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Cut dairy packaging investment, risk profits and quality - Mintel

In the current economic climate, dairy processors are looking across their businesses for opportunities to reduce outgoings and increase margins. But firms that cut packaging investment are only risking profits...

100% light-proof fresh milk bottle a ‘game-changer’ - Fonterra

Fonterra has unveiled a new triple-layer 100% light-proof bottle – an innovation its claims will lock in the organoleptic and nutritional properties of fresh milk that can be damaged and...

FAO protein measurement method would be beneficial to all – Fonterra, Arla

The United Nations (UN)-recommended new protein measurement system would be beneficial to the developed, as well as the developing, world, dairy industry giants Fonterra and Arla Foods have claimed –...

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Fonterra and A-ware confirm deal to develop ‘mutually-beneficial’ plants

Fonterra and Dutch premium cheese manufacturer A-ware Foods Group have signed an agreement that will see them establish separate, but “mutually-beneficial” cheese and dairy ingredient plants in the Netherlands....

Fonterra unveils NZ$100m UHT processing investment

Fonterra will invest more than NZ$100m ($82.4m, €62.8m) in a new ultra-high temperature (UHT) milk and cream processing plant in New Zealand in an attempt to meet growing Asian demand...

DCD concerns: NZ handling of crisis was ‘textbook’ - Rabobank

New Zealand’s handling of concerns surrounding the use of agricultural chemical dicyandiamide (DCD) was “textbook,” a Rabobank analyst has claimed.

Fonterra recalls CalciYum kids’ yogurt over ‘choking’ fears

Fonterra Brands Australia is pulling batches of CalciYum yogurt from supermarket shelves across Australia over concerns that the product's “weakened” plastic cap could present a choking hazard.

AB SCIEX unveils DCD testing method following residue concerns

AB SCIEX has responded to concerns about the presence of dicyandiamide (DCD) in New Zealand dairy products by unveiling a new laboratory method to test for the agricultural chemical.

Straight talk

DCD: Fonterra must learn once is unfortunate, twice is unforgivable

It’s quite remarkable how Fonterra has evolved to become New Zealand’s biggest company given the way the dairy giant seems to struggle to take on board its errors of the...

NZ processor attempts to ‘allay’ customer DCD concerns

Westland Milk Products has attempted to reassure its customers about the safety of its products following the discovery of dicyandiamide (DCD) in samples.

DCD concerns: Too early to predict NZ export fallout, says Rabobank

It is "difficult to say" if New Zealand dairy exports will suffer as a result of the on-going concerns surrounding dicyandiamide (DCD) contamination, Rabobank has claimed.

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‘Our products are safe’ – Fonterra attempts to reassure customers over DCD

Fonterra has attempted to reassure its global customers that New Zealand dairy products are safe - as concerns about dicyandiamide (DCD) residue in milk-based products from the country continue to...

Chemical contamination

New Zealand reassures Chinese consumers in wake of Fonterra DCD crisis

New Zealand’s government has started a PR offensive to limit the impact of last week’s revelations that low levels of chemical residue were discovered in dairy products from the country,...

NZ reiterates safety of dairy as DCD concerns spread

The New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has moved to reiterate the safety of New Zealand dairy products and defuse “concerns” about the use of dicyandiamide (DCD), as reports emerge that...

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‘International search’ begins to replace retiring Fonterra CFO

Fonterra’s chief financial officer Jonathan Mason will retire in the next six months, the New Zealand-based dairy exporter has announced.

DCD use suspended in New Zealand after residue discovered in dairy

The sale and use of dicyandiamide (DCD) has been brought to a halt in New Zealand after low levels of the substance were discovered in samples of dairy products from...

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Fonterra chairman praises farmer decisions in final speech

Fonterra chairman Sir Henry van der Heyden praised the decisions of the co-operative’s farmer shareholders over the last decade, in this last chairman’s address at Fonterra Annual Meeting yesterday....

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Fonterra increases 2012/13 pay-out forecast

Fonterra has announced a revised pay-out forecast range for the 2012/13 season of NZ$5.50 per kilogram of milk solids – an increase of 25 cents on the previous forecast.

Business

Third-time lucky for solo Fonterra operation in India

The first two endeavours might have been abortive, but it seems that Fonterra might finally see success in its third, solo attempt to move into India.

Arla teams up with Fonterra and Foss to develop milk screening method

Arla Foods and Fonterra have teamed up with Danish analytical solutions provider Foss to develop a screening method to determine whether milk has been tampered with for financial gain.

Fonterra welcomes competition-aiding Raw Milk Regulations amendments

Fonterra has welcomed a series of amendments to the New Zealand Raw Milk Regulations that will support domestic dairy product competition and ensure an “entrance pathway” into the farm gate milk market....

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Fonterra research director voted new IDF president

The International Dairy Federation (IDF) has elected Fonterra research director Dr Jeremy Hill as its new president.

Fonterra working with NZ Customs to solve cocaine mystery

Fonterra is working closely with the New Zealand Customs Service to establish how a “significant quantity” of either cocaine or heroin found its way into a shipping container of Fonterra powdered milk....

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Fonterra extends osteoporosis awareness partnership

Fonterra has joined forces with the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) for another year to raise awareness about bone health across Asia and the Middle East.

Chinese farm agreement will complete dairy ‘hub’ - Fonterra

Fonterra has signed an investment agreement with Chinese authorities to develop two more large-scale dairy farms – the latest step in the firm’s strategy to build a sustainable fresh local...

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