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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...

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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.

Price of butter futures jumps by 13%

Low milk prices and a cold, wet spring across Europe have combined to push butter futures prices upwards, according to Greenfields Ingredients, the UK division of Greenfields Ireland.

Bespoke butter tub leads to 65% increase in sales claims TINE

A bespoke butter tub from RPC Superfos has led to a 65% increase in sales, according to Norwegian dairy cooperative TINE.

Top 10 EU dairy exporters revealed in European Milk Market Observatory 2015 data

Which European country exported the most cheese in 2015? Which trading partner outside of the EU bought the most whey powder?The European Milk Market Observatory (EMMO) has published data on...

Arla introduces flavors with Lurpak Spreadable Infusions

Arla Foods is launching a new series of flavored spreadables with its Lurpak Spreadable Infusions.

Kavli redesigns cheese spread packaging for on-shelf appeal and extended shelf life

Kavli food group has partnered with injection molder RPC Superfos and IML label manufacturer, Verstraete IML, to redesign its cheese spread packaging.

Perfect Channel supports new 24/7 GDT launch

Global Dairy Trade (GDT), the world dairy trading platform, is expanding its role in online trading and digital services.

Any objections? Sweden notifies EU on vitamin D fortification plans

Sweden is preparing to send its proposals for mandatory vitamin D food fortification to the EU, with the regulation due to come into force in autumn 2016.

Ornua continues to grow profits with 18% increase in EBITDA

Ornua, Ireland’s largest exporter of Irish dairy products, has announced an 18% increase in EBITDA for the 2015 financial year.

Dairy organizations look to Congress for TPP agreement support

The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF), US Dairy Export Council (USDEC) and the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) have sent a letter to members of Congress urging support for the...

Hearing held to strengthen Canadian border controls on dairy imports

Canada may crack down on dairy imports following a hearing held with four of Canada’s largest dairy players.  

Valio and Fazer join forces to reduce salt with ValSa

Globally, salt is seen as one of the most significant risk factors for high blood pressure and reducing salt intake has become a priority.

Dairy ingredient prices could rise soon, warns leading European trader

Dairy commodity prices have dropped, and food manufacturers should lock into a long-term deal quickly before they rise again, traders Greenfield Ireland are warning.

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FrieslandCampina efficiency drive means job losses

Dutch dairy cooperative FrieslandCampina says that its research has revealed ways to raise efficiency and reduce costs at its production locations in Lochem and Veghel.

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Minerva Dairy launching Amish Roll butter to tap artisan market

The oldest family-owned dairy in the US, Minerva Dairy, is releasing its new Amish Roll butter in May this year, the company announced. 

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