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Italy facing EU court for failure to collect €1.34bn milk quota superlevies

The European Commission (EC) is taking Italy to court for failing to collect €1.34bn (US$1.5bn) of European Union (EU) milk quota fines from offending dairy farmers.

British union asks food industry to back farming

The British food industry, politicians and consumers were encouraged to support farming by the National Farmers’ Union (NFU) after a “worrying” study found that nearly half of the nation’s food...

British taxman vows to treat struggling dairy farmers 'sympathetically'

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), responsible for the collection of UK tax, has vowed to treat struggling British dairy farmers “sympathetically.”

Saputo 'should be involved' in the allocation of additional EU cheese quota

Saputo believes it should have a say on the allocation of 17,700 tonnes of European cheese set to flood the Canadian market under the Comprehensive Trade and Economic Agreement (CETA).

Yogurt a 'convenient stop gap' for majority of consumers: DSM

Yogurt is viewed by the majority of consumers as a snack "to bridge the gap" between meals, a survey commissioned by DSM has found. 

DAIRY CRISIS

Dairy crisis summit tackles milk contracts

A dairy working group has been formed to tackle all aspects of milk contracts following the emergency roundtable convened on February 11 to address the industry’s woes.

Senior nutrition has 'same potential' for growth as infant formula: FrieslandCampina

Senior nutrition can emulate the growth potential of infant formula, but only if manufacturers get their "head around" certain complexities, says FrieslandCampina. 

Personality of the Year Winner, Agnieszka Maliszewska

Poland dairy sector 'will mark its presence on the world milk map'

The Polish dairy sector is ready to make its mark on "the world milk map," the 2014 DairyReporter.com Personality of the Year, Agnieszka Maliszewska, claims....

USDA urged to implement FMMO in California to amend 'disparity in pricing'

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has been urged to implement a Federal Milk Marketing Order (FMMO) in California to reduce the "disparity" between Class III and Californian Class 4b...

USDEC, CCFN 'absolutely reject' Canadian GI compromise as 'model for TTIP'

The US Dairy Export Council (USDEC) and the Consortium for Common Food Names (CCFN) have reiterated their "deep-set concerns" about the European Union's (EU) Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) stance on...

Who won? DairyReporter reveals the winner of Personality of the Year 2014

The votes have been counted and we can finally reveal the winner of the inaugural DairyReporter.com Personality of the Year Award is…

#GetReal! MilkPEP to be 'more aggressive' in online anti-milk fight

The Milk Processor Education Program (MilkPEP) has launched a social media campaign to combat online anti-milk attacks. 

“The authorisation of these claims would see a major boost for sports men and women”

European sports nutrition sector backs EFSA caffeine opinion

The European sports nutrition sector says the recent EFSA opinion that backed daily caffeine intakes up to 400 mg per day, will lift the sector – if it makes it...

Probiotic industry value set to reach £29bn

Sales of probiotic food, drink and supplements are set to reach £29bn by 2018, as consumers seek food-based answers to health issues, according to one expert commentator.

Russia may lift import ban on some products

Russia may lift its ban on some imported products from Europe, and the Commission has urged in talks this week for Member States to remain unified in their demands.

Probiota 2015, February 3-5, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

6 days to go! Probiota 2015 unveils game-changing innovation in pre- & probiotics

Probiota 2015 in Amsterdam is less than a week a way - a rare place where business leaders and leading researchers gather to transfer knowledge and innovation in the dynamic...

Food and drink M&A hits record level in 2014

Food and drink sector mergers and acquisitions reached a record level in 2014, according to specialist consultancy Zenith International.

Prime Minister David Cameron backs UK milk price protection calls

British Prime Minister David Cameron has backed calls to grant the Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA) more power to protect dairy farmers from retailers.

Private label penetration rates have not budged since 2011

CPG industry sales trends are ‘stagnant’, with dollar sales growth being largely driven by price increases, says IRI

Dollar sales of foods and beverages edged up a modest 2.1% to $470bn in the US retail market in 2014, but unit sales (an indication of volumes) were pretty flat...

British dairy farmers 'need greater price protection': MPs

MPs have called on the British government to provide dairy farmers more protection against falling milk prices. 

Arcil acquires Dinieper FFS technology to expand in Brazil and Latin America

Arcil has acquired Dinieper which makes form-fill-seal (FFS) machines to grow its presence in Brazil and Latin America focusing on South America’s yogurt market.

China second largest export market for Irish dairy: Bord Bia

Infant formula-hungry China is now the second largest export market for Irish dairy, according to Bord Bia (Irish Food Board).  

Media investment means US probiotic growth outpacing EU

US probiotic market growth has been bolstered by big media investment, something yet to be seen in the EU, according to the Swedish firm Probi which just secured its largest...

Meiji, Refresco Gerber to speak at Beverage and Dairy Treatment 2015

Do processing technology suppliers inspire new drink trends? Or are they more reactive? That’s one question experts from Meiji and Refresco Gerber will explore at this month’s free Beverage and Dairy...

Coming to Probiota 2015 - February 3-5, Amsterdam

Germvangelist set to shake Probiota with holistic shout

Self-styled 'germvangelist' and microbiologist Jason Tetro says the probiotic industry is obsessed with technicalities and needs to venture back in time to access the innate, holistic power of probiotics.

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