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Crisis will harm New Zealand more than Fonterra

Contamination crisis

Crisis will harm New Zealand more than Fonterra

By William Hao Wei Yang

With Fonterra’s contamination crisis unlikely to die down soon, the fall-out in China is likely to have more of a lingering impact on New Zealand’s continuing trade with the country than it will on Fonterra, say industry experts.

In pics: Questions asked about Fonterra's C. botulinum crisis timeline

Contamination crisis

In pics: Questions asked about Fonterra's C. botulinum crisis timeline

By RJ Whitehead

As Fonterra battles for its reputation in countries that have received batches of its whey protein concentrate contaminated with the C. botulinum bacterium, it is also facing a fight on the home front. Questions are already being asked about the speed...

China issues limited Fonterra ban, Russian reports rubbished

Contamination crisis

China issues limited Fonterra ban, Russian reports rubbished

By RJ Whitehead

Fonterra, the diary major at the centre of the C. botulinum scare concerning several batches of whey protein concentrate used to manufacture Nutricia’s Karicare infact formula, has confirmed that Chinese authorities have temporarily suspended the import...

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Fonterra latest to cut Chinese prices after price-fixing probe

By Fiona Barry

Fonterra has slashed the cost of its Anmum maternal health products in China by 9%, making it the latest company to reduce its prices following the launch of a government investigation into suspected anti-trust law violations.

Cut dairy packaging investment, risk profits and quality – Mintel

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Cut dairy packaging investment, risk profits and quality - Mintel

By Mark ASTLEY

In the current economic climate, dairy processors are looking across their businesses for opportunities to reduce outgoings and increase margins. But firms that cut packaging investment are only risking profits and product quality, Mintel has claimed.

Fonterra unveils NZ$100m UHT processing investment

Fonterra unveils NZ$100m UHT processing investment

By Mark Astley

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 for heat-treated dairy products.

New Zealand reassures Chinese consumers in wake of Fonterra DCD crisis

Chemical contamination

New Zealand reassures Chinese consumers in wake of Fonterra DCD crisis

By RJ Whitehead

New Zealand’s government has started a PR offensive to limit the impact of last week’s revelations that low levels of chemical residue were discovered in dairy products from the country, and Chinese consumers find themselves high on its charm list.

NZ reiterates safety of dairy as DCD concerns spread

NZ reiterates safety of dairy as DCD concerns spread

By Mark Astley

The New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has moved to reiterate the safety of New Zealand dairy products and defuse “concerns” about the use of dicyandiamide (DCD), as reports emerge that some importers have begun screening Kiwi dairy shipments.

Fonterra working with NZ Customs to solve cocaine mystery

Fonterra working with NZ Customs to solve cocaine mystery

By Mark Astley

Fonterra is working closely with the New Zealand Customs Service to establish how a “significant quantity” of either cocaine or heroin found its way into a shipping container of Fonterra powdered milk.

Fonterra reports record export figures

Fonterra reports record export figures

By Mark Astley

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

Nothing to see here: Fonterra says there is no problem with its use of permeates and won't be changing

Fonterra firm against removing permeate

By Ankush Chibber

New Zealand’s largest dairy cooperative is refusing to join milk producers and marquee retailers that are removing permeate from their milk brands.