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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.

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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.

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...

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Midfield Group and Louis Dreyfus Company Dairy Asia to create dairy plant in South Australia

Australian agribusiness Midfield Group and merchants Louis Dreyfus Company Dairy Asia Pte Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Louis Dreyfus Company Asia, have announced a joint venture for the construction,...

Australian Natural Proteins to supply pasteurized milk to Fiji

Australian Natural Proteins is planning to expand its operations into Fiji to create a dairy and associated fresh milk production facility.

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Edlong Dairy Technologies launches Simply Dairy Ingredients line at IFT 2016

Edlong Dairy Technologies has continued to respond to consumer demand for clean labels by debuting its latest line of dairy-derived flavors, Edlong Simply Dairy Ingredients, at IFT last week.

Dairy Crest trading ‘in line with expectations’

UK company Dairy Crest issued an interim management statement for the three month period ending June 30, 2016.

Emmi takes over Mittelland Molkerei

Swiss dairy company Emmi, which already had a 60% stake in Mittelland Molkerei AG, is acquiring a 40% share package from AZM Verwaltungs AG, the investment firm of the Mittelland...

New €500m support package for European farmers includes €150m for dairy

The European Commission has today presented a new package of measures worth €500m ($553m) from EU funds to support farmers in the face of ongoing market difficulties, particularly on the...

Mérieux NutriSciences buys Lactolab to expand dairy testing market share

Mérieux NutriSciences has expanded its dairy testing capabilities in South Africa by acquiring Lactolab.

Tufts study suggests butter is ‘back' but Harvard researchers say not quite

A recent PLoS ONE review of butter consumption and its impact on total mortality has met some criticism as health organizations and academia say it is misleading to the public...

Yeo Valley turns to Ice Pig to remove custard from production machinery

SUEZ Ice Pigging Machine applauded for increasing environmental efficiencies within dairy plants

SUEZ Water Advanced Solutions (formerly Aqualogy Environment) is celebrating after scooping an award for its AQL500 Ice Pigging machine following its launch this year.

IRI report says private label struggling

A new private label (PL) report, 'Private Label in Western Economies’, has been published by retail market analysts IRI.

Butter may not be as bad for the heart as previously thought: Review

Eating butter has no effect on raising cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk and may even have protective effects against diabetes, according to a review.

EU increases dairy intervention ceilings again

The European Commission has further increased the public intervention ceiling for skimmed milk powder (SMP) from 218,000 tonnes to 350,000 tonnes.

Dairy UK looks to strong future despite Brexit

The UK dairy industry is open for business and ready to help build a stronger economy and better future, Dairy UK chairman, Dr David Dobbin, said at the Dairy UK...


Survey: What does Brexit mean for you?

We want to know our readers’ opinion on Brexit and its effect on the dairy industry.

Swapping Sweden for Isle of Wight

Butter science: Buttervikings on creating restaurant-quality butter

Following a successful crowdfunding campaign, hand-crafted butter creators Buttervikings moved their operation from Sweden to the UK in October 2015.

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