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Fonterra slashes workforce by more than 500 'to remain strongly competitive'

Fonterra, the world's largest dairy exporter, is reducing its workforce by more than 500 in the face of falling milk prices.

dispatches from codex alimentarius, geneva

Dairy permeate powder standard work approved by Codex

An international standard on the identity, compositional quality and safety of powders made from dairy permeates has come a step closer.

New Zealand raw milk competition 'at risk' from Fonterra dominance: Westland

Competition for farm gate milk in New Zealand is "at risk" from Fonterra's market dominance, says Westland Milk Products.

Having a mare making horse cheese? Try camel chymosin, says Italian scientist

Pure camel chymosin – an enzyme found to effectively coagulate camel and donkey milk – also holds the potential to clot milk from horses, according to new research.

DISPATCHES FROM CODEX ALIMENTARIUS, GENEVA

Consensus not reached by Codex on rBST standard

The Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC) has decided not to adopt a standard on draft maximum residue limits (MRLs) for bovine somatotropin after a mammoth debate during its 38th session.

Russian import blacklist decision on lactose-free 'doesn't change much': Valio

The exclusion of "specialized" lactose-free milk and dairy products from Russia's Western food import blacklist "doesn't change much," says Finnish dairy, Valio. 

DISPATCHES FROM ZENITH GLOBAL DAIRY CONGRESS 2015

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."

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.

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...

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.

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."

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