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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...

Russian ice cream market thaws

A recent Market Advice survey, conducted in February 2003, provides an insight into the changing patterns of Russian ice cream consumption. Since the fall of...

Italian milk quotas blocking reform

EU finance ministers are today trying to agree plans to tax cross-border income from savings. But officials say they cannot predict whether they will be...

Ice cream industry sees sunny times ahead

Richmond Foods , the UK-based ice cream company, has ended the first half of the current fiscal year in bullish mood. While sales for the half...

A good year for US dairy exports?

Dairy exports from the US topped $1 billion (€878m) in 2002, according to the US Dairy Export Council (USDEC). This is the third year in...

SARS hits dairy sales

The outbreak of the deadly lung infection SARS in Asia is starting to impact on Arla Foods' sales in the area, the Scandinavian company reported...

Russian butter market faces international pressure

Krest'yanskoe, a Soviet-era brand produced by a number of different companies, remains the most popular brand of butter in Russia, but its popularity is coming...

Debate over merits of PDO

Global cheese sales declined marginally in 2002, in line with the overall trend for the past five years, according to market research group Euromonitor . But...

New methods to reduce cheese damage

Researchers at a Dutch university claim to have developed a model that predicts how cheese will change when a force is applied to it. The...

Stick to the milk

Girls who consume more calcium tend to weigh less and have lower body fat than those with low calcium consumption, suggest new findings presented at...

US milk recall due to vitamin contamination

In the US, an Ohio dairy is recalling 150 half gallons of one of its products because it contains levels of vitamin A that could...

EU wary over Russian dairy quotas

Russia is considering a move to restrict import quotas of European Union dairy products such as butter and cheese, EU officials have reported. The consideration...

Arla gets the Danish blues

Swedish dairy company Arla has been criticised by the Advertising Standards Agency in the UK over an advert for its Rosenborg blue cheese following a...

Gene identified to regulate milk content and yield

MTT Agrifood Research Finland and the University of Liège, Belgium, have worked together successfully in locating a gene that regulates the total yield and protein...

Danone sales fall, but growth continues

Both sales and operating profits at French dairy products, bottled water and biscuit group Danone fell in 2002, largely due to the effect of currency...

Mother's soya diet could harm unborn child

Eating soya during pregnancy could harm the sexual development of unborn infants, say researchers in a report this week. In a study on rats, researchers...

Can the British 'milk round' be saved?

Following successful field trials, Dairy Crest and First Milk have startedjoint milk collections across wide areas of England and Wales in a bid to save...

UK industry set for tighter labelling regulation?

The UK Food and Drink Federation has defended its members' position in response to the recent launch of the National Consumer Council's campaign for clearer...

Can dairy proteins help control weight gain?

The dangers of high-protein, low carbohydrate diets for weight loss have been highlighted by the media in recent months but new research seeks to explain...

'Added value' foods gaining in popularity

New product introductions on the back of key nutritional claims continue to decline significantly, while others have remained steady, according to market analysts Mintel. The...

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