Researchers have developed a real time (rt-) polymerase chain reaction (PCR) protocol for the rapid and reliable identification and quantitative detection of Listeria monocytogenes.
Reynolds Group says it will perform a strategic review of the world’s second-largest carton producer SIG Combibloc after an approach by an unnamed suitor looking to buy the business.
Western Australia's Brownes Dairy has been fined AU$100,000 (US$94,000, €70,000) over a major spill of unprocessed milk into a waterway.
Sri Lanka will soon "set the pace" for neighboring India in terms of milk quality and yield per cow, Australia's largest livestock exporter, Wellard Rural Exports, has claimed.
JBT FoodTech has completed the acquisition of Stork ICS’s hydrostatic sterilizer technology.
Low cost organic products are more likely to be repurchased but a high price strategy could prove more effective in encouraging cross-purchasing across ranges, finds research.
Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) and its marketing arm Dairy Marketing Services (DMS) have agreed to pay a total of US$50m (€37m) to settle a class action lawsuit that alleged...
Personify's Gail Barnes has called on dairy brand owners to "be proud" of their sustainability efforts and use tools such as Twitter to spread the word to consumers.
Canadian dairy cooperative Agropur has furthered its domestic expansion efforts - announcing two acquisition agreements in less than a week.
A US-based infant formula major and New Zealand’s biggest exporter have joined forces to build up to five dairy farms in China to secure supply for China’s newfound voracious appetite...
India is now the world’s biggest milk producer, having overtaken the European Union over the last 12 months, according to the latest edition of the government’s annual economic survey.
Finnish dairy giant Valio claims a €70m (US$95m) fine, imposed for abusing its dominant position in the country fresh milk sector, will reduce competition and shut it out of the market....
A coalition of Asian investors is ploughing US$106m (€77.7m) in to Huaxia Dairy Farm to fund an expansion of the Chinese company's farming and processing operations.
Shengmu Organic, China's largest organic dairy player, is seeking to raise up to HK$1.3bn (US$169m, €124m) through an initial public offering (IPO) of shares in Hong Kong.
The Institution of Mechanical Engineers has launched a report which claims 25% of food wastage in the developing world could be eliminated with better refrigeration equipment.
Bürkert FloWave, which measures the flow of a liquid in a pipe, is being tested in the dairy industry and has requests from a chocolate manufacturer.
There is a growing trend towards dairy alternatives in the UK, with volume sales of cow-milk alternatives such as soya, rice and buffalo milk up 155% between 2011 and 2013,...
Decentralized milk supply chains were largely to blame for the melamine scandal that bankrupted China’s Sanlu in 2008, but its partner Fonterra's experience ‘did not appear helpful’ in stopping deadly...
Canadian dairy giant Saputo has refused to accept milk from British Colombia producer Chilliwack Cattle Company after the emergence of footage showing "sadistic animal abuse" at the farm.
Tetra Pak, Elopak and SIG Combibloc boosted their use of wood fiber from Forest Stewardship Council-certified or controlled sources by 5% to 93% in 2013, according to an independent report.
Virginia dairy Marva Maid has extended an earlier withdrawal of school milk in the state following a health authority review that found "elevated levels of bacteria" consistent with premature spoilage....
The world’s biggest dairy exporter has appointed a new head of global operations, with Robert Spurway taking on the newly-created position on Fonterra’s management team.
Meijer has broken ground on a $100m (€75m) dairy production facility in Ohio - the US retailers' latest move into dairy manufacturing.
A research team at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has received almost $500,000 to develop faster methods for detecting and separating microbial contamination from food.
Russian dairy, Russkoe Moloko, has revealed why for the past five years it has stamped the barcodes on its entire portfolio with a red cross - to fend off the...