Dairy maker's Chinese business set to profit in FY while Japanese sales sag. TOKYO -- Meiji Holdings ' milk business in China is gaining momentum, with the Japanese dairy product maker on track to turn a profit there for the first time in the current fiscal year. The premium pricing reflects Meiji Holdings' strong position in the country. After a scandal over tainted baby formula led to widespread distrust of domestic milk, Chinese turned to foreign brands, most of which were long-life products. These remain popular but are not as tasty as refrigerated varieties.
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The two companies on Tuesday announced a partnership toward that end. They even admitted that their's will be an "uncommon partnership. FPT Retail has more than consumer electronics outlets. Now a select few of those shops will also set up booths from which to sell dairy products.
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The Chinese milk scandal was a widespread food safety incident in China. The scandal involved milk and infant formula along with other food materials and components being adulterated with melamine. Of an estimated , victims in China,  six babies died from kidney stones and other kidney damage and an estimated 54, babies were hospitalized. In a separate incident four years prior, diluted milk had resulted in 12 infant deaths from malnutrition.
Chinese moms are earning some extra bucks by selling their own breast milk online. The birth rate in the country has increased in recent years. Just last year, the figure reached its highest level since at nearly It is important to note that the health ministry currently does not categorize it as a food that can be produced or sold as a commodity, making buying and selling breast milk technically illegal. Li Xixi from Chengdu, Sichuan Province, like many moms in China, produces more milk than her baby can consume.