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Dairy-damaging fat guidelines 'should not have been introduced'

US and UK dietary guidelines that recommended consumers reduce their intake of butter and full-fat milk were introduced "in the absence of supporting evidence," fresh analysis suggests....

Personality of the Year Winner, Agnieszka Maliszewska

Poland dairy sector 'will mark its presence on the world milk map'

The Polish dairy sector is ready to make its mark on "the world milk map," the 2014 DairyReporter.com Personality of the Year, Agnieszka Maliszewska, claims....

USDA urged to implement FMMO in California to amend 'disparity in pricing'

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has been urged to implement a Federal Milk Marketing Order (FMMO) in California to reduce the "disparity" between Class III and Californian Class 4b...

FVO finds ‘significant improvements’ during Ukrainian dairy audit

Significant improvements on the production and processing of dairy products to the EU have been made in Ukraine, according to the Food and Veterinary Office (FVO).

Pulsed light improves digestibility of milk allergy lactose protein BLG: Study

Spanish scientists claim to have reduced the allergenicity of β-lactoglobulin (BLG), a lactose protein responsible for around 10% of milk allergies, using pulsed light treatment.

Beverage & Dairy Treatment 2015: Meiji and Refresco Gerber

‘The pressure is always: what’s next?’ Meiji on being proactive and the Japanese way of working

Developments in processing technologies can open doors for new products and product categories – but how do they make the leap from concept to convention? 

#GetReal! MilkPEP to be 'more aggressive' in online anti-milk fight

The Milk Processor Education Program (MilkPEP) has launched a social media campaign to combat online anti-milk attacks. 

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Kliklok installs two QSSF600 shrink-wrap machines at Cotteswold Dairy

Kliklok has installed two QSSF600 shrink-wrapping machines at Cotteswold Dairy Tewkesbury factory, which can pack up to 150 bottles a minute.

Chlorophyll, not riboflavin, main cause of 'sun light flavour' in milk: Nofima

Chlorophyll - the photosensitive compound that gives plants their green colour - is the main cause of "sun light flavour" in milk, Norwegian scientists claim....

Organic and conventional milk differences 'not so straightforward': Review

Differences between organic and conventionally produced milk are not as "straightforward" as they are perceived, researchers in New Zealand claim. 

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A’Safwah Dairy to launch Elopak Obeikan 250ml mini Pure-pak Diamond cartons

A’Safwah Dairy in Oman plans to launch its Elopak Obeikan 250ml mini Pure-Pak Diamond cartons in 2015.

Eurolactis launches world's first carton-packed donkey milk

After years of development, Eurolactis has officially launched what it claims is the world's first carton-packed donkey milk. 

Prime Minister David Cameron backs UK milk price protection calls

British Prime Minister David Cameron has backed calls to grant the Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA) more power to protect dairy farmers from retailers.

India

Amul plans 10 new dairy plants as boss seeks to attract more farmers

Indian dairy giant Amul will invest Rs5,000 crore (US$812m) on around 10 milk processing plants over the next year as it targets revenues of 10 times that investment by 2020.

British dairy farmers 'need greater price protection': MPs

MPs have called on the British government to provide dairy farmers more protection against falling milk prices. 

Tetra Pak opens €5m technical training centre in Thailand

Tetra Pak has opened a €5m technical training centre in Rayong, Thailand, with courses in automation, filling line equipment, quality assurance and food safety for dairy and beverage producers.

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.

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