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American Dairy readies for expansion

One of China's leading producers of milk powder and soybean products, American Dairy, has got off to a strong start following its formation in May 2003 and subsequent acquisition of...

Amersham support added value in dairy

Amersham, an international bioscience company with a background in the pharmaceutical industry, is turning its expertise to the dairy industry. Its separating technique - designed to filter biomolecules from DNA...

Arla Foods plans Caribbean milk production

European dairy giant Arla Foods is considering acquiring a diary plant in the Dominican Republic. The company is thought to want to start production of powdered milk there - Arla...

Space, the future for yoghurts

A link up between US space technologists and the leading Swedish-Danish dairy firm Arla Foods could lead to new knowledge about how to provide humans with calcium and yoghurt bacteria.

Germans warned over use of Parmesan name

The EU Commission has issued a final warning to the German government over the use of the Parmigiano Reggiano name for certain cheese products. German producers have been using the...

Vietnamese dairy readies for growth

Vietnam Dairy Products (Vinamilk) has been given approval by Vietnamese authorities to merge with Saigonmilk. Vietnam Dairy Products already holds a 20 per cent stake in the company which manufactures...

Will accession save Parmalat divisions?

Despite Italian food giant Parmalat's financial crisis, its divisions in both Romania and Hungary continue to operate. Indeed, Parmalat Hungary is expecting that in the run up to accession, production...

Arla Foods UK dairy closure

Arla Foods UK, the company formed by the merger of Express Dairies and Sweden's Arla Foods, will cut nearly 300 jobs at its Bamber Bridge depot near Preston. The company...

WBD buys up Uzbekistan dairy

Despite recently announcing end-of-year results which were impacted by last year's heavy investment programme, Wimm-Bill-Dann is continuing its aggressive expansion policy with a major investment in an Uzbekistan dairy facility.

Arla accused of abusing market position

Arla Foods, the largest company in the Danish milk sector, is to be prosecuted by the Danish Competition Authorities for its abuse of its dominant position in the market place....

Russia gears up to EU dairy exports

The EU has made no secret of the fact that it is now looking into sourcing dairy products from Russia. Simon Pitman spoke to the Russian Ministry of Agriculture to...

Friesland to build Romanian presence

Friesland Romania, a division of Netherlands-based Friesland Coberco Dairy Foods, has made a public offer for a controlling stake in the Romanian dairy group Napolact, in which it already has...

Milk suppliers await super-levy

UK milk suppliers are awaiting confirmation from the Rural Payments Agency to see if they have exceeded the set quota for milk production. Earlier in the year, industry bodies calculated...

Europe builds on vegetable proteins

Helping Europe reduce the massive 70 per cent of vegetable proteins it imports for consumption, a new EU-funded project will focus on how we can obtain quality proteins from grain...

Parmalat to swap debt for equity

Italy's Agriculture minister has ratified Parmalat's proposal in streamlining its business for survival. The company is set to sell arms of its business to focus on 30 out of its...

Tough times ahead for European Dairy?

This year the European dairy industry is to be effected by two major changes in the sector. On 1 May the EU will include 10 new states into its set...

Got Milk to increase UK conumption

The US milk consumption campaign, Got Milk is set for UK release this month. The UK's Milk Development Council (MDC) will begin to start offering its trademark in England Wales...

World vanilla crops hit by cyclone

The key ingredient in the most popular ice cream in the world faces a rise in price, already at a 10 year high, as the worst cyclone in two decades...

Russian ice cream maker goes west

Russian ice cream producer AlterVest has bought up two major production facilities, one in Germany and one in Poland, in an effort to spread its business reach and to reduce...

Added-value pays off for UK cheesemaker

A UK business rooted in sheep milk products and originally set up to help people with allergies has won the Great British Food Award presented by the UK's National Farmers...

Ireland encourages innovation-led food industry

Input into new technology moves up a gear in Ireland with the country's food development agency announcing a link up with Dublin university.

Healthy cow, healthy milk, and smoother butter

A diet of rapeseed oil fed to dairy cows can produce healthier milk and butter to beat their artery-clogging equivalents, find British scientists, signalling future gains for suppliers of ingredients...

Latvian dairy goes multi-functional

Latvian dairy producer Rigas Piensaimnieks has made an interesting side-step into the world of multifunctional manufacturing in an effort to increase its market share and maintain future growth. Sauces and...

Little bottles making it big in functional dairy

The success of the 'little bottle' or 'daily dose' format in the probiotics sector is encouraging companies to launch new functional products in the handy sized bottle, leaving out the...

Milko invests in distribution centre

Milko is investing €30m in a temperature-controlled distribution hub at St Dizier in Eastern France. The company says that the move is part of its strategy to make its European...

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