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Kerry Group milk farmer selected for McDonald's sustainability program

A Kerry Group milk supplier has been inducted into the McDonald's Flagship Farm program for his overall approach to sustainable production.

VIDEO: Californian 'got milk?' ads target parents in two languages

The California Milk Processor Board has unveiled an English and Spanish language TV advertising campaign to encourage parents of all ethnicity to buy milk for their children.

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SQI Diagnostics to automate assay for testing pathogens in raw milk

SQI Diagnostics has entered into a contract with a UK-based company to automate their DNA-based pathogen detection assays.

Parmalat set to acquire Brazilian UHT milk and cheese operations

Parmalat looks set to acquire the UHT milk and cheese operations of Brazilian dairy Lácteos do Brasil (LBR), which filed for bankruptcy protection in 2013, for R$250m (US$110m, €83m)....

Lactose-free dairy, protein powder removed from Russian import blacklist

Russia has amended its embargo on Western food imports - enabling the flow of lactose-free dairy, protein concentrate, and other earlier banned products into Russia to recommence.

Finns call for EC dairy compensation to offset Russian embargo impact

European Commission (EC) compensation will be required to shore up Finnish producers facing a double-digit fall in milk prices as a result of the Russian embargo, farmer representative MTK has...

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Milk and cream recalled in UK over cleaning product contamination

Milk and cream products are being recalled by a British dairy after an error resulted in contamination with a “small amount of cleaning product.”

'Positive association' between A1 protein and stomach pain: Study

Australian researchers have identified a "significant positive association" between A1 beta-casein protein and abdominal pain - a finding that has been unsurprisingly welcomed by the a2 Milk Company.

Dean Foods withdraws 2014 earnings guidance after 'rocky' Q2

US dairy giant Dean Foods has withdrawn its full-year earnings guidance after fluid milk price volatility in the second quarter left its results looking "rocky." 

Tesco prototype glass app orders milk virtually

Tesco R&D team has partnered with Google Glass to test an app that orders groceries virtually.

‘The fall in production may lead to unpaid lay-offs’

Valio looks at job cuts following Russia export ban

Valio says it has started negotiations with the Finnish Act on Co-operation within Undertakings to talk about possible job cuts following a ban on exports to Russia.

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Unapproved milk found in Hong Kong

Safa Milk imported from a source of manufacture not approved by the Director of Food and Environmental Hygiene, has been found in Hong Kong, according to a spokesman for the...

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First Milk drops prices again

First Milk has made further price cuts based on what it claims are falling commodity prices and continued decline in UK market returns.

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StimuLearn with Nestlé’s Nido

Nestlé’s milk drink brand Nido has launched a free interactive educational app called StimuLearn to improve children’s memory and attention.

Finnish milk consumption traced back 4,500 years

British and Finnish scientists have uncovered evidence of milk consumption in Finland as far back as 2500 BC, by analyzing fragments of prehistoric pottery.

Aussie dairies jumping on A2 protein bandwagon to 'cream consumers': Choice

Australian consumer group Choice has blasted dairies Down Under for attempting to milk the public using health claims relating to A2 beta casein protein. 

Real time PCR approach developed to detect Listeria

Researchers have developed a real time (rt-) polymerase chain reaction (PCR) protocol for the rapid and reliable identification and quantitative detection of Listeria monocytogenes.

RGHL confirms 'approach' to buy SIG Combibloc: $5bn price tag rumored

Reynolds Group says it will perform a strategic review of the world’s second-largest carton producer SIG Combibloc after an approach by an unnamed suitor looking to buy the business.

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Brownes Dairy fined AU$100k for Australian waterway milk pollution

Western Australia's Brownes Dairy has been fined AU$100,000 (US$94,000, €70,000) over a major spill of unprocessed milk into a waterway.

Sri Lanka will 'set the pace' for India in milk yield and quality: Wellard

Sri Lanka will soon "set the pace" for neighboring India in terms of milk quality and yield per cow, Australia's largest livestock exporter, Wellard Rural Exports, has claimed.

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JBT FoodTech completes Stork ICS acquisition

JBT FoodTech has completed the acquisition of Stork ICS’s hydrostatic sterilizer technology.

The highs and lows of organics: How to stimulate repeat and cross-purchases

Low cost organic products are more likely to be repurchased but a high price strategy could prove more effective in encouraging cross-purchasing across ranges, finds research.

DFA to pay $50m to settle Northeast US milk price lawsuit

Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) and its marketing arm Dairy Marketing Services (DMS) have agreed to pay a total of US$50m (€37m) to settle a class action lawsuit that alleged...

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'Be proud' of packaging sustainability efforts, dairy brands urged

Personify's Gail Barnes has called on dairy brand owners to "be proud" of their sustainability efforts and use tools such as Twitter to spread the word to consumers.

Canadian coop Agropur continues domestic dairy expansion

Canadian dairy cooperative Agropur has furthered its domestic expansion efforts - announcing two acquisition agreements in less than a week.

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