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Asian investors plough $106m into ambitious Chinese dairy Huaxia

A coalition of Asian investors is ploughing US$106m (€77.7m) in to Huaxia Dairy Farm to fund an expansion of the Chinese company's farming and processing operations.

Fonterra and Dairy Crest enter infant formula ingredients partnership

Dairy Crest and Fonterra have entered into a strategic partnership to produce and market infant formula ingredients, demineralized whey powder and galacto-oligosaccharide (GOS).

Fonterra, Dairy Crest quiet on demineralized whey partnership reports

British firm Dairy Crest has confirmed it will be “partnering with someone” to supply demineralized whey powder for infant formula, but declined to confirm reports it is close to sealing a deal with Fonterra.

Chinese organic dairy Shengmu launches expansion-driven IPO

Shengmu Organic, China's largest organic dairy player, is seeking to raise up to HK$1.3bn (US$169m, €124m) through an initial public offering (IPO) of shares in Hong Kong.

2014 SPECIAL EDITION: DAIRY PRODUCT QUALITY TESTING

Fonterra never checked Sanlu's dairy products prior to deadly China melamine crisis, study warns

Decentralized milk supply chains were largely to blame for the melamine scandal that bankrupted China’s Sanlu in 2008, but its partner Fonterra's experience ‘did not appear helpful’ in stopping deadly safety problems, a study claims.

News in brief

Fonterra announces two senior appointments

Fonterra Co-operative Group has made two appointments to ‘further strengthen [its] front bench.’

US university creates curriculum for Nestlé training center in China

The University of Wisconsin-Madison, US, will develop the curriculum for a $400m Nestlé dairy training center in China. 

WPC recall-impacted Nutricia NZ reports 97% profits drop

Nutricia Limited, the Danone-owned New Zealand infant formula business hit by last year's Fonterra whey protein concentrate (WPC) botulism scare, reported a 97% drop in profits in 2013.

China lifts temporary ban on British cheese exports

The UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has welcomed China's decision to lift the temporary ban applied to British cheese exports.

News in brief

Fonterra names new global operations head

The world’s biggest dairy exporter has appointed a new head of global operations, with Robert Spurway taking on the newly-created position on Fonterra’s management team.

China cuts number of permitted imported infant formula brands to less than 100

Just 94 foreign infant formula brands have so far been given approval for sale in China under new regulations - down from reportedly more than 800.

One-third of Chinese infant formula production permits not renewed: SFDA

Production permits held by more than one third of China's infant formula manufacturers have not been renewed, following a six-month campaign to boost the standard of domestically-made products.

Inside... the Vietnam Milk Factory

What does 'mega' look like: Vietnam Milk Factory

Reading statistics about processing equipment at a milk ‘mega factory’ is one thing: to see it in action from the factory floor is quite another. 

Nestlé, Fonterra divide up Latam JV Dairy Partners Americas

Fonterra and Nestlé have "realigned" their decade-old Latin American joint venture, Dairy Partners Americas, to "better reflect" the strategic focus of each company.

Bright Food to acquire controlling stake in Israeli dairy Tnuva

Chinese dairy giant Bright Food looks set continue its international expansion after agreeing to acquire a controlling stake in Israel’s largest dairy, Tnuva Foods.

Chinese UK cheese export ban will be 'lifted soon': Defra

Two weeks into a Chinese suspension of British cheese exports, the UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has little to say on the issue but believes the ban will be "lifted soon."

Analysis

Regulation out of step with innovation as Asean awaits harmonisation

Southeast Asia’s regulatory system is out of sync with industry practices, with some regulators sometimes uncertain of what constitutes a natural ingredient. 

Australian dairy farmers issued with El Niño warning

Australia dairy farmers are being urged to prepare for a long dry period in the coming months, as weather experts in the country reiterate their prediction of an El Niño.

UHT 'preferred format' to meet Vietnam rural distribution challenges: Tetra Pak

UHT will continue to be the "preferred format" for liquid dairy in Vietnam because it guarantees the safety of products distributed to the country's high rural population, according to Tetra Pak.

US ice cream firm voices 'disappointment' in China dairy export support

Ice cream manufacturer High Road has expressed its "utter disappointment" in a US system designed to help dairies in the country meet new Chinese export rules.

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