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Functional food and supplement manufacturers urged to get creative with whey protein offerings

South East Asia functional food and supplement firms need to help educate consumers that whey protein isn’t just for body builders, and formulate new products that can help treat the...

Firm fights 'lax and meaningless' Swiss Made law with watch made of cheese

A Swiss watchmaker is protesting against the loopholes in the country's ‘Swiss Made’ law with a novelty 100% Swiss watch made from cheese. "Our response to this lax and insufficient label is...

Uflex first company to launch its own aseptic carton packaging in India

Uflex has launched its own aseptic carton packaging called Asepto in India, investing approximately $100m in a purpose-built factory to start production in April 2017.

Dairy leads the way as Irish agri-food exports top €11bn

Figures announced yesterday by Bord Bia, the Irish Food Board, show the value of Irish agri-food and drink exports exceeded €11bn ($11.7bn) for the first time in 2016, despite a...

Why cardiovascular health functional foods are primed to take-off across APAC: Euromonitor

Despite Asia Pacific being a region with high incidence of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs), sales of cardiovascular health positioned foods and beverages are not high, writes Maria Mascaraque from Euromonitor International.

Chinese domestic formula companies floundering amid stiff competition

With more than 100 infant milk powder manufacturers established and thousands of product lines launched in the last 30 years, overcrowding in the segment appears to have hit Chinese businesses hard.

Egg prices set to keep rising in EU

Egg prices in Europe have risen 16% since November last year driven up by bird flu outbreaks and rising consumer demand, say global commodities analysts at Mintec.

New Zealand sheep milk PGP program kicks off

Building an environmentally, socially and economically sustainable industry to meet the growing demand for sheep milk products is the goal of a new sheep milk Primary Growth Partnership (PGP) program...

General Colin Powell & David Cameron headline ISM2017

The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) has announced General Colin Powell and former UK Prime Minister David Cameron will headline ISM2017 as keynote speakers.

What will the top texture trends be in 2017?

In 2016 15% of new food products launched in Europe employed themes concerning texture combinations – often on well-established product types such as yoghurt. FoodNavigator looks at some of the...

Mergers & acquisitions: Innovia, Linde, Duravant, Egli, Saica Group

CCL Industries (CCL) has entered into an agreement to acquire Innovia for approximately $1.13bn, expected to close Q1, 2017.

Consumers assume food must be expensive to be healthy: Study

The price of food heavily influences assumptions about nutritious quality and even effects the health issues consumers worry about, a series of experiments at Ohio State University has found

What the future holds for dairy in 2017, according to 1,700 registered dieticians

The future is overwhelmingly in plant-based eating and drinking consumer consumption patterns, a recent survey of more than 1,700 registered dieticians revealed.

Guest article

‘CRM is going mobile, CRM is turning social – how the F&B industry can benefit’

Food and beverage is one of the UK’s fastest moving, most dynamic industries: market trends can change rapidly, and the desires and tastes of customers can be difficult to predict....

China direct

Chinese dairy shoppers becoming less satisfied with their milk

Customer satisfaction is on a downward spiral among Chinese dairy consumers, according to the latest national research report on shoppers’ attitudes to liquid milk, which also highlighted how the public...

DairyReporter special newsletters announced for 2017

Each year, DairyReporter publishes four special newsletters in addition to its four-times-a-week schedule.

NutraIngredients is hiring

Can you break news in multiple formats? Are you comfortable interviewing a CEO or Greenpeace protester, food scientist, politician or legal hound? Do you have the temperament to handle daily...

Milk alternatives make a splash, hurting dairy milk’s bottom line

Milk alternatives are going through increasingly robust growth, according to BCC Research data, and sales of dairy-free beverages are expected to hit nearly $10.9bn by 2017, representing a CAGR of 13.3%.

New Zealand looks to dairy boom in 2018

A new document from New Zealand’s Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) says dairy export revenue is set to boom in 2018.

Commissioner Hogan engages with dairy industry at EDA congress

At the first open session of the European Dairy Association (EDA) annual congress in Nice, France, from December 1-3, there was dialog and discussion on the state of the European...

News in brief

The Dairy Council elects new chairman

Ash Amirahmadi, senior vice president of sales at Arla UK, has been elected chairman of The Dairy Council.

Origin Green talks sustainability and statistics at breakfast event

More than 100 industry professionals from all different sections of the food and drinks sector gathered recently in central London to hear how leading companies are driving sustainability down their...

Record high stock levels mean low food prices in 2017: Rabobank

It's good news for consumers but not for world farmers as Rabobank predicts low food prices in 2017 due to high global stock levels– despite instability in Europe and America.

And the award goes to... What did Dutch consumers choose as 2016's most misleading product?

Dutch watchdog FoodWatch has announced the winners of its annual ‘GoldenEgg’ award for the year’s most misleading product, as voted by members of the public.

IFCN workshop looks at Indian dairy challenges

The fifth IFCN Regional Workshop was held recently in Anand, India, with 50 experts from various backgrounds in the dairy industry contributing.

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