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Infant nutrition firm Ausnutria eyes record profits on back of sales boom

Hong Kong-listed infant nutrition company Ausnutria Dairy Corporation is forecasting record profits of around RMB135m (USD $19.8m).

Fonterra mascarpone cheese set for Japan

Fonterra’s new type of mascarpone cream cheese is set to head to Japan in January 2017.

India

Arjuna launches Ayurveda-based clean-label preservative

Kerala-based botanicals major Arjuna Natural Extracts will launch a range of preservatives that the company says will appeal to the clean-label food fixation of millennials by combining herbal extracts with advanced technologies. 

GEA installs ‘second of its kind’ world’s largest spray dryer at Fonterra milk powder plant

GEA has partnered with Fonterra to install the ‘second of its kind’ world’s largest spray dryer at Fonterra milk powder plant in Lichfield, New Zealand.

Nestlé Lanka opens milk chilling center in northern Sri Lanka

Nestlé Lanka has opened a new milk chilling center in Jaffna, Sri Lanka.

Fonterra expanding Waitoa site due to increased demand

Due to demand for whipping cream, Fonterra’s plan to increase production at its Waitoa UHT facility by 2018 has been brought forward to February 2017.

Blackmores and Bega infant nutrition venture misses targets amid China slowdown

A joint venture between Blackmores and Bega Cheese to supply infant formula across APAC - and in particular China - has missed its sales targets, hitting Bega’s financial performance.

Murray Goulburn says weather creating challenges

Murray Goulburn Co-operative Co. Limited (MG) has provided an update on the impact of very wet climatic conditions on milk intake as well as a revision of its full year forecast farmgate milk pricing.

Tate & Lyle to expand Singapore lab amid speciality ingredients focus

Tate & Lyle is to more than double the size of its Singapore laboratory, will new facilities including a pilot plant and wider analytical capabilities.

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Tomorrow NutraIngredients hosts a free half day online event for those invested in infant nutrition in Europe, in Asia and beyond.

Australian flavoured cheese coaxing Asians to buy dairy for first time

Australian cheese products flavoured with chocolate, fruits and nuts are setting out to win over new customers in Asia.

Early breastfeeding on the rise in India, but ‘room for further improvement’

Early initiation of breastfeeding is on the rise in India, but researchers warn more needs to be done strengthen policy and improve healthcare skills to reduce the rate of infant mortality.

Spreading the joy: Australia’s growing taste for butter

Butter is currently winning the argument over its competitors, being purchased by far more Australian shoppers than margarine or dairy spreads and butter blends, according to market research.

News in brief

Fonterra drops sugar in children’s yogurt by 40%

Fonterra’s Anchor Uno has reformulated its children’s yogurts, with 40% less sugar than the original product.

Wake up to breakfast drinks: Where innovation could take the category next

Australia is the largest market for breakfast drinks, with a current retail value of around A$200m (USD $153m). But when it comes to innovation, the UK can give the Aussies a run for their money, says Zenith International, while the US market also shows promise. 

Exclusive interview

DuPont's Asia nutrition boss: Dow merger will make us faster, flexible and more efficient

In the first of a two-part interview, DuPont’s Asia president for health and nutrition Dr Li Yongjing discusses the initial turbulence created by the ongoing merger with Dow, and explains why he believes the new relationship will make the firm better equipped to deal with Asia’s fast-moving emerging markets.

Vinamilk signs strategic cooperation with DSM

JSC Vietnam Dairy Products (Vinamilk) has signed a strategic cooperation with nutrition company Royal DSM, to apply international standards on nutrition powdered milk products for children and consumers in Vietnam.

Fonterra profits up 65%

New Zealand’s Fonterra Co-operative Group has announced a 65% increase in net profit after tax to NZ$834m ($604m) for the financial year ended July 31, 2016.

Alginate-starch encapsulation could aid probiotic survival

The use of a modified alginate and hi-maize starch encapsulation technique could help to increase the survival rate of probiotics, say Thai researchers.

Leadership changes at China Mengniu Dairy

The board of China Mengniu Dairy Company Limited last week announced wholesale changes to its personnel.

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