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Hey Big Collectors! Europe's Top 10 Dairy Cooperatives

A total of 31 dairies made it into Copa-Cogenca's list of the top 100 European Union (EU) agricultural cooperatives. Here's the top 10...

Danone, Nestlé and Lactalis fined for roles in alleged Spanish raw milk cartel

Eleven dairies, including Danone, Nestlé and Lactalis, have been fined nearly €90m for allegedly colluding on the price paid to Spanish farmers for raw milk. 

Russian Valio dairy sales fell €120m in 'annus horribilis' 2014

Sales of Valio dairy products in Russia fell €120m (US$133m) to €258m (US$285m) in 2014 - a year it branded its “annus horribilis.”

Arla’s milk supply faces hit as strike threat looms

Strike action could hit supplies of Arla Foods’s milk unless it protects the terms of drivers it plans to outsource to third-party firm Moran Logistics, trades unions have warned....

Raw goats’ milk outbreak investigated after 11 sickened

An outbreak of Cryptosporidiosis from raw milk which sickened 11 people in Idaho highlights an infrequently reported risk, according to a report.

‘The milk that might change everything’? a2 milk to hit stores in California in April

a2 Milk – milk from cows that only produce A2 beta casein protein -  is set for an April launch in California, where brand owner The a2 Milk Company hopes...

SPX awarded contract to complete Arla Foods UK megadairy

SPX has been awarded a contract to bring processing capacity at Arla Foods' Aylesbury fresh milk plant up to 1bn litres a year.

French dairy Danone forecasts 'difficult and unstable' year ahead

With economic conditions expected to "remain difficult and unstable" in 2015, Danone has forecast organic sales growth of no more than 5% for the year ahead.

British taxman vows to treat struggling dairy farmers 'sympathetically'

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), responsible for the collection of UK tax, has vowed to treat struggling British dairy farmers “sympathetically.”

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Onex's deal to buy SIG for $4.66bn cleared by EU

Onex Corporation’s deal to buy SIG Combibloc for €3.75bn ($4.66bn) has been cleared by the European Commission.

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Is 'anticipation of reduced demand' for cheese behind Class III milk price fall?

"Anticipation of reduced demand" for cheese appears to be behind the fall in the price of Class III milk, says DairyReporter.com's US commodities expert, John Geuss.

MULLER WISEMAN INSISTS IT USES BRANDS AND FLAGS AS 'HALLMARKS OF QUALITY'

Where's that missing Red Tractor? FFA slams Muller Wiseman for lack of milk quality logo

UK lobby Farmers for Action has hit out at UK milk processors including Muller Wiseman for not including a Red Tractor logo on milk containers to signal British quality –...

Tetra Pak to develop its patent pending sensors to ‘see’ what is happening inside a plant when cleaning

Tetra Pak has published a guide to cleaning in place (CIP) for production, quality managers, technical engineers and equipment operators, to promote best practice and has launched a consulting service...

‘Fairlife in every fridge in America!’ CEO predicts rebirth of US milk

Fairlife CEO Steve Jones believes his company’s new premium milk distributed through the Coca-Cola system can contribute to the ‘rebirth of milk’ in America as consumption levels slide.

Dairy-damaging fat guidelines 'should not have been introduced'

US and UK dietary guidelines that recommended consumers reduce their intake of butter and full-fat milk were introduced "in the absence of supporting evidence," fresh analysis suggests....

Personality of the Year Winner, Agnieszka Maliszewska

Poland dairy sector 'will mark its presence on the world milk map'

The Polish dairy sector is ready to make its mark on "the world milk map," the 2014 DairyReporter.com Personality of the Year, Agnieszka Maliszewska, claims....

USDA urged to implement FMMO in California to amend 'disparity in pricing'

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has been urged to implement a Federal Milk Marketing Order (FMMO) in California to reduce the "disparity" between Class III and Californian Class 4b...

FVO finds ‘significant improvements’ during Ukrainian dairy audit

Significant improvements on the production and processing of dairy products to the EU have been made in Ukraine, according to the Food and Veterinary Office (FVO).

Pulsed light improves digestibility of milk allergy lactose protein BLG: Study

Spanish scientists claim to have reduced the allergenicity of β-lactoglobulin (BLG), a lactose protein responsible for around 10% of milk allergies, using pulsed light treatment.

Beverage & Dairy Treatment 2015: Meiji and Refresco Gerber

‘The pressure is always: what’s next?’ Meiji on being proactive and the Japanese way of working

Developments in processing technologies can open doors for new products and product categories – but how do they make the leap from concept to convention? 

#GetReal! MilkPEP to be 'more aggressive' in online anti-milk fight

The Milk Processor Education Program (MilkPEP) has launched a social media campaign to combat online anti-milk attacks. 

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Kliklok installs two QSSF600 shrink-wrap machines at Cotteswold Dairy

Kliklok has installed two QSSF600 shrink-wrapping machines at Cotteswold Dairy Tewkesbury factory, which can pack up to 150 bottles a minute.

Chlorophyll, not riboflavin, main cause of 'sun light flavour' in milk: Nofima

Chlorophyll - the photosensitive compound that gives plants their green colour - is the main cause of "sun light flavour" in milk, Norwegian scientists claim....

Organic and conventional milk differences 'not so straightforward': Review

Differences between organic and conventionally produced milk are not as "straightforward" as they are perceived, researchers in New Zealand claim. 

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A’Safwah Dairy to launch Elopak Obeikan 250ml mini Pure-pak Diamond cartons

A’Safwah Dairy in Oman plans to launch its Elopak Obeikan 250ml mini Pure-Pak Diamond cartons in 2015.

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