairy products as their confidence in the safety of domestically-manufactured food brands continues to decline, a survey has found.

Mengniu manager arrested over production date fraud

A Mengniu Dairy Co. sales manager has been arrested in China under suspicion of altering the production dates on thousands of cases of milk products manufactured by the Chinese dairy...

Fonterra reports record export figures

Fonterra, the world’s biggest exporter of dairy products, achieved a record export in the final three months of the 2011/12 season.

China: Are imports to blame for latest infant formula problems?

More problems with infant formula milk powder have been found in China, but this time it's not domestic dairies but imports that are being blamed.

Asia driving aseptic packaging demand - report

Increasing disposable consumer income especially in Asia will drive the growth of aseptic packaging in the next five years, according to a market analysis.

China Modern Dairy denies Mengniu takeover talks

China Modern Dairy Holdings - China’s largest milk producer - has denied any knowledge of talks designed to discuss its takeover by Mengniu.

Scottish dairy industry missing export market opportunities - report

Scotland’s dairy industry is missing out on a clear opportunity to tap into lucrative export markets, a Scottish government-backed report has claimed.

Hong Kong pulls Japanese infant formula from shelves over iodine levels

Authorities in Hong Kong have ordered the recall of two Japanese-manufactured powdered infant formula products after tests found iodine levels in the products were too low.

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Nestlé opens first plant in Angola

Swiss food and beverage giant Nestlé has furthered its presence on the African continent through the opening of a new CHF16m ($16.4m, €13.3m) factory in Angola.

Emerging market sales drive Parmalat H1 profit increase

Italian dairy giant Parmalat has reported a 7.8% increase in net profit for the first half of 2012, with improved emerging market sales and profit boosts from its core markets...

Dairy stalls India-NZ Free Trade talks

Free trade discussions between India and New Zealand have hit an obstacle with the former refusing any concrete move to open its dairy sector to the Kiwis.

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Aflatoxin-tainted infant formula recalled in China

Chinese dairy processor Hunan Ava Dairy Co is recalling five batches of infant formula after a local government study found high levels of cancer-causing aflatoxins.

UAE dairy firm expecting Ramadan sales explosion

Dairy processors in the Islamic world are preparing themselves for the annual Ramadan-driven sales explosion, as Muslims stock-up daily on fresh foods including dairy.

Larger dairy herds will cut Chinese food safety scandals – expert

An explosion in Chinese demand for dairy products in the middle of the last decade led to milk supply shortages that drove suppliers to practices such as diluting milk and...

Bright young things in Brazil spell bright prospects for SIG Combibloc

SIG Combibloc has highlighted the strong growth potential of RTD coffee drinks in Brazil as it launches 250ml cartons there for the first time, with demand led by a 'dynamic,...