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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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Simon Harvey | 2 Jul 2018

China-based infant-formula manufacturer Beingmate Baby & Child Food Co., in which New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra is a shareholder, has appointed Bao Xiufei as the new general manager to try and turn around the loss-making business.


Andy Coyne | 21 Jun 2018

New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra has defended its Chinese joint venture Beingmate after the infant formula business became embroiled in a manufacturing rules breach.


Simon Harvey | 26 Apr 2018

New Zealand dairy Fonterra's previously-voiced disappointment with China's Beingmate Baby & Child Food Co. may be further stretched after the infant-formula business issued a de-listing warning following a second straight year of losses.


just-food.com | 2 Mar 2018

just-food presents the key metrics from company financials in bitesize format, with analyst insight and social media comment alongside graphs illustrating a business' historical performance to give you an easy-to-read digest of the numbers you need to know.


Andy Coyne | 1 Feb 2018

The cracks in the relationship between Fonterra and Beingmate, in which the New Zealand dairy business is an investor, appear to be widening with the Chinese baby formula firm reportedly blaming the Kiwi co-op for its losses.


Simon Harvey | 22 Jan 2018

Fonterra has expressed disappointment at an earnings downgrade by Beingmate Baby & Child Food Co., with the Chinese infant-formula business in which the New Zealand group is an investor potentially expected to book a loss of as much as twice the amount previously announced.


John Shepherd | 2 Jun 2017

The CFO and deputy general manager of Chinese infant formula firm Beingmate Baby and Child Food, Shen Lijun, has resigned, the company has announced.


Jens Kastner | 3 May 2017

Chinese infant formula company Beingmate Baby and Child Food has set up an Australian unit, Guangdasheng (Australia), through which to carry out its acquisition of a stake in a local plant owned by Fonterra.


Katy Askew | 28 Feb 2017

Infant formula maker Beingmate Baby & Child Food reported a loss of CNY798m (US$116.19m) for 2016, a year that saw the company's profit hit by a counterfeiting racket and ongoing upheaval in the Chinese formula sector. 


Dean Best | 24 Jan 2017

Beingmate Baby & Child Food, the China-based infant formula business, has said it expects to post a net loss of CNY750-800m for 2016.


Wang Fangqing | 5 Sep 2016

Chinese infant formula maker Beingmate Baby & Child Food is to establish a new dairy joint venture with two Chinese private investors.


Katy Askew | 27 Jul 2016

Chinese infant formula maker Beingmate Baby & Child Food Co. has lowered its outlook for profits for the first half of this year, warning of the impact fraudulent infant formula sales has had on its brands.


Katy Askew | 20 May 2016

Chinese infant formula maker Beingmate plans to invest CNY50m (US$7.6m) in a new R&D subsidiary, Beingmate (Hangzhou) Food Research Institute Co. 


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. 


Dean Best | 31 Oct 2015

Beingmate Baby & Child Food Co., the Chinese infant formula producer, has booked a nine-month loss of CNY215.9m (US$34.2m), with sales down by more than 23%.


Hannah Abdulla | 28 Oct 2015

Chinese infant formula maker Beingmate has announced it is entering into a joint venture with South Korea's Maeil Dairies.


Hannah Abdulla | 24 Aug 2015

Beingmate, the Chinese infant formula maker, has posted a loss for the first half of the year, blaming competition in the sector.



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