Happy Family unveils first Organic Whole Milk Yogurt with no added sweeteners

USA - Happy family, the Danone owned brand for organic baby food, has taken a focus on children’s health by unveiling a new line for organic whole milk yogurt meant for babies and toddlers. The new yogurt products that aim at promoting the well-being of children aged 6 months and 3 years will not have…

EU fails to ban bisphenol A, lowers limits on food packaging

EU - A draft European Commission regulation that lowers the amount of bisphenol A (BPA) allowed to migrate into or onto food from packaging materials is expected to be finalized in the coming months. Members of the European Parliament’s Environment, Public Health, & Food Safety Committee voted on Jan. 11 to reject a proposal to ban BPA…

French Salmonella baby milk scandal ‘affects 83 countries’

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FRANCE - More than 12 million boxes of powdered baby milk have now been recalled in 83 countries in a salmonella scandal involving French company Lactalis. The dairy firm's CEO, Emmanuel Besnier, confirmed the extent of the contamination risk to French media. The products have been subject to a recall since December, after salmonella bacteria…

Lactalis baby milk in global recall over Salmonella fears

FRANCE - French baby milk formula maker Lactalis has ordered a global product recall over fears of salmonella contamination. Health authorities in France said 26 infants in the country have become sick since early December. The recall affects products and exports to countries including Britain, China, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sudan. It covers hundreds of baby…

Demand for infant formula ingredient continues to grow – Advanced Lipids

CHINA - The demand for infant formula containing SN-2 palmitate – an ingredient that mimics the fatty acid profile in human milk – has soared over the past decade and will continue to grow, according to Advanced Lipids. Advanced Lipids is a joint venture established by Enzymotec, a leading biotech company specializing in lipid-based bio-functional…

Chinese company invests in Canada infant nutrition plant

CANADA - The government of Ontario has invested US$18.7 million in support of the subsidiary of Feihe International to build a baby formula facility in the Canadian province. Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne met with Feihe International in Beijing to discuss the company’s plans to build its first baby formula production facility outside of China. According…

Danone reports a 16.6% increase in sales, driven by China

FRANCE - Danone dairy company has reported a 16.6% increase in sales in the company’s Q3 2017 results, which brought the value to US$7.52, due to the strong performance recorded in infant formula sales in China. The strong performance was reflected in the company sales, as it recorded an increased 17.8% in the three months…

Nestlé to build its first infant formula plant in Russia

RUSSIA – Nestlé is building its first infant formula plant in Russia and the Eurasian region, as the world’s leading nutrition, health and wellness company invests to meet rising demand in the region. “The factory in Vologda is a strategic plant for Nestlé in Russia and CIS, the only factory producing Nestlé infant formula in…

Plum Organics launches spoon-friendly dish for babies

USA - Plum Organics, the leading organic baby food brand, has introduced Baby Bowls, a spoon-friendly dish that blends with culinary-inspired baby foods. Plum’s Baby Bowls combine style and substance with great designs, improved function and flavourful recipes for baby foods. "Making the transition to solid foods is a major milestone for parents and babies.…