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Irish Dairy Board to become Ornua ahead of EU milk quota abolition

The Irish Dairy Board (IDB) plans to go back to its roots, with an Irish language name change, ahead of the April 2015 European Union (EU) milk quota abolition.

ESSNA non-compliance campaign is ‘coming of age’ for sports nutrition sector

The European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance’s (ESSNA) campaign against non-compliance has already seen its membership double and more than 60 cases investigated over the last 18 months, something it hoped would...

Skåne Food and Packbridge create ‘Open Up’

Tetra Pak, Fonterra, BioGaia and BillerudKorsnäs in social media partnership

Skåne Food Innovation Network (SFIN) has partnered with Packbridge packaging organization to kickstart ‘Open Up’, a social media platform for people in the F&B industry.

French dairy Danone forecasts 'difficult and unstable' year ahead

With economic conditions expected to "remain difficult and unstable" in 2015, Danone has forecast organic sales growth of no more than 5% for the year ahead.

Mead Johnson to expand US infant formula capacity to meet online Chinese demand

Mead Johnson Nutrition plans to boost its US infant formula manufacturing capabilities to supply the e-commerce channels opening up between the US and China. 

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‘What a difference a year makes!’ General Mills stops Yoplait yogurt rot and targets snackers

General Mills says US sales of Yoplait are booming, just a year after analysts expressed worries over the yogurt brand’s future – with the rebound driven by Greek and stripping...

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FrieslandCampina CEO Cees 't Hart to join Danish brewer Carlsberg

After seven years at the helm, Cees 't Hart is stepping down as CEO of Dutch dairy giant Royal FrieslandCampina to join Danish brewer Carlsberg.

Arla Foods opts not to issue 2015 forecast after 'volatile' 2014

Following an "extremely volatile" 2014, Arla Foods has opted not to make a revenue or price performance forecast for the year ahead.

Russian dairy removes Finnish flag from butter following Valio complaint

A Russian dairy has voluntarily removed the Finnish flag from packs of butter following the launch an investigation triggered by a complaint from Valio.

Production underway at Fonterra's first wholly-owned European plant

Operations have begun at Fonterra's whey and lactose plant in Heerenveen - the New Zealand dairy giant's first wholly-owned European ingredients facility.

Dairy working at height verdict secures £18k fine

The director of a Shropshire dairy farm has been prosecuted after he failed to protect both himself and others while working at height.

New patented probiotic for Nestlé toddler formula

Nestlé and Swedish-based supplier BioGaia have announced the launch of a new toddler formula containing the patented probiotic Lactobacillus reuteri Protectis.

Fonterra tables offer for 20% stake in Chinese infant formula firm Beingmate

Fonterra has tabled its pre-agreed RMB 18.00 (US$2.88, €2.54) per share offer to acquire up to 20% of its Chinese partner Beingmate.

‘Fairlife in every fridge in America!’ CEO predicts rebirth of US milk

Fairlife CEO Steve Jones believes his company’s new premium milk distributed through the Coca-Cola system can contribute to the ‘rebirth of milk’ in America as consumption levels slide.

Production ceases at Greek yogurt brand Three Happy Cows; founder sentenced to 5 years for arson

Production of Greek yogurt under the Three Happy Cows brand ceased at the end of January, FoodNavigator-USA has learned.

Australian Arla Foods JV to build on 'decades of success' Down Under

Arla Foods and Australian firm F Mayer Imports have established a joint venture to market Castello cheese, Lurpak butter, and other Arla products Down Under. 

Dairy Crest launches reduced sugar FRijj to 'recruit' health-conscious shoppers

Dairy Crest has launched a reduced sugar version of its popular FRijj flavoured milk in a bid to "recruit over half a million new households" to the dairy drinks category....

Valio develops 'softer and milder' kefir to suit Finnish consumer palate

Valio has introduced a “softer and milder” tasting kefir product that it says better suits the palate of the Finnish consumer. 

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Parmalat agrees $105m deal for Mexican cheese businesses

Italian dairy Parmalat has agreed to acquire a selection of Central and South American cheese production and distribution sites for US$105m (€92.5m).

Fonterra blames 'human error' for US cheese export license loss

New Zealand dairy cooperative Fonterra has admitted "human error" cost it a multi-million dollar license to export cheese to the US.

Mead Johnson 'can't predict how or when' SEC China infant formula probe will end

Mead Johnson Nutrition cannot foresee "how or when" the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) will conclude its investigation into the promotional practices of its Chinese infant formula business....

Organic aroma loophole leaves bad taste

The organic French yoghurt brand Vrai has been forced to pull one of its yoghurts after consumer pressure weighed in on its (legal) decision to use a non-organic aroma.

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Fonterra to reduce GlobalDairyTrade offering as milk production falls

Fonterra intends to reduce the amount of product it offers on the GlobalDairyTrade (GDT) auction platform in response to a fall in milk production.

Arla boosts German dairy processing capabilities with €110m investment

Arla Foods has increased processing capacity at its site in Pronsfeld, Germany to support growing regional and international demand for butter and milk powder.

F&N extends ASEAN Nestlé canned milk brand licenses

Fraser and Neave (F&N) has extended a series of licenses to manufacture and distribute several Nestlé canned milk brands in South East Asia.

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