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Schreiber Foods escapes CME milk price fixing lawsuit

US cheese giant Schreiber Foods has escaped an antitrust lawsuit that alleged it conspired with Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) to drive up the price of Class III milk.

Patent Watch

Danone files patent on probiotic to improve enteric nervous system

Danone has filed a patent for a probiotic strain that improves the function of the enteric nervous system, claiming it can therefore be used to treat and/or prevent gut disorders...

Sports nutrition fuels Glanbia double-digit H1 revenue growth

Fueled by the continuing success of its Global Performance Nutrition division, Irish dairy Glanbia recorded a double-digit increase in revenue for the first half of 2014.

Embargo hit FrieslandCampina exploring alternative markets for cheese

Dutch dairy giant FrieslandCampina is "exploring" alternative markets for its cheese to offset the impact of the Russian embargo on European Union (EU) food products.

Hershey suspends US flavored milk shipments to China

Shipments of Hershey’s brand flavored milk to China have been suspended after a consignment found to contain unapproved ingredients was destroyed.

Product was tested by a reputable third party lab, says Whole Foods

Whole Foods hit with more lawsuits accusing it of dramatically understating sugar content in its yogurt

Whole Foods has been hit with new class action lawsuits in Pennsylvania and New Jersey accusing it of significantly understating the sugar content in its 365 Everyday Value plain Greek...

Milk-based EnerDrinks 'healthy alternative' to existing energy drinks

German firm EnerDrinks believes it can challenge established energy drink brands such as Red Bull with its combination of flavored milk and energizing ingredients such as taurine.

Powerful Yogurt preparing to launch high-protein Greek yogurt drink

Powerful Yogurt is preparing to launch a high-protein yogurt drink that it says harnesses continuing demand for both Greek yogurt and high-protein beverages.

Guest article

Danone sets its sights on becoming number one in milk formula as it is rumoured to be selling its medical nutrition business

Will Danone silence the rumour mill by selling its medical nutrition business? Euromonitor health and wellness analyst Diana Cowland explains why the sale makes sense for the world's biggest yoghurt...

Russian money laundering probe 'no relation' to Valio activities

A Russian money laundering investigation that yesterday culminated in a search of Valio's St Petersburg office has "no relation" to the activities of the Finnish dairy, says the agency behind...

Dean Foods withdraws 2014 earnings guidance after 'rocky' Q2

US dairy giant Dean Foods has withdrawn its full-year earnings guidance after fluid milk price volatility in the second quarter left its results looking "rocky." 

News in brief

Lucky escape as Nestlé worker avoids injury from exploding tanker

Nestlé has launched an investigation after a worker was hit by flying foam from a tanker lorry at its factory in York, UK.

Siggi's to benefit from $11.6m expansion

Emmi Roth USA will create 50 jobs in an $11.6m expansion in New York, with the state offering $400,000 in tax credits. 

Big brands must step up to salt challenge, says CASH

Large brands must step up their commitment to reducing salt, and match the progress being made by own-brand products from supermarkets, says CASH, as a new study shows salt levels...

News in brief

First Milk drops prices again

First Milk has made further price cuts based on what it claims are falling commodity prices and continued decline in UK market returns.

News in brief

As if by magic: colour-changing ice cream

A Spanish physicist has invented an ice cream that changes colour as it is licked.

Aussie dairies jumping on A2 protein bandwagon to 'cream consumers': Choice

Australian consumer group Choice has blasted dairies Down Under for attempting to milk the public using health claims relating to A2 beta casein protein. 

Malaysia

Chobani to hit Malaysian shelves as yoghurt demand grows in SE Asia

Chobani, America’s top-selling brand of strained yogurt that has been gaining a massive global following through its slick marketing, will soon be available in Malaysia.

Joint venture with Sidel, Yoshino Kogyosho & Nestlé Waters

Amcor LiquiForm to be commercialised in two years

Amcor’s LiquiForm, which uses consumable liquid instead of compressed air to hydraulically form and fill a container on one machine simultaneously will be commercialized in two to three years’ time....

News in brief

Dannon to be official yogurt sponsor of the NFL

Dannon has struck a multi-year deal with the National Football League (NFL) to become its official yogurt sponsor, starting in 2015.

Chobani request to appeal UK Greek yogurt injunction rejected

Chobani's long-running legal battle with rival Fage over its use of the term 'Greek yogurt' in the UK is seemingly at an end, after it was refused permission to launch...

Nestlé patent outlines straining-free process for 14% protein Greek yogurt

Nestlé has applied to patent a method it says will produce reduced-lactose skim milk-based Greek yogurt with a protein content of up to 14%, without adding protein or the use...

Fonterra slashes FGMP forecast citing 'continuing volatilty'

Fonterra has reduced its farmgate milk price (FGMP) forecast for the 2014/15 to NZ$6.00 (US$5.11, €3.80) per kg of milk solids (kgMs), citing "continuing volatility."

Unilever Q2 falls short on back of emerging market slowdown

Global food and consumer products giant Unilever missed second-quarter expectations as a slowdown in emerging markets and declining prices in developed ones hit sales.

Is Danone feeling the need for Mead?

 Danone shares rose today as rumours strengthened the French dairy giant would sell its medical and paediatric nutrition business (Nutricia), but is the firm streamlining its activities around its core...

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