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Arcil acquires Dinieper FFS technology to expand in Brazil and Latin America

Arcil has acquired Dinieper which makes form-fill-seal (FFS) machines to grow its presence in Brazil and Latin America focusing on South America’s yogurt market.

Dairying in Ireland goes back 6,000 years, pottery tests suggest

Dairying in Ireland dates as far back as 4,000 BC, tests conducted on Irish prehistoric pottery suggest.

'Need for improved risk communication' to consumers on raw milk: EFSA

The risks associated with drinking raw milk should be better communicated to consumers, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has recommended.

Valio and Tetra Pak hit retail shelves with ‘World first’ 100% renewable carton this week

Valio is the first company to sell Tetra Pak’s 100% renewable carton, Tetra Rex Bio-based made from a combination of plastics derived from plants and paperboard, produced by biopolymer manufacturer...

First Milk 'very safe' financially despite milk payment deferral

British dairy cooperative First Milk insists its business is "very safe" despite cash flow problems that forced it last week to defer milk payments to its farmer members. ...

Meiji, Refresco Gerber to speak at Beverage and Dairy Treatment 2015

Do processing technology suppliers inspire new drink trends? Or are they more reactive? That’s one question experts from Meiji and Refresco Gerber will explore at this month’s free Beverage and Dairy...

Emsur’s first US packaging facility ramps up manufacturing

Emsur has opened its first US production facility after seeing a growing demand for its yoghurts and desserts outside of Europe.

How to win back share from private label? Make consumers feel the same about their milk as they do about their perfume...

Brand manufacturers must work hard to decommoditise their products to beat competition from private labels, says an analyst at IRI.

Elopak to roll out retrofit machines for its Pure-Pak carton this year

Elopak is expanding its 1 litre Pure-Pak Sense carton sizes with portion and family packs with further machines to be rolled out this year.

Milk and milk drinks 'more effective rehydration options' than Powerade: Study

Milk and milk-based beverages can be more effective than traditional sports drinks at replacing fluid lost during exercise, the findings of an Australian study suggest.

Parmalat set to acquire regional Italian dairy Latterie Friulane

Parmalat has agreed to acquire Consorzio Cooperativo Latterie Friulane for around €11.5m (US$13.7m) in the hope of reversing the regional Italian dairy's recent downturn.

Fraunhofer polymer powder cuts beverage quality testing time

Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute has co-developed a new polymer powder to detect harmful microorganisms in beer and other beverages that it claims will dramatically shorten testing times.

Parmalat to acquire Australian dairy Longwarry Food Park

In a bid to boost its export capabilities Down Under, Parmalat has agreed to acquire Australian dairy Longwarry Food Park.

SurePure initiates commercial photopurification trials at Indian dairies

SurePure has initiated commercial trials of its photopurification technology with "key dairy producers" in India.

India

Quarter of all milk adulterated, minister promises more effective laws

More than a quarter of all samples of milk taken across India are adulterated, the country’s health minister has revealed.

Tetra Pak launches Environmental Benchmarking Service

Tetra Pak has launched an Environmental Benchmarking Service, with one of its first customers being Pacific Foods in the US, saving 31m litres of water a year.

Legal US raw milk sales behind 'rapid increase' in outbreaks: CDC

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) blames the legal sale of raw milk in an increasing number of US states for a rise in the number of outbreaks...

Elopak claims to beat Tetra Pak to the punch with its sustainable carton

Elopak has launched a beverage carton with certified renewable polyethylene (PE), claiming to have beaten Tetra Pak by being the first company to offer the coating to the European market.

Fonterra slashes forecast FGMP again as volatility continues

Fonterra has slashed its farm gate milk price (FGMP) forecast for the 2014/15 season to NZ$4.70 (US$3.63, €2.93) - the third such reduction since it was first announced in May.

Dispatches from HI Europe, Amsterdam

‘Science sells,’ says FHI as it develops functional ingredients for every stage of life

The nutrition industry has become increasingly research led, says Food for Health Ireland (FHI). 

Russian power struggle not behind Danone, PepsiCo quality attack: SOYUZMOLOKO

Russian claims about the quality of Danone and PepsiCo dairy products are not the result of an industry association power struggle, says the National Dairy Producers Union (SOYUZMOLOKO)....

Pope Francis reveals donkey milk memories during Eurolactis meet

Pope Francis got nostalgic yesterday when presented with two donkeys and baskets of donkey milk powder by Swiss firm Eurolactis - revealing he drank the milk as an infant.

SPECIAL EDITION 2014, BEVERAGE SWEETENER INNOVATION

PureCircle claims ‘huge step forward’ with first category specific stevia launch for dairy

PureCircle has launched a new stevia blend called Sigma-D to target non-fermented, sweetened dairy drinks and other dairy products in what it says is a breakthrough category specific launch.

Tetra Pak unveils downsized 500ml carton for smaller households

Tetra Pak has introduced a 500ml version of its Tetra Brik Aseptic Edge carton it designed to meet the needs of smaller households. 

EDITOR'S OPINION: DEAR DAIRY....

Coca-Cola's milk splash miss: Pin-up posters were great!

Coca-Cola milk brand Fairlife has come under fire for its 'sexist' Milky Pin-Ups advertising campaign. Are the posters offensive? Or necessary to distance Fairlife from ordinary milk?

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