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Emmi targets US with cheese buy

Switzerland-based cheese maker Emmi hopes to push itself further into the US with the acquisition of Roth Käse, reflecting a wider international focus for its products.

Arla faces farmer wrath over new year price chop

A leading European dairy cooperative has announced it will return prices paid to its farmer members to rates similar to before surging values recorded in mid-2007, risking further wrath from...

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Sanlu faces bankruptcy

Last year’s scandal involving Chinese products derived from milk tainted with the industrial chemical melamine continues to take its toll on New-Zealand-based cooperative Fonterra as its Sanlu joint venture faces...

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FrieslandCampina awarded royal title

The new dairy firm formed out of the merger of Friesland and Campina is to be known as Royal FrieslandCampina, following an official award of the title by Queen Beatrix...

Falling pound value may aid UK-Euro dairy woes

British dairy groups are proving to be particularly sensitive to the bleak new year outlook facing European processors, though the falling value of Sterling may cushion the nation’s producers ahead...

US coop settles over 'price fixing' amidst market turmoil

A leading US dairy cooperative hopes to close the book on allegations of price fixing by agreeing a multi million-dollar settlement that it says is not an admission of guilt...

Symrise invests in southeastern European growth

Symrise is expanding the capabilities at its site in Vienna in a bid to gain more traction in the southeastern European market, with a particular focus on fat-based products.

The private label potential for functional foods

Private label will become a major avenue of opportunity for innovative functional products, which could make their mainstream debut via this “historically unlikely source”, according to a firm specializing in...

Future for green pack design may lie in the past

With a seemingly endless number of halls pushing greener solutions at this year’s Emballage trade show, one possible future for packaging could be in looking to the past and getting...

KKR speculation highlighting Chinese milk potential

As speculation mounts over equity group KKR’s rumoured bid for Chinese milk producer Modern Farms, a source close to the potential deal suggests that the country’s dairy sector may see...


Why farm support puts food on plates

“Four legs good, two legs bad.” When the pigs take over the land in George Orwell’s Animal Farm, they have no hesitation; any creature with four legs is beyond reproach...

SMEs set to benefit from amendments to EU food labelling proposal

The draft report on the European Commission’s proposal for the provision of food information to consumers in the EU suggests substantial amendments which would offer small- to medium-sized enterprises...

Dairy price won’t settle soon, says Fonterra

Volatile dairy prices are likely to continue in the mid term at least, New Zealand Fonterra has warned, signaling a need for on-going margin vigilance for food makers using dairy...

IDF optimistic long-term despite cost crunch

Despite ‘see-sawing’ commodity prices during a year of supply chain uncertainty, a leading dairy industry representative foresees an optimistic future ahead.

Chr Hansen taking control in Eastern cultures push

Chr Hansen says that inauguration of a new legal entity within Romania is far from just a cosmetic change to their expansion plans and will offer greater control in the...

EDA suggests time is right for milk price rethink

‘Significant changes’ are required in the approach of European politicians and dairy industries to milk pricing, says the head of the European Dairy Association (EDA).

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Friesland to sell Kaasfabriek Eyssen

Friesland Foods has announced plans to shave off its Kaasfabriek Eyssen business to Kaptein, as it is not a core part of its cheese-making operations.

Chr Hansen sees results of tight focus

Chr Hansen has reported a year of strong growth in 2007/8, putting it in a strong position to expand in the life sciences arena, and in particular health and nutrition.


A menu for American food policy

At the time of writing, the US is poised to go to the polls. The next two days are going to be hugely exciting. And when it’s all over, after...


The hour of stevia is nigh

The course of true love never did run smooth. The same could be said of stevia’s road to regulatory approval as a food ingredient. One final concerted effort is needed...

Destination Luxembourg for frustrated Euro milk-makers

Luxembourg will provide the stage for a show of growing discontent among European dairy farmers next week, over concerns about the ongoing reform to the bloc’s agricultural policy.

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Dairy Farmers vote on takeover bid

The future of Australian milk co-operative Dairy Farmers hangs in the balance as members decide whether to approve a take-over by National Foods; one of the country’s largest food and...

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Parmalat’s Citigroup claim rejected

Parmalat’s claim for damages against Citigroup, regarding an alleged breach of duty of trust, has been rejected by the Superior Court of Bergen County, New Jersey, United States.

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Saputo acquires Ontario dairy company

Canadian dairy company Saputo has acquired Neilson Dairy; formerly a division of Weston Foods Canada.

Danisco spies cardiovascular potential in beta-glucan buy

Danisco, hungry to boost its presence in cardiovascular health, has taken a minority stake in a New Zealand-based manufacturer of what it claims is a high concentrate beta-glucan.

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