Chinese Infant Formula Industry
China places new limits on infant formula makers2013-10-31
China has intensified its crackdown on medical staff and tightened advertising rules for the infant-formula industry as companies including Danone face allegations they paid bribes to boost sales.
5 pharmacies begin to sell baby formula2013-10-28
Five pharmacies in Beijing started using vending machines equipped with tracking systems to sell baby formula on Saturday, but sales on the first day did not go as well as expected.
未标题-1.jpg Meiji to quit China formula market due to lean profit2013-10-25
Japanese food and dairy manufacturer Meiji Holdings is pulling out of the dairy formula market in China, blaming intense competition and rising costs of raw material for its decision.
Baby formula sales to be shifted to pharmacies2013-08-19
Authorities are to require that all baby formula on the Chinese mainland be sold in pharmacies or in shops that are qualified to sell medicines, a move aimed at improving consumer confidence in formula products while weeding out fake brands.
Record fines herald a healthier market economy2013-08-07
Record high penalties imposed on foreign baby formula makers have once again highlighted China's unswerving stance in guarding against malpractices for a healthier market economy.
Inspectors turn away Fonterra milk powder imports2013-07-29
Inspection and quarantine authorities in Shanghai found that 42 metric tons of milk powder produced by Fonterra Limited contained an excessive level of nitrite in May, according to General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine.
Complaints spike over subpar baby formula imports2013-07-29
Consumers'low confidence in domestic baby formula has led to a surge in complaints against imported baby formulas as some businesses turn to inferior foreign brands, experts said.
NZ to publish registered infant formula products for China: report2013-07-22
New Zealand's Ministry for Primary Industries(MPI)is expected to publish this month a list of registered brand names of New Zealand infant formula products exported to China, Radio New Zealand reported Monday.
Fonterra latest dairy firm to cut milk powder cost2013-07-19
New Zealand's Fonterra, the world's largest dairy company, became the latest milk powder maker to cut its product price following China's investigation into price-fixing by major infant formula makers.
Probes not targeting foreign enterprises2013-07-17
The government's probes into baby formula and pharmaceu tical giants were not targeting foreign enterprises but improving the investment environment, Shen Danyang, spokesman for the Ministry of Commerce, told a news briefing on Wednesday.
NZ, Aussie baby formula makers to push integrity2013-07-15
A body representing leading New Zealand and Australian infant formula makers will be stepping up efforts to promote the integrity of products exported to China when it attends a major industry event in China this week.
HK to lift controls on baby formula: expert2013-07-15
A dairy industry expert said on Sunday that Hong Kong is likely to lift its monthslong restriction on baby formula exports in October as scheduled.
Mead Johnson cuts formula prices by 7-15%2013-07-11
Mead Johnson Nutrition Co, a major manufacturer of infant formula in the United States, announced a price cut on Wednesday following China's anti-monopoly investigation into foreign baby formula brands, the Beijing News reported.
More baby formula firms annouce plan for price cuts2013-07-11
More foreign dairy firms have announced plans to cut their baby formula prices in China.It comes after Chinese authorities launched investigations over alleged price-fixing of a handful of manufacturers.
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