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Time to renovate your probiotic toolbox? IPA workshop explores how

Companies that manufacture probiotic products can learn much from other fast-moving-consumer-good (FMCG) firms like shower gel, pharmaceutical and smoothie makers in NPD, an expert says.

Fonterra creates virtual exchange centre with China

Fonterra has launched a ‘China-New Zealand Dairy Exchange Centre’ to support the sustainable development of the dairy industry in both countries. 

'Commitment to Ghana...strong' despite investment cut: Fan Milk

West African dairy giant Fan Milk has reiterated its "commitment" to Ghanaian consumers after announcing plans to cut investment in the country over issues with electricity supply.

Green milk is a hit for St Patrick's day

Byrne Dairy, a family-owned American milk producer, is celebrating St Patrick’s Day with green milk. 

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Dannon teams up with Partnership for a Healthier America to boost nutrition profile of its yogurt

Dannon has pledged to boost the nutrition profile of its products after striking a deal with non-profit The Partnership for a Healthier America.

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Shakira shakes up Activia in Danone campaign

Danone has announced a partnership with superstar Shakira for a global Activia marketing campaign. 

BioGaia confirms extended agreement with Nestlé for clinical research and NPD

Swedish probiotic player BioGaia has broadened and strengthened its ties with food manufacturing giant Nestlé by agreeing a deal for clinical research and new product development (NPD), according to the...

Ingredia acquires bioactive peptides startup

French supplier Ingredia has announced its acquisition of bioactive peptides specialist Galactis Pharma.

Nestlé, FrieslandCampina, Arla 'monitoring' Ukraine crisis

European dairies Nestlé, FrieslandCampina and Arla Foods have reported no disruption to their operations in and exports to Ukraine, but are keeping an eye on the current crisis in the...

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Tetra Pak comes clean about its biggest recycling ‘headache’

Tetra Pak doesn’t believe it will be the first company to launch a 100% renewable carton and claims its biggest recycling challenge is working with countries that have a poor...

Yoplait Liberté 'naturally thick' yogurt claim not misleading: ASA

The UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has dismissed a complaint that challenged claims that Yoplait's strained Greek-style Liberté yogurt is ‘naturally thick’.

FrieslandCampina hoping for Asian slam dunk through NBA deal

FrieslandCampina is hoping to score with Southeast Asian basketball fans after becoming the 'Official Milk Partner' of the US National Basketball Association (NBA) in five of the region's markets.

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'Not the time' to educate consumers on whey protein fats: Volac

British dairy Volac believes there is "a lot to be said" about the beneficial phospholipids found in whey protein, but understands that now is not the time to begin educating consumers....

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It’s not unmoosual! Welsh cows produce more listening to Tom Jones

Welsh milk processor Tomlinson’s Dairies has revealed the secret to its success - playing Tom Jones' classics such as 'It's Not Unusual' to cows in the milking parlour.

Dubai site 'reflects growth' in Middle East, Africa: Fonterra

Fonterra has opened a warehouse in Dubai to support increasing demand for its dairy ingredients in the Middle East, Africa, and the CIS region. 

A2C preparing to launch a2 milk brand in US

Speciality milk manufacturer A2 Corporation (A2C) has revealed plans to launch its a2 brand fresh milk in the US.

Chobani (finally) prevails in evaporated cane juice lawsuit, but other firms still being targeted

A high-profile class action lawsuit accusing Chobani of deceiving consumers with the term ‘evaporated cane juice’ on labels has finally been dismissed with prejudice (ie. the plaintiff can’t re-file and...

Majority of Parmalat board resigns in wake of LAG probe

With the criminal investigation into Parmalat's May 2012 acquisition of Lactalis American Group (LAG) now seemingly closed, nine members of Italian firm's board have resigned.

Oxfam sustainability scorecard reveals ‘leaders and laggards’

Leading food and drink makers including Nestlé, Unilever and Coca-Cola have made good progress in the year since Oxfam released its first Behind the Brands sustainability scorecard – and only...

Milk Life replacing, not retiring got milk? campaign: MilkPEP

The Milk Processor Education Program (MilkPEP) has signaled its latest move away from its celebrity-driven 20-year old got milk? campaign, but insists that the iconic marketing program is not being...

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UK wasn't ready for Upbeat 5-years ago: Volac chief

British consumers would “absolutely not” have been ready for a product like Upbeat - Volac's liquid whey protein concentrate, fruit juice hybrid - five-years ago, the company’s human nutrition chief has...

Mead Johnson awaiting conclusion of SEC China 'expenditures' probe

Mead Johnson Nutrition is still waiting for the outcome of a US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) probe that could see it penalized on home soil for alleged promotional payments made by...

Operations set to begin at NZ$120m Fonterra UHT milk plant

Fonterra's NZ$120m ($99m, €73m) Waitoa UHT plant is on track to produce its first batches of Asia-destined Anchor brand long-life milk and cream in March – just over a year...

Glanbia quiet on Muscle Milk firm takeover reports

Irish dairy giant Glanbia has declined to comment on "speculation" that it is in advanced talks to acquire the American company behind the popular Muscle Milk protein drink brand....

Horizon organic regulation breach claims 'wildly false': WhiteWave

WhiteWave Foods has slammed “wildly false allegations” that a former Horizon Dairy milk farm breached US Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Organic Program (NOP) regulations.

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