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Campylobacter illnesses in Wales linked to raw milk

Public Health Wales is investigating four cases of Campylobacter linked with milk from Penlan y Môr farm.

Consumer NZ says light-proof bottles don’t make milk better

New Zealand consumer group Consumer NZ said despite claims light-proofed containers protect the vitamins in milk, its testing showed little difference in nutrient content between major milk brands.

Fortuna Group looks for collaboration on methane recovery system

Dairy farm investment company Fortuna Group said if sustainable farming is to be achieved, companies in the private and public sector need to work faster and more collaboratively.

Dean Foods shuts down fluid milk processing plant in Virginia

Dean Foods is closing one of its fluid milk processing plants, PET Dairy, in Richmond, Virginia, as part of its company-wide plan to consolidate operations.

Yili jumps on gaming bandwagon

Yili has become the first dairy brand in China to participate in an interactive gaming event.

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Arla organic milk makes its way into McDonald’s Happy Meals

Arla Foods UK is launching a new co-branded Happy Meal and Arla Organic Milk bottle in McDonald’s UK restaurants.

Dean Foods looks to cost savings after Q2 profit falls

Dean Foods Company has issued its second quarter 2017 results.

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FrieslandCampina recognized for its Supply Chain Management

FrieslandCampina has won an award recognizing its excellence in Supply Chain Management at the Sustainable Business Awards (SBA) Singapore 2017.

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Fonterra hikes farmgate milk price by 25 cents

New Zealand’s Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited has announced an increased forecast Farmgate Milk Price for the upcoming 2018 season, to NZ$6.75 (US$5.09) per kilogram of milksolids (kgMS).

MPP updates improve safety net program for US dairy farmers before Farm Bill expires

The Senate Appropriations Committee has passed legislation that makes significant updates to the Margin Protection Program for dairy farmers (MPP-Dairy).

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Mengniu embraces Belt and Road strategy to expand into new markets

One of China’s biggest dairy producers has revealed plans to launch localised products in overseas markets later this year to take advantage of Beijing’s much-vaunted Belt and Road initiative....

Upturn in milkfat use means long-term benefits for US dairy farmers, DMI and NMPF say

The value of milkfat has increased significantly in the US market driven by changing consumer attitudes towards high-fat dairy products, according to new analysis by the National Milk Producers Federation...

Pilot program closely monitors tetracycline antibiotics in US milk supply

The FDA began a pilot program this month testing the US milk supply for tetracycline antibiotics, which will run for a minimum of 18 months with results released in 2019.

IFT 2017

USDEC on dairy health benefits: ‘We’re strong in the science but not as strong in communication to consumers’

USDEC, in partnership with the National Dairy Council, has been at the forefront of dairy protein research and has uncovered some of its health benefits, but has struggled communicating its...

EU agricultural outlook sees cereals dip but quota-free sugar surge

Cereal production in the EU is likely to dip in the short-term, as heatwaves and drought in various regions have a bearing on EU exports and on existing stocks, the...

Nestlé holds on to top spot in Rabobank’s global dairy top 20

Each year, Rabobank publishes its survey of the world’s largest 20 dairy companies.

Borden Dairy taken over by ACON investment company

ACON Investments, L.L.C. and its affiliates have announced the completion of an equity recapitalization of Borden Dairy Company.

USAID and DAL Food sign deal to help Sudanese children

The US Agency for International Development (USAID), has signed an agreement with DAL Food to provide locally sourced, pasteurized milk to more than 5,000 malnourished school children in Sudan’s Red...

Cow is cheapest milk and most common adulterant - ProGnosis Biotech

Higher priced milk can be fraudulently adulterated with that of a lower price from other species like cow, according to ProGnosis Biotech.

India to become world’s largest producer of milk by 2026

Milk production is expected to accelerate worldwide especially in India where it will grow 49% by 2026, contrasting with the steady decline of milk consumption in developed markets like the...

Tetra Pak introduces new high shear mixer

Tetra Pak has launched a high shear inline mixer, which it says will lower operating costs and eliminate production steps in some applications.

Norway finds STEC in products made from raw milk

The Norwegian Food Safety Authority has detected Shiga toxin producing E. coli (STEC) in four unpasteurized milk products.

IFT 2017

Agropur reshapes US ingredients business to streamline customer experience

Agropur Ingredients has streamlined its US business by dividing it into three sectors: nutrition solutions, dairy solutions, and custom solutions to better serve their customers’ needs.

Butter shortage? How to improve yield from the same amount of milk

Global inflation of butter prices continues to rise; in the EU and France as much as 90%-100% compared to the previous year.

Northern Norway can become a climate model for Norwegian dairy production

Northern Norway can be at the forefront of creating climate-efficient milk production in the future, according to Harald Volden, professor of environmental and biological sciences at the Norwegian University of...

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