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18 January 2017
View news from China Additives, Contamination China's Top Food Concerns
CHINA - Overuse of food additives and microbial contamination were the primary food safety problems facing China last year, according to the top food authority....
12 January 2017
View news from China China to Expand Corn Ethanol Amid Grain Surplus
CHINA - China will further encourage the use of corn to make ethanol this year amid efforts to reduce its huge grain stocks, as authorities mull adjustments to the floor prices for wheat and rice this year....
06 January 2017
View news from China Mengniu Hikes Stake in Modern Dairy
CHINA - China Modern Dairy Holdings Ltd saw its shares surge almost 10 per cent on Thursday, after China Mengniu Dairy Co Ltd announced an offer to buy it out in order to guarantee its stable supply of raw milk....
05 January 2017
View news from China Mengniu Pays HK$6.92 Billion to Buy out China’s Largest Dairy Herd
CHINA - Mengniu Dairy, the country’s second-largest dairy producer, said it will pay a 3 per cent premium to market price to buy out an associate that controls China’s largest cattle herd, solidifying its grip on milk supplies amid an intensifying...
04 January 2017
View news from China China President Insists on 'Strictest' Controls in Food Safety
CHINA - China's top leadership called for "the strictest" measures to ensure food safety despite improvements in recent years....
03 January 2017
View news from China Dairy Firms Shift to Healthy Products to Face Margin Products
CHINA - Some Chinese dairy producers have seen gross profit margins of their infant formula milk powder products continue to decline due to the impact of foreign brands, high costs and inventory pressures. So, more producers are trying to target healthy...
28 December 2016
View news from China China to Improve Farmers' Income, Agricultural Product Quality
CHINA - A central rural work conference has stressed the need for better quality and efficiency in agriculture, focused on farmers' incomes and produce quality....
23 December 2016
View news from China China Champion of Free Trade Since Joining WTO, Says Expert
CHINA - China has become a champion of free trade, boosting the global exchange of goods and services since joining the World Trade Organization (WTO) 15 years ago, an Argentine expert in international law has said....
13 December 2016
View news from China Anchor Launches New Range of Premium Milk Products in China
CHINA - At its Annual General Meeting last week, Fonterra announced the launch of a new range of premium Anchor products in China, in response to the ongoing growth in demand for safe, high-quality dairy nutrition....
23 November 2016
View news from China UK Takes Steps to Open Chinese Beef Market
UK - British beef producers are a step closer to exporting their high-quality meat to China, following a vote of confidence from inspectors, levy board AHDB Beef and Lamb has reported....
09 November 2016
View news from China China Dairy Imports Rise Despite Demand Faltering
CHINA - China imported nearly 20 per cent more whole milk powder this January-September than it did last year, totalling around 342k tonnes, according to UK levy board AHDB Dairy....
18 August 2016
View news from China Chinese Dairy Industry Recovering from Scandals, Report Suggests
CHINA - Following eight years of tightened regulation and an industry overhaul, Chinese dairy products are emerging from the shadow cast by high-profile safety scandals, according to a report released by the Dairy Association of China (DAC)....
03 August 2016
View news from China Milk Powder Demand Fragile in China
CHINA - China’s dairy imports showed some positive signs in the first half of the year, with Whole Milk Powder (WMP) volumes increasing by 24 per cent compared to 2015, reported UK levy board AHDB Dairy....
22 June 2016
View news from China Friesland Campina Aims to Expand Dairy Sales in China
CHINA - Dutch dairy business Friesland Campina is planning to expand operations in China, including traditional and online markets in both cities and rural areas....
08 June 2016
View news from China China Lifts Ban on Bovine, Ovine Products from Denmark, France, Germany and UK
CHINA - China has confirmed that it is lifting its import ban introduced four years ago on bovine & ovine genetic material from Denmark, France, Germany and United Kingdom due to Schmallenberg virus....
01 June 2016
View news from China Foot and Mouth Reports: Cattle Affected in China, Angola, South Africa
GLOBAL - Three countries have reported outbreaks of Foot and Mouth Disease affecting cattle in the last few months....
23 May 2016
View news from China China's Dairy Demand Could be Abating
CHINA - Following on from a 40 per cent increase in dairy imports in Q1 of 2016, there are suggestions that China is entering a ‘cooling off period’, AHDB Dairy has reported....
21 April 2016
View news from China New Rules for Online Sales in China Cause Confusion in Dairy Trade
CHINA - Efforts to crack down on China’s cross-border online selling platforms has led to confusion in the trade of dairy products, according to UK levy board AHDB Dairy....
26 February 2016
View news from China China's Dairy Imports Growing Again
CHINA - Imports of all dairy products into China have shot up in January 2016, an overall increase of 51 per cent in volume over the same month last year, the Irish Farmers' Association (IFA) National Dairy Committee Chairman Sean O’Leary revealed....
08 January 2016
View news from China Nutriad Expands in China
CHINA - Global producer of feed additive solutions Nutriad is expanding its commercial team in China, as it announced the appointment of Mr Jim Zeng as National Sales Manager. ...
16 December 2015
View news from China Investment in Chinese Dairy Farms Decreases
CHINA - A change in market forces is starting to have an impact on dairy expansion in China, according to reports from UK dairy levy board AHDB Dairy....
08 December 2015
View news from China China to Help Africa Modernise Agriculture
CHINA - The Chinese President, Xi Jinping, has announced that China is starting major operations to help people in Africa modernise agriculture, among other cooperation projects....
24 November 2015
View news from China China's New Cloning Centre to Produce 100K Cattle Embryos a Year
CHINA - Chinese scientists have signed a deal to establish the largest commercial animal cloning centre in the world, in the northern port city of Tianjin....
20 November 2015
View news from China Resistance to 'Last-Resort' Antibiotic Found in China
CHINA - Scientists in China have found increased levels of resistance to an antimicrobial drug used when other drugs have failed, according to a report in the journal Lancet Infectious Diseases....
19 November 2015
View news from China Glowing Nanotubes Can Show When Meat Has Spoiled
CHINA - Researchers from China have shown it is possible to detect the deterioration of meat by using flurorescent nanotubes....
17 November 2015
View news from China China to Develop Animal Welfare Standards
CHINA - Chinese veterinarians have started drafting the country's first welfare standard for the farming and slaughter of livestock and poultry, according to the Chinese Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA)....
02 November 2015
View news from China Dutch, Chinese to Collaborate on Improving Dairy Supply Chain
CHINA - Chinese and Dutch food officials met last week to discuss collaboration on knowledge exchange in the dairy industry....
View news from China China Needs Cold Chain Improvement to Meet Food Demand
CHINA - The new railway from Chongqing to Rotterdam provides exciting new opportunities for European producers to meet Chinese food demand, but improvement of cold chains to ensure perishable food safety is needed, leading agricultural bank Rabobank has...
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