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New Research Shows Illegal Levels of Arsenic Found in Baby Foods

05 May 2017 --- In January 2016, the EU imposed a maximum limit of inorganic arsenic on manufacturers in a bid to mitigate associated health risks. Researchers at the Institute for Global Food Security at Queen's have found that little has changed since this law was passed and that 50 per cent of baby rice food products still contain an illegal level of inorganic arsenic.

Arla Invest $12.7 Million in Infant Milk Formula Production

10 Apr 2017 --- Arla aims to be among the world’s leading dairy companies within the child nutrition category. In order to strengthen its infant milk formula production and continually set new quality standards in the category, Arla is now investing 12 million euro (USD 12.7 million) in an upgrade of its AKAFA site in Northern Denmark.

Mead Johnson to be Acquired by Reckitt Benckiser for $16.6 Billion

10 Feb 2017 --- Mead Johnson Nutrition Company has reached an agreement to be acquired by Reckitt Benckiser Group plc (RB), the world's leading consumer health and hygiene company. Under the agreement, shareholders will receive $90 in cash for each share of common stock, valuing the total equity at $16.6 billion. As a result of this transaction, Mead Johnson will become a new division of RB with its globally-recognized Enfamil and Nutramigen brands joining RB's portfolio of leading consumer health brands.

Nestle Examining Offer for Mead Johnson, Claims Report

19 Jan 2017 --- Nestlé is gearing up to bid for US infant formula and vitamin maker Mead Johnson, according to a report. There has been speculation that Mead Johnson, which makes Enfamil baby formula, could be a target for Nestlé for some time, as it would help it grow in Latin America and Asia.

Nestlé to Triple Infant Formula with Opening of New Mexico Factory

07 Oct 2016 --- Nestlé is to triple production of infant formula with the opening of its new factory in Jalisco, Mexico. At a cost of $245m, the new factory becomes Nestlé’s biggest investment in infant nutrition worldwide in the last 10 years.

Perrigo Announces FDA Clearance And Launch Of Non-GMO Infant Formulas For The US Store Brand Market

22 Jun 2016 --- Perrigo Company plc have announced it has received final US Food and Drug Administration clearance for three milk-based, store brand non-GMO infant formulas. Shipments to retail customers have already commenced.

Potentially Hazardous Nanoparticles Found in Powdered Baby Formula, Says Friends of the Earth

18 May 2016 --- Popular infant formulas sold throughout the United States have been found to contain infinitesimally small ingredients known as engineered nanoparticles. A growing body of scientific research demonstrates that nanoparticles pose threats to human health, raising concerns about their use in food and many other consumer products.

FSANZ to Review Infant Milk Standards

13 Apr 2016 --- Food regulators are examining whether infant milk formula labels need to change in Australia.
Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) is reviewing standards in the industry code that regulates infant formula milk products sold in Australia.

MEPs Veto Plans to Allow Sugar-Laden Baby Foods That Promote Obesity

21 Jan 2016 --- Draft EU rules that would allow baby foods to continue to contain up to three times more sugar than is recommended by the World Health Organisation were vetoed by the European Parliament yesterday, as they fail to protect infants and young children against obesity, say MEPs. Instead, they advocate reducing the EU sugar content limit to match the WHO recommendations.

GEA to Equip Danone’s New Early Life Nutrition Production Plant

20 Jan 2016 --- At the end of 2015, GEA received a major order from Danone to equip a new state-of-the-art facility for its international Early Life Nutrition brands with several production lines.

Fonterra Teams Up With Bellamy’s in Baby Formula Deal

01 Dec 2015 --- Fonterra Australia and Bellamy’s Australia Limited (Bellamy’s) have announced plans to enter into a five year, multi-million dollar strategic agreement to manufacture a range of new baby nutritional powders.

Chinese Demand for Infant Formula Leads to Australian Shortages

13 Nov 2015 --- Australia is experiencing a shortage of infant formula, said to be as a result of Chinese buyers bulk-buying and sending it back to China where demand is so high it can’t be met. Problems were exacerbated this week as China’s Singles Day, the world’s largest online shopping event, encouraged more consumers to buy large amounts of baby formula.

FrieslandCampina Expands Production of Infant Nutrition Ingredient GOS

10 Nov 2015 --- FrieslandCampina has opened a new production facility for galacto-oligosaccharides (Vivinal GOS) in Borculo. Its Vivinal GOS is used in a range of infant nutrition products. The expansion of production will enable FrieslandCampina to respond to the increasing worldwide demand for high-quality ingredients for use in infant nutrition.

64% of Americans Scrutinize Food Labels, Finds Consumer Survey

02 Jul 2015 --- Consumers all around the world pay closer attention than ever to what they eat every day. This already becomes apparent in the supermarket: more than half of all Europeans (53 percent) and 64 percent of US-Americans take a critical look at the label of food and beverages before they put them in their shopping trolley.

JECFA Technical Report Concludes Carrageenan Safety in Infant Formula

30 Jun 2015 --- Ingredient supplier FMC has noted that the FAO/WHO Joint Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA) released its full technical report, including a monograph regarding the safety of carrageenan in infant formula, and concluded that the use of carrageenan in infant formula was 'not of concern'.

Arla Doubles Protein Capacity to Meet Growing Infant Formula Demand

23 Apr 2015 --- Arla Foods Ingredients has doubled its capacity for producing Alpha-lactalbumin in a bid to meet growing demand from the global infant formula market.

Loders Croklaan and Kerry Group Enter Joint Venture for Nutrition Lipid

06 Apr 2015 --- IOI Loders Croklaan and Kerry Group have reached an agreement to form a joint venture company to manufacture and promote the nutrition lipid Betapol business. The parties expect to conclude negotiations over the coming weeks subject to competition approval. The equal share alliance is centered around Betapol, a specialty lipid for infant nutrition.

Millennial Fusion and Provenance Among the Texture Trends to Follow, Claims Ingredion

10 Mar 2015 --- Ingredion Incorporated, a leading global provider of ingredient solutions, has published the global texture and taste trends that it claims are shaping the future of product development through the company’s Idea Labs CULINOLOGY group. The trends identified stem from North and South America, Europe, Asia, and Australasia and capture the emerging food texture trends in each region.

Glanbia Ingredients Ireland Opens New EUR235m Dairy Processing Facility

06 Mar 2015 --- Glanbia Ingredients Ireland has opened a €235m hi-spec infant formula standard facility in Belview, a move that will create 1,600 direct and indirect jobs in South East.

Fonterra Submits Beingmate Partial Tender Offer

12 Feb 2015 --- Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited submitted to the Shenzhen Stock Exchange a partial tender offer to acquire up to 20 per cent of leading Chinese infant formula manufacturer, Beingmate Baby & Child Food Company Ltd.