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...

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...

Golden Cow

Forbes profiles dairy company Mengniu, which shot to national prominence after a successful branding effort, but then was turned upside down following the melamine scandal two years ago: It was almost too sudden: The brand leapt...

Recalled Milk Sold to Students in China: State Media

From AFP: Dairy products that were recalled in southern China to be tested for the deadly chemical melamine were instead dumped at universities and sold to students at a discount, state media reported Thursday. The milk products...

Dairy Giants Issue First Public Apology for Scandal

He Bolin of China Daily reports on the first public apology by Mengniu, Yili, and Bright Dairy for their role in the milk scandal. During a talk show program, Dialogue, broadcast last night on the economic channel of China...

China’s Dairies Milk The Local Advantages – Richard McGregor

From The Financial Times: When Pan Gang, the chief executive of one of China’s largest dairy companies, attended a top-level meeting of the Communist party in Beijing in October, he complained about the growing role of foreigners in the industry. “Many of the foreign firms are only looking for short-term gain when they come here […]

Danone Sours on China Tie-Ups – James T. Areddy

The Danone Group, a global food-and-drink company whose brand names include Dannon yogurt and Evian water, broke off a deal to partner with Mengniu Dairy Co, one of China’s largest dairy producers. As the Wall Street Journal’s James T. Areddy writes: Groupe Danone SA’s decision to abandon a planned joint venture in China to make […]


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