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BioGaia expands in Japan with new probiotics deals

Swedish probiotics supplier BioGaia has signed two major deals in Japan with Nippon Kabaya Ohayo Holdings Inc. 

Fonterra to expand mozzarella production with new plant

Fonterra has announced it will be constructing a new mozzarella plant to meet growing customer demand.

Infant nutrition research must focus on Asian needs: Prebiotic review

There is an urgent need for more research on infant nutrition that is centred on South East Asia, with the vast majority of published studies focusing on the western world, a new paper states.

IFCN workshop looks at Indian dairy challenges

The fifth IFCN Regional Workshop was held recently in Anand, India, with 50 experts from various backgrounds in the dairy industry contributing.

China infant formula uncertainty claims another victim: Murray Goulburn and Mead Johnson deal scrapped

Australian dairy co-operative Murray Goulburn and Mead Johnson Nutrition have scrapped an agreement signed in March to supply infant formula to Asia.

Fonterra’s ingredients business keeps up with vast region’s fast pace

When I speak to Fonterra’s Hamish Gowans, he had just been asked by a potential customer if the cows that produce the milk for the New Zealand dairy ingredients co-operative are fed on grass. 

Milk containing only A2 protein doubles disease-fighting antioxidant GSH: Study

Cow's milk containing only A2 protein has been shown to increase the antioxidant glutathione (GSH) that may help strengthen the body's disease-fighting power. 

Valio to sell lactose-free milk powder in China

Finnish dairy company Valio has started exporting lactose-free consumer milk powder to China.

No quick fix for New Zealand earthquake recovery

Farmers impacted by the earthquake earlier this month in New Zealand have been warned that recovery is going to be a long-term process.

Vinamilk farm first to achieve EU organic standard in Vietnam

Vinamilk’s Da Lat Organic dairy farm, located in Lam Dong, is the first organic dairy farm in Vietnam to be certified to a European standard.

China

Another dairy importer suspended as officials target Australian firms

In a further sign that Chinese authorities are strengthening their supervision of imported infant formula, a major Australian manufacturer with a 100-year history has seen its Chinese business registration suspended.

Fonterra’s increased milk price is good news after earthquake, says DairyNZ

DairyNZ chief executive Tim Mackle said Fonterra Co-operative Group’s increase of its 2016/17 Farmgate Milk Price is great news for farmers.

Bio-tiful Dairy working to expand awareness of kefir in the UK

Kefir is starting to take a hold in the UK, and Bio-tiful Dairy has recently expanded by introducing its products into foodservice with its Kefir cultured milk drinks and two Kefir Smoothies.

Nestlé Lanka opens $3.4m UHT milk plant

Nestlé Lanka has opened a new UHT milk plant in its factory in Kurunegala, Sri Lanka. The new production facility cost LKR500m ($3.4m) to construct.

Tetra Pak invests $110m in Vietnam factory

Tetra Pak is investing in a new regional manufacturing facility near Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, prompted by increased consumption of liquid dairy and fruit-based beverages across Asia Pacific. 

New Zealand dairy industry assesses damage after earthquakes

The farming industry has pledged to help after two large earthquakes hit the South Island of New Zealand.

Kiwi dairy industry readies to learn impact of South Island earthquake

New Zealanders woke up to the news that South Island had been struck with a 7.8 earthquake last night. 

Dateline Southeast Asia

Agrana expands dairy fruit operation to SE Asia and India

One of the leading fruit companies in the Far East has set out to expand in Southeast Asia by opening new offices in Thailand and India and signing an exclusive supply deal.

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Dubai confectionery and dairy procurement firm expands in Algeria

Ar-kom project management and consultancy firm, is building a confectionery plant in Algeria to become operational in 2017.

News in brief

Fonterra New Zealand innovation award for infant nutrition studies

New Zealand’s Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has welcomed an Innovation Award received by Fonterra at the New Zealand Innovation Awards 2016 for its research in infant nutrition.

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