A Chinese retailer is offering insurance to customers who buy infant milk powder, highlighting the lengths to which companies are going to address con(...)

A new Mercedes-Benz car is seen at a parking lot outside a dealership in Beijing. German luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz has been found guilty of manipulating prices for after-sales services in China, the official Xinhua news agency reported, citing regulators. Photograph:  Petar Kujundzic/Reuters

German luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz has been found guilty of manipulating prices for after-sales services in China, the official Xinhua news agency r(...)

The Husi Food factory in Shanghai, which is under investigation  by the authorities. Photograph: Aly Song/Reuters

Here at Asia Briefing we often discuss how China’s desire for high standards in food safety presents opportunities for Irish companies; the country’s (...)

It’s been a hectic few days for dairy in China, especially for foreign companies, after New Zealand’s Fonterra had to work frantically to contain a bo(...)

Chinese regulators have fined six foreign companies a total of more than $100 million (€75 million) for price fixing, as Beijing wraps up a high-pr(...)

Fonterra said it was up to individual companies to announce recalls if necessary. Photograph: Getty

New Zealand’s Fonterra, the world’s largest dairy exporter, said today it had found an ingredient in some of its dairy products contained a strain (...)

Sales of Danone’s dairy products were higher than predicted. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Danone, the owner of Evian bottled water and Activia yogurt, has reported second-quarter sales growth that beat estimates as the company sold more bab(...)

China is often touted as a land of opportunity, but it is when people talk about the food industry that the possibilities become really tantalising. F(...)

A family looks at foreign imported milk powder products at a supermarket in Beijing after China’s top economic planner decided to investigate leading foreign infant milk companies for suspected anti-trust violations. Photograph: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters

China’s top economic planning agency said yesterday that it would investigate some of the world’s biggest infant formula makers for possible anti-trus(...)