US milk powder producers said they plan to expand production capacity, which could translate into 440m pounds per year of additional milk powder, tacking on to the already mounting global dairy supply glut, according to a report by CoBank.
Chaotic sales channels are to blame for Chinese counterfeiting scandals such as the recent case involving 22,600 cans of fake milk powder produced and sold under the brands of US infant formula maker, Abbott, and Chinese infant formula maker, Beingmate.
In advance of the upcoming European Union (EU) milk quota abolition, GEA and the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) have developed a mathematical model they claim can increase powdered milk production by up to 5%.
Increasing Chinese and Asian demand for dairy products afforded GEA €120m ($163m) worth of orders from European processors in the last three months of 2013 alone, the German processing technology manufacturer has revealed.
Dairy processors are "taking a hardline to try to eradicate" adulterants, such as urea and melamine, from milk powder, PerkinElmer has claimed following the launch of its new DairyGuard milk powder analyzer.
According to the chief of India’s biggest dairy exporter, India’s milk product exports could jump my more than one-half this year in light of China’s fractured relationship with New Zealand following the latest Fonterra crisis.