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EC announces emergency support for Russian embargo hit dairy sector

The European Commission (EC) will provide Private Storage Aid (PSA) for butter, skimmed milk powder (SMP), and certain cheeses to "alleviate" the impact of the Russian embargo on European Union...

Russian money laundering probe 'no relation' to Valio activities

A Russian money laundering investigation that yesterday culminated in a search of Valio's St Petersburg office has "no relation" to the activities of the Finnish dairy, says the agency behind...

US COMMODITIES CORNER

Will US dairy sector pursue 'proven' butter export market?

The US dairy sector will likely invest in additional churning capacity to meet demand from the now "proven" export market for butter, says DairyReporter.com commodities expert, John Geuss....

‘The fall in production may lead to unpaid lay-offs’

Valio looks at job cuts following Russia export ban

Valio says it has started negotiations with the Finnish Act on Co-operation within Undertakings to talk about possible job cuts following a ban on exports to Russia.

Grassland Dairy Products fined $300k

Grassland Dairy Products has been fined $300,000 for water pollution.

Coveris to expand extrusion and forming manufacturing in Poland

Coveris Rigid has started producing polypropylene (PP) trays for fresh food packaging in Poland as it plans to expand its extrusion and forming manufacturing facilities.

Arla to sell packaging business in move away from non-dairy interests

Arla Foods has agreed a deal to sell its packaging subsidiary Danapak Flexibles in its latest effort to dispose of businesses that "do not have a direct link to dairy...

US COMMODITIES CORNER

US dairy industry has 'discovered the power of exports'

Now the world's largest exporter of nonfat dry milk (NDM) and skim milk powder (SMP), it is fair to say the US has discovered "the power of exports," says DairyReporter.com's US commodities...

Saputo secures majority stake in Aussie dairy Warrnambool

Canadian dairy giant Saputo has secured a majority stake in Warrnambool Cheese and Butter (WCB) after a hard-fought, three-way battle to acquire the Australian dairy processor.

Bega Cheese sells Warrnambool stake to takeover rival Saputo

Canadian dairy giant Saputo looks a step closer to gaining control of Warrnambool Cheese and Butter (WCB), after one-time takeover rival Bega Cheese agreed to sell its stake in the...

First Milk investment soured by Wrexham’s fate

Dairy cooperative First Milk faced bitter sweet developments this week, with news of green investment in its Haverfordwest creamery in Pembrokeshire soured by confirmation it would close its Wrexham cheese...

Murray Goulburn attempts to block Saputo's 'simplified' WCB takeover bid

Murray Goulburn has asked the Australian Takeovers Panel to force Saputo to drop its recent “improved and simplified” offer for in-demand Warrnambool Cheese and Butter (WCB), and reinstate previously proposed special dividends....

Saputo launches ‘improved and simplified’ WCB takeover bid

Canadian dairy giant Saputo has tabled an “improved and simplified” takeover offer for in-demand Australian dairy Warrnambool Cheese and Butter (WCB).

Saputo trumps Murray Goulburn with $425m Warrnambool offer

Murray Goulburn is anticipating a long battle with Saputo to acquire fellow Australian dairy processor, Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory (WCB), after the Canadian dairy giant trumped its recent takeover...

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH IRISH FOOD BOARD'S CHIEF EXECUTIVE AIDAN COTTER

Hollywood actor Saoirse Ronan honoured for Irish food sustainability film

Irish film star, Saoirse Ronan, has been honoured by the Irish Minister for Agriculture for her role promoting food sustainability.

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH IRISH AGRICULTURE MINISTER

Irish minister commits to growing dairy production by 50% in 5 years

Enda Kenny, Ireland’s Prime Minister, and Simon Coveney, the Irish Minister for Agriculture said the country will take advantage of changes to Europe’s CAP (Common Agricultural Policy) which will allow...

Emerging markets such as India must reform to reignite dairy growth

Slowing dairy sales growth in Brazil and India during Q2 2013 means that reforms and infrastructure upgrades are likely necessary to reignite such emerging markets, according to Rabobank.

Nestle, Kerry, Glanbia take to Twitter at Irish food sustainability conference

Ireland's Prime Minister Enda Kenny joined executives from Tesco, Glanbia and the World Bank to address "Our Food, Our Future" in Dublin on Thursday September 26.

PMMI 2013 Dairy Industry market assessment

Tumbling US milk sales spur processing turn to non-dairy drinks: PMMI

US dairy processors are countering declines in fluid milk consumption by processing non-dairy beverages including iced teas and coffees, almond or soy-based ‘milk’ drinks and even lemonades.

Dispatches from pack Expo

Intelligrated: Automation explosion due to high labour costs

High health care costs, a lack of interest in repetitive manual labour and rising worker wages has led to an explosion of automated machinery, according to Intelligrated.

US COMMODITIES CORNER

Class III milk price suffers as US cheese, butter stocks remain high

High US cheese and butter stocks continued to impact commodity prices in July 2013, driving down the cost of milk protein, milk fat, and Class III milk. Until these inventory levels are...

News in brief

Dean Foods offers $10,000 to catch employee’s killer

Oak Farms Dairy in Dallas, owned by Dean Foods, is offering a $10,000 reward to solve the murder of one of its employees.

Food distributors told to innovate to exploit $1.4bn future market

Inventive responses to a future population explosion will be vital for successful food distributors, according to Frost & Sullivan.

Lactanz receivership will not create milk shortage, says Australian processor

Australian dairy processor Brownes has played down concerns about a potential summer milk shortage following the recent announcement that its supplier, Lactanz, has gone into receivership.

DAIRYREPORTER.COM SPECIAL: DAIRY PRODUCT QUALITY TESTING

‘Agro-terrorism: One of the greatest terrorist threats we face’ – Professor

Top public health professor David Dausey warns that increasing global supply chain complexity carries with it a greater risk of product contamination, with potentially disastrous results for dairy brands and...

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