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Ireland dairy sector controls are ‘well organised’ - FVO

The Irish control system of the dairy sector is ‘well organised’, according to the Food and Veterinary Office (FVO) following an audit.

CDFA lifts Organic Pastures raw milk quarantine after further Campylobacter tests

Quarantined Organic Pastures Dairy brand raw whole milk will be back on shelves in California within 48 hours, the company has announced. 

Gulfood Manufacturing 2015, Dubai

PepsiCo, Mars, Mondelēz and Fonterra throw spotlight on Middle East

PepsiCo, Mars, Mondelēz and Fonterra will focus their efforts on the Middle East at Gulfood Manufacturing in Dubai next week (October 27-29) with two conferences entitled Next Generation Manufacturing and...

Müller given CMA go-ahead to complete £80m Dairy Crest deal

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has given Müller UK & Ireland the go-ahead to complete its £80m acquisition of Dairy Crest assets. 

KPMG highlights 'misconceptions' about offshore interest in NZ dairy land

KPMG has published a report that highlights "misconceptions" about Chinese investment in New Zealand dairy farm land. 

Pack Expo 2015

Consumer trends changing the world of packaging

Consumer trends are actively changing how food items are packaged, according to a report released at this year’s Pack Expo Las Vegas and Pharma Expo 2015.

Control measures for raw milk ‘not sufficient’ to prevent illness

Current control measures for raw milk production are not sufficient to prevent illness, according to a review of an outbreak of Yersinia pseudotuberculosis (YP) last year.

a2 Milk Company seeks to raise NZ$43m to finance international growth

The a2 Milk Company (a2MC) is seeking to raise NZ$43m (US$28.5m) to support growth in Australia, New Zealand and key international markets.

Unboiled milk and homemade soft cheese link in Bulgarian brucellosis illnesses

Brucellosis remains a serious challenge for countries around Bulgaria and more cases could occur if prevention measures are not followed, according to a report on an ongoing outbreak.

Calcium doesn’t strengthen bones, study concludes

Taking into account studies from around the world, a group of researchers have concluded that calcium does not make for stronger bones.

More than half of consumers eat across a 15-hour span daily, study finds

Consumers end up eating for much longer stretches of the day than they had anticipated with over half of adults eating over a 15-hour span daily, says new research.

School milk programmes reach 140m children worldwide: FAO, IDF survey

Around 140m children worldwide currently benefit from school milk programmes, according to a survey conducted by the FAO and the International Dairy Federation (IDF).

News in brief

Nestlé Pakistan: Research is one of the first steps towards food safety

Nestlé Pakistan has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS), Lahore.

Huishan Dairy 'taking legal advice' after Chinese milk safety alert withdrawn

Chinese dairy Huishan is "taking legal advice" after the withdrawal of a food safety alert relating to a batch of its fresh milk. 

Fonterra lifts FGMP forecast after increase in global dairy prices

Fonterra has increased its farm gate milk price (FGMP) forecast for the 2015/16 season following a recent lift in global dairy prices. 

DuPont blends soy, casein and whey in beverage to ‘challenge industry standards’

DuPont Nutrition and Health is "challenging the norms" of the dairy industry with a concept that blends soy, whey and milk proteins.

Tetra Pak focuses on Europe and Japan with TR/G7 filling machine

Tetra Pak has launched TR/G7, a filling machine which has a capacity of 6500 gable top packages per hour, for chilled distribution.


Q&A: HP Hood on dairy innovation and the role of aseptic processing and packaging

Innovation is the driving force behind growth in the dairy industry, Jeffrey Andrews, senior director of contract manufacturing at HP Hood, told a crowd gathered at the 2015 International Dairy...

Dairy Farmers of America launches milk-based, caffeine-free energy drink

Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) has launched a milk-based energy drink that doesn't rely on caffeine or other stimulants.

Fonterra Australia unveils AU$31m Woolworths private label milk plant

Fonterra has expanded its site in Cobden, adding a AU$31m (US$22.4m) fresh milk plant to supply Australian retailer Woolworths.

Tetra Pak aseptic carton bottle given FDA stamp of approval

Tetra Pak's Tetra Evero Aseptic carton bottle has been approved for use by US authorities.


5 things we learned about appealing to ‘healthy beverage shoppers’

Appealing to health-focused shoppers isn’t always easy. Linda Gilbert, the founder and CEO of EcoFocus Worldwide, LLC, had some tips to make it easier for the beverage and dairy industries....

Farmers in all EU Member States to share €420m financial aid: Commission

Farmers across the 28 European Union (EU) Member States will share €420m in European Commission (EC) targeted financial aid.

EBRD furthers investment in Turkish dairy sector with €10m loan

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has furthered its interest in the Turkish dairy sector with a €10m loan to the company behind the Kay dairy brand.


Collaborative robot reaches out to dairy industry

Universal Robots has reached out to dairy manufacturers at this year’s International Dairy Show in Chicago with its line of collaborative robots.

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