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Carton recycling to hit 55% of US households

Just in time for Earth Day, the Carton Council of North America has announced the number of US households with access to carton recycling jumped by 1m in the first quarter of 2014.

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Danone 2014 First Quarter Sales

Watch out Chobani! Danone claims parity with Greek yogurt rival

Danone has grabbed a 33% market share of the US Greek yogurt market, and cheekily claims it has pulled even with bitter rival Chobani. 

Milk Market Observatory will aid shift to post-quota Europe

A European Milk Market Observatory has been launched by the European Commission this week, offering a ‘one-stop shop’ for market data.  

Chobani generates explosive growth in Australia, unveils aggressive expansion plans in Asia, Latin America

Chobani has increased its Australian production from 25,000 cases a week to 25,000 cases a day in the past year, becoming the second best-selling yogurt brand in the nation’s top supermarket chain Woolworths, and announced ambitious expansion plans in Asia and Latin America.

Whey protein’s benefits for improved body composition supported by new meta-analysis

Intake of whey protein as a supplement or in combination with resistance exercise, or as part of a weight-loss or weight-maintenance diet, may boost body composition for men and women, says a new meta-analysis of data from 14 randomized controlled trials.

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Danes back food supplements (even if their government does not) from NutraIngredients.com

Despite healthy diets and a lack of government support, food supplement use in Denmark is among the highest in Europe, the Danish Food Institute (NFI) has concluded after a survey.

Food Vision 2014: In pictures from FoodNavigator.com

The Food Vision event in Cannes brought together global food and drink industry leaders to tackle some of the biggest issues and key topics directly affecting the future of the industry and the profitability of businesseses. FoodNavigator and the Food Vision team bring you the highlights in pictures.

Easter bunny boils over rising chocolate prices from ConfectioneryNews.com

Near record-high cocoa butter prices have driven up the cost of chocolate production by as much as 20%; a price hike that will likely be seen on shelf, according to commodity analysts Mintec.

Tests reveal a third of lamb takeaways contain different meat from FoodQualityNews.com

Almost a third of lamb takeaway meals contained other cheaper meat, according to findings released by the UK Food Standards Agency (FSA).

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Viagra ice cream, flavoured with Champagne

An ice cream which contains Viagra has been developed by a UK company. 

‘If kids don’t like it, you won't get far’: Daioni boss on healthy dairy drink success

‘If kids don’t like it, you won't get far’: Daioni boss on healthy dairy drink success

Welsh farmer turned entrepreneur Laurence Harris tells BeverageDaily.com about his nationwide distribution ambition for the UK’s first...

Russia returns fire in dairy export battle with Ukraine

Russia returns fire in dairy export battle with Ukraine

Russia has suspended the import of products manufactured by six Ukrainian dairies following a similar ban on...

Fonterra fined NZ$300k for WPC food safety failings

Fonterra fined NZ$300k for WPC food safety failings

Fonterra has been fined NZ$300,000 (US$256k, €187k) by a New Zealand court after admitting four food safety...

Scientists 'envisage' carton tag that changes color when milk is spoiled

Scientists 'envisage' carton tag that changes color when milk is spoiled

Chinese scientists have developed a “smart tag” they say can indicate - by changing from red to green -...

Coles admits to misleading campaign during AU$1 milk wars

Coles admits to misleading campaign during AU$1 milk wars

Supermarket giant Coles painted a misleading picture of the dairy industry via a social media campaign at...

Nutricia India at ‘risk of non-compliance’ with IMS Act: Danone
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Nutricia India at ‘risk of non-compliance’ with IMS Act: Danone

The Danone Group has acknowledged that its Nutricia India business is still at “risk of non-compliance” with the Infant...

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