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Fire crews called to gas leak at Fonterra plant

Fire crews were called to a Fonterra plant in Cobden, Victoria, Australia, yesterday (August 22) after reports of an ammonia gas leak at the factory.

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Dairy Fresh Foods to close, axing 180 jobs

Dairy Fresh Foods, a distributor of cheese, yogurt, butter, and snacks is closing its doors in October, axing 180 jobs.

Scottish island butter aims high in Dubai

Butter may be in the news because of potential short supply, but butter from the Scottish Orkney Islands has reached new heights not of price, but in terms of elevation.

Grupo Lala to acquire Vigor Brazil

Grupo Lala has agreed to acquire 91.99% equity share of Brazilian dairy company Vigor Alimentos S.A., as well as its shareholding in Itambé Alimentos S.A., for US$1.8bn (R$5,725m)....

Global food prices near three-year high driven by record butter prices

Global food prices have risen for the third month in a row, hitting a 31-month high partly led by higher prices for butter and cheese, according to the FAO food...

Ornua and Irishgold reach settlement on trademark dispute

Irish dairy manufacturer Ornua, maker of Kerrygold butter, has won a trademark dispute against Wisconsin-based Old World Creamery over use of the name “Irishgold” on its butter and cheese products. ...

Sanyuan and Fosun to acquire St- Hubert healthy-spreads company

Beijing Sanyuan Foods Co. (Sanyuan) and Fosun Group (Fosun) have agreed to jointly acquire Brassica TopCo and PPN Management, the controlling shareholders of St- Hubert.  

Upturn in milkfat use means long-term benefits for US dairy farmers, DMI and NMPF say

The value of milkfat has increased significantly in the US market driven by changing consumer attitudes towards high-fat dairy products, according to new analysis by the National Milk Producers Federation...

India to become world’s largest producer of milk by 2026

Milk production is expected to accelerate worldwide especially in India where it will grow 49% by 2026, contrasting with the steady decline of milk consumption in developed markets like the...

Butter shortage? How to improve yield from the same amount of milk

Global inflation of butter prices continues to rise; in the EU and France as much as 90%-100% compared to the previous year.

New fat replacer can help potential butter shortage

As the desserts sector continues to grow, clean label company Ulrick & Short has added to its delyte range.

Georgia clamps down on dairy definitions

Georgia’s National Food Agency (NFA) has introduced strict interpretations of how dairy products can be labeled.

Rising butter price “causing a panic” among bakers, biscuit, cake and pastry makers

French bakery associations, La Fédération des Entrepreneurs de Boulangerie (FEB) and Les Fabricants de Biscuits et Gâteaux de France, have risen the alarm over the relentless upward drive of the butter...

Chinese demand prompts $20m Fonterra plant investment

Fonterra has announced an investment of almost NZ$20m (US$14.2m) at its Te Rapa site to meet growing demand for cream cheese and mini-dish butter.

What’s new in the dairy aisles for May?

The monthly round-up of products from the dairy aisle and dairy alternatives includes a variety of new spreads, ice cream and beverages.

Ornua publishes 2016 review

Ornua, Ireland’s largest exporter of primary Irish dairy products, has published a review of its 2016 operational and financial performance, as well as a goal to build revenues of €3bn...

Dean Foods Q1 2017 sales hit $2bn as company expands footprint across categories

Dean Foods reported an increase in net sales for Q1 2017 reaching $2bn, up from $1.88bn from the same period last year, but registered a 1.3% decline in total volume...

Land O’Lakes continues year-over-year growth in Q1 2017 and gears up for 2025 sustainability targets

Following a high earnings year in 2016, Land O’Lakes still posted solid gains of $110m in net earnings increasing to $3.7bn for Q1 2017. 

Parmalat buys specialty US dairy companies

Parmalat S.p.A. has announced its LAG Holding Inc. subsidiary has acquired two US dairy companies.

ADPI/ABI Annual Conference 2017

‘Demand is a bit off’ for dairy, Blimling & Associates director says

Demand for cheese is up nearly 3% according to Nielsen data (ending 52 weeks Mar. 25, 2017), a slight drop from 2016 levels of 3.3% demand, but a minimal decrease...

Butter battle between Ornua’s Kerrygold and Wisconsin creamery spreads to trademark lawsuit

Ornua Foods North America has filed a trademark lawsuit against Old World Creamery and its newly-formed brand, Eurogold, in Wisconsin for naming its new butter product “Irishgold” because Ornua says...

Egli and Fasa butter machinery available in the UK

Machinery from Swiss butter and margarine processing company Egli AG, and its partner packaging company, Lithuania’s Fasa, is now available to UK producers through Dairy Machinery UK.

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Coveris and Valio team up to launch new container

US packaging company Coveris and Finnish dairy Valio have teamed up to co-develop a thermoformed in-mold labeled (TIML) container.

Kiwi supplement and health food firms targets for Chinese takeovers as dairy deals come under increased scrutiny

New Zealand supplement and health food manufacturers are likely targets for merger and acquisition activity over the next year, with private equity firms, notably from China, increasingly looking to splash...

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Parmalat acquires cheese firms in Chile

Parmalat S.p.A. has announced that its La Vaquita Holding S.p.A. subsidiary has acquired some companies in the Chilean cheese sector.

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