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Oregon State University commercializes polymer that 'naturally thickens milk'

After decades of research, Oregon State University (OSU) has begun commercializing a natural dairy thickener with probiotic potential.

EC rejects mandatory country of origin labelling for milk and dairy products

The European Commission (EC) has rejected mandatory country of origin labelling (COOL) for milk and dairy products in a report to be passed to European legislators.

Global Dairy Congress attendees will 'take away a genuinely global view': Zenith

With speakers from the likes of Fonterra, Lactalis and Yili, those attending this year's Global Dairy Congress in Amsterdam can expect to leave with a "genuinely global view of trends,...

EC dismisses Czech appeal against rejected Pomázánkove Máslo TSG application

The General Court of the European Union (EGC) has refused to overturn a decision to deny Pomázánkove Máslo, a Czech butter spread, Traditional Speciality Guaranteed (TSG) status....

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Clondalkin Kirchberg develops PE foil for butter

Clondalkin Kirchberg, the Switzerland based subsidiary of Clondalkin Group, has developed an aluminum free butterfoil for the dairy sector.

'It’s ambitious yet achievable': Irish dairy Ornua sets 2020 €3bn sales target

With European Union (EU) milk quotas abolished, Irish dairy cooperative Ornua expects revenue to rise to €3bn by 2020.

Cheese: The latest piece of the French paradox puzzle?

The body digests fermented dairy products like cheese differently from butter, leading researchers to suggest this may be another reason behind the French paradox.

Euronext to launch post-quota dairy commodity futures

Euronext will launch three dairy commodity futures contracts within two weeks of yesterday's abolition of the European Union (EU) milk quota system.

Irish Dairy Board completes post-quota preparations with Ornua rebrand

The Irish Dairy Board (IDB) has completed its post-quota preparations with the adoption of its new corporate identity, Ornua.

Russian dairy removes Finnish flag from butter following Valio complaint

A Russian dairy has voluntarily removed the Finnish flag from packs of butter following the launch an investigation triggered by a complaint from Valio.


Where's that missing Red Tractor? FFA slams Muller Wiseman for lack of milk quality logo

UK lobby Farmers for Action has hit out at UK milk processors including Muller Wiseman for not including a Red Tractor logo on milk containers to signal British quality –...

Fat intake guidelines review highlights need for 'better science': NDC

The scathing British review of the evidence behind US and UK fat intake guidelines highlights the need for "better science," says the US National Dairy Council (NDC).

Dairy-damaging fat guidelines 'should not have been introduced'

US and UK dietary guidelines that recommended consumers reduce their intake of butter and full-fat milk were introduced "in the absence of supporting evidence," fresh analysis suggests....

Australian Arla Foods JV to build on 'decades of success' Down Under

Arla Foods and Australian firm F Mayer Imports have established a joint venture to market Castello cheese, Lurpak butter, and other Arla products Down Under. 

Arla boosts German dairy processing capabilities with €110m investment

Arla Foods has increased processing capacity at its site in Pronsfeld, Germany to support growing regional and international demand for butter and milk powder.

Norwegian Christmas butter shortage 'not likely' this year: TINE

Norway is "not likely" to suffer a Christmas butter shortage as in previous years, says the country's largest dairy, TINE. Personality of the Year 2014 open for entries

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Why are US butter prices 'dropping like a rock' after record highs?

After reaching an all time high in September 2014 US butter prices are now "dropping like a rock," says's US dairy commodities expert, John Geuss.

Dairy Crest to sell dairy assets to Müller in £80m deal

Dairy Crest has agreed to sell dairy assets, including its fresh milk business, to British rival Müller UK & Ireland for £80m (US$127.5m, €102m).

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Oystar sells secondary packaging division A+F to Mutares

Oystar has sold its secondary packaging division A+F (Automation + Fördertechnik), which mainly operated in the dairy market, to Mutares.

Pre-toasting cheese spread the ‘missing piece of the spread puzzle’: Meiji

Meiji has branded Apply Before Toasting Cheese Spread the "missing piece" of its spreads portfolio, which now controls a 38% share of the Japanese market.

FrieslandCampina acquisitions 'strengthen' Italian cheese and butter position

FrieslandCampina has acquired two Italian distributors in a bid to strengthen its position in the country's cheese and butter market.

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...


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 commodities expert, John Geuss....

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