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Nestlé buys Volyn Holding

Nestlé continues to pursue its strategy of getting a foothold in just about every food market in the world. The recent purchase of Ukrainian food...

First Milk promises milk price increase

First Milk, the UK co-operative, intends to secure an increase of milk prices for dairy farmers. The group said that it will deliver an 'ardent...

Dairy closures for Arla

In order to cut costs, the executive board at Sweden's Arla Foods has voted to close four dairies - two in Denmark and two in...

Cutbacks at Frisco

Staff cuts and closures are looming at Frico Cheese as the company sets out to restructure its cheese maturation and packaging activities. The firm has...

Raclette du Valais registered AOC

Switzerland's department of agriculture has registered Raclette du Valais as an AOC product - which means it must only be made in that one canton or imported from abroad, since...

Co-op opts to withdraw from dairy

The UK's Co-operative Group's farming business, Farmcare, has this week decided to withdraw from the dairy farming industry. The group has said that the move...

Bel sells to Forlasa

Fromageries Bel, the French cheese maker, has sold its Manchego cheese operations in Spain for an undisclosed sum. Bel's Spanish unit Queserias Ibericas has sold...

Kerrygold boosts production capacity

It's all change at Irish dairy firm Kerrygold. The company has boosted production capacity using Ilapak's Delta 3000 HSR inverted, electronic flow-wrapper, and has also...

Probiotic feeds down under

Australians could soon be eating 'healthier' chickens after the government approved BioPlus 2B, a natural alternative to antibiotic growth promoters for piglets and chickens. On...

GM testing to find new flavours for dairy

New Zealand dairy company Fonterra has been given permission to genetically engineer fruit enzymes into bacteria and yeast to try to produce "novel and desirable...

Calcium supplements could cure baby blues

A clinical trial has been launched at Oregon University to explore the possibility of calcium supplements reducing the risk of post-natal depression (PND). PND is...

'Milk is milk' campaign reaches thousands

The American Center for Global Food Issues (CGFI) has brought its campaign targeted at the false marketing of milk to thousands in the industry at...

Semi-slimmed baby milk?

A major trial on European children is to examine how early childhood diet can reduce the risk of obesity in later life. The findings could...

Wimm-Bill-Dann invests €11m in cheese plant

Wimm-Bill-Dann Foods has announced the completion of a $13 million production line at Rubtsovsk dairy plant. The dairy will produce Lamber, a new brand of...

Welsh farmers could revolt over milk prices says MP

An MP from North Wales has urged the government to take note of angry Welsh dairy farmers who he says will take to the streets...

Western Europeans are drinking more UHT

A new Arla Foods survey claims that western Europeans are drinking more UHT (Ultra High Temperature) milk than ever before. The survey has revealed that...

EU fines Member States over milk quota

The EU has fined nine Member States a total of €320 million for breaking annual milk production quotas. Italy in particular has been singled out...

Spanish dairy ferments with frustration

Years of uncertainty on the definition of yoghurt could soon come to an end, with EU legislators planning to define the exact nature of the...

EU court freezes Unilever's monopoly

A European Union Court ruling today has forced ice cream manufacturers to allow rival companies access to their freezer space. The Court of First Instance...

Balchen 'Reashured' with improvement to dairy cow product

Balchem Encapsulates, a business segment of Balchem Corporation, has released a feed stable version of Reashure Choline that can be used for transition and lactating...

Dairy dishonesty in weight-loss campaign?

The American National Dairy Council is today launching a health campaign entitled "Healthy Weight with Dairy". The campaign claims to tackle increasing levels of obesity...

Arla gets gold at Anuga

Arla Foods has been awarded the Primax award for the third time running after receiving forty-eight medals for high standards of dairy products last week...

Sour taste for EU

There are fears that today's EU summit could be overshadowed by a dispute over Portuguese milk quotas. The country has long complained of losing out...

Ireland to invest

Ireland's minister for agriculture and food, Joe Walsh, has stressed the importance of investment in research and development. Speaking recently at the Moorepark food research...

Dairy food safety in a wider Europe

The imminent enlargement of Europe is littered with potential complications, and none more so than for the food and drink industry. An industry-backed event focusing...

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