British Food and Beverage Exports to China Rose in 2016

A growing taste for meat, dairy, beer and “afternoon tea” products among Chinese consumers contributed to a 51 percent increase in British food and drink exports to China in 2016, making it the UK’s fastest growing market…Full Article: ECNS.cn Mar 2017 Key Point In 2016, the UK exported GBP 439.5 million (US$546.6 million) worth of

Uruguayan Dairy Exporter Teams Up with Inner Mongolia’s Yili Group to Supply the Chinese Market

Uruguayan firm Conaprole, the largest exporter of dairy products in South America, will achieve an export value of about $55 million this year in China as it benefits from the huge market and the nation’s two-child policy, its senior executives said…Full Article: China Daily Oct 2016 Key Point According to a Professor of Economics at

Expired Fonterra Milk Powder Repackaged and Resold by Individuals in Shanghai

Fonterra is conducting an internal review but denies any wrongdoing after Chinese police arrested 19 people in Shanghai for selling around 300 tonnes of the company’s expired milk powder…Full Article: NZ Herald Oct 2016 Key Point Approximately 200 MTs of the expired Fonterra milk powder was repackaged and resold (via wholesale markets and e-commerce sites)

State-Owned Chinese Company to Finance and Hold Controlling Stake in Dairy Plant in New Zealand

A state-owned Chinese company is investing in a Southland company to build a $200 million dairy processing plant with the promise of creating 100 new jobs. Mataura Valley Milk has announced China Animal Husbandry Group (CAHB) will have a 71.8 per cent stake in the plant, 20 per cent will be held by Southland farm

Australia’s Dairy Giant, Murray Goulburn, Cuts Ties With its Managing Director over Poor Sales in China

Murray Goulburn Co-operative Co Ltd, Australia’s biggest dairy producer, said its managing director quit on Wednesday [27 April 2016] as it blamed weaker-than-expected China sales for a profit warning. The earnings downgrade from Australia’s biggest exporter of processed foods underscores the risk companies take by leaving themselves exposed to changes in Chinese consumer demand and

New Quality Control Policies Expected to Eliminate More than 50% of China’s Infant Milk Powder Formula Brands

China will not only adopt a registration system for baby milk powder formula, but also strengthen supervision and examination on licensed producers and knock out those failing to meet standards, an official said at a forum held over the weekend. The supervisors will scan 103 domestic milk powder firms that have been granted with the

China’s Supreme People’s Procuratorate (SPP) to Target Corrupt Officials Involved in Food Safety Crimes

National prosecutors are to step up their efforts to investigate misconduct among officials in food safety-related crimes, the Supreme People’s Procuratorate said on Wednesday [5 August 2015]. “Contaminated and harmful food will seriously harm people’s health, undermine economic order because it is sold much cheaper, and affect social stability. We will resolutely fight against such