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Price of raw milk declines as China increases Lucerne imports: Dairy Association of China

China has imported 52,825 tons of liquid milk in July this year, a 35% increase compared to the same period last year, according to the latest report from the Dairy...

Ireland calls for ‘fully Brexit-proofed’ budget with thousands of food jobs at stake

The Irish food industry has called for a “fully Brexit-proofed” budget, fearing thousands of jobs could be threatened if the government does not take urgent action.

World food prices hit 15-month high: FAO

Food prices for all global commodities rose in the past month apart from cereals, according to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).

Colorado-based Healthy Skoop launches sleep-inducing protein powder

The L-Tryptophan-powered shake powder was designed to be what founder Dr. James Rouse calls a sustainable solution to sleep problems.

Top 5 things to watch for in South American dairy in the rest of 2016

There is no doubt that the first half of 2016 has been tough for dairy farmers across the globe, and South America has been no exception.

Australia to look into dairy industry

Australia’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources Barnaby Joyce has announced an Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) inquiry into the country’s dairy industry.

Sheep milk industry set to grow through new partnership

New Zealand's sheep milk industry has received a boost with a new Primary Growth Partnership (PGP) program between the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and Spring Sheep Milk Co.

Wheat protein rivals whey for muscle growth, study suggests

Hydrolysed wheat protein has shown muscle maintenance properties that compare favourably to whey protein in a study that demonstrates its efficacy amongst the elderly population.

Details of European Commission aid package for farmers finalized

The precise details of the European Commission’s €500m ($559m) aid package for the dairy sector announced by Commissioner Phil Hogan in July have been finalized in agreement with Member States....

Nigerian president meets with FrieslandCampina CEO

Global CEO, Royal FrieslandCampina, Roelof Joosten, recently led a delegation of FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria and some dairy farmers on a visit to Muhammadu Buhari, President of Nigeria, in Abuja.

US Senators call for investigation into Canada’s dairy trade policies

Two US senators have alleged that Canada’s National Ingredients Strategy and Ontario’s Class VI pricing program violate trade commitments to the US by encouraging Canadian dairy farmers to purchase local...

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Milk sample falsification cases decreasing - SFVS

Cases of milk sample falsification have decreased by more than ten times compared to 2012, according to Lithuanian data.

Americans adopt ‘less-is-more’ approach to ice cream, as sales of premium items outpace others

Overall ice cream sales have cooled, but global market research firm Mintel has seen strong growth in higher-priced items such as gelato and other premium ice cream products.

Chinese plant protein drinks grow as manufacturers look beyond soy

Manufacturers in China should be looking at moving past traditional soy-based drinks by incorporating multiple types of plant protein in functional beverages, says Mintel.

Chobani launches in Mexico, marking first international export deal

US-based Greek yogurt company Chobani has expanded its operations into Mexico with the launch of two of its yogurt lines to 33 cities in the country in an effort to...

British exports to non-EU countries 'beyond expectations': FDF

British food and drink exports were up 6.2% in the first half of 2016 thanks to a weak pound while exports to non-EU countries grew “beyond expectations” in the pre-Brexit period, says the Food and Drink...

Could fortified beer and lassi tap into Asia’s soaring protein demand?

Asia’s demand for protein is soaring, but is the Indian market ready for protein-fortified beers and lassi? 

Saikexing secures $125m to expand in China

China’s number four dairy farming firm Saikexing has secured a $125m loan to reduce environmental pollution, improve food safety, and expand the supply of milk within China.

Arla Foods signs Memorandum of Understanding with Nigeria to boost dairy sector

Arla Foods has entered a strategic agreement with the federal government of Nigeria to help strengthen and expand the country's dairy industry. 

Baby food and probiotics driving expectations for a €1.7bn colostrum market within the decade

The global colostrum market is expected to hit a valuation upwards of €1.7bn ($1.9bn) by 2026 with baby food and probiotics leading the way, analysts predict.

Big increase in UHT milk consumption in Sub-Saharan Africa

Dairy market specialist Proteus Insight says that by the end of 2015, consumption of UHT white milk in Sub-Saharan Africa increased at an average annual rate of 22% since 2013.

Danish project targets safer and expanded use of camel milk

A Danish development project is aiming to make African camel milk safer to drink and develop methods for further processing.

Reaction as WPO creates Iran Packaging Institute after economic sanctions are lifted

The World Packaging Organization (WPO) has created an Iran Packaging Institute (IRIP) after the US and other countries agreed to lift an economic embargo imposed in 2012 to curb Iran's...

Greiner Packaging secures joint venture for milk and ice cream packaging in India

Greiner Packaging has expanded in India by partnering with Century Ultrapack in Delhi.

Australian wine and crackers buyers buck decline in cheese sales

Cheese sales may be gradually declining in Australia, but market research suggests that certain consumers remain devoted to local brands.

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