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Data eater: EU probiotic yoghurt market to drop 4.5% by 2018; supplements on the up

The market for probiotic yoghurt in 20 key European Union markets will fall 4.5% in the five years between now and 2018, but the overall sector trend remains positive, Euromonitor...

Super Bowl XLVIII: Battle of the brands! Watch all the teasers here

As the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos head into battle on Sunday at the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, the nation’s biggest food and beverage brands will battle for...

“It's time industry started legal challenges against rulings like this.”

Danone-Nutricia busted in UK over infant milk ads in ‘bizarre’ ruling

A Danone-Nutricia TV campaign for its Cow & Gate fortified follow-on milk formula has been banned in the UK in a ruling one EU food law expert called ‘bizarre’.

DAIRYREPORTER.COM INVESTIGATION

Nutricia India bribed doctors to prescribe infant formula, whistleblower claims

Danone Group subsidiary Nutricia India approved illegal payments to doctors across the country to promote and prescribe its baby nutrition products, a whistleblower has claimed.

“I get personal because they [EFSA] get personal to me"

Fed up: Probiotic research veteran issues global call to action

Veteran probiotic researcher professor Gregor Reid is not a happy man. It’s time the probiotic community fought back against those forces that have for too long denied a perfectly valid...

Global probiotic market to add 50% to €33bn by 2018: Analyst

The term ‘probiotic’ may be banned in the European Union – along with its cousin ‘prebiotic’ – but sales remain steady, and the global picture is buoyant, says leading analyst, Euromonitor International.

Danone 'squaround' yogurt pot a 'huge technical challenge'

The square base and circular lid of the Danone for Men yogurt pot – a format termed ‘squaround’ – presented a “huge technical challenge”, developer Greiner Packaging has revealed.

Danone quiet on Kenyan Brookside Dairy acquisition 'rumours'

Danone has declined to comment on reports that it is in talks with private equity firm The Abraaj Group to acquire its minority stake in Kenyan dairy manufacturer, Brookside Dairy.

Adoption of western style products in ready-to-drink market

Oystar sees surge for iced coffee drinks in Japan

Oystar, which supplies packaging machinery to companies including Danone, Nestlé and Müller, has seen a surge in iced coffee drinks in Japan.

Danone to sue Fonterra over WPC botulism recalls

Danone has terminated its existing supply contract with Fonterra and plans to sue the dairy exporter over the whey protein concentrate (WPC) Clostridium botulinum contamination scare that led to product recalls...

Probiota 2014, February 4-5, Amsterdam

Probiota 2014: The ultimate pre- and probiotic science-business blend

Probiota 2014 – relocated from Brussels to Amsterdam and organised by NutraIngredients – will bring together the finest scientific and commercial minds operating in the pre- and probiotic sector in...

Barry-Wehmiller acquires Danone supplier Arcil

Barry-Wehmiller Companies has made its first acquisition in France claiming its annual revenue will hit $1.7bn in 2014.

Danone to 'Brogurt': New directions in functional dairy 2013

We cast an eye over key dairy NPD in 2013, as Powerful Yogurt flexes its ‘brogurt’ muscles and one startup hopes its German-style quark can sweat a new US dairy category.

News in brief

Yakult brings probiotic little bottles to Switzerland

Switzerland is the newest market for Japanese probiotic drink leader Yakult, which began selling there last month.

EYE ON EMERGING MARKETS

West African consumers ‘don’t want to walk 10 miles to buy an ice cream’: Fan Milk

In this, the first instalment of our Eye on Emerging Markets series, one of West Africa’s most successful dairy brands, Fan Milk, pinpoints the key to cracking the region - street...

The Coca-Cola Company & WWF support BFA

Nestlé, Danone, Unilever, form plant-based bioplastics alliance

Nestlé has partnered with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and seven consumer firms to promote the development of bioplastics, derived from plant materials.

dispatches from K Show 2013

Green PE growing in food packaging - Braskem

Green polyethylene (PE) is growing with Tetra Pak, General Mills and Danone adopting the technology but is not yet at full capacity, according to Braskem.

Toddler milk sector welcomes EFSA rejection of toddler milks

The European group that represents manufacturers of milk products aimed at 1-3 year olds has welcomed last week’s European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) opinion, even though it essentially rejected toddler...

EFSA flushes toddler milk claims

Fortified milks aimed at 1-3 year olds are no better nutritionally than regular foods, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has concluded in a long-awaited opinion.

Fan Milk takeover a 'major step' in African expansion: Danone

Danone has entered into an agreement with growth market investment specialist, The Abraaj Group, that will see it gradually assume a controlling stake in West African dairy vendor, Fan Milk...

Danone slashes 2013 targets to cover WPC botulism recall losses

Danone has issued a profit warning for 2013 to account for the impact of Fonterra's recent whey protein concentrate (WPC) botulism scare, which the French dairy giant has claimed cost...

Danone Dumex vows ‘disciplinary action’ in wake of infant formula bribery probe

Danone’s Asian infant nutrition business, Dumex, has vowed to take “disciplinary action” against employees that bribed Chinese doctors and nurses in Tianjin to promote the company's products to the parents of newborns...

Danone, BSNA, FSA attempt to dispel infant formula aluminium contamination concerns

Danone, the British Specialist Nutrition Association (BSNA), and the UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) have moved to dispel concerns about aluminium contamination in infant formula, after researchers discovered levels exceeding...

Danone seeking €200m damages from Fonterra over WPC recalls

Danone has confirmed that it is seeking around €200m ($270m) in compensation from Fonterra to cover the costs associated with the infant formula product recalls it ordered in response to...

Top US dairies urge Senate to drop milk production controls

Dean Foods, Nestlé USA, Dannon, Saputo and Kraft Foods are among scores of US dairy processors calling on the Senate to accept a version of the 2013 Farm Bill that...

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