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Parmalat to acquire Australian dairy Longwarry Food Park

In a bid to boost its export capabilities Down Under, Parmalat has agreed to acquire Australian dairy Longwarry Food Park.

Special edition: Infant Nutrition

Engaging NGOs critical to infant formula’s future

The infant formula industry must engage NGOs on the benefits of their products, according to scientists at DSM and Dupont.

Norwegian Christmas butter shortage 'not likely' this year: TINE

Norway is "not likely" to suffer a Christmas butter shortage as in previous years, says the country's largest dairy, TINE.

Glanbia JV investment to double milk protein powder plant output

Glanbia joint venture Glanbia Ingredients Ireland (GII) has unveiled a €7.8m (US$9.8m) plant that will more than double milk protein powder output at its Virginia, County Cavan site....

Medical nutrition division still has 'role to play': Danone

After months of speculation, French dairy giant Danone has announced it does not plan to sell its medical nutrition business.

News in brief

Out with the old, in with the Ornua! Irish Dairy Board set for Irish language name change

The Irish Dairy Board, the Dublin-based dairy behind Kerrygold, is going back to its roots with an Irish language name change.

Fonterra slashes forecast FGMP again as volatility continues

Fonterra has slashed its farm gate milk price (FGMP) forecast for the 2014/15 season to NZ$4.70 (US$3.63, €2.93) - the third such reduction since it was first announced in May.

Nestlé to use natural refrigerants on all ice cream freezers in 2015

Nestlé is extending a European initiative, to buy natural refrigerants instead of synthetic ones, globally from January 2015.

Glanbia Foods unveils $82m US whey stream investment

Glanbia Foods plans to invest US$82m (€67m) in a series of projects to boost its US whey ingredient capabilities. 

Greek yogurt's biggest guns explore creative ways to address acid whey challenge

A series of patent applications from General Mills reveals it has been exploring novel ways to ‘neutralize’ acid whey - a byproduct of some Greek yogurt production - and use...

Pope Francis reveals donkey milk memories during Eurolactis meet

Pope Francis got nostalgic yesterday when presented with two donkeys and baskets of donkey milk powder by Swiss firm Eurolactis - revealing he drank the milk as an infant.

EDITOR'S OPINION: DEAR DAIRY....

Coca-Cola's milk splash miss: Pin-up posters were great!

Coca-Cola milk brand Fairlife has come under fire for its 'sexist' Milky Pin-Ups advertising campaign. Are the posters offensive? Or necessary to distance Fairlife from ordinary milk?

Arla drops out of race to acquire Egyptian cheesemaker Arab Dairy

Arla Foods has decided not to make a formal bid for Egyptian cheesemaker Arab Dairy Products Company after an assessment of the company.

Emmi to sell US aseptic dairy plant under cheese refocus

Swiss dairy Emmi has agreed to sell its US aseptic operations in a move to focus on its specialty cheese business in the country.

News in brief

BioGaia to buy 35% stake in MetaboGen AB

Probiotics specialist BioGaia has said it will invest SEK 12m (€1.3m) in Swedish research company MetaboGen AB.

Parmalat facing South African alleged market dominance abuse probe

The South African Competition Commission is probing allegations that Parmalat abused its dominant position in the country's dairy sector.

Danone, PepsiCo rubbish Russian Minister's dairy adulteration claims

Danone and PepsiCo have countered claims by the Russian Minister of Agriculture that dairy products they manufacture in the country are adulterated.

First Milk secures US Mull of Kintyre cheddar export deal

British dairy First Milk has sealed a deal to export its Mull of Kintyre brand cheddar cheese to Texas in time for Christmas.

MONTHER T. AL HARTHI, CEO, CHATS WITH BEVERAGEDAILY.COM

Saudi Arabia beverage giant Al Rabie reveals global growth ambition

The CEO of Saudi Arabian food and beverage giant Al Rabie Saudi Foods tells BeverageDaily.com that the company is keen to expand beyond its powerbase in MENA to the Europe...

Danone quiet on reports of Yakult share disposal discussions

French dairy giant Danone has declined to comment on reports it is weighing up the sale of its 20% stake in Yakult.

Danone agrees to sell Indonesian fresh dairy business

Danone has agreed to sell its Indonesia fresh dairy business to local food and beverage firm Indofood (ICBP) for a reported 250bn Indonesian Rupiah (US$20.5m, €16.4m).

Private equity firm snaps up Aussie-style yogurt brand Noosa

Aussie-style yogurt brand, Noosa Finest Yoghurt, has been snapped up by Advent International for an undisclosed sum. 

Double-the-price US premium Fairlife milk brand will ‘rain money’: Coca-Cola

Coca-Cola is confident its premium Fairlife milk brand, due to launch across the US next month, will "rain money" once established in the market.

Danone completes €180m Irish infant nutrition expansion

French dairy giant Danone has completed a €180m (US$224m) four-year expansion of its Irish infant formula production capabilities.  

European sports nutrition sector intensifies lobbying ahead of 2015 report

The European sports nutrition sector will promote dialogue with regulators at European level ahead of a Commission report due in mid-2015 that could alter the way the multi-billion euro sector...