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ACCC to looks to tighten infant formula ad 'loophole'

By Jim Cornall

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is proposing to re-authorize a long-standing agreement by manufacturers to not promote infant formula, in order to protect rates of breastfeeding.

Chinese dairy company Mengniu purchased Australian company Bellamy's last year, but could not complete a deal for Lion Dairy & Drinks.

Mengniu pulls plug on Lion deal

By Jim Cornall

In November 2019, China Mengniu Dairy Company Limited announced the planned acquisition of Lion-Dairy & Drinks (LDD) Pty Ltd in Australia.

The dairy code came into effect on January 1, 2020, as it was a key recommendation of the ACCC's 2018 dairy inquiry. Pic: Getty Images/JohnCarnemolla

ACCC looking into dairy code compliance

By Jim Cornall

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is monitoring the introduction of the new mandatory dairy code of conduct, including by checking processors’ compliance with the code, and said it is ready to take enforcement action where appropriate.

Beston said the sale would enable it to reduce debt and take advantage of opportunities in line with the company’s long-term business plan.  Pic: Getty Images/nedjelly

Beston sells dairy farms for $40.4m

By Jim Cornall

Australia’s Beston Global Food Company Limited has signed an agreement with Aurora Dairies for the sale of its dairy farms in Mount Gambier to Aurora for A$40.4m (US$27.5m) in cash.

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