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Contractor dies on NOVA Chemicals polyethylene expansion plant

Investigations have begun after a contract worker suffered a ‘severe trauma’ and died while working on a stationary crane on NOVA Chemicals PE1 (polyethylene) expansion plant in Joffre, Alberta, Canada.

Marina launches ‘SunStar’ in combidome carton bottle

SIG Combibloc: ‘Investments in Iran should start to prove easier in the future’

Investments in Iran should start to prove easier in the future, according to SIG Combibloc as it partners with Zarin Jam Marina to launch 21 varieties of its SunStar beverage...

Probiotic strains for dairy added by Probi

Probi has strengthened its functional food offer after acquiring a licence for two probiotic strains for use in food applications, primarily dairy, from fellow Swedish biotech company Probac.

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Tetra Pak delivers 200bn FSC labeled packages

Tetra Pak will have delivered 200bn packages labeled with the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) logo by the end of April 2016.

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.

Canadean Dairy Summit - Amsterdam 2016

Canadean points to daypart marketing and other dairy trends

Targeting different parts of the day, snackifying, and alternative milks are some of the developing trends in dairy, according to research company Canadean.

From science to shelves: the development of MacuView

Study says MacuView helps with eye health and AMD

A recent study published in the Journal of Ophthalmology has shown the benefits of consuming a dairy drink, MacuView, containing lutein-, zeaxanthin- and DHA-enriched egg yolk.

Amcor buying South American packaging business Alusa for $435m

Australian global packaging company Amcor has announced an agreement to acquire Alusa, the largest flexible packaging business in South America, for $435m.

Danone Q1 results in line with expectations

Danone has issued its Q1 2016 results, showing sales of fresh dairy products down compared to the previous first quarter of 2015.

No new legislation needed on ‘growing up milks’, says long-awaited Commission report

There is no need for new legislation specific to so-called ’growing up’ milks, the European Commission has said in a report rebuked by industry and NGOs alike.

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...

Almond milk sales continue to surge, as dairy milk contracts, Nielsen data shows

With plant-based diets all the rage in the US currently, milk alternatives – and particularly those from almonds – are seeing strong sales growth and increased innovation, while sales of...

WhiteWave launches banana milk drink, amid tanking dairy milk sales

North American dairy milk sales dropped 7.8% to $13.6bn in 2015 compared to 2014, according to data from Euromonitor International, but WhiteWave Foods launched Sir Bananas to attempt to resurrect...

NOVA Chemicals helps Tetra Pak make the first aseptic carton bottle for enriched dairy products

Canadian company NOVA Chemicals has teamed up with Tetra Pak to supply a polyethylene resin for the Tetra Evero Aseptic, the world’s first aseptic carton bottle.

On-the-go drinks and personalized products: Tetra Pak eyes up new growth areas

Tetra Pak’s revenues reached €11.9 bn ($13.5bn) in 2015, a rise of 7.5% on the previous year.

WABEL summit unites buyers and suppliers

The traditional format for trade shows is becoming an “old concept” for those doing business, says WABEL’s co-founder and managing director.

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.

Serac launches first pre-printed plastic dairy bottle in Turkey

Serac has gone one step further with its Agami thermoforming technology by printing a bottle out of pre-printed polystyrene (PS) or polypropylene (PP) sheet reels. 

Lake District Biogas - green energy from Cumbrian cheese

Clearfleau, a British provider of on-site treatment solutions for the food and beverage sector, is commissioning a plant that will feed bio-methane into the gas grid in rural Cumbria in...

Müller announces £15m investment and potential dairy closures

As part of a review of its Scottish dairy network, Müller Milk & Ingredients is investing £15m ($21.6m) over the next three years in Scotland’s largest fresh milk dairy at...

Kantar report highlights Chinese dairy market opportunities

A new report by Kantar Worldpanel gives an overview of the state of the Chinese dairy market that says there are opportunities for international companies.

Special edition: Getting more from your milk

Whey permeate can help sports recovery drinks

Despite the current ‘war on sugar,’ carbohydrate energy is a consumer need in sports nutrition, backed up by the most recently EU-approved health claim related to carbohydrates and recovery from...

Special edition: Getting more from your milk

Arla Foods Ingredients adapts to individual markets

Arla Foods Ingredients highlights the importance of local knowledge during new product development.

Valio announces new $190m dairy snacks factory

Valio is set to open a new €170m ($190m) dairy snack factory in Herajoki, north of the Finnish capital Helsinki, in 2017.

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Brown's Dairy New Orleans plant closing with loss of 185 jobs

Brown’s Dairy, a part of Dean Foods, is closing its New Orleans, Louisiana, dairy plant, with the loss of approximately 185 jobs.

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