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Six Dairy Companies Fined for Price Fixing

As New Zealand dairy company Fonterra deals with the blowback from the recall of some of its milk powder that was contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, the company is now also being fined for alleged price-fixing in China....

New Zealand’s Fonterra Apologizes for Milk-Powder Scare

New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra apologized on Monday for a contamination scare involving whey protein products tainted with Clostridium botulinum. From The Wall Street Journal: Fonterra Chief Executive Theo Spierings traveled...

China Probes Foreign Infant Formula Makers

Bloomberg News reports that China has opened investigations into foreign milk-powder companies, including Danone and Nestle, for pricing and anti-monopoly violations: The National Development and Reform Commission, the country’s...

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...

Safety Scandals Give Foreign Dairies a Boost

With the safety of dairy products, especially infant formula, constantly under question in China, foreign brands are finding an opening into the China market. From Reuters: The latest foreign bet comes from Danish-Swedish dairy...

Behind Milk Scandal, a Drop in Breast-Feeding

Maureen Fan of the Washington Post reports on Chinese views of breast-feeding and the impact of the milk scandal. Since China’s tainted milk scandal broke in September, killing at least four infants and sickening 54,000...

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