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Milk powder seized due to food safety concerns

US Marshals have seized more than four million pounds of items made by Valley Milk Products but confusion surrounds whether the firm refused to issue a recall or not.

Fonterra’s ingredients business keeps up with vast region’s fast pace

When I speak to Fonterra’s Hamish Gowans, he had just been asked by a potential customer if the cows that produce the milk for the New Zealand dairy ingredients co-operative...

Nigerian government looks to improve dairy sector from within

The Nigerian government and a local dairy company, L&Z Integrated Dairy Farms, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding aimed at developing the dairy sector and helping to tackle Fulani herdsmen...

Kyrgyzstan dairy project receives $5m funding

A new project designed to improve the productivity of dairy farms in Kyrgyzstan is being funded by the World Bank.

Potential for growth in UHT market in South Africa

A new report on the South African milk market by Persistence Market Research says that preservation of raw milk continues to be a challenge for consumers, pushing the country’s middle...

Windjammer takeover of Advanced Instruments falls in line with growing dairy testing market

Midmarket investment firm Windjammer has acquired Massachusetts-based Advanced Instruments (AI), maker of dairy analysis tools, after receiving US regulatory clearance from the Federal Trade Commission.

UK Government group to study skills and labor in the dairy industry

The Dairy All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) in the UK has launched an inquiry on skills and labor in the dairy industry.

Second report on Milk Package looks to possible extension

The European Commission has published its second report on the operation of the Milk Package, measures launched in 2012 to strengthen the position of European dairy producers in the supply chain.

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Looking for mycotoxins in dairy products - New detection methods can be lifesavers

If you are in the dairy business, you know the threats posed by mycotoxins, particularly aflatoxins B1, B2, G1, G2 and M1.

Swiss companies create first donkey milk chocolate bar

Eurolactis, a Swiss company that sells donkey milk, and Swiss master chocolatier Fornerod have teamed up to make the first non-bovine Swiss milk chocolate bar.

Vinamilk farm first to achieve EU organic standard in Vietnam

Vinamilk’s Da Lat Organic dairy farm, located in Lam Dong, is the first organic dairy farm in Vietnam to be certified to a European standard.

Donaldson LifeTec filter line innovates dairy microfiltration space for the first time in decades

Filtration giant Donaldson Company Inc. felt the food and beverage filtration market had not seen much in way of innovation for a while and answered the call with its new...

FAO tool to help dairy farms curb greenhouse emissions

The dairy sector will soon be able to participate in international carbon credit markets.

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Universal Robots and GNE Farm Equipment take the collaborative approach to robotic dairy farming

Robotic dairies are on the rise, and GNE Farm Equipment has taken the trend one step further by developing an application that uses Universal Robots’ (UR) collaborative robots (cobots) to...

Probiotic oral cavity-reduction potential has bite, study shows

A supplement containing Lactobacillus rhamnosus could enhance dental health by reducing tooth decay, according to a Chilean study.

Lactote – a revolution in milk packaging?

Plastic milk crates have been in use by dairies and supermarkets for the best part of half a century.

Australian dairy industry inquiry goals set

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) says its dairy industry inquiry will examine competition between milk processors, contracts between processors and farmers, global supply markets, and the profitability of...

Organic Valley to grow brand through joint venture with Dean Foods

A joint venture between Dean Foods Company and Organic Valley will bring the independent farmer cooperative’s dairy products to more US stores through Dean’s extensive refrigerated distribution network. ...

Nestlé Lanka opens $3.4m UHT milk plant

Nestlé Lanka has opened a new UHT milk plant in its factory in Kurunegala, Sri Lanka. The new production facility cost LKR500m ($3.4m) to construct.

FSMA guidelines for US dairy sector remain hazy with uncertainty spreading throughout food industry

The first round of compliance dates for the Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA) passed in late September, but there is still some questioning from the US food industry on...

New Zealand dairy industry assesses damage after earthquakes

The farming industry has pledged to help after two large earthquakes hit the South Island of New Zealand.

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A cheese by any other name: Let plant-based alternatives use traditional dairy terms

Why call something 'vegan cheese' when you could call it 'a plant-derived, oil-based dairy analog'? How about because it is vegan cheese. It's time for the dairy lobby to see plant-based alternatives...

News in Brief

Dairy Farmers of Canada new logo launch aims to reinvigorate Canadian dairy sector

Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) has unveiled its new organizational logo, which it says will serve as a better representation of its brand identity and the positive relationship dairy farmers...

Nestlé Lanka opens milk chilling center in northern Sri Lanka

Nestlé Lanka has opened a new milk chilling center in Jaffna, Sri Lanka.

Arla and First Milk announce November price hikes – NFU says it’s not enough

National Farmers’ Union (NFU) dairy board chairman Michael Oakes has questioned why UK milk buyers are still not passing on increases in market prices to suppliers.

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