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Valio suspends Russia lactose-free exports over certification confusion

Four trucks of Valio lactose-free products, including its Eila brand milk, were stopped at the Russian border yesterday (Image: Valio)

Finnish dairy Valio has suspended shipments of lactose-free milk and dairy to Russia, just one week after it was given the go-ahead to resume exports of the specialty products to the country.

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EC announces emergency support for Russian embargo hit dairy sector

The European Commission (EC) will provide Private Storage Aid (PSA) for butter, skimmed milk powder (SMP), and certain cheeses to "alleviate" the impact of the Russian embargo on European Union (EU) food imports.

Tetra Pak tank 'eliminates' post-processing ESL milk bacteria growth

Tetra Pak has developed technology that "eliminates" the risk of bacteria growth in extended shelf life (ESL) milk between processing and packaging.

India

Report suggests India’s baby food market is set to soar

A combination of demographic, social and economic factors is helping grow India’s baby food market, which is set to cross the US$250m mark in 2014, a new report has said. 

Tetra Pak to close packaging factory in Sweden axing 250 jobs

Tetra Pak will close a packaging factory in Lund, Sweden, due to come into effect in February 2015, axing 250 jobs.

Changing Listeria contamination patterns analysed in cheese facility

The sources of Listeria monocytogenes contamination and its changing patterns in a fresh cheese processing plant have been investigated by researchers.

Sports Nutrition 2014 delivers business ammunition

It’s free, jammed full of sports nutrition sector insights – and it’s just days away: Sports Nutrition 2014 .

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Older consumers want ‘natural’ rather than ‘organic’ food, says Canadean from FoodNavigator.com

Consumers over 55 associate ‘natural’ products with healthy lifestyle and diet and prefer it to ‘organic’ food, according to a report from Canadean.

TSI: We meet new UK glucosamine import standards from NutraIngredients.com

Montana-based glucosamine supplier TSI Group has affirmed its wholly-owned Chinese facility meets strict new importation laws of the joint health nutrient.

Sales up by 5.6% to €848.4m and EBITDA up by 9% to €123.5m

Constantia Flexibles: ‘In the long term Russia will be an attractive market for flexible packaging’ from FoodProductionDaily.com

Constantia Flexibles has released its first half results for 2014 but admits the market is still highly fragmented.

Food Safety recall round-up 22-28 August

Recalls: Allergy, glass and seal quality from FoodQualityNews.com

This week in the recall round-up gallery the reasons behind food withdrawals takes us to Germany, France, Greece, the UK, the US and Canada.

Spotlight

Fonterra and Beingmate unveil China infant formula partnership

Fonterra and Beingmate unveil China infant formula partnership

Fonterra is prepared to pay NZ$615m (US$514m, €390m) for a 20% stake in Chinese baby food manufacturer Beingmate...

'We couldn't guarantee a safe Summit': IDF cancels event in Israel

'We couldn't guarantee a safe Summit': IDF cancels event in Israel

The International Dairy Federation (IDF) World Dairy Summit 2014, scheduled to be held in Tel Aviv in...

Protein2o promise great-tasting protein, without the calories

Protein2o CEO: There’s a gap in the market for lower calorie, great-tasting protein beverages

While there is no shortage of high-protein shakes gracing shelves at mainstream as well as specialty retailers...

Gut bacteria that protect against food allergies offer probiotic promise
"We've identified a bacterial population that protects against food allergen sensitisation"

Gut bacteria that protect against food allergies offer probiotic promise

Common gut bacteria from the class Clostridia could prevent sensitisation to allergens in food, according to new research that...

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