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HDPE-reinforced Tetra Pak carton bottle suitable for enriched milks

Tetra Pak has adapted its Tetra Evero Aseptic carton bottle to make it suitable for milk products with oxygen-sensitive enrichments.

Mercy for Animals undercover animal cruelty video 'contrived': DFA

Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) has taken a further swipe at Mercy for Animals, branding a recent undercover investigation by the organization "contrived."

FrieslandCampina boosts Greek stocks to meet Grexit stockpiling demand

FrieslandCampina has boosted stocks of infant formula and condensed milk in Greece, where consumers are stockpiling food following the closure of banks.

Dairy crisis

Dairy sector needs ‘urgent help’ after ‘devastating blow’

The dairy industry has been hit with “another devastating blow” as Arla Foods has cut its milk price, calling for urgent help from industry and government, according to the National...

Müller moves to alleviate UK competition concerns over Dairy Crest acquisition

The UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has "in principle" accepted a proposal that would reduce competition concerns and allow Müller to acquire Dairy Crest's fresh milk business....

DISPATCHES FROM ZENITH GLOBAL DAIRY CONGRESS 2015

Inside.... FrieslandCampina's Innovation Centre, the Netherlands

Zenith International kicked off its ninth Global Dairy Congress in the Netherlands with a trip to FrieslandCampina's Innovation Centre at Wageningen University.

Drinkable yogurt, dairy-based smoothies could help counter declining consumption of fluid milk

Individually packaged drinkable yogurt and dairy-based smoothies are increasingly popular as more convenient and modern alternatives to fluid milk, the consumption of which has declined in recent years, according to...

More than half of UK consumers willing to pay more for milk: Mintel

Despite UK milk prices falling significantly in recent years, consumers are willing to pay more for their milk, according to new research.

Freedom Foods and mystery international dairy considering a2 Milk takeover bid

Australian firm Freedom Foods and an "unnamed leading international" dairy have lodged a non-binding bid to acquire the a2 Milk Company (a2MC).

Study calls for improved access to low- and non-fat milk in low-income and non-white communities

Milk manufacturers need to work more closely with retailers in low-income and nonwhite neighborhoods to adequately stock and encourage consumption of skim and low-fat options, argue the authors of a...

MEPs back ban on meat and milk from cloned animals

The European Environment and Agriculture committees backed a draft law to ban meat and milk from cloned animals and their descendants on Wednesday, citing animal welfare and ethical concerns.

Innovation and communication 'revitalise the relevance of milk': Tetra Pak

Dairies around the world must innovate and communicate to "revitalise the relevance of milk" among consumers, says Tetra Pak. 

How food industry can boost milk’s value: fortify it

Fortified milk could help to boost the value of milk sales, despite supermarket price war slashing the price of the white stuff to as little as 89p for a four...

Arla to sell stake in Belgian joint venture Walhorn AG to Lactalis

French dairy giant Lactalis has agreed to buy Arla Foods' stake in Walhorn AG, the companies' Belgian dairy joint venture.

FrieslandCampina shows 'commitment' to Nigeria with €180m share purchase

FrieslandCampina has paid €180m for an additional 13.03% stake in its Nigerian subsidiary, FrieslandCampina WAMCO.

Lactase persistence developed in Europeans later 'than previously thought': Study

Lactase persistence - the genetic ability to digest milk sugar lactose as an adult - developed in Europeans later "than previously estimated," an analysis of Bronze Age DNA suggests. ...

Oregon State University commercializes polymer that 'naturally thickens milk'

After decades of research, Oregon State University (OSU) has begun commercializing a natural dairy thickener with probiotic potential.

Report rather than record animal cruelty at dairy farms, DFA urges activists

Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) has slammed Mercy for Animals for recording rather than reporting animal cruelty at a member farm in Colorado.

Finnish dairy Valio cuts 326 jobs to adjust to 'current operating environment'

Finnish dairy giant Valio has reduced its workforce in the country by 326 to "adjust its costs to correspond to the current operating environment."

HEALTHY AND FUNCTIONAL DAIRY SPECIAL EDITION 2015

Consumers want milk ‘with benefits tailored to them’: Datamonitor

Dairies can recover market share lost to non-dairy alternatives, such as almond milk, by developing milk products tailored to the meet the nutritional needs of specific groups, says Datamonitor Consumer.

Abbott seeks to patent fruit and vegetable powder for milk and yogurt

US infant formula giant Abbott Laboratories is seeking to patent a fruit and vegetable powder it developed to be mixed with milk or yogurt.

Saputo unveils 'zero tolerance' approach to animal cruelty at dairy farms

Canadian dairy giant Saputo will refuse milk from farms that fail to treat cows humanely under a new animal welfare policy.

Fonterra further reduces FGMP forecast for 'tough' 2014/15 season

Fonterra has cut its farm gate milk price (FGMP) forecast for the 2014/15 season to NZ$4.40 - the fifth such reduction since its May 2014 opener of NZ$7.00.

Pulsed electric fields harnessed to kill Listeria monocytogenes in milk

An Israeli scientist has harnessed the power of pulsed electric fields (PELs) to kill Listeria monocytogenes bacteria in milk.

EC rejects mandatory country of origin labelling for milk and dairy products

The European Commission (EC) has rejected mandatory country of origin labelling (COOL) for milk and dairy products in a report to be passed to European legislators.

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