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Fonterra names new global operations head

The world’s biggest dairy exporter has appointed a new head of global operations, with Robert Spurway taking on the newly-created position on Fonterra’s management team.

Who owns How (and does it Matter)? Chobani on trademark lawsuit: ‘This is all a bit silly’

Becoming a target of opportunistic lawsuits is the price you pay for being successful, says Chobani’s marketing boss, who says he is “baffled” by a complaint filed by Dov Seidman...

Dannon, Daisy, LAG deny reported titanium dioxide nanoparticle use

Dannon, Daisy Brand and Lactalis American Group (LAG) have questioned the reliability of a US study that reported finding levels of titanium dioxide nanoparticles in their products.

Chobani unveils new organizational, operational structure - lays off some temporary workers

Chobani is laying off a small but undisclosed number of temporary workers at plants in Twin Falls, Idaho and South Edmeston, New York as it harmonizes production between the two...

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US retailer Meijer breaks ground on $100m Ohio dairy plant

Meijer has broken ground on a $100m (€75m) dairy production facility in Ohio - the US retailers' latest move into dairy manufacturing. 

US hospital infant formula sample giveaways 'not violation of WHO Code'

The International Formula Council (IFC) has dismissed claims that the US practice of providing free hospital discharge bags containing samples of infant formula is in violation of the International Code...

Russian dairy crosses out devilish barcodes in battle with Satan

Russian dairy, Russkoe Moloko, has revealed why for the past five years it has stamped the barcodes on its entire portfolio with a red cross - to fend off the...

Criminal investigation into Parmalat LAG deal 'completely over'

An Italian criminal investigation into Parmalat's May 2012 disputed acquisition of Lactalis American Group (LAG) is "completely over", says the Parma-based dairy giant.

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Arla Foods UK to officially open ‘world’s largest’ fresh milk plant

Arla Foods UK will today officially open its £150m ($240m, €180m) fresh milk plant in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire - a facility it claims to be “the world’s largest and most technologically advanced.”...

Nestlé, Fonterra divide up Latam JV Dairy Partners Americas

Fonterra and Nestlé have "realigned" their decade-old Latin American joint venture, Dairy Partners Americas, to "better reflect" the strategic focus of each company....

Pulling back the lid on the Greek yogurt trend

Dannon: There's almost nowhere Greek yogurt can't go

Greek yogurt has long been edging its way beyond the refrigerated aisles and into everything from coated snacks to bars, to baking chips and frozen yogurt. With that, the competitive...

a2 milk 'surprised' by Parmalat PR campaign to discredit brand

The a2 Milk Company has voiced disbelief following reports that its Australian fresh milk rival Parmalat hired a PR firm to help discredit the science behind its popular a2 dairy...

R&R Ice Cream boasts 'unique presence' through Australian Peters deal

Europe's largest private label ice cream manufacturer R&R has acquired Australian rival Peters Food Group - a deal that gives it a "unique presence in the European and Australian markets."...

Bright Food to acquire controlling stake in Israeli dairy Tnuva

Chinese dairy giant Bright Food looks set continue its international expansion after agreeing to acquire a controlling stake in Israel’s largest dairy, Tnuva Foods.

FrieslandCampina to close under-capacity Romanian cheese lines

FrieslandCampina has announced plans to streamline its Romanian cheese business in an effort to offset the impact of declining dairy consumption in the country.

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Devondale Murray Goulburn unveils AU$19m infant formula powder investment

Devondale Murray Goulburn, Australia’s largest dairy cooperative, hopes to meet increasing global demand for infant and follow-on formula with a AU$19m (US$17.5m, €12.9m) expansion of its Koroit plant....

Nestlé working with Saudi officials to 'harmonize' infant formula prices

Nestlé is working with Saudi Arabian authorities to "harmonize" infant formula prices following the launch of an investigation into alleged "synchronized" price hikes by the sector's biggest players....

McDonald's Happy Meal Yoplait Go-GURT deal 'great opportunity': General Mills

General Mills has struck a deal with McDonald’s to supply the fast-food giant with an new, exclusive Yoplait Go-GURT yogurt product for its Happy Meals and Mighty Kids Meals in...

US Yakult production will provide 'more stable supply source'

Operations at Yakult's first plant in the US have begun - a move the Japanese fermented milk drink company says will "provide a more stable supply source" for the US and...

Inside...The Vietnam Milk Factory

‘Mega factory’ to catapult Vinamilk onto world stage

The Vietnam Milk Factory will fuel Vinamilk’s expansion dreams and meet a growing demand for dairy products in the country and wider region.

INSIDE...THE VIETNAM MILK FACTORY

Inside the 'mega factory': take a tour of Vinamilk's plant

Tetra Pak and Vinamilk recently invited DairyReporter.com inside the Vietnam Milk Factory near Ho Chi Minh City – which it describes as a 'state-of-the-art' liquid dairy plant....

Unnamed infant formula firms facing fines for Saudi Arabian price hikes

Saudi Arabian authorities have warned seven domestic and international infant formula manufacturers and importers that they face severe penalties for illegally driving up the price of their products.

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Stonyfield extends YoBaby yogurt recall after quarantine error

Organic dairy Stonyfield has extended its April 2014 recall of potentially-contaminate YoBaby yogurt after being “informed” that more than 1,300 six-packs, supposedly in quarantine, were still on shelves.

YoCrunch and Kellogg's partner to bring cereal to the yogurt aisle

Danone's US 'yogurt with toppers' business YoCrunch has teamed up with Kellogg's to combine the latter's most popular breakfast cereal brands with Greek and traditional yogurt.

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