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Raw milk consumption reduces risk of infant respiratory infections: Study

Raw cow’s milk consumption reduces the risk of respiratory infections and fever in the first year of life, fresh findings suggest. 

Agropur milk recalled in Canada over 'premature spoilage' fears

Canadian dairy cooperative Agropur has pulled some fresh milk from retail shelves in the country over concerns about premature spoilage.

Non-cow’s milk may put children at vitamin D deficiency risk

Children who drink non-cow's milk such as rice, almond, soy or goat's milk, have lower levels of vitamin D in their blood than those who drink cow's milk, say researchers.

MERS cases linked to camel milk – WHO

Four cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) have been linked to camel milk in Saudi Arabia, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

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Nestlé opens dairy institute in northeast China

After making one of the biggest dairy investments in its history, Nestlé has opened the doors a dairy farming institute in northeast China, which it hopes will help modernise the...

EC considering aid for embargo-hit dairy farmers in Finland, Baltics

The European Commission (EC) is considering financial aid for dairy farmers in Member States hit hard by the Russian embargo, such as Finland and the Baltic states.

TSG application for 'most natural form of milk production' published

An application for Traditional Speciality Guaranteed (TSG) status for haymilk, milk supposedly produced in "the most natural form",  has been opened for comment by the European Commission (EC)....

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Dairy fined after Clean Water Act violations

E&M Farms Inc. has agreed to pay a $7,500 civil penalty to settle violations of the Clean Water Act (CWA) at its dairy site.

Producers in eight EU countries facing €409m milk quota fines

Eight European Union (EU) Member States look set to pay penalties totaling nearly €409m (US$517m) for exceeding their milk quotas. 

FFA urged to 'stop and think' ahead of Müller Wiseman milk price protest

Müller Wiseman Dairies has urged Farmers for Action (FFA) to "stop and think" about the damage its planned milk price protests could have on the sector.

Fonterra pleads not guilty to buttermilk disposal and odor charges

Fonterra has pleaded not guilty to nine charges related to the 2013 disposal of, and odor caused by, more than 3m litres of buttermilk and contaminated milk.

Tetra Pak urges 'world view' to address dairy supply and demand imbalance

The "traditionally domestic focused" dairy industry must adopt a "world view" to ensure increasing global consumer demand does not outstrip milk supply, says Tetra Pak.

Meiji fragranced milk a 'new type of milk': Datamonitor

Meiji’s fragranced milk range - developed for those that dislike the regular smell - has been heralded by market intelligence firm Datamonitor as a “new type of milk.”

China to overtake US as largest dairy market by 2017: Euromonitor

China will overtake the United States to become the world’s largest dairy market by 2017, Euromonitor has predicted.

Dairy Farmers of America tops Fonterra to take global milk intake crown

Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) has topped a list of the world's largest dairy processors in terms of milk intake - beating the likes of Fonterra, Lactalis, and Nestlé to...

2014 SPECIAL EDITION: HEALTHY AND FUNCTIONAL DAIRY

Western functional milk success limited, but 'different picture' in Asia: Euromonitor

The price and taste of fortified and functional fresh milk products will continue to limit demand in the West, but it is a "different picture" in Asia, says Euromonitor....

Dairy Crest to close UK glass bottling and cream potting plants

British processor Dairy Crest plans to close two plants with the loss of approximately 260 jobs - a move it has attributed in part to the fall in demand for milk...

School milk programs 'catalyst' for dairy market growth: Tetra Pak

School milk programs continue to serve as a “catalyst” for milk and dairy market growth in developing nations, says Tetra Pak.

Consuming high-fat dairy slashes type 2 diabetes risk: Study

A high intake of high-fat dairy products such as cream could reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, a Swedish study suggests.

Tetra Pak joins forces with IKEA and Kingfisher in sustainability drive

Tetra Pak says it wants to promote the benefits of responsibly sourced sustainable timber and has joined IKEA and Kingfisher to analyse the impact of Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification.

Arla Foods launches sustainable dairy farming plan

Arla Foods has launched Growing Together, a three-year sustainable dairy farming initiative, involving its 3,000 British farmers. 

‘Got Milk’ owner sues Bridge Brands Chocolate in trademark spat

The California Milk Processor Board has accused confectioner Bridge Brands Chocolate of unlawfully using and sub-licensing its “Got Milk?” slogan to Melville Chocolate and is seeking remedies in a US...

Commission ups CAP budget by €30m to alleviate Russian ban on EU agri products

The European Commission says it will increase its €60m Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) budget by a further €30m to ease market difficulties expected as a result of Russian measures against some European...

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Beingmate launches UHT milk with Enzymotec cognitive boost in China

Chinese infant formula manufacturer Beingmate has launched a phosphatidylserine (PS)-enriched UHT milk developed in cooperation with Enzymotec to support child brain health and development.

Franck Riboud to step down as Danone CEO after 18 years

Danone patriarch Franck Riboud has stepped down as CEO of the French dairy giant after more than 18 years at the helm.

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