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Coca-Cola pulls out of talks to acquire stake in Chobani: Reports

The Coca-Cola Company has reportedly pulled out of talks to acquire a stake in US Greek yogurt giant, Chobani.

Unilever's shares up as ice cream sales help firm beat Q3 forecast

Food and consumer good giant Unilever reported sharply increased third-quarter revenues, as sales of ice cream jumped and emerging markets saw heavy growth.

Standard & Poor's reduces Fonterra credit rating over debt concerns

Standard & Poor's (S&P) has reduced Fonterra's credit rating - reflecting its concerns about the New Zealand dairy's debt levels.

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Chobani in talks with PepsiCo, Coca-Cola and others over sale of minority stake

PepsiCo and Coca-Cola Co are among large CPG firms in talks to invest in Chobani in a deal that would value the Greek yogurt manufacturer at as much as $3bn,...

New Zealand Police charge man in connection with 1080 infant formula threat

Police in New Zealand have charged a man in connection with the threat to poison infant formula with pest control poison, sodium monofluoroacetate (1080).

Danone denies Indonesian health workers paid to promote SGM infant formula

Danone has dismissed allegations its Indonesian subsidiary encouraged health professionals in the country to promote its infant formula products.

Dairy Farmers of America breaks ground on Kansas milk powder plant

Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) has broken ground on a $235m milk powder plant in Garden City, Kansas.

Scotland launches new dairy marque to boost exports

Scottish Dairy is launching a new marque and export strategy for added-value dairy products at Anuga, aimed at growing international sales and diversifying the dairy sector.

Vermont Creamery’s aged goat cheese: ‘leap of faith’ turned growth engine

When Vermont Creamery debuted aged goat cheese 15 years ago, almost no one in the U.S. had heard of this French-style cheese with its telltale wrinkly rind and creamy interior....

Dry milk producer installs Flexicon bulk bag discharger for baked goods, ice cream & confectionery

Franklin Farms East (FFE) in New Jersey, US, which produces dry milk and non-dairy food products used in baked goods, ice creams and confectionery products has installed a Flexicon bulk...

a2 Milk Company seeks to raise NZ$43m to finance international growth

The a2 Milk Company (a2MC) is seeking to raise NZ$43m (US$28.5m) to support growth in Australia, New Zealand and key international markets.

Italian gelato buyout sees Unilever eye scoop of premium ice cream market

Unilever looks set to take a bigger share of the premium ice cream market in addition to moving towards its own retail presence through the acquisition of Italian gelato business...

Arla Foods Ingredients breaks into weight management with low calorie yogurt solution

Arla Foods Ingredients is moving to create a new 'natural' category in the weight management sector with low calorie yogurts.

Saputo boosts specialty cheese offering with Woolwich Dairy acquisition

Saputo has moved to increase its presence in the North American specialty cheese category with the acquisition of goat's cheese producer, Woolwich Dairy. 

Insurers look to cut ties with company accused of tainting whey with animal urine

Four insurance companies are seeking to cut ties with Wisconsin-based Packerland Whey Products Inc, after the company and its executives were accused of tainting its products with animal urine.

Nestlé and R&R in 'advanced talks' on global ice cream joint venture

Nestlé and R&R Ice Cream have announced they are in "advanced talks" on the establishment of an ice cream joint venture.

Updated Mead Johnson formulas 'better support the nutritional needs' of preterm infants

Mead Johnson Nutrition has launched a preterm infant formula range it claims is the first to meet new guidelines on the nutritional care of premature babies.

Yili and Cornell University partner to develop cheese product for China

Yili has signed a research agreement with Cornell University that will see the development of a cheese product for the Chinese market. 

Fonterra lifts FGMP forecast after increase in global dairy prices

Fonterra has increased its farm gate milk price (FGMP) forecast for the 2015/16 season following a recent lift in global dairy prices. 

DuPont blends soy, casein and whey in beverage to ‘challenge industry standards’

DuPont Nutrition and Health is "challenging the norms" of the dairy industry with a concept that blends soy, whey and milk proteins.

Yashili set to acquire infant formula business from parent company Mengniu

Chinese dairy Yashili has agreed to acquire infant formula business Oushi Mengniu from its majority shareholder, Mengniu, for around $165m.

Dairy Crest trading: ‘Cheese motors, spreads lag’

“Cheese motors, spreads lag” was the succinct summary given by one city analyst after Dairy Crest published its latest trading update today (September 22).

Dairy Farmers of America launches milk-based, caffeine-free energy drink

Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) has launched a milk-based energy drink that doesn't rely on caffeine or other stimulants.

Fonterra Australia unveils AU$31m Woolworths private label milk plant

Fonterra has expanded its site in Cobden, adding a AU$31m (US$22.4m) fresh milk plant to supply Australian retailer Woolworths.

Siggi's Icelandic Skyr 'sufficiently different' from other origin yogurts

Siggi's Icelandic Skyr is "sufficiently different" from the increasing number of 'origin yogurt' products available in the US, says the man behind the brand.

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