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IBM and Cornell University to work together to keep global milk supply safe

IBM Research and Cornell University have teamed up to help improve the safety of the global milk supply through genetic sequencing and big data analytics research.

IFCN conference looks at milk price cycle

The 18th IFCN Dairy Conference took place from June 10-14 in Kiel, Germany, with participants looking at the most recent analysis of developments in 2016 and 2017.

FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria commissions fifth collection facility

FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria PLC has commissioned a fifth milk collection facility for its Dairy Development Programme (DDP) in Saki, Oyo State.

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Agropur recalls milk due to ‘harmful material’ concerns

Agropur Cooperative is recalling some milk due to potential presence of harmful material.

Amazon acquisition of Whole Foods to bode well for dairy

Amazon’s purchase of Whole Foods Market for $13.7bn will improve the e-commerce juggernaut’s brand equity in its online grocery platform, AmazonFresh, where dairy is currently a top performer.

US dairy exporters to gain increased access to Chinese market through MOU

The US and China have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will increase market access for more than 200 US dairy exporters, allowing for more shipments of milk, cheese,...

DairyNZ launches environmental plan

On Wednesday, DairyNZ launched its Dairy Action for Climate Change document, which is designed to lay down the foundation to reduce greenhouse gasses on dairy farms.

US dairy groups urge prioritizing trade with Mexico when NAFTA renegotiation begins

When US negotiators begin the process of modernizing and updating NAFTA, US dairy groups have stated maintaining a dependable trade relationship with Mexico and removing trade barriers in Canada remain...

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ADB $125m support for Saikexing dairy expansion

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has signed agreements in Hohhot, Inner Mongolia, with commercial banks to support Inner Mongolia Saikexing Breeding and Biotechnology Group (Saikexing) to expand the domestic supply...

Thailand Dairy Organization to increase production capacity by 80%

Dairy Farming Promotion Organization of Thailand (DPO) is expanding its production capacity by installing three CFA 124 high-speed filling machines from SIG Combibloc.

Study finds varying amounts of vitamin K in dairy products

Dairy products may be able to promote another key nutrient, vitamin K, as a study by Tufts University found that many full-fat dairy products contained an appreciable amount of the...

US dairy works to create consistent tracking of greenhouse gas emissions for dairy processors

Sustainability is no longer a buzzword for US dairy processors, it has become a necessary part of their business to drive growth and meet customers’ environmental expectations, but the process...

Arla ‘good for the land’ ad falls foul of ASA

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) in the UK has ruled an Arla Foods Ltd ad that appeared in a local newspaper in November 2016 was misleading and cannot be run again.

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Grupo Lala invests $30m to build dairy plant in Guatemala, growing presence in Central America

Grupo Lala will invest $30m investment to build a new dairy processing factory in Guatemala for the manufacturing of ice cream, milk, and other dairy products, creating approximately 4,000 jobs.

The effect of vitamin concentrates on pasteurized milk flavor: Study

A study looking at the effects of adding vitamins to milk has found concentrates may contribute to off flavors in milk, especially skim milk fortified with water-dispersible vitamin concentrates.

Highlights as more than 80 countries celebrate World Milk Day

World Milk Day was celebrated globally June 1, with companies, individuals, retailers and organizations all promoting milk.

Tetra Pak on Paris Agreement: ‘It’s business as usual’

Tetra Pak has seen a rising demand among dairy processors for more sustainable filtration technology and water recovery systems, and the company believes it can continue to achieve its environmental...

Murray Goulburn axing products as job cuts loom

In a letter to suppliers, Australian dairy company Murray Goulburn Co-operative Co. Limited (MG) said it is discontinuing several products as job losses take place.

Mother Dairy refurbished milk processing plant inaugurated in Nagpur

Mother Dairy Fruit & Vegetable Pvt Ltd, a subsidiary of India’s National Dairy Development Board (NDDB), has inaugurated its refurbished Nagpur plant.

Saputo sees decline in cheese sales in US and international markets but expects recovery

Canadian dairy company Saputo reported total revenue of C$11.16bn (US$8.29bn) for fiscal 2017, a 1.56% increase from C$10.99bn (US$8.16bn) for 2016 with the company’s fourth quarter decreasing by 0.5% due...

Variety of events taking place around the world on World Milk Day

Today is World Milk Day. Traditionally, dairy companies have marked this day individually, but this year the Global Dairy Platform (GDP) is coordinating a joint celebration across the industry.

Needham Coding to sell own-brand CIJ printers for first time

Needham Coding, part of The Needham Group, has launched its own-brand of continuous ink jet (CIJ) printers to drive its growth strategy, having been previously recognized as a distributor of...

Nestlé increases Milkybar’s milk content to meet sugar reduction goal

Nestlé UK has reformulated Milkybar to boost milk percentage from 26% to 37.5%.

Raw milk and cheese poses ‘significant’ food safety risk – study

Illnesses and hospitalizations will rise as consumption of unpasteurized dairy products increases, according to a study.

FrieslandCampina WAMCO reports increased profits

At the 44th AGM of FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria PLC, held in Lagos recently, shareholders unanimously approved its annual report and accounts, which showed an increase in turnover compared to the previous...

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