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Finnish dairy Valio to detail iodine content on all milk cartons

Finnish dairy Valio has charged itself with educating consumers in Finland and Sweden on the importance of iodine consumption.

Irish Dairy Board expands China presence with Kerrygold UHT milk

The Irish Dairy Board (IDB) has expanded its presence in China with the launch of a long-life, whole milk product under its Chinese Kerrygold brand, Jin Kai Li.

Israeli dairy Tnuva considering cheese exports to Russia

Israeli dairy Tnuva is exploring the possibility of exporting cheese to Russia, which is seeking to fill the gap left by its ban on Western food imports.

Danone ups stake in Moroccan dairy Central Laitière to 90%

Danone has agreed a €278m (US$348m) deal to increase its existing majority stake in Moroccan dairy Central Laitière to more than 90%.

FTC lawsuit alleges Gerber ads lack the ‘qualified’ part of qualified health claims

The Federal Trade Commission’s allegations that baby food maker Gerber overstated the ability of Good Start Gentle formula to prevent allergies underscores the difficulty of using qualified health claims, which...

Aspen reveals China infant formula ambitions following NZNM investment

South African pharmaceutical giant Aspen has set its sights on China after agreeing to acquire a 50% stake in infant formula manufacturer, New Zealand New Milk (NZNM).

Danone to acquire 25% stake in Chinese infant formula firm Yashili

French dairy Danone has agreed to acquire a 25% stake in Chinese infant formula firm Yashili International for HK$4.389bn (US$565m, €450m).

Lewis Road Creamery ups chocolate milk production 4000% after 'unprecedented demand'

New Zealand dairy Lewis Road Creamery has increased production of a recently launched chocolate milk product from 1,000 litres a week to 40,000 in less than a month following "unprecedented demand."...

Cero Agua (‘zero water’) dairy factory leads Nestlé’s water roadmap

Nestlé has opened its most water efficient factory in the world in Mexico, and says it has a ‘clear water roadmap’ for reducing water consumption in other facilities.

R&R Ice Cream tops mid-market private food firms

R&R Ice Cream is the top mid-market private food processor in the UK by sales, according to the 10th annual Sunday Times Grant Thornton Top Track 250 list.

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Swiss retailer Migros apologizes for Hitler, Mussolini coffee creamers

Swiss retailer Migros has apologized for an “unforgivable blunder” that resulted in the distribution of coffee creamers adorned with images of Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini.

Danone, URC agree deal to establish Philippine beverage JV

Danone has sealed a deal with Philippine food and beverage firm Universal Robina Corporation (URC) to establish a joint venture to manufacture beverages in the country.

Mead Johnson Nutrition takeover 'not discussed' by Danone board

French dairy giant Danone has rubbished reports it has targeted US infant formula manufacturer Mead Johnson Nutrition for acquisition.

Arla Foods' plan to sell rejected 'Putin cheese' in Finland dashed

The Finnish Food Safety Authority (Evira) has rejected plans by Arla Foods to sell cheese produced for the Russian market - dubbed 'Putin cheese' - in Finland.

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Nestlé opens dairy institute in northeast China

After making one of the biggest dairy investments in its history, Nestlé has opened the doors a dairy farming institute in northeast China, which it hopes will help modernise the...

Amino acid release matrix extracts maximum value from protein

Glanbia Nutrtionals has debuted an enzyme blend targeting release of branch chain amino acids (BCAA) and glutamine from whey protein sources.

Arla seals deal to acquire Swedish premium cheese brand Falbygdens

Arla Foods has agreed to acquire Swedish premium cheese brand Falbygdens from Finnish food firm Atria for an undisclosed sum.

Danone Q3 results 'buoyed' by Asian infant formula recovery

The continuing recovery of Danone’s infant formula business, impacted by the 2013 Fonterra whey protein concentrate (WPC) botulism scare, has “buoyed” the French dairy's Q3 results.

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Glanbia clinches Isopure deal

Glanbia has completed its acquisition of US sports nutrition firm The Isopure Company on schedule.

Nestle backs beverage ‘belief’ in Vietnam with $36m Milo investment

Nestle has spent $36.6m expanding its Milo chocolate malt beverage factory in Vietnam and stressed its ‘firm belief in the potential of the country’ as nutritional drinks demand grows.

Modern Milk getting UK students 'warmed up' with campus campaign

Revamped flavoured milk brand Modern Milk has invaded universities up and down the UK in the hope of getting its new target market of students “warmed up.”

Sri Lanka lifts temporary ban on Fonterra milk powder sales

Sri Lanka has lifted a temporary ban on the sale of three batches of Fonterra milk powder after "no food safety or quality issue" was identified during tests....

Forget Greek yogurt, says Trimona Foods founder. The Bulgarians invented yogurt, and it's coming to America...

Not so long ago, the only yogurt that US consumers - and retail buyers - appeared to be interested in was the thick, protein-packed Greek variety. Today, as brands such...

TINE gives away tonnes of cheese rejected by Russia to food bank

Norwegian dairy giant TINE has given away around seven tonnes of Snøfrisk cream cheese, initially destined for export to Russia, to employees and a food bank in Oslo.

Chobani CEO Hamdi Ulukaya pledges $2m to help refugees on Turkish border

Chobani founder & CEO Hamdi Ulukaya - a Kurdish Turk who move to the US in the 1990s - has pledged $2 million to charities that are helping refugees escaping...

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