China has approved the registration of 1,836 overseas milk producers including 64 baby formula makers at the end of last year, according to the country’s quality watchdog on Friday [30 January 2015]. China banned the imports of unregistered foreign dairy products last May with the aim to ensuring food safety…Full Article: China Daily Jan 2015

Key Point

  • Registered foreign milk producers will have their Chinese bound shipments inspected for quality.

ChinaAg Comment

  • Chinese imports of milk can be divided between non-concentrated (e.g. fresh) and concentrated (e.g. condensed, powder, etc.). Overall, China imports far more concentrated milk than fresh milk. New Zealand is China’s top supplier of both types of milk thanks in part to Fonterra, the country’s largest company.

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