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 Abbott Nutrition Expansion in China Motivated by Demand for Powered Milk  

Abbott Nutrition is investing $23 million to build a new nutrition manufacturing facility in China, representing the company's largest investment in China to date.

According to Julie A Ferguson, manager of public affairs at Abbott Nutrition, the new facility will manufacture premium powdered milk products for Chinese infants and children.

“The new facility will be based in Jiaxing and it is scheduled to be completed by 2013. When completed, the plant will become Abbott’s first fully integrated spray drying, blending and packaging facility in China and employ about 300 people,” she said.

Abbott has opened six manufacturing and R&D facilities in its nutrition and pharmaceuticals businesses in the Asia Pacific region during the past three years, including three in China, a statement from the company said.

Ferguson explained that the market opportunity for powdered milk products in China for infants and children was the driving force behind Abbott's decision to open this new facility.

Source: Nutra Ingredients

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