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Under-12s seeing 88% fewer ads for non-nutritious products, says industry

Game over for food marketing to kids, says consumer group

Food and drink companies need to turn their words on marketing to children into action, says European consumer rights group BEUC, as it calls 'game over' on marketing unhealthy food...

Dannon fights back against farmers’ ‘unfounded’ accusations of non-GMO pledge

Dannon has responded to a coalition of farmers who criticized the US yogurt maker for misleading consumers into thinking that its non-GMO pledge promotes sustainable farming practices.

FREE ONLINE: October 18, 9am Central European Time

1 day to register: Big nutrition event for the smallest humans

Tomorrow NutraIngredients hosts a free half day online event for those invested in infant nutrition in Europe, in Asia and beyond.

Alpro: 'we made a mistake and we’re really sorry'

Twitter storm blows up Alpro's dairy problem

Belgian manufacturer of plant-based dairy alternatives Alpro has been caught in a Twitter storm after it tweeted that a healthy diet consists of one third animal-based products. Disgruntled vegan followers referenced the company’s...

Danone considers calling time on Dumex infant products in Vietnam

Danone is reported to be considering a gradual withdrawal of its Dumex infant nutrition products from Vietnam.

Growing-up milk and supplements backed for infants: Danone study

Achieving nutritional adequacy for infants is “almost impossible” without using young-child formulae and supplements, according to diet models created by Danone-backed researchers.

News in brief

Watt’s buys Danone Chile

Chilean food company Watt's is acquiring 100% of the shares of Danone Chile S.A., a subsidiary of Danone Fresh Dairy Products in Chile.

Dairy in sales decline as Danone tops global dairy rankings again

New research from Euromonitor shows continued economic and political instability in the world’s biggest economies is dramatically affecting the global performance of dairy, with what initially appears to be a...

Big increase in UHT milk consumption in Sub-Saharan Africa

Dairy market specialist Proteus Insight says that by the end of 2015, consumption of UHT white milk in Sub-Saharan Africa increased at an average annual rate of 22% since 2013.

Vox Pop: Consumers had this to say about GMO labeling...

On the heels of President Barack Obama signing into law a federal bill requiring the disclosure of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) on packaged food and beverage products, we at Beverage...

When is it best to introduce complementary feeding for infants? Commission asks EFSA

The European Commission has asked the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) to update its scientific opinion on the appropriate age for introduction of complementary feeding for infants.

Newamstar turns to ZW3D to design packaging and blow molding machines for liquid bottles

Newamstar, which works with Nestlé, Danone and Coca-Cola, has partnered with ZWCAD Software Company (ZWSOFT) to purchase over 100 sets of ZW3D software to design packaging and blow molding machines...

UK criminalises infant formula marketing offences

The UK government has introduced legislation that would make a company’s failure to fall in line with EU infant formula and baby food marketing laws a criminal offence subject to...

Danone+WhiteWave reaction

Frost & Sullivan: ‘More dairy companies will expand into the dairy alternative category to offset flat liquid milk sales’

More dairy companies will look to expand into the dairy alternative category to offset flat liquid milk sales and take advantage of the +15% compound annual growth rate witnessed by...

Danone $12.5bn WhiteWave acquisition ‘comes as no surprise’ say industry specialists

Danone has entered into an agreement to acquire The WhiteWave Foods Company (WhiteWave) for approximately $12.5bn, with the transaction expected to close at the end of the year.


Dairy reacts to Brexit vote

Following the decision of the British public to leave the EU, attention has turned to how business will be affected, how negotiations will take place and the timescales involved.

Danone adjusts 2016 guidance

Danone has changed its outlook for 2016, upgrading its trading operating margin target from ‘solid improvement’ to a range of 50 to 60bps, and sales growth guidance in the range of 3% to 5%.

Who are the world’s top 20 milk processors?

IFCN, the Dairy Research Network, has released the IFCN Top 20 Milk Processor list.

Danone enters FTSE4Good Index

Danone has announced its entrance into the FTSE4Good Index, a global responsible investment index designed to measure the performance of companies demonstrating strong environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices.

Guest article

European infant formula makers: We don't need more regulation

With the World Health Organisation (WHO) and respected British journal The Lancet recently calling for tighter regulation and enforcement to better control infant formulae marketing, Aurélie Perrichet executive director of sector group Specialised Nutrition Europe...

Yogurt market can hit $1bn by 2021 in India: Report

International dairy companies can tap in to a growing demand for yogurt in India, according to a recently-published report by TechSci Research.

Dannon grows as it fulfills promise to improve its products’ nutrition, fund healthy eating research

As The Dannon Company nears the finish line for fulfilling its promise to improve the nutrition of its products that it made three years ago to the Partnership for a...

Which dairy companies make their mark in Kantar’s global top 50 brand rankings?

Kantar Worldpanel has published its 2016 rankings of the world’s most popular 50 brands, with Danone, Yili and Yakult among those making this year’s report.

Infant formula marketing: The Lancet calls for total social media ban

Respected British medical journal The Lancet says global infant formula marketing regulations need tightening – including a complete ban on social media channels.

Dannon ‘pledge’ to declare GMOs with natural ingredients push

Dannon, the US arm of French company Danone, has committed to declare its GMO ingredients by December 2017 as it transitions to natural formulations for flagship yogurt brands.

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