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From dishwasher to dairy innovator - the road to enzyme and culture development

In the second installment of the new FoodNavigator series - Monthly Career Insider - we talk to the VP of dairy innovation at Chr. Hansen.

News in brief

Nestlé accelerates Chinese dairy development

Nestlé has announced plans to construct a new dairy farming institute in Shuangcheng, in the Heilongijiang province of China.

Nestlé partnership aims to raise Brazilian dairy standards

Nestlé says it is partnering other dairy companies in Brazil to help more than 2,200 farms improve milk quality, safety and sustainability.

Nestlé's new Brazilian beverage factory reflects dairy demand

Nestlé has opened a new CHF 83m (€67m) beverage factory in Brazil to cater for increased demand for dairy-based and other beverages in the state of Rio de Janeiro.

Special Edition: Sustainable Supply Chain

Eco friendly methane trucks optimise supply chain for Nestle

Nestle UK has scooped an award for its use of methane trucks that has reduced CO2 emissions by 14% compared to diesel trucks with further potential to slash emissions in half.

Nestlé fortifies Brazilian milk products to capture added-value trend

Nestlé has launched two new fortified milks in Brazil that it claims will help parents to increase the iron and vitamin content of children’s diets, as the firm rides regional...

Ex-UNICEF head joining Nestle board reignites baby milk marketing controversy

Ex-UNICEF head Ann Veneman has been appointed to the Nestle board, sparking debate over the Swiss food giant's compliance with WHO standards on baby milk marketing.

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Fonterra and Nestle abandon Chilean subsidiary tie-up

Fonterra has revealed that a proposal to merge its Chilean subsidiary, Soprole, with the fresh dairy operations of Nestle Chile has been scrapped.

Nestle looks to expand Sri Lankan dairy industry

Nestle is investing in a new chilling centre in Kilinochchi, Sri Lanka, to take advantage of peace in the north to expand the dairy industry there.

Danone beats Unilever and Nestle in food category dominance

Dairy giant Danone comes out top of the list for category dominance in the European food sector, followed by Unilever and Nestle, according to a new report.

Nestle challenged on baby milk health claims

Food giant Nestle was once more challenged at its AGM in Lausanne last week, as activists again raised the red flag that has been fluttering since the first boycott the...

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Nestle doubles capacity of Indonesian milk-processing plant

Nestle has spent $100m doubling the capacity of a milk-processing plant on the island of East Java in Indonesia.

Nestle reopens Zimbabwe dairy factory

Nestle has reopened its dairy processing plant in Zimbabwe after receiving written assurance from the local government guaranteeing staff safety.

Nestle stops sourcing milk from Mugabe farm

Nestle has said it will stop buying milk from a Zimbabwe farm appropriated from white owners and now run by Grace Mugabe, as the dairy board will resume start buying...

Comment

How Mugabe’s milk could sour Nestle's image

Nestle is being slammed for sourcing milk from a Mugabe-owned farm in Zimbabwe. In a world where both business and information are globalised, any big business practices deemed unacceptable –...

Nestle and Danone make R&D moves

Announcements of new R&D plans this week from Nestle and Danone indicate that major manufacturers plan to keep up the pace on nutrition research and innovation in the economic downturn....

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Marion Nestle slams supplement scene

A sharp article by renowned nutrition professor Marion Nestle states in no uncertain terms that the world of dietary supplements takes no heed of science or safety.

Nestle drops national health logo for regional Milo push

Nestle says it will commit itself to less nationally focused health promotions on brands like Milo - an instant powdered chocolate milk - as part of a shake up of...

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Nestle launches new research web portal

Nestle has launched a new website to provide information and news about its global R&D.

News briefs: Nestle, NFU action and Murray Goulburn

This week, Australian cooperative Murray Goulburn braces itself for strike action, Nestle expects easing commodity pressures and Dairy UK loses the support of the country’s farming union.

Nestle enlists BioGaia for infant nutrition initiative

Swedish probiotics specialist BioGaia this morning announced a deal with Nestlé Nutrition that will see its proprietary Lactobacillus reuteri strain employed in infant nutrition products globally.

News briefs: Nestle, Saputo and Parmalat

This week, Nestle and Saputo publish their latest financial results, with dairy playing a crucial role for both companies, while Parmalat faces a setback over its proposed plans to expand...

Danone and Nestle face cost challenge head on

Food makers have faced a doubling of raw material and packaging costs in five years, but a recent report reveals the manufacturers are facing the challenge head on, with underlying...

Nestle and GE team-up to tackle nutrition-body composition issues

Understanding the associations between body composition, metabolic status, diet and lifestyle habits could be key to the struggle against obesity, and gaining an advantage in formulation.

Gut microflora and obesity - Nestle expands the possibilities

Modifying the population of bacteria in the gut may improve the regulation of glycemic control and reverse the insulin resistance that occurs with obesity, suggests a new study from the...

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