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Morinaga Milk probiotic meets US safety demands

Morinaga Milk Industry announced this week that it has obtained self-affirmed generally recognized as safe (GRAS) certification for one of its probiotic ingredients to tap growing demand in the US...

UK dairy groups reveal milk merger talks

Two of the UK's leading farmer-owned dairy businesses have today revealed that they are in advanced discussion over a merger of their operations.

Plant sterols in low fat milk effective for cholesterol cuts

Phytosterols incorporated into low-fat fermented milk was effective in lowering LDL cholesterol levels in people with slightly elevated cholesterol, French researchers have reported.

Ministers debate milk, wine and sugar reforms

Food safety and animal health top the agenda at today's meeting of EU's agricultural ministers, with the future of milk, wine and sugar production also up for discussion.

Palsgaard counters milk costs for ice-cream makers

Palsgaard is the latest company to develop an ingredient solution that reduces the need for expensive commodities, with an emulsifier-stabiliser technology that calls for less milk solids in ice-cream.

European processors feel raw milk cost pinch

The average price paid to European farmers for their milk is up 12 per cent on the previous year to €30.66 per 100kg, according to a new market report.

Dairy sector milking UK consumers, claims regulator

The UK's major supermarkets and dairy processors allegedly cheated consumers out of £270m (€389m) by colluding to increase prices for dairy products, the competition regulator claimed today.

EU may boost milk production say reports

As a dwindling milk supply continues to bite into the profits of European dairy processors, the European Commision hinted this week that it may consider raising quotas on production to...

No danger in New Zealand's milk, says safety authority

The New Zealand Food Safety Authority (NZFSA) has ruled that milk containing either the A1 and A2 protein does not pose a danger to the public and should remain part...

EU legislators approve milk fund shake up

The European Parliament has decided that budget savings worth €117.3m made to its agricultural subsidy programme back into helping the dairy industry adapting to ongoing reforms to the system.

High prices remain after milk production hike

An expected increase in global dairy production is unlikely to alleviate current industry concerns over high milk prices, according to findings by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Codex date set for milk agenda talks

The latest round of talks designed to set out more international standards for the manufacturing of milk products will take place from 4 to 8 February in New Zealand, it...

Whole milk passes UK junk food test

Whole milk will not be blacklisted as a product unsuitable to be advertised on children's television in the UK, the Food Standards Agency has revealed.

Milk helps weightlifters increase lean body mass

Drinking fat-free milk after resistance exercise has a greater effect on helping to increase lean body mass compared to soy or carbohydrates in young male weightlifters, a study has concluded.

Milk in the mix for Chinese Reducol debut

Forbes Medi-Tech is teaming up with beverage manufacturer Uni-President to launch a new milk drink containing Reducol for Chinese consumers.

Analyser adapted for high viscosity milk

A manufacturer of analysers designed to assess milk composition claims to have adapted their products for use in the production of high viscosity milk products - a first for the...

Skimmed milk better than isotonics for post-sport rehydration?

Drinking skimmed milk after exercise may promote recovery and rehydration better than water or an isotonic sports drink, suggests a new study from the UK.

Food giants reveal milk supply concerns

A number of the world's leading food manufacturers have revealed their concern this week at the current high prices for milk supply, as they move to offset the adverse affects...

Goat milk prevents iron deficiency - study

A study of the nutritional benefits of goat milk, compared to cow milk, at preventing iron deficiency could prove to be a huge benefit to human health.

Organic meat and dairy linked to better quality breast milk

The breast milk of mothers consuming organic meat and dairy contains higher levels of beneficial fatty acids, and has an overall improved quality, suggests new research.

US milk yield on the rise

Milk production in the US is up from last year for the sixth month in a row, according to a new report.

EU milk cheapest in Poland

Milk and cheese products are more than twice as expensive in the rest of the 27 European countries than in Eastern Europe, according to a Eurostat report.

EPI's deal with Solarec to boost milk powder ingredients supply

France's EPI Ingredients is expanding its supply milk powders with a new deal with Belgian dairy firm Solarec, which will give it the rights to commercialise all the powders produced...

Nestle focuses on Chinese milk powder potential

Nestle today opened a state-of-the-art dairy plant in China as it continues to tap growing demand for milk powder products in the country.

Lactalis milks regional demand with Czech buy

Lactalis has acquired a majority stake in Czech dairy Mlekarna Kunin as it looks to tap into the potential for dairy products in the country.

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