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Tackling infant formula fraud in China

A fresh scandal has brought the sale of fraudulent infant formula in China to the fore once again in recent weeks. Mark Godfrey examines wha...

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Andy Coyne | 1 Mar 2018

Some of the world's largest baby formula producing companies have defended themselves against accusations from UK charity Save the Children that they aggressively market their products to mums. | 21 Dec 2017

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Dean Best | 21 Jul 2017

US pharma group Abbott Laboratories has reported a rise in second-quarter sales from its paediatric nutrition division, although the increase was not enough to stem a fall in the first half of the year.

Dean Best | 19 Apr 2017

US pharma group Abbott Laboratories today (19 April) reported a fall in first-quarter sales from its paediatric nutrition business, hit by "challenging" conditions in China's infant formula market.

Dean Best | 25 Jan 2017

US pharma group Abbott Laboratories saw sales from its nutrition business - which includes infant formula - fall in 2016, with the decline accelerating in the fourth quarter amid challenges in China and Saudi Arabia.

Katy Askew | 19 Oct 2016

US pharma-to-nutrition group Abbott Laboratories has reported a drop in third-quarter nutritional sales as declining international revenue offset growth in the company's domestic operations

Hannah Abdulla | 11 May 2016

US infant formula and pharma group Abbott Laboratories has extended its Curate bar snacking range to target children in the US.

Katy Askew | 21 Apr 2016

Abbott Laboratories reported higher comparable sales at its infant nutrition unit in the first quarter of this year thanks to the contribution from newly launched products. 

Katy Askew | 7 Apr 2016

China's latest infant formula counterfeiting scandal has drawn in brands owned by the country's largest milk powder manufacturer, Beingmate Baby & Child Food Co. 

Katy Askew | 5 Apr 2016

Shanghai food safety authorities have confirmed six arrests have been made over the alleged production and sale of fake milk powder under the Abbott brand name in China. 

Hannah Abdulla | 10 Feb 2016

US nutritionals-to-pharma group Abbott Laboratories is planning to double down on its presence in the US snacking sector.

Hannah Abdulla | 9 Feb 2016

US infant formula and pharma group Abbott Laboratories has announced the launch of a snack bar line to cater to growing demand for "nutritious" snacks that have "rich, complex flavours".

Hannah Abdulla | 28 Jan 2016

Sales in Abbott Laboratories' nutritional division rose in 2015, helped by the launch of more products.

Hannah Abdulla | 21 Oct 2015

A jump in sales in its nutrition arm has seen Abbott Laboratories post an increase in sales and profits overall for the first nine months of the year.

Hannah Abdulla | 3 Jun 2015

Abbott Laboratories is facing a class action lawsuit over its Similac infant formula that alleges the US group is "misleading" consumers since the product contains non-organic ingredients.

Katy Askew | 28 May 2015

US infant formula group Abbott Laboratories has launched what it claims to be the "first and only" GMO-free infant formula from a "leading" manufacturer, Similac Advance Non-GMO.

Dean Best | 16 Oct 2014

Abbott Laboratories has opened a new plant in India manufacturing products from infant formula to nutritional shakes for adults.

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