Mead Johnson, Biostime fined over formula probe2013-08-07
Mead Johnson Nutrition Co and Hong Kong-listed Biostime International Holdings said they would pay fines in relation to a Chinese probe into possible price fixing and anti-competitive practices by foreign baby formula makers.
Abbott infant formula recalled over botulism concerns2013-08-06
China's consumer quality watchdog said Tuesday that it has asked a Chinese arm of U.S. infant formula producer Abbott Laboratories to recall two batches of potentially tainted milk powder over botulism concerns
Baby formula of Dumex removed from shelves in Shanghai2013-08-06
A staffer removes products of Baby formula maker Dumex from shelves at a supermarket in Shanghai, east China, Aug.5, 2013.
In pictures: New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra2013-08-04
Fonterra said early Saturday that on Wednesday tests indicated the potential presence of a strain of Clostridium (Clostridium Botulinum) in a whey concentrate sample, which can cause botulism. The whey protein affected was produced in May 2012 and the company said a dirty pipe at its Hautapu plant in North Island's Waikato region was responsible for the contamination. The scare involves 40 tonnes of tainted concentrated whey used to make 900 tonnes of food including infant formula, yogurt, sports and protein drinks across seven countries, including Australia, China, Malaysia, Thailand, Saudi Arabia and Vietnam.
China names importers of NZ dairy products2013-08-04
China's top quality watchdog has named on its website four importers, including Wahaha and Dumex, of potentially tainted products from New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra, in a further move to cope with the food safety crisis.
Nutrica recalls Karicare infant formula in New Zealand2013-08-04
The maker of Karicare, an infant formula, has recalled two products from the New Zealand market.
Infant formula import rises 24.8% in first half2013-07-10
China's imports of infant formula have continued to expand in recent years following increasing domestic demand with an increase of 24.8 percent year-on-year in the first half of this year, the General Administration of Customs said on Wednesday.
Infant formula prices lowered after govt probe2013-07-09
An increasing number of foreign and domestic milk powder companies have cut the prices of their products after the government launched an anti-monopoly probe earlier this month.
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