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Raw milk bases key to dairy industry

By Zhang Ye (Global Times)

08:45, August 27, 2012

China's dairy producers should set up their own raw milk supply bases in order to regain consumers' confidence, participants at the 18th annual conference of the China Dairy Industry Association (CDIA) said Saturday.

The dairy producers still had a long way to go in addressing consumers' safety concerns as they do not control much of the supply of raw milk, said Zhu Hongren, chief engineer of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology at the conference, according to Southern Metropolis Daily Sunday.

"At present the dairy producers only produce 30 percent of the raw milk they use, while the target is set at more than 50 percent in the 12th Five-Year Plan (2011-15) period," said Song Kunguang, director-general of the CDIA.

The establishment of milk supply bases would continue to be the key factor in the development of the dairy industry, said Song.

Diverse and unmonitored sources of raw milk supply have caused quality problems in dairy products, which could be resolved through the establishment of self-managed raw milk bases, said Liu Chengguo, honorary chairman of the Dairy Association of China, according to on April 25.

If Shijiazhuang-based Sanlu Group, once a leading dairy producer in China, had not closed its own raw milk supply bases in 1987, it would not have been forced to shut down following the 2008 melamine scandal, said Liu.

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