Steep declines in the number of milk cattle in Russia is having
knock-on effect on the country's dairy industry, which is being
forced to import increasing amounts of milk from other, more
expensive sources. But calls for greater...
Tetra Pak, the European packaging giant, has inaugurated a new
liquid food packaging plant in Beijing this week, the latest step
in its bid to profit from the rising Chinese interest in dairy
The discovery by Russia's State Trade Inspectorate of tons of fake
condensed milk on the supermarket shelves in Moscow and St.
Petersburg has once again highlighted the enormity of the task
facing the Russian authorities in clamping...
Russian veterinary authorities will take a further three weeks to
decide the fate of Polish dairies wanting to export to Russia - a
move that is seen as part of a general trend to limit imports of
all dairy products into the country.
Russia has become a lucrative market for dairy product exporters in
recent years, in particular those based in eastern Europe. But the
threat of punitive import duties from the Russians, concerned about
the future of their own dairy...
Brazil, a leading exporter of soybeans and key competitor with the
US, is worried that rising production costs for soybeans could eat
into local farm profits next season, while global stocks rise,
according to fresh figures from the...
New Zealand dairy giant Fonterrra has outlined ambitions to tap in
on anticipated growth in demand for dairy imports to China.
Speaking at a conference in Auckland today CEO Andrew Ferrier said
that the country represented 'considerable...
The news that an investigation has been ordered by China's premier,
Wen Jiabao, into the deaths of at least 12 babies after drinking
fake formula milk has led to a renewed quest for manufactuers to
find processing and packaging...
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 to unfold, reports
Simon Pitman and Danny Vincent.
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 find out about how
under-utilisation of production facilities in both...
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 part of its
restructuring programme, however, it is unclear...
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 the costs
associated with exporting its products.