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Why cardiovascular health functional foods are primed to take-off across APAC: Euromonitor

Despite Asia Pacific being a region with high incidence of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs), sales of cardiovascular health positioned foods and beverages are not high, writes Maria Mascaraque from Euromonitor International.

Boost in Arla Christmas cream sales

Arla Foods UK, a farmer-owned dairy company, produced and sent out nearly five times more cream than average in the week running up to Christmas.

France meat and dairy ‘country of origin labeling’ trial comes into force

France rolls out its two-year trial for mandatory country of origin labelling (COOL) for meat and dairy in prepared foods, this month.

Coveris to close US plant, axing 100 jobs

Coveris, which makes packaging for liquid milk products, yogurt, soft, processed and natural cheese, among others, will close its Anderson, US, facility, axing 100 jobs next year.

Irish researchers say green pastures mean better dairy products

Irish scientists say there is evidence that pasture-fed cows do produce better products.

Toray Plastics seals the deal for refrigerated and frozen dairy products with LumiLid XL7W

Toray Plastics has come out with LumiLid XL7W, a white, “easy-to-peel,” PET film for refrigerated and frozen dairy foods packaged in polypropylene (PP) containers. 

Unilever revamps margarine packaging to promote active plant ingredients

Unilever has partnered with Design Bridge design agency to change its Flora ProActiv spread packaging to promote a premium, healthy lifestyle message.

Milk powder seized due to food safety concerns

US Marshals have seized more than four million pounds of items made by Valley Milk Products due to Salmonella concerns.

Another study associating saturated fat with heart disease prompts calls for healthier dietary patterns

The question of whether butter, as a stand-in for saturated fat, “is back” and safe to eat in large amounts or not is a false and distracting dichotomy in the...

AIPIA Congress 2016

Thinfilm to launch smart labels for temperature sensitive dairy products

Thinfilm will launch a smart labels product line next year focusing on temperature sensitive products, such as dairy.

Coveris aims to be launch pad for dairy brands with blank slate packaging solutions

Chicago-based packaging and coating solutions provider, Coveris, introduced its Nextrus shrink bags highlighting its “glass like” clarity and a 15 to 20% waste reduction using one piece of flexible PET...

Dairy Crest profits up

UK company Dairy Crest has announced its interim results for the six months ending September 30, 2016.

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Daisy Brand wakes up sleepy sour cream category with squeezable packaging

Daisy Brand set out to transform how sour cream is usually consumed, shifting away from spooning it out from a plastic tub to a packaging that drives further usage.

News in brief

Ornua expanding German site to meet demand

Ornua is expanding its German production facility in Neukirchen-Vluyn, Düsseldorf for the third time, to meet growing demand for Kerrygold products in the region.

News in brief

Global Dairy Trade strengthens independence

New governance principles to monitor GDT Events, the twice-monthly auction held by Global Dairy Trade (GDT), have been approved by the GDT Events Oversight Board, at its second meeting held...

Lewis Road launches chocolate butter

Two New Zealand companies - Lewis Road Creamery and chocolate producers Whittaker’s - have partnered to create what Lewis Road believes is the world’s first chocolate butter.

Gay Lea Foods takes over Stirling Creamery, creates JV in Manitoba

Canadian company Gay Lea Foods Co-operative Limited has announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire the business of The Stirling Creamery Limited, effective November 1, 2016.

SIAL, Paris 2016

Valio ValSa contains 50% less salt than ordinary margarine spreads and cheeses

Valio lactose free milk powders; sodium reduced Valio ValSa cheese and spread; Play children’s yogurts with less sugar and Valio Better light spread have been recognized by SIAL for its...

Spreading the joy: Australia’s growing taste for butter

Butter is currently winning the argument over its competitors, being purchased by far more Australian shoppers than margarine or dairy spreads and butter blends, according to market research.

Dairy veteran Bent Oestergaard establishes new company, sees industry positives

Former SPX FLOW global director, Bent Oestergaard has set up his own consultancy company - OCon ApS – in Silkeborg, Denmark.

What’s new in dairy? New products: September

It's time for our monthly round-up of some of the latest dairy products and dairy-alternative products to hit the shelves around the world.  

Ornua opens Kerrygold Park to help develop from butter brand to dairy

Ornua, the Irish dairy board, has officially opened Kerrygold Park, a €38m ($43m) Kerrygold butter production and packing facility.

Sonoco: ‘SquareCan opens up new possibilities in packaging design and brand management’

Sonoco Consumer Products Europe has created its first rigid paper container with a nearly square layout.

Label Insight: Your SmartLabel landing pages could become more important than your website or facebook pages

While the SmartLabel initiative has been dismissed by some as an elaborate conspiracy by big food companies to avoid mandatory on-pack GMO labeling statements, it will ultimately have far broader significance...

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.

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