Exports of Australian whey protein milk powder to China tripled in March from February to more than 1,000 tonnes, according to data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics collected by industry group Dairy Australia. Photo: AFPExports of Australian whey protein milk powder to China tripled in March from February to more than 1,000 tonnes, according to data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics collected by industry group Dairy Australia. Photo: AFP
Exports of Australian whey protein milk powder to China tripled in March from February to more than 1,000 tonnes, according to data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics collected by industry group Dairy Australia. Photo: AFP

China protein milk powder imports from Australia, New Zealand jump but questions over use as a supplement for infants

  • Chinese demand for lactoferrin and whey products has increased dramatically since the coronavirus outbreak due to their immunity boosting qualities
  • But while stand-alone powder products have been researched, they have not been properly produced or tested to higher infant food standards
Topic |   China economy
Exports of Australian whey protein milk powder to China tripled in March from February to more than 1,000 tonnes, according to data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics collected by industry group Dairy Australia. Photo: AFPExports of Australian whey protein milk powder to China tripled in March from February to more than 1,000 tonnes, according to data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics collected by industry group Dairy Australia. Photo: AFP
Exports of Australian whey protein milk powder to China tripled in March from February to more than 1,000 tonnes, according to data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics collected by industry group Dairy Australia. Photo: AFP
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