Melamine, a toxic industrial chemical, in China's milk supply

Posted by New Zealand Herald on 17 November 2012 | 0 Comments

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Ever since melamine, a toxic industrial chemical, got into China's milk supply in 2008 many parents in the world's second-biggest economy have been unwilling to feed their children Chinese-manufactured infant formula brands.

Despite Fonterra getting caught up in the scandal through its part ownership of Sanlu, one of the companies found to have contaminated products, New Zealand-made baby formula is in high demand and dozens of brands - some operated by Kiwis, others by Chinese firms - are getting in on the action.

Companies belonging to the newly formed New Zealand Infant Formula Exporters Association, which has 10 founding members, say they are collectively exporting $30 million of product a year, with most going to China.

Association chairman Michael Barnett says the group aims to set standards for infant formula producers in this country and give Chinese consumers a set of brands that are "100 per cent New Zealand and not just using the New Zealand brand".

James Shortall, spokesman for Sutton Group, another contract manufacturer, says his company also vets its customers and works closely with them. "All the products that go out of here are tested by New Zealand agencies."

Total baby formula exports are thought to be more than $180 million, a drop in the ocean of the Chinese infant formula market, estimated to be worth US$6 billion ($7.4 billion) a year and projected to double by 2016.

The demand gives New Zealand opportunity to add value to its bountiful dairy resources, with imported baby formula retailing for up to $70 a can in Chinese supermarkets.

 

自从三聚氰胺是一种有毒的工业化学品,得到了进入中国的牛奶供应量在世界第二大经济体在2008年,许多父母一直不愿意给孩子喂中国制造的婴幼儿配方奶粉品牌。

尽管恒天然被抓到的丑闻的三鹿,发现有受污染的产品,新西兰的公式是在高需求和几十个品牌 - 一些操作的新西兰人,其他中国公司 - 该公司的部分所有权获得在行动。

新成立的新西兰婴幼儿配方奶粉出口商协会,其中有10个创始成员,所属公司说,他们共同出口3000万美元的产品,一年的时间,与大多数到中国去。

协会主席迈克尔·巴内特说,该组织的目的是在这个国家,给中国消费者的品牌为“100%新西兰的新西兰品牌”不只是使用一组设置标准,对婴幼儿配方奶粉生产商。

詹姆斯Shortall,萨顿集团旗下另一家合同制造商的发言人说,他的公司也兽医客户,并与他们密切合作的工作。 “这里走出去的所有的产品测试,新西兰的机构。”

总公式被认为是出口超过1.8亿美元,下降在中国婴幼儿配方奶粉市场的海洋中,估计亿美元600亿欧元(740亿美元)一年,预计将翻一番,到2016年。

的需求为新西兰提供了机会,增加价值,其丰富的乳业资源,与最多70美元就可以在中国超市的进口婴幼儿配方奶粉零售。

 

湿混合物V干混合

*大多数婴幼儿配方奶粉出口国源一种叫做湿混合Fonterra公司,Synlait,西部牛奶产品,新形象集团,如乳品加工基地。

*碱创建虽然混合配料包括牛奶和营养物以液体的形式,然后将其喷雾干燥成粉末。

*湿混合物基地,约90%的成品婴幼儿配方奶粉产品。

*合同制造商将增加额外的成分,湿混合物基地,指定的个人品牌,创造的最终产品,然后将罐头的出口。

*湿法共混公式通常被视为优于“干混物”的产品 - 中,所有的成分混合,在干燥的形式 - 作为混合的过程是更均匀的和彻底的。