A Beijing court ruled on Monday [16 December 2013] that China’s top health authority does not have to reveal details of a 2010 conference in which it set news quality standards for milk. Beijing No 1 Intermediate People’s Court dismissed an administrative appeal filed by Zhao Zhengjun, a consumer from Henan province, who had requested that the National Health and Family Planning Commission release details of the conference, including the contributions of various experts…Full Article: China Daily Dec 2013

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  • The new 2010 milk standards increased the permissible level of bacteria to 2 million parts per milliliter (from 500,000) and decreased the required protein content level of milk

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  • Cow milk production takes place in northern China, with Inner Mongolia region producing 9 million MTs (25% of China’s output) and Heilongjiang producing 5.4 million MTs in 2011

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