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Creating ‘farmers by proxy’: 1871 Dairy evokes small-batch milk nostalgia

Travis Pyykkonen, founder of 1871 Dairy, wants to restore Chicago to the dairy epicenter by making small batch grass-fed cow’s milk more readily available to consumers.

Any objections? Sweden notifies EU on vitamin D fortification plans

Sweden is preparing to send its proposals for mandatory vitamin D food fortification to the EU, with the regulation due to come into force in autumn 2016.

Canadean Dairy Summit - Amsterdam 2016

Canadean points to daypart marketing and other dairy trends

Targeting different parts of the day, snackifying, and alternative milks are some of the developing trends in dairy, according to research company Canadean.

Digestive issues attributed to lactose intolerance may be caused by A1 beta-casein protein, suggests study funded by a2 Milk

New clinical research – funded by the a2 Milk Company – lends credence to its claims that many consumers who believe they can’t tolerate lactose (milk sugar) should really be...

Ornua continues to grow profits with 18% increase in EBITDA

Ornua, Ireland’s largest exporter of Irish dairy products, has announced an 18% increase in EBITDA for the 2015 financial year.

Domty gets the cream as profits surge 355%

Egyptian dairy producer Domty is celebrating a 355% year-on-year rise in annual profits, netting US$14.5m, just days after its highly-oversubscribed launch on the Egyptian stock market.

Amcor buying South American packaging business Alusa for $435m

Australian global packaging company Amcor has announced an agreement to acquire Alusa, the largest flexible packaging business in South America, for $435m.

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French dairy’s Chinese joint-venture could boost Sodiaal’s fortunes

Candia, a French milk producer, has joined Zhejiang International Business in a joint-venture which it hopes will deliver EUR145m (US$161m) in sales of branded UHT milk and baby milk in...

Milk price crisis prompts dairy conference

In response to current low milk prices, a conference has been arranged for next month to address international responses to low milk market prices and market volatility. 

Arla works with Nigeria on developing its dairy sector

Following a meeting between Arla Foods and delegates from Nigeria, the Danish dairy cooperative is hoping it can help develop the dairy industry in that country, and find new markets...

Dairy organizations look to Congress for TPP agreement support

The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF), US Dairy Export Council (USDEC) and the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) have sent a letter to members of Congress urging support for the...

NOVA Chemicals helps Tetra Pak make the first aseptic carton bottle for enriched dairy products

Canadian company NOVA Chemicals has teamed up with Tetra Pak to supply a polyethylene resin for the Tetra Evero Aseptic, the world’s first aseptic carton bottle.

Hearing held to strengthen Canadian border controls on dairy imports

Canada may crack down on dairy imports following a hearing held with four of Canada’s largest dairy players.  

Tesco sets up cheese group

UK retailer Tesco has announced it has created the Tesco Cheese Group (TCG), which will guarantee dairy farmers an above market price for the milk they produce for Tesco’s British...

On-the-go drinks and personalized products: Tetra Pak eyes up new growth areas

Tetra Pak’s revenues reached €11.9 bn ($13.5bn) in 2015, a rise of 7.5% on the previous year.

WABEL summit unites buyers and suppliers

The traditional format for trade shows is becoming an “old concept” for those doing business, says WABEL’s co-founder and managing director.

Palsgaard celebrates CO2-neutrality milestone

Palsgaard, which makes emulsifier/stabilizer blends, which are used in products from cake mixes to chocolate, confectionery, dairy and ice cream, is the first Danish food producer to achieve CO2-neutrality....

Lake District Biogas - green energy from Cumbrian cheese

Clearfleau, a British provider of on-site treatment solutions for the food and beverage sector, is commissioning a plant that will feed bio-methane into the gas grid in rural Cumbria in...

Dairy ingredient prices could rise soon, warns leading European trader

Dairy commodity prices have dropped, and food manufacturers should lock into a long-term deal quickly before they rise again, traders Greenfield Ireland are warning.

Kuban Agro first to produce Holstein dairy embryos in Russia

Kuban Agro, the largest agricultural company in southern Russia, has produced 233 transplant dairy heifers over the last two years, becoming the first Russian agricultural company to adopt embryo transfer...

Routine testing failed to find raw milk contamination - report

Current raw milk testing standards cannot be relied upon to always detect contamination, according to an analysis of a 2014 outbreak.

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FrieslandCampina efficiency drive means job losses

Dutch dairy cooperative FrieslandCampina says that its research has revealed ways to raise efficiency and reduce costs at its production locations in Lochem and Veghel.

Müller announces £15m investment and potential dairy closures

As part of a review of its Scottish dairy network, Müller Milk & Ingredients is investing £15m ($21.6m) over the next three years in Scotland’s largest fresh milk dairy at...

Novozymes launches Saphera lactase to help lactose-free dairy

Danish-based biotechnology company Novozymes has launched a new product, Saphera, a lactase enzyme that the company says sets a new standard for production and quality of a wide range of...

Kantar report highlights Chinese dairy market opportunities

A new report by Kantar Worldpanel gives an overview of the state of the Chinese dairy market that says there are opportunities for international companies.

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