I might be late but here's what i did to overcome the same issue.
Split your CSV product file into little CSV files, consisting of 40 products each, with the help of a free online CSV splitter - http://splitfile.vavro.me (I had a CSV file of 3000+ products. So it got split into 75 files.)
Then upload all those little CSV files to your server's "var/import/" folder. Now login into your magento's back-end, go to System>Import/Export>Dataflow-Profiles, choose your profile then go to 'Run-Profile'. Here you can see all the uploaded CSV files listed in a drop-down. Now execute the files one by one. Pretty long process, but worth it.
Note that after executing each file, you need to wait for at least 2 minutes to get the indexes refreshed. Or else you might end up getting the same red blank errors again!