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KraussMaffei Group to expand in China

ChemChina, one of China’s largest chemicals group, is set to acquire KraussMaffei Group and its brands KraussMaffei, KraussMaffei Berstorff and Netstal, for €925m.

Israeli and Indian companies to collaborate on South Sudan mega dairy project

A $600m dairy farming enterprise is being developed by Tel Aviv-based firm, AlefBet Planners Ltd., who will be conducting the planning and design work for Indian entrepreneurs in South Sudan

Yili sells stakes in livestock company to Hong Kong dairy

Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group Co., Ltd. (Yili) has sold its 40% stake in its livestock company to Yogurt Holding I (HK) Limited

Fonterra breaks its export volumes record

Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited announced it exported record volumes for the month of December 2015.

Sheep milk industry can earn billions for New Zealand

A multi-billion dollar industry in sheep milk is available to New Zealand farmers, if they can be convinced of the opportunity, and if they work together.

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Poison blackmail response should prompt confidence in Kiwi food safety

Consumers in New Zealand and abroad should take confidence in the way a criminal blackmail threat to contaminate infant formula with a pesticide was handled, the country’s food ministry has claimed.

New Zealand to ensure future dairy food safety capability through new initiatives

A New Zealand report has set out a series of actions to ensure the dairy industry's future food safety capability, building on the 'good shape' of the sector in 2015.

Asia-Pacific fuels a challenging year for dairy

As the global dairy industry grapples with issues of oversupply and the changing face of product mixes, Asia-Pacific countries will hold massive sway over the direction the market takes over the coming 12 months, according to the US Dairy Export Council.

Daioni - 1st British organic dairy brand certified by China Quality Certification Centre

‘Potential demand for organic dairy produce in Greater China is immense’

Daioni, the first British organic dairy brand to be certified by the China Quality Certification Centre, has set up a sales team in Hong Kong and hired a brand manager in mainland China to expand its exports in Greater China.

Special edition: Battling malnutrition. Exclusive with Nestlé head of public health nutrition

Nestlé: Profit is not a dirty word in the race against global malnutrition

Commercial and public health gain needn’t be opposed bedfellows in the battle against malnutrition among the world’s poorest people, says the chief of public health nutrition at the world’s biggest food firm.

Asia leads the dairy bioactives market

Dairy bioactives are high in nutritional value yet low in in market volume, according to a new report, which adds that Asia has been faster to take up new bioactives than Europe and the US.

Can modified starch be clean label? It's all about perception, says Cargill

Recently showcased at FiE, Cargill's modified starch can reduce the fat content of yoghurt by at least 50% while keeping the taste and mouth feel of full fat yoghurt - but can it meet consumer demands for clean label? 

Danone sells scandal-hit China formula unit to Yashili

One of France’s biggest dairy companies has unloaded its failing Chinese infant formula unit to Yashili in a deal worth US$159m

Chinese market open for UK organic dairy imports

A British organic dairy cooperative has broken into the one of the world’s most lucrative markets after being awarded the UK’s first licence through the Soil Association to export organic products to China.

This paves the way for mass personalised nutrition, say researchers

What’s better for blood glucose levels, sushi or ice cream? It depends who you are, say researchers

Blood glucose levels vary widely across individuals even for the same food, say researchers who have developed an algorithm to calculate the ‘right’ diet – paving the way for mass personalised nutrition and casting doubt over the usefulness of universal dietary guidelines.

Tetra Pak & DeLaval to raise the number of dairy cows in China from 45% to 60% by 2020

Tetra Pak and its sister company DeLaval, part of Tetra Laval Group, have signed a five-year agreement with the Dairy Association of China to train 150 Chinese dairy farm managers over the next five years to run large-scale dairy farms. 

Korea’s new love for cheese makes up for world’s highest milk prices

Now one of Asia’s fastest-growing markets, South Korea offers greater export opportunities for countries like New Zealand as tariffs are cut through free-trade agreements, according to an American market report.

#Probiota16 : Amsterdam February 2-4, 2016

Probiota 2016 is go!...call for scientific abstracts extended until December 14

Probiota 2016 in Amsterdam is extending the deadline to submit abstracts for the Scientific Frontiers competition to December 14. We've had 15 entries but our scientific panel wants to see more...

Far East digest

Wide-ranging B. longum BB536 study shows multiple benefits for elderly

A nationwide survey of middle-aged and elderly Japanese consumers has found that those who take probiotic milk have better bone health, are less prone to some diseases and remember more than those who choose regular milk.

Adulteration screening project inspired Milk Fingerprinting development: Fonterra

Fonterra's work with FOSS and Arla Foods on a method to screen for adulterants served as a foundation for the development of its award-winning Milk Fingerprinting technology. 

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