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DFA and Chinese dairy Yili to establish US milk powder JV

Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) and Chinese processor Inner Mongolia Yili have agreed to form a joint venture in the US to produce milk powder. 

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Zacpac opens $22m plant near Australian Gold Coast

Australian packaging company Zacpac has opened a $25m AUD ($22m USD) manufacturing facility in Stapylton, Queensland.

China

New plant allows ADM to begin sweetener production in China

US agricultural processor Archer Daniels Midland has opened the first phase of its integrated food manufacturing complex in the northern Chinese city of Tianjin.

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Buhler launches SmartDryer Food in India as it partners with CICILS on the Year of the Pulse

Buhler will partner with CICLS (Global Pulse Confederation) on the United Nations approved International Year of the Pulse (IYOP) 2016, making a joint announcement at Gulfood manufacturing 2014, in Dubai.

China Modern Dairy shares fall as bovine TB reports probed

Chinese authorities are investigating reports that a business unit of China Modern Dairy sold milk cows that tested positive for bovine tuberculosis (bTB) and brucellosis.

Mondelēz to acquire Vietnamese biscuit leader Kinh Do for $370m

Mondelēz International will acquire a 80% stake in Vietnam’s leading biscuit firm Kinh Do to spur growth in the rising Asia-Pacific market.

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FutureCeuticals given Japanese patent for coffee fruit processing

Functional ingredient major FutureCeuticals has been issued a Japanese patent for whole coffee fruit production, including coffee fruit powders, extracts and concentrates. 

Glanbia launches UHT milk in China under Irish Avonmore brand

Irish dairy giant Glanbia has launched a long-life version of Ireland’s number one milk, Avonmore, in China.

Chocolate gloom inspires compound coating boom in Asia and Eastern Europe, says Cargill

Cocoa powder demand for use in compound confectionery coatings is rising rapidly in Asia and Eastern Europe as rising cocoa butter prices up the cost of chocolate manufacturing.

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Gulfood Manufacturing 2014 opens in Dubai

The inaugural Gulfood Manufacturing 2014 trade event takes place in Dubai this week, featuring more than 1,100 suppliers from 52 countries. 

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Hong Kong the gateway to China’s promising craft beer market

It’s hard to stress how important it is for craft brewers to get their product into greater China as we watch the market there unfold amid rising incomes and increasing...

South Korea

Company out to buck trend with soy milk for Korea’s younger generation

A Korean company is attempting to breathe new life into a soy drink market that is now stagnating after years of fast-paced growth.

Danone loses bid to restart stalled NZ$1bn Fonterra WPC damages suit

An attempt by Danone to restart its stalled botulism scare damages suit against Fonterra in New Zealand has been rejected.

Irish Dairy Board expands China presence with Kerrygold UHT milk

The Irish Dairy Board (IDB) has expanded its presence in China with the launch of a long-life, whole milk product under its Chinese Kerrygold brand, Jin Kai Li.

Truss to visit China next month to boost pig exports

Environment secretary Liz Truss will be travelling to China in December with the aim of reducing barriers to UK pig exports to the world’s most populace nation as its demand...

Liqui-Box relocates China factory to be closer to its customers

Liqui-Box has closed down its factory in Shenzhen, north of Hong Kong (under its former DuPont ownership) and relocated to a plant in Taizhou, on the eastern coast of China's...

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Kerry and Fonterra join EU sports nutrition group

Dairy ingredient giants Kerry and Fonterra have joined the European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance (ESSNA) bringing its total membership to 47.

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Australia

Mondelēz opens Victoria R&D lab as Coca-Cola Amatil sheds jobs nearby

Food, beverage and confectionery giant Mondelēz has opened an Asia-Pacific research and development centre that claims to be the biggest of its kind in Australia.

Aspen reveals China infant formula ambitions following NZNM investment

South African pharmaceutical giant Aspen has set its sights on China after agreeing to acquire a 50% stake in infant formula manufacturer, New Zealand New Milk (NZNM).

Mondelēz eyes premium Asian exports with largest R&D center in Australia

Mondelēz International has officially opened its Asia-Pacific Chocolate and Confectionery Center of Excellence in Australia, creating a base for the largest food R&D team in the country, according to local...

Growth in China, stagnation in US means Usana is now 'essentially an Asian company,' analyst says

Usana Health Sciences recorded a sales decline in the United States in its Q3 2014 earnings statement that was more than offset by rapid growth in China. The numbers have...

Danone to acquire 25% stake in Chinese infant formula firm Yashili

French dairy Danone has agreed to acquire a 25% stake in Chinese infant formula firm Yashili International for HK$4.389bn (US$565m, €450m).

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Lipa Pharmaceuticals to distribute Qualitas' Almega PL in Australia and New Zealand

Qualitas Health has finalised an exclusive distribution agreement with Lipa Pharmaceuticals for its Almega PL omega-3 ingredient for sale to the dietary supplement industry in Australia and New Zealand.  

Lewis Road Creamery ups chocolate milk production 4000% after 'unprecedented demand'

New Zealand dairy Lewis Road Creamery has increased production of a recently launched chocolate milk product from 1,000 litres a week to 40,000 in less than a month following "unprecedented demand."...

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