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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...

DISPATCHES FROM ZENITH GLOBAL DAIRY CONGRESS

'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.

China

Abbott and Fonterra to join forces in widespread China expansion

A US-based infant formula major and New Zealand’s biggest exporter have joined forces to build up to five dairy farms in China to secure supply for China’s newfound voracious appetite...

India

India leapfrogs EU as world's dominant milk producer

India is now the world’s biggest milk producer, having overtaken the European Union over the last 12 months, according to the latest edition of the government’s annual economic survey.

€70m fresh milk antitrust fine 'costly decision for consumers and Valio'

Finnish dairy giant Valio claims a €70m (US$95m) fine, imposed for abusing its dominant position in the country fresh milk sector, will reduce competition and shut it out of the market....

Asian investors plough $106m into ambitious Chinese dairy Huaxia

A coalition of Asian investors is ploughing US$106m (€77.7m) in to Huaxia Dairy Farm to fund an expansion of the Chinese company's farming and processing operations.

Chinese organic dairy Shengmu launches expansion-driven IPO

Shengmu Organic, China's largest organic dairy player, is seeking to raise up to HK$1.3bn (US$169m, €124m) through an initial public offering (IPO) of shares in Hong Kong.

25% of milk produced in Tanzania wet season is wasted

Travesty of poor refrigeration in developing countries

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers has launched a report which claims 25% of food wastage in the developing world could be eliminated with better refrigeration equipment. 

Bürkert FloWave starts field tests in the dairy industry

Bürkert FloWave, which measures the flow of a liquid in a pipe, is being tested in the dairy industry and has requests from a chocolate manufacturer.

Brits moving to non-dairy pastures: Mintel report

There is a growing trend towards dairy alternatives in the UK, with volume sales of cow-milk alternatives such as soya, rice and buffalo milk up 155% between 2011 and 2013,...

2014 SPECIAL EDITION: DAIRY PRODUCT QUALITY TESTING

Fonterra never checked Sanlu's dairy products prior to deadly China melamine crisis, study warns

Decentralized milk supply chains were largely to blame for the melamine scandal that bankrupted China’s Sanlu in 2008, but its partner Fonterra's experience ‘did not appear helpful’ in stopping deadly...

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Shocking video: Saputo refuses milk from Chilliwack after 'sadistic animal abuse' exposed

Canadian dairy giant Saputo has refused to accept milk from British Colombia producer Chilliwack Cattle Company after the emergence of footage showing "sadistic animal abuse" at the farm.

ACE tree huggers: Carton kings boost sustainable wood fiber use

Tetra Pak, Elopak and SIG Combibloc boosted their use of wood fiber from Forest Stewardship Council-certified or controlled sources by 5% to 93% in 2013, according to an independent report.

Marva Maid Dairy extends Virginia withdrawal of spoiled school milk cartons

Virginia dairy Marva Maid has extended an earlier withdrawal of school milk in the state following a health authority review that found "elevated levels of bacteria" consistent with premature spoilage....

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Fonterra names new global operations head

The world’s biggest dairy exporter has appointed a new head of global operations, with Robert Spurway taking on the newly-created position on Fonterra’s management team.

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US retailer Meijer breaks ground on $100m Ohio dairy plant

Meijer has broken ground on a $100m (€75m) dairy production facility in Ohio - the US retailers' latest move into dairy manufacturing. 

Grant for novel bacteria detection and separation method

A research team at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has received almost $500,000 to develop faster methods for detecting and separating microbial contamination from food.

Russian dairy crosses out devilish barcodes in battle with Satan

Russian dairy, Russkoe Moloko, has revealed why for the past five years it has stamped the barcodes on its entire portfolio with a red cross - to fend off the...

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Arla Foods UK to officially open ‘world’s largest’ fresh milk plant

Arla Foods UK will today officially open its £150m ($240m, €180m) fresh milk plant in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire - a facility it claims to be “the world’s largest and most technologically advanced.”...

Nestlé, Fonterra divide up Latam JV Dairy Partners Americas

Fonterra and Nestlé have "realigned" their decade-old Latin American joint venture, Dairy Partners Americas, to "better reflect" the strategic focus of each company....

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