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Welcome to the Duxes Dairy Report, your premier source for dairy industry news, opinions and content. As detailed below (and available for download in PDF format), this quarterly newsletter will include interviews with industry experts, breaking news and the latest updates on government policies and regulations.
On the Front Lines of Dairy Product Inspection

Charon Willis is the Global Food Testing Business Development Manager for SGS and is based in the UK. She has a Masters Degree in Food Analysis and Composition, with a focus on chemistry. With over 25 years of experience in the industry, Charon has worked in a number of contract laboratories and testing facilities supporting raw material suppliers, manufacturers and farmers. Charon also has a keen interest in data sharing mechanisms for retailers, food service outlets and consumers.

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Charon Willis
Global Food Testing Business
Development Manager
China & Asia Pacific Region
Beaten at Home, Chinese Milk Formula Makers Forge Ties Abroad
September 1, 2017
Due to the preference for imported infant formula from the Chinese public, domestic producers have partnered with foreign companies in an attempt to regain market share.
China’s Mengniu Dairy teams up with e-commerce giant Alibaba to tap tech-savvy consumers
August 31, 2017
Mengniu, China’s second largest dairy company, will use Alibaba’s e-commerce platforms to market trending products, such as yogurt and flavored milk, to younger consumers.
China Could Overtake U.S. as Largest Dairy Market by 2022
August 25, 2017
Data from Euromonitor International, a global market intelligence firm, suggests that the Chinese dairy market will overtake the U.S. within the next five years.
South Asian dairy yields held back by poor diet
August 22, 2017
Although increasingly in demand in South Asia, raw milk output in the Indian Subcontinent in particular is being held back by tradition in the form of chosen animal genotypes, the conditions in which herds are kept and severe deficiencies in feeding regimes, say regional dairy development experts.
Mixed response to MoIT circular on milk prices
August 12, 2017
A new regulation in Vietnam, allowing businesses to determine retail prices for certain dairy products following registration with the government, has drawn both praise and skepticism from the dairy industry.
A2 air freights fresh milk to Singapore from Australia
August 4, 2017
Australian brand A2 Milk has increased exports to Singapore in an attempt to test out the market in Southeast Asia. A2 Milk is Australia’s leading brand and has already experienced success in the Chinese market.
Europe & US
NAFTA: US and Mexican dairy industries call for modernization
August 29, 2017
The U.S. and Mexican dairy industries outlined a list of shared priorities at a recent summit, which include opposition to trade policies in Canada, and the E.U.’s promotion of exclusive geographic indication marks for certain cheeses.
Europe faces Christmas butter crisis, dairy producer warns
August 25, 2017
Milk, cream, and butter production in Europe are projected to fall well short of demand in the coming months, as producers struggle to keep up with growing markets in Asia and Africa.
European Court of Justice says purely plant-based products can’t use dairy names
June 14, 2017
The Court of Justice of the European Union in Luxembourg announced that purely plant-based products cannot, in principle, be marketed with designations such as ‘milk’, ‘cream’, ‘butter’, ‘cheese’ or ‘yogurt’, which are reserved by EU law for animal products.
Canada’s cheese quota settlement upsets EU dairy farmers
August 24, 2017
The Canadian government has imposed a quota on cheese imports from the EU, as part of an impending bilateral free trade agreement.
Chinese Officials Reverse Course on Cross-border Ecommerce
August 9, 2017
Regulators in China have backed off an earlier proposal to strictly regulate cross-border e-commerce, and will continue to regard purchased products as “personal parcels”. The timely and hassle-free import of dairy products bought online is largely responsible for the rapid growth in the Chinese dairy market.
New China infant formula rules: Five international firms in first batch of approvals
August 7, 2017
China’s Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) has announced the first wave of infant nutrition companies and products that have passed its new registration program, and are now free to trade in the country from January 1, 2018.

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