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Arla Foods UK to officially open ‘world’s largest’ fresh milk plant

Arla Foods UK will today officially open its £150m ($240m, €180m) fresh milk plant in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire - a facility it claims to be “the world’s largest and most technologically advanced.”...

Nestlé, Fonterra divide up Latam JV Dairy Partners Americas

Fonterra and Nestlé have "realigned" their decade-old Latin American joint venture, Dairy Partners Americas, to "better reflect" the strategic focus of each company....

a2 milk 'surprised' by Parmalat PR campaign to discredit brand

The a2 Milk Company has voiced disbelief following reports that its Australian fresh milk rival Parmalat hired a PR firm to help discredit the science behind its popular a2 dairy...

Australian dairy farmers issued with El Niño warning

Australia dairy farmers are being urged to prepare for a long dry period in the coming months, as weather experts in the country reiterate their prediction of an El Niño....

In depth: Packaging associations comment on environmental performance pilots

Packaging to be addressed in EU environmental footprint projects

Packaging will form part of 11 food and beverage-based pilot projects starting next month to measure and communicate a products environmental performance.

UHT 'preferred format' to meet Vietnam rural distribution challenges: Tetra Pak

UHT will continue to be the "preferred format" for liquid dairy in Vietnam because it guarantees the safety of products distributed to the country's high rural population, according to Tetra...

INSIDE...THE VIETNAM MILK FACTORY

Inside the 'mega factory': take a tour of Vinamilk's plant

Tetra Pak and Vinamilk recently invited DairyReporter.com inside the Vietnam Milk Factory near Ho Chi Minh City – which it describes as a 'state-of-the-art' liquid dairy plant....

INSIDE...THE VIETNAM MILK FACTORY

Food safety is the ‘key to future business success’: Tetra Pak

Ensuring food safety throughout the production process is "key to future business success," according to Tetra Pak.

Aseptic UHT milk carton 'hits the mark' for safety-conscious Asia: SIG

Exports of European UHT milk in SIG Combibloc cartons to dairy-hungry, safety-conscious Asian markets has increased by 600% since 2011, the company revealed.

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Tetra Laval to open Dairy Hub in Cape Verde

Tetra Laval plans to open a Dairy Hub in Cape Verde, off the coast of West Africa.

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Dairy processor hit with wastewater discharge penalty

Idaho Milk Products will pay a $170,000 penalty to resolve Clean Water Act violations related to the discharge of wastewater, said the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

FrieslandCampina quiet on Indian Parag Milk Foods takeover 'rumors'

Dutch dairy giant FrieslandCampina has declined to comment on reports it is in talks to acquire a majority stake in Indian dairy Parag Milk Foods.

Detecting Listeria with MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry

Listeria monocytogenes can be detected from selective enrichment broths using MALDI–TOF mass spectrometry, according to a study.

Arla Ingman dairy brand 'somewhat unclear to consumers': Arla Finland

Arla Foods' Finnish business has brought an end to its retail sale of Swedish milk and changed its name in an attempt to dispel consumer confusion surrounding the company.

Norco secures fast-track fresh milk export pipeline to China

Australian dairy Norco Cooperative has secured a deal with Chinese authorities that allows it to fast-track quarantine clearance for its fresh milk exports - slashing the time it takes to...

Vietnam height initiatives drive drinking milk sales growth: Euromonitor

Vietnamese government initiatives designed to boost the average height of citizens by encouraging milk consumption have contributed significantly to the growth of the country's drinking milk products category in recent...

What food would look like in luxury packaging

Milk by apple, flour by Prada, coffee by Cartier

An award-winning artist and designer has created an art exhibition showing people what food and drink would look like in luxury branded packaging.

Infrastructure needs to keep up with India’s dairy production gains

Milk production in the world’s biggest dairy producing country continues to grow quickly, with India seeing an increase of around 19% in the five years from 2006 to 2010.

Japanese beer giant Asahi set to acquire Malaysian dairy

Asahi Group Holdings, the firm behind the Asahi Japanese beer brand, is preparing for its first foray into fresh dairy after agreeing a deal to acquire Malaysian firm Etika Dairies.

Coles admits to misleading campaign during AU$1 milk wars

Supermarket giant Coles painted a misleading picture of the dairy industry via a social media campaign at the height of the A$1 milk wars last year, Australia’s top consumer watchdog...

Woolworths private label milk contract losses will 'impact volumes': Lion

Australian processor Lion Dairy has admitted that being dropped as Woolworths’ private label milk supplier in Victoria and Western Australia “will impact volumes” at two plants.

Parmalat 'strengthens its position' in Australia with Harvey Fresh buy

Italian dairy giant Parmalat has moved to strengthen its market position Down Under through the acquisition of Australian dairy and juice product manufacturer Harvey Fresh.

Arla unveils proposed merger with Belgian coop EGM Walhorn

Arla Foods cooperative membership could be extended to the Netherlands "for the first time" through its proposed merger with Eupener Genossenschaftsmolkerei Walhorn (EGM Walhorn).

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A2C 'unifies' a2 milk businesses under new trading name

A2 Corporation (A2C) and its operations in the UK, Australia, New Zealand and China will from 8 April be unified under one common trading name, The a2 Milk Company Limited, the...

Raw milk rule change will increase risk of illness: IDFA, NMPF

The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) and the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) have called on US lawmakers to reject proposed legislation that would overturn the current ban on the...

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