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WhiteWave, Blue Diamond Growers, targeted in plant ‘milk’ class actions

To the frustration of the dairy lobby, false advertising lawsuits objecting to terms such as ‘almondmilk’ and ‘soymilk’ have failed to make much headway. However, complaints filed this week vs...

ADB grant to help fund study on boosting dairy production in Tajikistan

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is providing a $500,000 technical assistance grant to prepare a feasibility study for a proposed project to improve food security in Tajikistan by boosting dairy...

Gay Lea Foods to renovate and innovate in Canada’s dairy sector for 2017

Gay Lea Foods will be expanding its reach into more of Canada with an emphasis on research and development of dairy ingredients, president and CEO Michael Barrett said during the...

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Water, water, everywhere: Torrential rains dampen Argentina’s milk production prospects early in 2017

Just over a month ago, farmers in northern Argentina were beginning to see a bit of rain fall upon their fields. At first, the moisture was welcome.

Trump withdraws US from Trans-Pacific Partnership, US dairy groups react

President Donald J. Trump has signed off on an executive order withdrawing the US from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a decision that could have negative implications for the US dairy...

Fonterra and LIC develop online data tool Agrigate

Fonterra and Livestock Improvement Corporation (LIC) are in the final stages of developing an online tool, Agrigate, designed to help farmers improve their farm performance by using their existing data.

$1.4m USDA grant aids in research of cow health on organic dairy farms

A $1.4m grant from the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture has been given to a team of university researchers looking to help and maintain cow health on organic...

Former USDA secretary becomes new USDEC CEO and aims to ‘aggressively market’ US dairy worldwide

Former USDA secretary Tom Vilsack will be leading USDEC as its new president and CEO, and has said he will be dedicating much of his time to increasing dairy exports...

Nestlé Lanka starts work on new facility

Nestlé has laid the foundation stone of a new manufacturing facility at its factory in Pannala, Kurunegala, Sri Lanka.  

South Dakota dairy sector taps Puerto Rico to relieve labor shortage partly due to Trump’s future immigration policies

The US dairy sector in the state of South Dakota has begun tapping unemployed Puerto Rican workers as their reliance on Mexican immigrant workers is at stake under President-elect Donald...

Milk is a top-performing rebate offer for mobile reward shopping app Ibotta

Shopping habits of US consumers have shown that dairy milk still ranks as one of the top essential items on their grocery lists, according to data analysis from mobile reward...

EFET gives all clear after acid contamination threat

The Hellenic Food Authority (EFET) has confirmed all ‘is back to normal’ following threats to contaminate Coca-Cola, Nestlé, Unilever and Delta products with chlorine and hydrochloric acid.

US dairy calls on Trump to fix Canada’s ‘protectionist’ trade policies

In a letter to President-elect Donald Trump, US dairy groups said that Canada’s “protectionist” trade policies are intentionally designed to block imports from the US and are in direct violation...

Grass-fed is greener, says Maple Hill Creamery: ‘We need to have a more nuanced conversation about dairy and sustainability’

Dairy can get a bad rap in debates on animal welfare and sustainability, but it’s time the conversation became more nuanced, says 100% grass-fed, organic and “unapologetically full-fat” dairy brand...

Why cardiovascular health functional foods are primed to take-off across APAC: Euromonitor

Despite Asia Pacific being a region with high incidence of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs), sales of cardiovascular health positioned foods and beverages are not high, writes Maria Mascaraque from Euromonitor International.

Sugar changes to Eatwell Guide are ‘large’ but worthwhile: Oxford study

Reducing sugar consumption in line with recommendations set out in the Eatwell Guide, are likely to extend the average life expectancy by around six months according to Oxford University researchers.

Probiotic fermented milk may ease GI distress: Danone study

Probiotic fermented milk (PFM) may relieve gastrointestinal discomfort via a modifying effect on the gut microbiota, says British research commissioned by French dairy giant Danone.

Innovation Center for US Dairy to hold food safety workshops to prep dairy industry for FSMA compliance

The Innovation Center for US Dairy (IC) has announced its plans to implement a 2017 schedule of food safety training for the US dairy industry, which will include educational tools...

US dairy groups react to dairy cutbacks in USDA WIC feeding program

US dairy groups have raised concern over the latest proposed changes by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) in the USDA’s WIC (women, infants, and children) feeding program guidelines.

Kite Hill CEO: We just want to be able to use terms that consumers understand

Will the plant-based ‘milk’ debate prompt a wider probe of federal standards of identity?

According to the National Milk Producers Federation – and 34 members of Congress who wrote to the FDA before Christmas - using the term ‘milk’ on plant-based beverages misleads consumers,...

New Zealand sheep milk PGP program kicks off

Building an environmentally, socially and economically sustainable industry to meet the growing demand for sheep milk products is the goal of a new sheep milk Primary Growth Partnership (PGP) program...

Mengniu offers to buy out China Modern Dairy

China Mengniu Dairy Company Limited has made an offer to purchase the remaining shares of China Modern Dairy Holdings Ltd.

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Dairy trends – what to look out for in 2017

Global market research company Canadean has identified areas of opportunity in dairy products in 2017. 

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Lactalis looks to scoop up remaining Parmalat shares

The Lactalis Group has announced a voluntary tender offer for the remaining outstanding shares of its subsidiary Parmalat.

New and upcoming products in the dairy aisles

It's time for a look at some of the new products that launched in the month of December, as well as some that are 'coming soon.' 

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