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Calcium doesn’t strengthen bones, study concludes

Taking into account studies from around the world, a group of researchers have concluded that calcium does not make for stronger bones.

More than half of consumers eat across a 15-hour span daily, study finds

Consumers end up eating for much longer stretches of the day than they had anticipated with over half of adults eating over a 15-hour span daily, says new research.

Cheese genes can be easily swapped, French scientists say

Genes can be transferred from one species of cheese Penicillium fungi to another, according to French researchers.

Yili and Cornell University partner to develop cheese product for China

Yili has signed a research agreement with Cornell University that will see the development of a cheese product for the Chinese market. 

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Thai tastes meet the heat through dairy flavours

Although not a newcomer to Southeast Asia, American cheese and diary ingredient manufacturer DairiConcepts is determined to break new ground. Its strategy is to bring innovation to Thailand while beating...

Listeria sickens 24 and kills one in outbreak with soft cheese link

An outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infections linked to cheese is being investigated with the first case from five years ago.

Farmers in all EU Member States to share €420m financial aid: Commission

Farmers across the 28 European Union (EU) Member States will share €420m in European Commission (EC) targeted financial aid.


Collaborative robot reaches out to dairy industry

Universal Robots has reached out to dairy manufacturers at this year’s International Dairy Show in Chicago with its line of collaborative robots.

Global Dairy Trade commodity prices rise third auction in a row

Dairy commodity prices rose today the third time running on the Global Dairy Trade (GDT) auction platform. 

EBRD furthers investment in Turkish dairy sector with €10m loan

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has furthered its interest in the Turkish dairy sector with a €10m loan to the company behind the Kay dairy brand.

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Additional consumer complaints prompt expanded Kraft Heinz recall

Kraft Heinz is expanding a recall of cheese slices after two new consumer complaints of choking in connection with a packaging issue.

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FrieslandCampina completes acquisition of Belgian mozzarella producer

Dutch dairy giant FrieslandCampina has completed its acquisition of Belgian mozzarella producer, Fabrelac. 

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EPA resolves wastewater violations at dairy firms

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has taken action against three firms, including two dairy companies, for Clean Water Act violations.

Global Dairy Trade commodity prices climb for second auction running

Dairy commodity prices rose nearly 11% earlier today on the Fonterra-owned Global Dairy Trade (GDT) auction platform.

China and Russia likely to put 'considerable pressure' on H2 dairy sales: FrieslandCampina

Lagging Chinese demand and the impact of the Russian embargo are likely to put "considerable pressure" on FrieslandCampina's sales in the second half of 2015.

US Hispanic cheesemaker Nuestro Queso commits to using rBST-free milk

US dairy Nuestro Queso has committed to using rBST-free milk in the production of its Hispanic cheese, cream and drinking yogurt.

Five colours are best for nutrition labels: French advisory body

A five-colour nutrition label is more effective than three, says French advisory body - but industry has slammed it as simplistic while critics say it is more confusing than traffic-light labels....

Nutrilac protein tackles problem of 'runny' cottage cheese: Arla Foods Ingredients

Arla Foods Ingredients (AFI) has developed a clean-label solution its claims overcomes “the long-standing problem" of watery low-fat cottage cheese.

Vacuum skin packaging use growing – I.DEA PACK

I.DEA PACK has developed its protruding vacuum skin application for one of its traysealing machines.

Prolamina Corporation and Ampac Holdings merged

Wellspring Capital Management has officially announced the creation of a flexible packaging company through the merger of Prolamina Corporation and Ampac Holdings.

Global Dairy Trade commodity prices increase after five-month freefall

Prices on the Fonterra-owned Global Dairy Trade (GDT) auction platform rose today for the first time since March.

Canadian dairy Saputo has confidence despite TPP uncertainty

No matter what happens with the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade negotiations, Saputo officials say the Canadian dairy is ready.

Fonterra dismisses calls to suspend GDT after tenth consecutive price fall

Fonterra has dismissed calls for the Global Dairy Trade (GDT) online auction platform to be suspended after a tenth consecutive fall in prices.

USDA hearing to consider establishment of FMMO in California

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is to move ahead with a public hearing to consider the establishment of a Federal Milk Marketing Order (FMMO) for California.

FDA calls for info and reveals risk assessment for raw milk cheese

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is calling for information on cheese made from raw milk.

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