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Government backing British dairy industry to grab Chinese opportunity

The UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) is spearheading a campaign to help British dairy industry players increase their presence in the rapidly-expanding Chinese market.

China seizures raise fears for New Zealand's global dairy reputation

Numerous consignments of baby formula made in New Zealand have been prevented from entering China after authorities branded them substandard. Now it has come to light, the issue is raising...

Chinese farm agreement will complete dairy ‘hub’ - Fonterra

Fonterra has signed an investment agreement with Chinese authorities to develop two more large-scale dairy farms – the latest step in the firm’s strategy to build a sustainable fresh local...

a2 fresh milk manufacturer eyeing ‘attractive international markets’

A2 Corporation (A2C) – the manufacturer of a2 brand fresh milk – is eyeing a number of “attractive international markets” including North America and Europe as part of an effort to maximise...

Majority of Indian milk violates standards - government

More than two-thirds of milk in India violates national food safety standards, the Indian government has revealed to the country’s Supreme Court.

Emerging markets continue to drive Nestlé sales

Food and nutrition giant Nestlé has reported improved sales in its 9-month results driven by growth in emerging markets, but Q3 was a little slower than last year.

Israel dairy import increase unlikely despite duties cut - Rabobank

The influx of Western brands into the Israeli dairy market is unlikely, despite government plans to reduce long-standing import duties on milk-based products, Rabobank has claimed.

Bright Dairy issues apology over 2012 food safety scandals

Chinese dairy processor Bright Dairy Co has issued a public apology to consumers following a series of food safety scandals relating to its products.

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Wimm-Bill-Dann’s Russian rainbow enrages anti-gay activist group

PepsiCo subsidiary Wimm-Bill-Dann is reportedly being paid by storm clouds at a rainbow's end, as anti-homosexual activists target the packaging design of its major milk brand 'Jolly Milkman'

Danone to expand experimental Indian business unit

The experimental business unit that is dedicated to rolling out new Danone products for the masses in India has been deemed a success and will be expanded to other cities...

Kiwi authorities crack down on unlawful infant formula exports

New Zealand authorities have begun action to stop unlawful exports of infant formula to China, after trade bodies blamed these for severely undermining the southern nation’s reputation for food safety....

Arla to expand Danish facility to meet Chinese demand

Arla Foods is looking to expand the capacity of its Arinco milk powder manufacturing plant to meet the increased demand created by its supply agreement with Chinese paediatric nutrition firm...

Tetra Pak boosts Turkish output with lamination investment

Tetra Pak has invested €25m in lamination facilities at its Turkish packaging material plant, to lift beverage carton production capacity by 20%.

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 BeverageDaily.com 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...