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Global health care group ABBOTT to open new infant nutrition plant in China

November 15, 2012 by Marion GUILLOT

Article taken from
Written by Katy Askew

Giant health care group Abbott is opening a second Chinese production facility to increase local production of its infant nutrition brands in the market.

A spokesperson for the company told just-food the move would build on Abbott's 20 years of experience in operating in the Chinese market.

"We offer a number of science-based nutrition products in China for infants, children and adults. Some of our key brands include Similac, PediaSure, Gain, Ensure and Glucerna," the spokesperson said.

Abbott operates one nutrition manufacturing plant in Guangzhou. The second plant, which will be located in Jiaxing, will be operational in late 2013.

"When completed, the plant will become Abbott's first fully integrated spray drying, blending and packaging facility in China" the spokesperson revealed.

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Milk identification process boon to NZ

November 14, 2012 by Marion GUILLOT

from Otago Daily Times - Online Edition, Nov 14th 2012.
Written by Vaughan Elder

University of Otago (NZ) scientists have helped come up with an ingenious way to help identify whether milk powder being sold as a New Zealand-made in overseas markets is in fact from this country.


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Nestlé acquires Pfizer’s infant nutrition unit for $ 11.85 billion

April 26, 2012 by LISA Infant Milk

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A world giant of infant nutrition well settled on emerging markets 


04/23/2012. Nestlé acquired the 5th largest infant formula business in the world. The new entity will benefit from the strategic implantation of Pfizer nutrition on emerging markets.

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Doubts about Abbott Laboratories Infant Formula to meet Chinese Quality standards

March 24, 2012 by Eric Blanchard

A controversial report

03/24/2012. An infant formula sold on the Chinese market by Abbott Laboratories is accused not to be meet Chinese required quality standards. The accusations, released in a CER Research report, are supported by the comments of several relevant research specialists in the infant nutrition area. But the scientific value of the analysis is questioned as most of these experts want their name to be retracted from the report. Eric Blanchard is displaying his point of view upon the situation.

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Global market for infant nutrition is steadily increasing, especially in Asia and in Latin America

February 7, 2012 by LISA Infant Milk

Asia represents 45% of infant milk formula global market, since more than a half of all babies are born in Asia - A press release selected by Lisa Infant Milk.

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Why Nestlé and Danone stake on medical nutrition

February 6, 2012 by LISA Infant Milk

Nestle R&D center in Tours (courtesy of Nestle)Translated by Lisa Infant Milk, from Archives Journal des Finances, 11/13/2010


[…] Both companies invested the medical nutrition market segment, that is a universe " halfway between the food-processing industry and the pharmacy ", such as defined it the leaders of Nestlé at the end of September at the time of the announcement of the creation of a subsidiary dedicated to this activity.

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Chile, a country with a great potential for the dairy sector

February 2, 2012 by Eric Blanchard

A program for the promotion and the attraction of investments in the diary industry

As part of the Sago Fisur 2011 exhibition in Osorno, the 5-day program has been organized by Ubifrance and the French Trade Commission of Santiago in partnership with the Chilean Economic Development Agency, the CORFO. The objective of this program was to promote and attract foreign investments for the Chilean dairy industry.

LISA was selected to participate to this mission, only reserved to two French dairy companies.  

  View of Santiago of Chile
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The French association Brittany Food Biotechnology encourages work on optimizing the energy consumption of spray dryers

September 14, 2011 by LISA Infant Milk


The nonprofit association Brittany Food Biotechnology (BBA), includes only the dairy industrialists, the related competitivity clusters, research organizations and experts of western France, federated around common R & D projects. Its objectives are to obtain high-quality substrates (milk and whey), extraction of molecules from milk with high added value and the development of appropriate technologies.

Brittany Food Biotechnology released today a preliminary research project, whose theme is the optimization of energy consumption of drying towers. The deliverable will be a synthesis of the state of the art and work, shared by all members of the association.

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5th IDF/ INRA International Symposium on Spray Dried Dairy Products – June 19-21, 2012 – Saint-Malo, FRANCE

September 9, 2011 by LISA Infant Milk

IDF/INRA International SymposiumThe forthcoming IDF/INRA International Symposium on Spray Dried Dairy Products will take place in Saint-Malo, France from 19 to 21 June 2012.

The 2012 event is organized by STLO (Science & Technology Laboratory for Milk & Egg, Rennes, France),  INRA (the French National Institute for Agricultural Research) in collaboration with IDF (the International Dairy Federation).


This event aims to bring together research and industry leaders to share ideas and information about new developments in the fields of manufacture of dairy powders and the functionality of these products as food ingredients.


IDF/INRA International Symposium

The translation of research findings into industrial practice will also faci-litate the development of better modeling and control of spray drying processes and the application of new alternative technologies for the manufacture of dried dairy ingredients.

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