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Dairy Crest to close UK glass bottling and cream potting plants

Dairy Crest's milk bottling closure is

British processor Dairy Crest plans to close two plants with the loss of approximately 260 jobs - a move it has attributed in part to the fall in demand for milk in glass bottles.

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Aussie calls to form Fonterra-style dairy giant 'not soundly based'

Calls for Australia to "emulate" the formation of New Zealand dairy cooperative Fonterra by relaxing competition laws are "not soundly based," a panel charged with reviewing the legislation has claimed.

Nestlé Mexico makes strategic $53m investment to ensure milk supply

Nestlé Mexico will invest 700m pesos ($53m) over the next six years to increase milk production in the country. 

Dispatches from Euro Fed Lipid Congress, Montpellier.

Saturated fats may not cause heart disease: Researcher

Saturated fatty acids shouldn’t be avoided as they don't cause cardiovascular disease - but 'excess' is the important word, says a human nutrition expert.

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Peanut Corporation of America officials found guilty from FoodQualityNews.com

A federal jury has returned guilty verdicts against three former Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) employees in relation to a Salmonella outbreak which sickened almost 700.

Organic/natural acquisitions allow the food industry to align CSR messages with product portfolio: Euromonitor from FoodNavigator-USA.com

Desires to align product portfolios with messages of corporate social responsibility are driving some of the M&A activity regarding organic and natural companies, says Euromonitor International.

Low quality aloe vera beverage brands threaten UK market, distributor warns from BeverageDaily.com

A UK distributor of premium aloe vera drinks claims that low quality rivals risk ruining the nascent category – since many don’t use natural aloe vera pulp and are laden with artificial colors and added sugar.

We want you: Scientific committee calls for cutting edge science at Probiota 2015 from NutraIngredients.com

A newly established scientific committee are set to assess cutting edge research for the Probiota 2015 Scientific Frontiers poster session. Don’t miss your chance to present.

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Nestlé seeks to patent aseptic closure for spoilage detection

Nestlé seeks to patent aseptic closure for 'non-destructive' spoilage detection

Nestlé has applied to patent a closure system for aseptically-filled containers that allows for the “non-destructive detection” of spoilage....

MAI Danone ECMA ProCarton Awards

Where is the ‘Muda’? MAI and Danone call for ‘innovation environment’

Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) was a buzzword at the ECMA/ProCarton Conference in Sorrento, in Italy, this week...

School milk programs 'catalyst' for dairy market growth: Tetra Pak

School milk programs 'catalyst' for dairy market growth: Tetra Pak

School milk programs continue to serve as a “catalyst” for milk and dairy market growth in developing nations, says...

Nesquik and Girl Scouts launch cookie-inspired flavored milks
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Nesquik and Girl Scouts of the USA launch cookie-inspired flavored milks

Nesquik has partnered with the Girl Scouts of the USA to launch two flavored milk drinks inspired...

NZ infant formula deals 'key to restoring...trust': Nutricia ANZ

New Zealand infant formula acquisitions 'key to restoring...trust': Nutricia ANZ

Nutricia Australia New Zealand’s (Nutricia ANZ) acquisition of Kiwi infant formula businesses the Sutton Group and Gardians...

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