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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...

Life in a Toxic Country

The New York Times’ Edward Wong discusses the difficulties of raising a family amid China’s relentless pollution and food safety problems, especially milk contamination: Before this assignment, I spent three and a...

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...

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...

Food Safety Test Kits to Hit Chinese Market

Air pollution like the smog that recently blanketed Beijing may be hard to avoid, but it is also hard to miss. Apart from the evidence of eyes and lungs, a growing amount of information is available from news media, smartphone...

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...

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...

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