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Environmental Concerns Over China-CA Dairy Ties

As China’s growing demand for dairy products is expected to keep rising, and as its domestic industry is currently unable to satisfy demand and riddled with safety scandals, California dairy farmers are suffering due to...

Mengniu Dairy to Buy Stake in Quality Control

Reuters reports on Mengniu Dairy’s deal to buy a sizable stake in China’s largest raw milk producer in effort to gain greater quality control over its milk supply: China Mengniu Dairy Co Ltd’s (2319.HK) deal to...

900 Arrested for “Meat-Related Crimes”

China’s Ministry of Public Security has announced 904 arrests in a three-month crackdown on “meat-related crimes”. From Xinhua: The ministry said since Jan. 25, police had uncovered 382 cases involving...

45 Arrested in HK For Smuggling Baby Powder

Hong Kong customs officials arrested 45 people late last week on charges of smuggling baby milk formula into mainland China, after a new emergency law took effect on March 1st which limits passengers to no more than two cans...

Cancer-causing Toxin Found in Chinese Baby Formula

China’s scandal-ridden dairy industry is again the focus of public scrutiny. This time, aflatoxin, a cancer-causing element, was found in samples of Nanshan Bywise infant formula. From Reuters: Five batches of Nanshan Bywise...

Little Hu and the Mining of the Grasslands

As the 2012 leadership transition looms, The Economist profiles a man tipped to come out ahead in 2022: Hu Chunhua, whose current position as Party secretary of Inner Mongolia parallels Hu (no relation) Jintao’s equivalent...

China Moms Key in Nestle Deal

Food giant Nestle plans to spend $11.9 billion to buy Pfizer’s nutrition unit, including baby formula brands SMA and Promil, both of which are popular in China. With a rising middle class, more Chinese mothers are opting...

More Contaminated Milk Found in China

China’s largest dairy company announced that it isolated and destroyed a batch of milk contaminated with a carcinogenic substance, according to The New York Times: The contaminated milk was discovered by a government...

China’s Melamine Woes Likely to Get Worse

Time Magazine looks back at the crisis over product safety in China and around the world in 2007, and asks why nothing changed since then: A year later, that foreign criticism of China’s food safety problems doesn’t...

China Arrests 6 for Role in Contaminating Milk

Authorities in China have arrested six more people for adding melamine to milk. AP reports: The official Xinhua News Agency said all six suspects arrested Thursday worked in Inner Mongolia, a region of sprawling grasslands that...

China Orders Milk Product Recall

The Chinese government has ordered the recall of all milk and milk products produced more than a month ago. From BBC: The order, approved by six government ministries and administrations, requires shops across China to take off...

China’s Dairy Farmers Say They Are Victims

The New York Times looks at how the contaminated milk crisis is affecting dairy farmers : The dairy farming villages around Shijiazhuang came under sharp scrutiny last month after investigators arrested dozens of farmers and...

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