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GM-free dairy labels popular with consumers

Good news for food manufacturers and ingredients companies involved in the dairy market with findings from a recent study in the US revealing that many...

Good networking

Europe has launched a new functional food network for the European food industry in a bid to strengthen innovation in this burgeoning area. Functional foods...

Edendale expansion for Fonterra

A new milk powder drier will begin processing milk today at Fonterra's Edendale plant. The factory that is now possible of processing 11 million litres...

Russian ice cream sales improve as Unilever lifts the market

After a two-year absence, Anglo-Dutch food company Unilever returned to the Russian ice cream market in the first half of 2003, a move which helped...

Restructuring after the sucess of One-Shot

The success of the One-Shot brand of single portion ice cream dispensing has led the inventor, UK-based McGill Technology, to restructure its group operations in...

Say cheese as the Brits go abroad

Following a 5.8 per cent value growth in British cheese sales abroad, Food from Britain (FFB) aims to stimulate foreign interest at Cheese 2003 in...

Dairy Alliance condemns ruling

The Global Dairy Alliance has criticised any further WTO rules designed to restrict the naming of dairy products to their original territory of manufacture. Citing...

Price fixing under the spotlight

Practices used by Scottish milk market leader Robert Wiseman Dairies to attract new custom are once again under investigation by the Office of Fair Trading...

A 'healthier' milk for UK market?

UK dairy farmers are planning to market the controversial A2 milk, said to be better for the heart, and also claimed to help children with...

The Spanish yoghurt war

Leche Pascual , the Spanish dairy product producer, looks set for conflict once again with its main rivals after participating in a study designed to compare...

NFU demands milk price hike

The National Farmers' Union (NFU) has said that the whole milk supply chain must demand price increases from its customers if farmers are to receive...

Dairy Australia is launched

Dairy Australia, a new dairy industry service company, has been launched this month. The privately owned organisation is funded directly through farm levies and, it...

OFT investigates milk pricing

The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is investigating allegations of price-fixing at some of Britain's largest dairy operations.Investigators have searched a number of premises in...

CSPI pans ice cream manufacturers

The US-based Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), a non-profit organisation, has published a report criticising the fat content of ice cream. The...

EU dairy export refunds planned

THE European Union is preparing to introduce a tendering system for export refunds for butter and skimmed milk powder. Many commissioners believe that the present...

A hike in Swiss ice cream sales

The heat wave currently holding almost all of western Europe in its grip is giving a major boost to some food and drink producers, with...

A land of milk and honey no more?

Sales of non-dairy drinks are rising at a rapid rate in Scandinavia on the back of increased marketing by retailers and new product launches, finds...

Dairy standards to change?

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is considering proposals to allow dairy producers to reduce the amount of milk in yoghurt. This follows a...

Ideas fermenting for new and improved cheeses

Starter cultures are at the heart of dairy research in Europe. A network of scientists will identify new tools to give Europe's dairy industry the...

Yoghurt industry body calls for changes

The US Food and Drug Administration announced that a petition has been filed by The National Yogurt Association (NYA) requesting that the agency revoke a...

China lifts Italian cheese ban

Italy's deputy minister for productive activities with portfolio for foreign trade, Adolfo Urso, has announced that Italian cheeses can finally be exported to China. "This...

Ice cream: the perennial snack

Product innovation and changes in consumer habits have paved the way for year-round consumption of ice cream in western Europe, according to a new report...

Italy votes on milk quotas

The Italian government has called for a vote of confidence in a bid to reach an agreement on EU milk quotas. Government coalition parties have...

Irish dairy beats the odds

Despite a year of protracted low prices together with high stocks and poor demand the Irish Dairy Board (IDB) reported satisfactory financial results for 2002...

Door open for MPC and casein

"Maintaining unrestricted entry for imports of milk protein concentrates (MPC) and casein" is a top priority for the Consumers for World Trade (CWT), according to...

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