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'In some countries, it already is': Aseptic pouch could become the standard for milk: Ecolean

Aseptic pouch packaging could become the standard for milk, says Swedish packaging company Ecolean.

Milk quota abolition 'both a challenge and an opportunity': EC

The abolition of the European Union (EU) milk quota system next week presents "both a challenge and an opportunity" for Member States.

Dispatches from Anuga FoodtEC 2015

Bartec Benke sees roaring trade with Tiger milk measuring system

Bartec Benke claims to have seen a roaring trade with its Tiger milk measuring system, as Bartec closes its largest acquisition to date with Top Group.

Dairy Crest assets sale 'remains on track' as deal referred back to UK authority

Dairy Crest's £80m sale of assets to Müller "remains on track" after being referred back to the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) by the European Commission (EC)....

Higher 2014 US milk prices drive 30% revenue increase for DFA

Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) revenue increased nearly 30% in 2014 - a feat the US cooperative has attributed to higher milk prices. 

Lights, camera, action! a2 Milk outlines its US game plan at Expo West

Digestive issues after drinking milk are often attributed to milk protein allergy (which can be severe) or intolerance to lactose (milk sugars). But what if both of these have been...

FSAI finds Listeria and Campylobacter in raw milk

Listeria monocytogenes and Campylobacter were detected in 20% and 22% respectively of milk filter samples tested by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI).

SIG Combibloc dairy customers provided 'stimulus' for GEA aseptic doser

Filling and packaging giant SIG Combibloc is eager to support the development of technology - like GEA's VARI-DOS-ASEPT aseptic dosing station - that benefits its customers. 

Dairy crisis

First Milk finances ‘stabilised’, says Paice

First Milk has “stabilised” its finances and is on track to recover from the cash flow problems that emerged earlier this year, according to chairman Sir Jim Paice.

McDonald's to offer growth hormone-wary US consumers rBST-free milk

McDonald's USA is to begin sourcing milk for some products from cows not treated with growth hormone, recombinant bovine somatotropin (rBST).

'More than 99%' of US raw milk samples free of drug residues: FDA survey

The Food and Drug Administration has reiterated its confidence in the safety of the US milk supply, after veterinary drug residues were found in just 0.78% of tested samples.

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.”

News in brief

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.

US COMMODITIES CORNER

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.

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