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FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria commissions fifth collection facility

FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria PLC has commissioned a fifth milk collection facility for its Dairy Development Programme (DDP) in Saki, Oyo State.

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ADB $125m support for Saikexing dairy expansion

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has signed agreements in Hohhot, Inner Mongolia, with commercial banks to support Inner Mongolia Saikexing Breeding and Biotechnology Group (Saikexing) to expand the domestic supply...

Nature One Dairy and Sinopharm sign China infant formula deal

Australia’s Nature One Dairy and The China National Pharmaceutical Group Corporation (Sinopharm) have signed a strategic partnership agreement to work on infant milk formula, specialized milk powder products and other...

Nutrinor acquires Fromagerie Champêtre

Canadian cooperative Nutrinor has announced that it has acquired a majority share in Fromagerie Champêtre.

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Grupo Lala invests $30m to build dairy plant in Guatemala, growing presence in Central America

Grupo Lala will invest $30m investment to build a new dairy processing factory in Guatemala for the manufacturing of ice cream, milk, and other dairy products, creating approximately 4,000 jobs.

Xergi to supply Arla with biogas plant

Xergi is to deliver its largest biogas plant to date, which will supply Danish dairy company Arla Foods with green energy for the production of milk powder in Videbæk, in...

Arla Foods defends ‘Live unprocessed’ campaign as rBST maker sues over allegedly ‘blatantly and egregiously false’ claims

Arla Foods has defended its new ‘Live Unprocessed’ ad campaign – which makes a virtue of using milk from cows that have not been fed the growth hormone rBST -...

Highlights as more than 80 countries celebrate World Milk Day

World Milk Day was celebrated globally June 1, with companies, individuals, retailers and organizations all promoting milk.

Sargento attorney: This case is without legal basis and speculative

Sargento 'natural' cheese under fire in new lawsuit over GMO feed, rbST milk

Should dairy brands using milk from cows that may have consumed GM feed or been treated with rbST be allowed to market their wares as ‘natural’? Not according to the...

Murray Goulburn axing products as job cuts loom

In a letter to suppliers, Australian dairy company Murray Goulburn Co-operative Co. Limited (MG) said it is discontinuing several products as job losses take place.

Mother Dairy refurbished milk processing plant inaugurated in Nagpur

Mother Dairy Fruit & Vegetable Pvt Ltd, a subsidiary of India’s National Dairy Development Board (NDDB), has inaugurated its refurbished Nagpur plant.

Chinese demand prompts $20m Fonterra plant investment

Fonterra has announced an investment of almost NZ$20m (US$14.2m) at its Te Rapa site to meet growing demand for cream cheese and mini-dish butter.

Saputo sees decline in cheese sales in US and international markets but expects recovery

Canadian dairy company Saputo reported total revenue of C$11.16bn (US$8.29bn) for fiscal 2017, a 1.56% increase from C$10.99bn (US$8.16bn) for 2016 with the company’s fourth quarter decreasing by 0.5% due...

Freshfel calls for minimum fruit content to use fruit images on-pack

Manufacturers are misleading consumers with images of fresh fruit on packaging when the actual fruit content is minimal or even zero, says trade group Freshfel, as it calls for a legal...

Elmhurst Dairy reinvents itself as dairy-alternative beverage brand Elmhurst Milked

Elmhurst Dairy closed its dairy business last year after 90 years of producing dairy products for the New York City area, but now CEO Henry Schwartz has completely repositioned the...

Variety of events taking place around the world on World Milk Day

Today is World Milk Day. Traditionally, dairy companies have marked this day individually, but this year the Global Dairy Platform (GDP) is coordinating a joint celebration across the industry.

Nestlé Zero Water project recovers water from milk products in Mexico

In the arid Mexican state of Jalisco, Nestlé has used Veolia technology to implement a ‘zero-water’ strategy for milk production, which it says is an important advance in water management...

Synlait purchases New Zealand Dairy Company

New Zealand dairy processing company Synlait Milk announced today it has purchased 100% of the shares of The New Zealand Dairy Company (NZDC).

FrieslandCampina WAMCO reports increased profits

At the 44th AGM of FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria PLC, held in Lagos recently, shareholders unanimously approved its annual report and accounts, which showed an increase in turnover compared to the previous...

Nestlé launches YIYANG powder to ‘refuel senior brains’

Nestlé has launched ‘YIYANG Fuel for Brain’ in China, a dairy product aimed at those over 50.

Does a high-fibre claim on premium ice cream still sound indulgent? Absolutely, says Koupe

Dutch start-up Koupe's high-fibre, high-protein ice cream is more than just a 'healthy' product, says its founder, who aims to compete with premium brands Häagen-Dazs and Magnum.

OMIRA considers Lactalis takeover

German dairy company OMIRA said it has successfully completed meetings over the past few months with the Lactalis Group with respect to a merger.

Danone and Abraaj Group expand Fan Milk capacity in Ghana to launch new product

Danone, and investors The Abraaj Group (Abraaj), have added three new production lines to Fan Milk’s factory in Accra, Ghana.

Fonterra optimistic as milk price increases

Fonterra Co-operative Group has increased its 2016/17 forecast Farmgate Milk Price to NZ$6.15 (US$4.31) per kgMS.

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