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EU scrutiny of functional foods

The Functional foods market in Europe is a strong sector that commentators say is expanding at a rapid rate. This has led many food producers to look for innovative ways...

Tine refuses to supply Lidl milk

Talks between Lidl, the German retail company, and Tine, the Norwegian dairy group, have this week been terminated as the result of a milk packaging dispute.

Eastern European countries need dairy investment

The 10 soon-to-be member states of the EU need to invest in the dairy sector in order for the states to be in line with EU standards by 1 May...

Skane dairy to add Reuteri to milk products

Leading Swedish dairy firm Skanemejerier has gained the rights to use BioGaia's probiotic Reuteri bacteria in milk products for launch on the Scandinavian market at the end of next year.

Dairy Crest: 2 pence milk price increase

The ongoing heated debate in the UK that addresses the issue of growing multiple retailer power in terms of milk pricing reached an agreement for many farmers last night.

European dairy exports widens US deficit

Last week's USDA report revealed that imports of European dairy products in the US has widened the deficit gap in the country. The widening of the deficit has meant that...

Butter on the Rise in UK

In recent years UK butter sales have been on the increase and as a result of this Lurpak's original brand of butter has become more popular. Its producer, Arla Foods,...

Embattled Irish dairy industry causes 500 job cuts at Dairygold

Irish dairy co-operative, Dairygold, has announced 500 jobs are to be lost from its work-force of 3000. The company says that heavy financial losses in the year has led to...

A dairy in the desert

Equipment firm Invensys APV has been awarded an exotic multi million-pound project to expand existing dairy facilities in the United Arab Emirates. The UK-based company, which is a major supplier...

New packaging to crack Russian yoghurt market

Yoghurtbox, is claimed to be a unique type of packaging that once used can become somewhat of a building block for young children to play with.

Rexam cans first dairy product

Traditionally, aluminium cans have been unable to hold milk products due to the risk factors associated with the decorative inks and varnishes that are tattooed onto the container. In the...

Facing up to competitive times, Ingredia-Rhodia call the double cone

When onlookers of the food ingredients industry claim that consolidation will be a key trend in coming years they are generally referring to mergers and acquisitions. But could it be...

UK Government intervenes in milk price crisis

The debate over UK milk prices last week took a step up in intensity. The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee announced its plans to carry out an inquiry aimed...

Dairy Co-operative unites with Tine

Tine, the Norwegian dairy company, and the Irish Dairy Co-operative have signed an agreement regarding the production of Jarlsberg cheese in the Irish market place.

Danone WBD talks called off

Danone's on-off acquisition of Russian dairy market leader Wimm-Bill-Dann appears to be off again, at least for the time being. WBD has today announced that talks have been broken off...

Gold for gelatine replacer

A new gelatine replacer from Dutch company DMV International carried off the gold award for the most innovative new ingredient on the marketplace, rounding off the first day of the...

Danisco seals deal with Soprole

Leading ingredients firm Danisco has announced its second licensing deal for the Howaru probiotic strain with Chile's biggest dairy processor Soprole. The agreement looks set to generate significant interest among...

Nestlé and Emmi unite

Nestlé may be the world's biggest food company but this does not mean that it is not averse to teaming up with smaller local players to give it a helping...

Dairy Crest pairs off with Amor Flexcan

Dairy Crest, the largest dairy food company in the UK, has become the latest company to choose Amcor FlexCan from Amcor Flexibles for its new diced cheese product. Dairy Crest...

Glanbia and Milk Link discuss potential

Glanbia and Milk Link are currently undergoing talks that could result in a partnership that is aimed at exploiting the opportunities in the UK cheese market.

CAP reforms opposed by dairy associations

The National Farmers Union (NFU), the Dairy Industry Association (DIAL) and the Federation of Milk Groups (FMG) have released a joint statement indicating their views to the Department for Environment,...

UK yoghurt debate - what is in a name?

Tony Blair, Mps and MEPs are names that are on the mailing list for Yeo Valley this week. The company claims that it is under...

FDA: Cloned animal milk may be safe

The American Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released a draft assessment regarding the safety of food products that are taken from cloned animals. The...

Imported raclette cheese could flood Swiss market, says EMMI

The Swiss Federal Office of Agriculture has decided that the labelling of raclette cheese produced in Switzerland is to be changed.

Iparlat investment in Argentina

Spanish dairy company Iparlat is set to increase its market presence in Argentina. A multi-million euro investment will land the company, in what it sees...