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Firm forced to recall bogus milk sold at big rake-off in Vietnam preschools

Monday, 18 August 2014 07:41 Published in News & Updates

Vietnam - A Ho Chi Minh City-based firm was able to sell its nutritional products under the name of baby formulas at many kindergartens in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta by offering attractive commissions, but the products were subject to a forced recall due to poor quality last week. ...Read more 

Tiral underway to combat iron deficiencies with milk protein capsules

Friday, 15 August 2014 14:29 Published in News & Updates

Australia - The University of Sydney will assess the effects of milk protein lactoferrin to meet the iron requirements of pregnant women and mitigate the health problems of their children. Iron deficiency in pregnancy impacts half of women in low-income countries, as well as 12% in Australia and the UK. ...Read more 

Why do China's mothers insist on formula?

Monday, 11 August 2014 07:27 Published in News & Updates

China - China consumed 1.745 million tons of milk powder in 2012, accounting for 28.7% of the global consumption, reports the party-run Life Times. The exclusive breastfeeding rate for new mothers in China stood at just 27.8% in 2013, lower than the international average of 38% and India's 46%. ...Read more 

Milk price wars force dairy producers to turn to China

Wednesday, 06 August 2014 15:54 Published in News & Updates

China - The supermarket milk price wars have forced fresh milk producers to seek new markets and revenue sources, according to IBISWorld. China has been the focus of many producers’ efforts. Since 2008, China has increased its intake of dairy products...Read more 

The scandal raises major questions about the true quality of foreign brands, ethics, and the premiums consumers are willing to pay, says Professor Ang

Wednesday, 06 August 2014 15:54 Published in News & Updates

China -  I recall saying just a couple of weeks ago, that foreign brands will continue to have opportunities in China as Chinese brands are still behind in their quest to compete on quality. On July 21st, Shanghai Husi Food Co Ltd was shut down by the Shanghai Food and Drug Administration, pending investigation ...Read more