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EU food reforms should not be rushed, warns Boel

Those demanding quicker CAP reform should bear in mind the current speed of change and take into account the successful legacy of the EU's food policy, argues the European agriculture...

Gatorade challenges choc milk health claims

Gatorade has challenged a recent advertising campaign that claims that chocolate milk helps athletes to work out longer than conventional sports drinks.

Lack of good graduates crippling food industry

Declining numbers of graduates entering the food industry is seriously threatening the sectors ability to meet the needs for further growth, warns the IFST.

Scientists designing the perfect dairy cow

Scientists in Australia have made a breakthrough in the quest to genetically engineer the perfect dairy herd by discovering how to multiply and isolate stem cells found in cow embryos.

Milk alliance to help with 'special products'

Finnish dairy company Valio, and Germany's biggest dairy company Nordmilch eG have announced an alliance that will enable them to concentrate capacity for 'special products' like functional milks and probiotics.

Food firms target value-added milk sector

Food firms are increasingly targeting the UKs value-added milk sector as they re-align their businesses and move away from commodity products, says a new report.

China growth luring foreign dairy firms

China is luring more and more of the world's dairy firms through a strong growth in domestic demand, says a new report, indicating European companies have some ground to catch...

Dairy and dietary supplements dominate cholesterol-lowering category

Dairy dominates the cholesterol-lowering foods category in Europe, but in the US dietary supplements are almost as popular, indicates data from Mintel.

Regulators debate standardised labelling system for EU

Regulators and industry representatives from across the EU yesterday wrapped up a meeting in Rotterdam debating standardised system for food labelling across the bloc.

Food law briefing: industry should fight for interests

Law firm Eversheds tells FoodNavigator why Europe's food industry needs a voice in the ongoing debate over labelling, and outlines some of the battlegrounds to come.

MPs report divides British food retailers

UK food retailers have been split by the All Party Small Shops Committee report calling for a new retail watchdog and a halt to further mergers and acquisitions pending government...

Added value to power EU dairy market, report

Commodity products like butter and skimmed milk powder are likely to lose out to higher value products in Europe, as the Common Agricultural Policy reform takes hold, predicts the European...

Organic industry at odds over rating of dairy products

Two groups representing organic farmers are at loggerheads over the release of a new report that claims to rate the nation's organic dairy brands and products.

Traffic light labelling too crude says food lawyer

Food law experts at Eversheds have warned that the adoption of an industry standard for nutritional information looks increasingly unlikely.

Biodegradable packaging moving into the mainstream

Corn is the operative word in packaging today, with more and more processors turning to biodegradable materials made from the crop and other plants for packing their food products.

Valio taps growing dairy demand in Russia

Finnish dairy company, Valio is working with Russian company Galaktika to build a new dairy facility in Russia to meet growing consumption of dairy products.

Consumer groups slam food industry labelling initiative

The UK food industry has been slammed by consumer groups for its rejection of an industry-wide colour-coded labelling scheme, just as consultation on a voluntary front of pack labelling scheme...

Chr Hansen expands US dairy cultures production

Chr Hansen is increasing the fermentation capacity of its US cultures plant by 35 per cent in order to tap potential growth in the probiotics market.

Fortified food may aid Malaysian folate deficiency

The majority of Malaysian women lack folate in their diets, raising their risk of having children with birth defects, says an independent study sponsored by dairy group Fonterra.

Nestlé moves to dodge Middle East boycotts

Nestlé, the world's biggest food firm, has taken out adverts in Saudi Arabia to refute rumours that two of its dairy products are Danish, as unlucky Arla Foods continues to...

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US teens not getting sufficient calcium

US teenagers are living with the threat of osteoporosis in later life by not getting enough calcium, claims a new report that suggests supplements could help.

Parliament adopts legislation deregulating packaging sizes

The European Parliament yesterday approved legislation deregulating package sizes for most pre-packed products, but excluding staple beverages and foods.

UK dairy industry attacks OFT interference

The UK dairy industry has renewed its attack on the country's competition watchdog, accusing it of unfairly targeting dairy business deals and endangering the sector's growth.

Middle East recovery could take years, warns Arla

Arla Foods said its future on the key Middle East dairy market was in jeopardy, after the group stopped production for the area amid a widescale boycott on Danish products...

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