The days of cafes getting milk in plastic bottles may be numbered if two young Dunedin entrepreneurs have their way.
SYNLAIT MILK is now a registered manufacturer of retail-ready infant formula for export to China, following approval from the Certification and Accreditation Administration of the People's Republic of China (CNCA).
THE a2 Milk Company (a2MC) has achieved approval from regulatory agencies in China to resume shipments of its a2 Platinum infant formula.
THE GOVERNMENT needs to show some initiative and help our baby formula producers who face having their products parked up on Chinese wharves, Labour's Primary Industry spokesperson Damien O'Connor says.
SYNLAIT SAYS it expects Synlait Milk to receive registration by the Certification and Accreditation Administration of the People's Republic of China (CNCA) as an exporter of finished infant formula into China.
WHILE IT IS good news the inquiry into the whey protein incident concludes there was no failure with New Zealand's dairy regulatory system it confirms what we already knew, says Michael Barnett, chairman of the NZ Infant Formula Exporters Association.
SMALL AND medium-size infant formula makers are each losing up to $2 million a week in China as consumer confidence erodes following the false Fonterra botulism scare.