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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.' 

Prairie Farms Dairy and Swiss Valley Farms announce merger

US companies Prairie Farms Dairy and Swiss Valley Farms have announced a merger agreement.

More than 50 Campylobacter cases linked to raw milk

More than 50 cases of Campylobacter have been linked to unpasteurised (raw) milk from a farm in Kendal, UK.

CRV Ambreed says milk price hikes increased demand for artificial insemination

Artificial insemination rates among CRV Ambreed customers are already higher in 2016 than 2015, the herd-improvement company has announced.

Coca-Cola, Nestlé, Unilever and Delta in acid contamination scare

Coca-Cola, Nestlé, Unilever and Delta have withdrawn products in a region of Greece after a group threatened to contaminate them with chlorine and hydrochloric acid.

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Chinese dairy shoppers becoming less satisfied with their milk

Customer satisfaction is on a downward spiral among Chinese dairy consumers, according to the latest national research report on shoppers’ attitudes to liquid milk, which also highlighted how the public...

Changes at First Milk responsible for rise in profits says CEO

First Milk has released its latest mid-year financial results (for the six months to September 30, 2016), with operating profits up to £9.2m ($11.4m).

Milk alternatives make a splash, hurting dairy milk’s bottom line

Milk alternatives are going through increasingly robust growth, according to BCC Research data, and sales of dairy-free beverages are expected to hit nearly $10.9bn by 2017, representing a CAGR of 13.3%.

GEA and GE ‘Blister Free’ membranes reduce dairy processing costs

GEA US has partnered with General Electric (GE) to develop ‘GE Blister Free’ reverse osmosis (RO) membranes to reduce dairy processing costs.

Irish researchers say green pastures mean better dairy products

Irish scientists say there is evidence that pasture-fed cows do produce better products.

Commissioner Hogan engages with dairy industry at EDA congress

At the first open session of the European Dairy Association (EDA) annual congress in Nice, France, from December 1-3, there was dialog and discussion on the state of the European...

Milk processor extends machine lifespan thanks to oil-impregnated bearings

A UK-based milk processing plant has partnered with Japanese firm NSK (Nippon Seiko Kabushiki Kaisha) to install oil-impregnated bearings on its machines.

Origin Green talks sustainability and statistics at breakfast event

More than 100 industry professionals from all different sections of the food and drinks sector gathered recently in central London to hear how leading companies are driving sustainability down their...

Indians concerned about dairy animals’ welfare

A survey commissioned by World Animal Protection in India reveals that treatment of animals in dairies in India is unacceptable to almost 90% of people who responded.

FDA drafts recommendations on handling substances that come in contact with infant formula and breast milk

A new FDA draft guidance has been issued to provide more specific information on how to conduct safety assessments for food contact substances (FCSs) that come into contact with infant...

NMPF and USDEC write to US President-elect Trump underscoring ‘positive impact’ of US dairy

The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) and the US Dairy Export Council (USDEC) have sent a letter to President-elect Donald J. Trump, highlighting the “positive impact” that prior trade agreements...

Virginia Tech study finds LED lights shield fresh taste of milk better than fluorescent

Virginia Tech scientists discovered that LED lighting installed in retail display cases can improve the taste of milk packed in translucent high-density polyethylene (HDPE) containers and improve overall consumer acceptance...

UK companies all hike price paid for milk

Arla Foods, Dairy Crest, First Milk and Müller have all announced increases to the price paid for milk.

IFCN workshop looks at Indian dairy challenges

The fifth IFCN Regional Workshop was held recently in Anand, India, with 50 experts from various backgrounds in the dairy industry contributing.

Westland shareholders told of company ‘failure’ to be industry competitive

New Zealand dairy company Westland Milk Products’ shareholders heard at their recent annual general meeting that while the company’s business strategy was sound, its delivery had been poor.

A look at some of November's new dairy products

It's time for a look at some of the new products to hit the dairy aisles around the world this November. 

Milk powder seized due to food safety concerns

US Marshals have seized more than four million pounds of items made by Valley Milk Products due to Salmonella concerns.

Fonterra’s ingredients business keeps up with vast region’s fast pace

When I speak to Fonterra’s Hamish Gowans, he had just been asked by a potential customer if the cows that produce the milk for the New Zealand dairy ingredients co-operative...

‘The big money is in cream’ says Arla Foods as it installs Tetra Pak Standardization Unit

Tetra Pak has launched a next generation standardization unit, designed for automatic in-line standardization of the fat in milk and cream directly after milk separation for milk products.

Nigerian government looks to improve dairy sector from within

The Nigerian government and a local dairy company, L&Z Integrated Dairy Farms, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding aimed at developing the dairy sector and helping to tackle Fulani herdsmen...

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