Emerging Markets

Live worms in milk ‘impossible’ - Mengniu

Live worms in milk ‘impossible’ - Mengniu

By Mark Astley

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 survive its heat-treatment processes.

Mengniu reports H1 profits decrease citing dairy slowdown

Mengniu reports H1 profits decrease citing dairy slowdown

By Mark Astley

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 its increased investment in scale farms as a milk source.

Probiotics in India to grow 11% yearly: Report

Probiotics in India to grow 11% yearly: Report

By Ankush Chibber

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.

Mengniu manager arrested in China over milk production date fraud

Mengniu manager arrested over production date fraud

By Mark Astley

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 giant.

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.

Emerging market sales drive Parmalat H1 profit increase

Emerging market sales drive Parmalat H1 profit increase

By Mark Astley

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 driving the increase.

A Rajasthani dairy farmer

Dairy stalls India-NZ Free Trade talks

By Ankush Chibber

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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