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Dairy Association of Sri Lanka formed

The formation of The Dairy Association of Sri Lanka took place in February.

Kiwi supplement and health food firms targets for Chinese takeovers as dairy deals come under increased scrutiny

New Zealand supplement and health food manufacturers are likely targets for merger and acquisition activity over the next year, with private equity firms, notably from China, increasingly looking to splash...

Asda introduces free-range milk following World Animal Protection campaign

UK retailer Asda has introduced Free Range Dairy Farmer’s Milk into more than 100 of its stores.

Kroger updates classic gallon jug to be lighter and more user-friendly

Westover Dairy in Lynchburg, Virginia, has become the first Kroger production facility to manufacture and roll out a new lighter weight gallon jug, as part of the company’s 2020 sustainability...

Hitachi printers improve traceability for dairy industry

Pensworth dairy company has partnered with Allen Coding to install five Hitachi UX inkjet printers to improve efficiency.

'Kids throw milk at each other...it's a waste of public money'

Sri Lanka students shun nutritious food and dairy due to raft of ‘social and cultural factors’

Students in Sri Lanka are not eating healthy diets and are shunning school milk programmes due to social and cultural factors, and until these are tackled the country’s double burden...

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Tetra Pak and Lahore University sign dairy sector agreement

Tetra Pak Pakistan has joined forces with Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) to sign a dairy sector agreement.

PolyOne dairy light blocking additive approved by Chinese Food Approval Standards

PolyOne has announced its light-blocking additive for dairy products, ColorMatrix Lactra SX, has been rated as compliant with newly introduced Chinese Food Approval standards.

Standards of identity are designed to protect consumers, not stifle competition, says GFI

Dairy Pride Act is 'anti-competitive' and 'unconstitutional,' says Good Food Institute

More than 46,000 people have signed a Good Food Institute petition urging Senator Tammy Baldwin and Congressman Peter Welch not to pursue the passage of the Dairy Pride Act, which...

‘C'est qui le patron’ brand success leads to expansion into butter, crème fraiche and yogurt

A fair-trade milk scheme where shoppers set fair prices for farmers has seen initial success with its C'est qui le patron? (Who is the boss) brand selling five million cartons...

US Dairy Program set to change following House Agriculture Committee Hearing

Members of the USDA House Agriculture Committee are looking for incentives for dairy farmers to join and stay in the US Dairy Program as net farm income is expected to...

Lowered demand for milk hurts Dean Foods’ Q4, but focus on ice cream melts away fears for 2017

Dean Foods saw an 0.8% decline in fluid milk volume sales during Q4 and a 2.1% decrease for the full-year 2016, mirroring a similar trend reported by the USDA, which...

Excess milk intake may shorten life span in women, researchers claim

Drinking milk to excess may be detrimental to health and could even shorten life span in women, according to Swedish researchers.

Cooperatives can improve India’s dairy industry, NDDB chair says

Shri Dilip Rath, chairman of India’s National Dairy Development Board (NDDB), said dairying in India is more about livelihoods for millions of smallholders than simply a business.

New Australian university centre eyes Asia opportunities for omega-3 and probiotics products

The University of Queensland (UQ) in Australia is opening a $1m new Food Science Innovation Precinct to drive new products and research in probiotics, omega-3, functional foods and dairy.

‘Cream of the crop’: Brazil co-op expands SIG carton pack production

The Co-operativa Central Gaúcha Ltd (CCGL) in Brazil has increased production capacity at its Cruz Alta plant with the purchase of a filling machine from SIG Combibloc.

Thailand drives Fraser & Neave growth but profits fall

Singapore-based Fraser and Neave Limited (F&N) recorded revenue of SGD$495m ($349m) for the first quarter ending December 31, 2016.

Prairie Farms embarks on $8.7m plant expansion to broaden dairy production

Prairie Farms Dairy has announced that its $8.7m 22,500-square-foot expansion investment at its Fort Wayne, Indiana, facility is under way, with construction beginning in April 2017 and taking an estimated...

Expert panel established to drive forward India's national fortification plan

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has set up a panel of doctors and research scientists to prepare the final version of its food fortification laws –...

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Elite Agro takes over Marmum Dairy in UAE

Dubai Investments PJSC has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary Dubai Investments Industries has divested its 100% stake in Marmum Dairy Farm and its distribution unit United Sales Partners (USP) LLC...

Belarusian dairy products may face problems entering Russia

Rosselkhoznadzor, Russia’s Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance, has issued a statement on the situation regarding export of dairy products from Belarus to the Russian Federation.

Coca-Cola’s fairlife launches ‘Superkids’ milk

Coca-Cola’s ultra-filtered premium milk fairlife has launched a children’s ‘Superkids’ variety, available in white milk and chocolate milk. 

Mérieux NutriSciences inaugurates raw milk testing lab

Mérieux NutriSciences has inaugurated a lab dedicated to raw milk testing including microbiology and chemistry analyses.

South Korea culls 195 cows and halts livestock transportation to stop spread of foot-and-mouth disease

The government of South Korea has confirmed a case of foot-and-mouth disease at a dairy farm in Boeun county, approximately 106 miles southeast of Seoul.

IFC helping FrieslandCampina with $145m package for Engro purchase

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is providing a $145m financing package to Dutch dairy company FrieslandCampina, to improve the development of Pakistan's dairy industry.

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