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China faces fake baby milk scandal

Leading producers of baby food in China are continuing efforts to reassure consumers as the scandal over fake baby food that is said to have killed dozens of babies continues...

Russia gears up to EU dairy exports

The EU has made no secret of the fact that it is now looking into sourcing dairy products from Russia. Simon Pitman spoke to the Russian Ministry of Agriculture to...

Parmalat regains control of Brazilian unit

Parmalat, the financially-hit dairy group, has resumed control of its Brazilain unit this week. Last month the group announced that it is to sell around half of its assets as...

Russian ice cream maker goes west

Russian ice cream producer AlterVest has bought up two major production facilities, one in Germany and one in Poland, in an effort to spread its business reach and to reduce...

Russian dairy proliferates

In recent years the Russian dairy sector has undergone tremendous upheaval, with the consolidation of old dairy plants changing the face of the industry. We spoke to the Russian National...

Economy key to Russian dairy equipment suppliers

The Russian dairy market has seen phenomenal growth in recent years, driven largely by the development of Wimm-Bill-Dann and other western dairy companies. France-based dairy equpment supplier Erca-Formseal shares its...

Danone to increase dairy production in Russia

Danone has announced plans to increase the production capacity of two of its Russia-based dairies. The move has been influenced by the company's increased Russian profits caused by the growth...

Russia may increase cheese import duties

In an attempt to protect local producers from the competitive prices of cheese from Europe, Russia is considering increasing the import duty on cheese.

Emerging markets and health lift Danisco H1 results

Set against the backdrop of difficult trading conditions for branded food manufacturers, raw material prices and a negative currency impact played down first half figures for ingredients giant Danisco.

New packaging to crack Russian yoghurt market

Yoghurtbox, is claimed to be a unique type of packaging that once used can become somewhat of a building block for young children to play with.

Numico moves out of India

Royal Numico has announced the sale of its Mumbai-based Nutricia India to a consortium of four Indian companies. Financial details were not disclosed but the...

Campina has faith in Russia

Campina , the Dutch dairy group, is clearly expecting big things from its operations in Russia after installing a third production line at its facility at...

Russian ice cream sales improve as Unilever lifts the market

After a two-year absence, Anglo-Dutch food company Unilever returned to the Russian ice cream market in the first half of 2003, a move which helped...

China lifts Italian cheese ban

Italy's deputy minister for productive activities with portfolio for foreign trade, Adolfo Urso, has announced that Italian cheeses can finally be exported to China. "This...

Indian dairy looks to Europe

India-based Amrit Foods is in talks with European dairy producers with a view to establishing a joint venture to manufacture and sell a number of...

ISP acquires Brazilian dairy ingredients plant

International Specialty Products (ISP) continues to consolidate its position on the ingredients market with the news this week that it has acquired Brazilian ingredient systems...

Russian ice cream market thaws

A recent Market Advice survey, conducted in February 2003, provides an insight into the changing patterns of Russian ice cream consumption. Since the fall of...

Russian butter market faces international pressure

Krest'yanskoe, a Soviet-era brand produced by a number of different companies, remains the most popular brand of butter in Russia, but its popularity is coming...

Raisio to start margarine production in Russia

The subsidiary of Raisio Group, Raisio Nutrition, has bought a dairy in Istra, just outside Moscow and is due to start production there as soon...

EU wary over Russian dairy quotas

Russia is considering a move to restrict import quotas of European Union dairy products such as butter and cheese, EU officials have reported. The consideration...

SIG establishes factory in China

SIG Combibloc, part of the Swiss international packaging giant SIG, has begun to construct its first factory in China today. The factory is located in...

Russian dairy factory manager sacked over mass food poisoning

Last week's food poisoning outbreak in the small town of Kropotkin, in the Krasnodar territory of eastern Russia has led to the sacking of a...

China dairy JV

Major feed producer Sichuan New Hope Agribusiness has said it is investing 16 million yuan (€2m) in a dairy processing joint venture in northern China....

Russia dairy buy-out

As part of its strategy for regional expansion in Russia, Wimm-Bill-Dann Foods has purchased Roska St. Petersburg Dairy Company for about €12 million. The company...

Indian dairy processor expands

Indian food processor Heritage Foods, involved in the business of milk and milk products, is to set up four more milk procurement and processing centres...

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