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Dairy in the desert

When it is said that a cow should consume three litres of water for every litre of milk it produces, how is arid and water-starved Saudi Arabic able to command...

Johannesburg, South Africa March 18-19 2014

‘Not just a drinktec carbon copy!’ food & drink technology Africa

With the inaugural food & drink technology Africa trade show only days away, show organisers Messe München insist the continent is the ‘market of the future’ but presents distinct challenges....

Nestlé, FrieslandCampina, Arla 'monitoring' Ukraine crisis

European dairies Nestlé, FrieslandCampina and Arla Foods have reported no disruption to their operations in and exports to Ukraine, but are keeping an eye on the current crisis in the...

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US dairy producer milk prices hit record high! But why?

US dairy producer are receiving record high prices for their milk. But why? DairyReporter.com's US dairy commodities expert John Geuss examines the chain of events behind the increase.

FLEXIBLE PACKAGING 2014: RISING DAIRY BAG-IN-BOX DEMAND

Dairy bag-in-box demand ‘growing steadily’: Smurfit Kappa

Demand for bag-in-box packaging from the dairy industry for foodservice products is increasing "steadily" but potential for growth still lies in the retail sector, says Smurfit Kappa....

Sainsbury's and Co-op wade into UK retail milk price war

British retailers Sainsbury’s and the Co-op have followed Tesco’s lead and slashed their milk prices, but insist that the reductions will not impact milk producers.

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GMO Inside calls on Starbucks to source organic milk from cows not fed GM feed

Activist group GMO Inside has turned its attention towards Starbucks in the latest phase of its campaign to persuade big brands to move away from GMOs.

UK retailer milk ‘price war about to kick off’: FFA

Tesco’s decision to cut the price of its four pint bottles of milk to just £1 could result in a retail “price war” in the UK, protest group Farmers for...

FrieslandCampina hoping for Asian slam dunk through NBA deal

FrieslandCampina is hoping to score with Southeast Asian basketball fans after becoming the 'Official Milk Partner' of the US National Basketball Association (NBA) in five of the region's markets.

APAC dairy packaging growth 7% CAGR

Tetra Pak boosts dairy carton growth

Dairy containers are leading a global increase in food packaging, with growth in the sector driven by Asia and Latin America as milk-based products become more popular in these regions....

A2C preparing to launch a2 milk brand in US

Speciality milk manufacturer A2 Corporation (A2C) has revealed plans to launch its a2 brand fresh milk in the US.

Dispatches from EU Food Manufacturing and Safety Summit

Quicker problem solving for food safety

An online scientific and technical knowledge platform is hoping to solve problems faster than currently possible.

DAIRYREPORTER.COM EXCLUSIVE

DSM 'clean taste' lactase enzyme granted European patent

DSM’s lactose-free dairy ingredient Maxilact has been granted a European patent - giving the company exclusive permission to market "clean taste" arylsulfatase-free lactase enzymes in the region until 2026....

ASA rejects ad compliant: Organic dairy, 'naturally' different?

The UK Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) has rejected complaints that an organic milk promotion was misleading in its implication that high-protein dairy cow diets were not natural.

Milk Life replacing, not retiring got milk? campaign: MilkPEP

The Milk Processor Education Program (MilkPEP) has signaled its latest move away from its celebrity-driven 20-year old got milk? campaign, but insists that the iconic marketing program is not being...

US pasteurized dairy drug residue-free: FDA report

Tests for animal drug residues in more than 40,000 samples of pasteurized milk and milk products in the US returned no positive results, a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) report...

Operations set to begin at NZ$120m Fonterra UHT milk plant

Fonterra's NZ$120m ($99m, €73m) Waitoa UHT plant is on track to produce its first batches of Asia-destined Anchor brand long-life milk and cream in March – just over a year...

Sensor chip targets food safety

An EU project has created a disposable, mass-producible polymer-based nano-photonic sensor chip for a range of applications including food safety.

Horizon organic regulation breach claims 'wildly false': WhiteWave

WhiteWave Foods has slammed “wildly false allegations” that a former Horizon Dairy milk farm breached US Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Organic Program (NOP) regulations.

Multiple mycotoxins screening test successful

Researchers have successfully tested a method that can screen for multiple mycotoxins in milk-based infant formula and milk-based foods in a single analysis.

NZ to improve dairy traceability after Fonterra scare

In the wake of last year’s Fonterra whey protein concentrate (WPC) incident, the New Zealand government has established a working group designed to improve traceability in the country’s dairy sector....

US COMMODITIES CORNER

Why are US milk producer prices nearing a record high?

The prices paid to US milk producers in January 2014 were at a near record high, and are expected increase further in February. DairyReporter.com's US dairy commodities expert and MilkPrice...

Sub-Saharan milk cooler project awarded $1m grant

A US engineer has been awarded $1m (€735,000) to complete the development of a biogas-powered milk cooler for sub-Saharan dairy farmers that lack access to refrigeration.

ISO expands protein measurement method to goat, sheep milk

On the back of "increasing commercial interest" in products such as goat's milk and sheep's milk, the International Standards Organization (ISO) and the International Dairy Federation (IDF) have expanded the...

India’s milk prices hiked again, though much of it is adulterated

As milk prices go up by a further Rs2 per litre, India’s Supreme Court has gone on record to acknowledge milk adulteration as “serious”, and has demanded that individual states...

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