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500 job losses as Arla restructures

Arla has announced structural changes to its organization that it says will enable the business to deliver on its Good Growth Strategy 2020.

Blendhub Corp to host first international event in Dubai

Blendhub Corp. will host its first international event, the ‘Professional Network’ to coincide with Gulfood 2016, in Dubai, on February 24.

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Sainsbury’s recalls Camembert after Listeria scare

Sainsbury’s in the UK is recalling some of its Camembert products with use-by dates up to and including March 6, 2016 due to the potential presence of Listeria.

Milcobel and Laiterie des Ardennes take over milk collection

More than 300 of FrieslandCampina Belgium’s supplier-dairy farmers have become members of the Belgian dairy cooperative Milcobel.

Emmi goes Dutch for goat’s milk

Emmi, Switzerland’s largest milk processor, is acquiring a 60% stake in Dutch goat milk business Bettinehoeve.

Fragmentation a ‘defining force’ of dairy industry in 2016, report says

Fragmentation of the dairy industry will be one of the biggest trends in 2016, according to a recent report from New Nutrition Business.

Dairy UK reveals export strategy

Dairy UK has published a new export strategy that it says will help the dairy industry unlock a ‘new world of opportunity’ on international markets. 

UNI Packaging to increase UK market share with £1.5m investment

UNI Packaging has invested £1.5m ($1.4m) in its St. Helens, Lancashire manufacturing site, including a Titan SR9-DT Dual Turret Slitter, to increase its UK market share in the short run,...

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Murray Goulburn nabs Coles cheese contract

Murray Goulburn Co-operative Co. Limited has announced that it has entered into a five-year national private label contract to supply Coles brand Australian cheese.

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LALA buys Nicaraguan operation La Perfecta

Mexican company LALA has signed an agreement to acquire 100% of Productos Lácteos La Perfecta S.A. shares.

REPORTS FROM THE 2016 IDFA DAIRY FORUM

Globalization and adaptation: The future of dairy cooperatives

Globalization, information and innovation will be essential components for dairy cooperatives over the next decade, industry executives said at the 2016 IDFA Dairy Forum.

Lactalis set to take over biggest Romanian dairy Albalact

Lactalis has agreed to purchase all of the shares of the largest Romanian dairy company, Albalact.

Say cheese! Mérieux NutriSciences ensures Parmigiano Reggiano authenticity

Mérieux NutriSciences has created a testing method to identify authentic Parmigiano Reggiano cheese.

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New Munson ribbon blender meets USDA standards

A new Munson Ribbon Blender is now on the market that meets US Department of Agriculture (USDA) dairy standards, and blends up to 1.84 m3 of powders, pastes or slurries....

REPORTS FROM IDFA DAIRY FORUM 2016

Dairy food safety is ‘industry must,’ starts with execs

Food safety must be carried equally across every dairy organization, but a recent forum of dairy executives said it needs to start at the executive level.

REPORTS FROM IDFA FORUM 2016

Emerging markets essential to global growth in dairy

Dairy companies that want to capitalize on a growing global market will need to tap into emerging markets across the world, according to a presentation from McKinsey & Company at the...

REPORTS FROM 2016 IDFA DAIRY FORUM

“Time for a change”: IDFA president and CEO Connie Tipton announces she will step down

Connie Tipton, the International Dairy Foods Association president and CEO, announced that she will step down at the end of 2016.

Roos Foods pleads guilty to charges brought after Listeria outbreak

Roos Foods has pleaded guilty to violating federal laws in connection with an outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes (L. mono) from cheese in 2014.

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Iran market opening up to dairy imports and exports

Since the recent lifting of sanctions on Iran, companies are starting to see the country as a potential destination for exporting a variety of items, including dairy.

US Senate committee applauded by dairy industry on child nutrition initiative

New action by the US Senate “will help reverse the trend of declining milk consumption in schools” once it is approved, according to two dairy associations.

Emmi takes over Gläserne Molkerei

Swiss dairy company Emmi has purchased Gläserne Molkerei, a leading organic milk processor in Northeast Germany.

Linde Canada launches MAP gases for packaged prepared foods

Linde Canada is launching its MAPAX line of modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) gases for packaged prepared foods and customized mixtures for food processors.

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Gay Lea investing in goat dairy

Gay Lea Foods has announced two new initiatives to grow and strengthen the goat industry in Ontario, Canada.

Lion Dairy & Drinks investing in dairy plant

Lion Dairy & Drinks (LDD) has announced an investment of $27.4m (A$40m) over three years at its Bentley dairy processing plant in Perth, Western Australia.

Morinaga Milk opens Singapore subsidiary

The leading dairy product company in Japan, Morinaga Milk, has established a new subsidiary, Morinaga Nutritional Foods, in Singapore.

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