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Indian government urged to probe Nutricia India doctor bribery allegations

The Indian government has been urged to investigate claims that infant formula manufacturer Nutricia India, a subsidiary of the Danone Group, approved illegal payments by its employees to doctors.

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North Korean Emmental production training reports 'not true': French college

French training institute the National Dairy Industry College (ENIL) has rubbished reports it has agreed to school a North Korean delegation on the art of cheese making.

British wholesaler fined £15k for illegally repackaging milk powder

A wholesaler who illegally repackaged powdered milk has been slapped with a fine of more than £15,000 ($25,200, €18,300) by a British court.

Gravity-free probiotics

Space…The final frontier for Yakult probiotics? 6-year study confirmed

Probiotic pioneer Yakult’s little bottles are to feature in a 6-year, gravity-free study at the International Space Station (ISS).

Cry baby blues: L reuteri probiotic not backed for Colic

A study involving 167 breastfed and probiotic formula fed ‘excessive crying’ infants has found no benefits for the formula-fed ones, even though other studies showed probiotics could reduce the malady.

Infrastructure needs to keep up with India’s dairy production gains

Milk production in the world’s biggest dairy producing country continues to grow quickly, with India seeing an increase of around 19% in the five years from 2006 to 2010.

Carton Council: Partnerships boost carton recycling

A leader at carton giant Tetra Pak says partnering on recycling efforts with cities, and producers like WhiteWave Foods, benefits the food/beverage and packaging industries.

Global Industry News

Are glass manufacturers feeling the pinch? from FoodProductionDaily.com

The plastic bottle has been recognised for its flexibility and the easy way consumers can get a product out of a container, controlling the amount dispensed.

We have to do more to reduce waste as an industry, warns Leatherhead expert from FoodNavigator.com

Food manufacturers should leave no stone unturned as they search for ways to decrease waste and increase the value of manufacturing waste streams, says Steve Osborn of Leatherhead Food Research.

Analyst warns of CCE's 'challenged start' with smaller 1.75 L Coke bottle from BeverageDaily.com

A US analyst warns that Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) has suffered a ‘slightly challenged start’ with its new 1.75 liter contoured PET bottle in Great Britain.

Facebook campaign to choose 100 people for gluten-free product

How to get your face on a pack of sausages from FoodProductionDaily.com

A former BBC director who owns The Black Farmer, a gluten free brand known for its pork sausages, has launched a special edition Pork, Bramley Apple & Cider pack dedicated to its fan-base this month.  

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Carton recycling access grows by 1m US households

Carton recycling access grows by 1m US households

Just in time for Earth Day, the Carton Council of North America has announced the number of...

Watch out Chobani! Danone claims parity with Greek yogurt rival
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...

Milk Market Observatory will aid shift to post-quota Europe

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...

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

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...

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

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...

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