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Russian milk market under pressure as herds decline

Steep declines in the number of milk cattle in Russia is having knock-on effect on the country's dairy industry, which is being forced to import increasing amounts of milk from...

Madrid to hand dairy quota control to autonomous regions

Spain's Agriculture Minster Elena Espinosa last week unveiled new plans which would devolve control of the country's milk quota system to the autonomous regional authorities, a move designed to make...

Novis marketing alliance to expand Russian news service audience

The need of ingredients and equipment suppliers to reach Russian food manufacturers is becoming increasingly urgent, but in the absence of established B2B advertising channels, few avenues have been open....

Firms urged to patch up inadequate supply chain security

The loss from a security breach of just one shipping container could cost companies up to $1 trillion, according to an alarming new report from Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu.

EU fines nine for dairy quota infringements

Nine EU member states will pay a total of €388 million in fines this year for milk quota overruns, nearly €70 million more than in 2003.

New UK dairy group under fire already

A new industry association has been set up in an effort to unite the UK dairy sector against mounting market pressures. It is hoped that Dairy UK, which comes into...

Tetra Pak seeks greater share of growing China dairy market

Tetra Pak, the European packaging giant, has inaugurated a new liquid food packaging plant in Beijing this week, the latest step in its bid to profit from the rising Chinese...

Wimm-Bill-Dann seeking Urals dairy foothold

Russian dairy giant Wimm-Bill-Dann is looking to increase its hold on the country's dairy market by tapping into the under-exploited Urals region. But after a year of falling profit margins,...

Bone health gains for kids from calcium - exercise duo

Calcium intake and exercise combination is the key to optimal increases in bone density for pre-adolescent children, finds a new study that combines previous evidence suggesting the independent benefits of...

Safety first in the packaging supply chain

US-based packaging distributor Hughes Enterprises argues that attention to packaging is vital in ensuring total supply chain safety, reports Anthony Fletcher.

Speciality cheese breaks into US mainstream

US cheese consumption is rising faster than ever before, helped by a growing interest in speciality cheeses as varied as Parmesan and Provolone, reports Tom Armitage.

Food industry manifesto targets obesity

Portion sizes will be cut as the food giants sign a seven step manifesto to tackle the sensitive food and health debate.

Scientists uncover secrets of mixing ingredients

Engineers from the US have demonstrated that stirring a mix of granular ingredients faster or longer in food manufacturing won't always give you a smooth blend, writes Anthony Fletcher.

British dieter wants easy messages and food

Clarity and convenience are what the dieting British public wants from food companies if a new survey by Mintel is anything to go by, which highlighted "confusion" as the greatest...

Growth potential in organic dairy hampered by poor marketing

The organic food industry is reporting high levels of growth, even managing to edge in on conventional dairy market territory. But organic producers are worried that sales will stall, after...

Have functional soft drinks replaced milk?

The drinks industry believes fortified beverages are the answer to claims that Americans are increasingly drinking sweetened soft drinks at the expense of more nutritious alternatives.

UK dairy to set pace for packaging industry

The lagging UK packaging industry is vesting hopes in the dairy sector as the source of a next generation of innovative packaging, but individual companies view this opportunity as unlikely...

American Dairy boosts soybean processing capabilities

American Dairy, one of the leading manufacturers of milk powder products in China, has completed its new soybean powder mill - a move that firms up its presence in the...

Russia continues to block dairy imports

Russian veterinary authorities will take a further three weeks to decide the fate of Polish dairies wanting to export to Russia - a move that is seen as part of...

Accession 'not the reason' for increased Czech dairy exports

Revenues from Czech dairy exports might have increased by 30 per cent in the first six months of the year, but the Czech Dairy Association says it is increasing dairy...

Anger over Swiss Emmenthal move

The Swiss Federal Agriculture Office (FAO) has courted controversy by announcing it is to enforce the Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) status for Emmenthal, the Swiss cheese renowned for its...

Calcium experts raise alarm on osteoporosis risk

One in five teenage girls may be risking osteoporosis in later life because they may not be achieving their targets for calcium and physical activity, a conference in Scotland heard...

Russia to seal fate of dairy exporters

Russia has become a lucrative market for dairy product exporters in recent years, in particular those based in eastern Europe. But the threat of punitive import duties from the Russians,...

New Zealand Milk installs CRM software globally

New Zealand Milk is installing customer relationship management (CRM) software in 22 operating companies across 18 countries.

Drought-hit Australian dairy farmers see improving fortunes

Last year's drought conditions had most Australian dairy producers fearing the worst for 2004, but a new report suggests that the situation for all four main dairy product categories -...

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