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Australia’s DemoDAIRY starts winding-up process

DemoDAIRY at Terang, in southwest Victoria, Australia, is starting the process of winding up the cooperative after it says all options to remain open have been exhausted.

Grupo LALA sees growth in all products segments in Q1 2017

Grupo LALA posted $789m in net sales for the first quarter of 2017, an 18.3% increase compared to the same period last year, which the dairy company credits to a...

Scientists create printed transistors for interactive smart food labels

Scientists at AMBER (Advanced Materials and Bio-Engineering Research) at Trinity College Dublin have created printed transistors from 2-dimensional nanomaterials for the first time. 

Mexico looks beyond the US for dairy imports over NAFTA fears

Amidst the uncertainty surrounding the future of NAFTA with US President Donald Trump pledging to get rid of the trade partnership, Mexico has been looking to diversify its trading partners.

Cornell professor of agricultural economics: US took advantage of 'loophole’ in dairy trade with Canada

Multiple US dairy groups have blasted Canada recently saying that the country is blatantly violating terms of the NAFTA trade agreement and that US dairy processors are suffering due to...

Study finds drugs in milking parlor water samples

A Spanish study to monitor the presence of 19 active drugs in water samples collected from milking parlors of dairy farms located in Galicia (northwest Spain), discovered 65% of the...

South Asia radius

Naarmann’s tap provides ‘The Answer’ for UHT demand in Pakistan

German dairy brand Privatmolkerei Naarmann says a novel form of packaging will be central to its strategy as it prepares to begin distribution of UHT milk in Pakistan, the world’s...

DAIRY Act would extend H2-A program to benefit dairy farms in need of year-long immigrant labor

The Defending the Agricultural Industry’s Requirements Year-round Act of 2017 (DAIRY Act), a new immigration reform policy for dairy operations, was recently introduced to Congress aiming to ensure that US...

Dannon attacks ‘daisy-chained’ logic in all-natural lawsuit over GM feed and dairy products

Should brands making dairy products from cows that may have consumed GM feed be allowed to market their wares as ‘all natural’? Absolutely, insisted Dannon in court papers filed this...

Sol-gel-based stainless steel surface reduces fouling and biofilm formation during milk pasteurization

Milk fouling and biofilms are common problems in the dairy industry for many types of processing equipment. Fouling requires frequent clean-in-place, leading to increased down time and reduced production.

Amul sees 18% year-on-year growth

Indian dairy cooperative Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd. (GCMMF, Amul), which markets the Amul brand of milk and other dairy products, has registered a provisional turnover of Rs. 27,085...

FrieslandCampina promotes dairy awareness in Myanmar

Dutch dairy cooperative Royal FrieslandCampina (FrieslandCampina) says it has reached 10,000 households – approximately 50,000 people – in Dawpon Township, Yangon, as part of its campaign to raise awareness of...

ProFood Tech 2017

Tetra Pak showcases ‘CustoMILKzation’ concept at ProFood Tech to help reimagine milk category

Exhibiting at ProFood Tech last week, Tetra Pak showcased its “CustoMILKzation” interactive video concept designed for its customers searching for ways to reimagine their milk products amid slumping fluid milk...

EFSA: No safety issues over acacia gum as food additive

Acacia gum is safe for use as a food additive concludes the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) following a risk re-evaluation request from the European Commission.

News in brief

Ingredia and La Prosperité Fermière partner with WWF France on sustainability

French company Ingredia and its parent group, the cooperative Prosperité Fermière, have signed a strategic partnership with WWF France to reduce the impacts and negative environmental factors of dairy production....

Arla looks to responsible growth in Asia

Danish-based dairy cooperative Arla Foods last month published its corporate responsibility report 2016, entitled Our Responsibility, documenting the company’s progress on responsible business practice.

WhiteWave blasts ‘plant milk’ lawsuit: ‘This is nothing more than a waste of time and judicial resources’

A recent wave of lawsuits challenging the use of the term ‘almondmilk’ on food labels amounts to “nothing more than a waste of time and judicial resources,” according to WhiteWave...

EBRD keen to assist Mongolia’s dairy sector potential

As part of its drive to strengthen the Mongolian economy by supporting the country's agribusiness sector, the European Bank for Reconstruction & Development (EBRD) organized a dairy conference last week.

Orkla needs more milk as pizza facility in Norway expands

Orkla is investing more than NOK 500m ($58.2m) in its pizza production facility in Stranda in western Norway.

Alchemy Utilities develops water purification plant

Irish company Alchemy Utilities is launching H20 Optima, a renewable water purification plant that runs on energy generated from waste food.

Beston sells dairy farm to Paris Creek

Australia’s Beston Global Food Company Limited has relinquished its interest in B.-d. Farm Paris Creek (Paris Creek), as well as selling Paris Creek a dairy farm.

New Zealand and Lithuania discuss dairy

New Zealand Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy and Lithuanian Agriculture Minister Bronius Markauskas have met in Vilnius, Lithuania, to discuss agricultural issues – including dairy – in the two countries.

Recycling robotics uses AI to sort food and beverage cartons from other materials

A new artificial intelligence-powered robotics system has been developed to divert cartons away from landfills, with possibilities to sort other recyclable materials in the future. 

March product launches from around the world in the dairy aisles

There are more than 20 new products from around the world featured in our look at what's new in the dairy aisles for March. 

Land O'Lakes acquires Vermont Creamery

Vermont Creamery has announced it will become an independently-operated subsidiary of Minnesota-based Land O'Lakes.

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