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New milk-based drinks needed for young people, says panel

The dairy industry should step up efforts to develop healthy milk-based drinks that appeal to young people, according to a new panel created by The Dairy Council in the UK.

The time is right for the milk bag and jug format, says Dairy Crest

Dairy Crest and Sainsbury’s are putting their full marketing weight behind milk bags and jugs - confident that now is the time for the format to take root in the...

FrieslandCampina reports milk price rally

FrieslandCampina has announced the biggest monthly increase in the guaranteed price for the milk supplied to its farmers so far this year.

Milk Specialties Global agrees to pay penalties for safety violations

Milk Specialties Global has agreed to pay fines totaling $535,000 after safety violations were found at its Whitehall, Wisconsin facility, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has said.

Organic lobby defends health value of its milk from study claims

The Soil Association has hit back at claims made in a newly published study that organic milk is similar in “nutritional quality and wholesomeness” to conventional milk.

Goodbye milk fraud, hello origin tracking

A kit to test the authenticity of milk origin for use within the food and beverage industry can be used within the processing facility and has been developed by global...

Study claims organic milk offers no nutritional advantages

A new study has suggested that there may be little nutritional difference between conventional and organic milk.

Nestle challenged on baby milk health claims

Food giant Nestle was once more challenged at its AGM in Lausanne last week, as activists again raised the red flag that has been fluttering since the first boycott the...

Probiotic milk launched in Michigan

Ohio-based probiotics specialist Ganeden Biotech is benefitting from its newly formed alliance with the National Farmers Organization (NFO) after one of its members launched a probiotic milk in the Michigan...

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Saputo closes milk and cream processing plant

Saputo is closing a plant in Ontario, Canada, which processes milk and cream products, and consolidating distribution activities in the greater Toronto area.

Colour changing nanoparticles to flag up melamine-tainted milk

A new method that uses nanotechnology to detect melamine in milk is quick, simple and economical, said scientists in the United States.

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FDA warns on raw milk

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning on the potential danger of consuming raw milk, following a campylobacteriosis outbreak that has been linked to at least 12...

Scientists claim fat-free milk could relieve constipation

Full-fat milk may be associated with constipation but new research suggests that drinking fat-free milk could be a way of solving irregularity problems.

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Organic co-op splashes omega-3 milk

Twenty-three-year-old North American organic cooperation, Organic Valley Family of Farms, has launched an omega-3 milk containing 50mg of fish oil-sourced DHA and EPA per serving.

Fonterra sticks by improved milk price forecast in trading update

Fonterra has claimed that ingredients prices are recovering and market confidence is returning as a group of US senators accuse the New Zealand-based co-op of holding a virtual monopoly of...

Milk beats sports drink in female resistance training study

Skimmed milk may be a better training aid for female resistance athletes than a sports drink thanks to its calcium and protein content, according to a new study.

UK investigates baby milk marketing enforcement

A UK government committee looking into European Union baby milk marketing laws has raised issues with local enforcement procedures which it says need to be addressed.

Nampak builds biggest milk bottle in-plant in Ireland

Nampak Plastics has invested £3m to build what it claims will be the biggest milk bottle in-plant in Ireland at a Dale Farm dairy.

New culture could bring Russian milk drink to new markets

Danisco is introducing a new culture to make industrial production of ryazhenka easier and more consistent, and is expecting the traditional Russian milk drink to garner interest worldwide in the...

Omega-3 milk producer Ebro Puleva looks set to quit dairy category

Spanish food giant Ebro Puleva is set to depart the dairy category where its Puleva Omega-3 milk has been a pioneering product, following an agreement to sell off its dairy...

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Nestle doubles capacity of Indonesian milk-processing plant

Nestle has spent $100m doubling the capacity of a milk-processing plant on the island of East Java in Indonesia.

Scientists tackle fouling in UHT-processed chocolate milk

Australian scientists have sought to discover the optimal balance of carrageenans and sugar to minimise fouling in UHT-processed chocolate milk.

Milk’s fat content may influence tea’s antioxidants

The choice of adding full-fat or skimmed milk to tea may influence the antioxidant capacity of the beverage, says new research from the UK which may have public health implications.

Benco Pack launches FFS machine for mini milk portions

Working with its customer Nestle China, Benco Pack has developed a fully automated aseptic Form-Fill-Seal (FFS) machine for UHT milk cream miniportions.

New DairyCo report assesses performance of milk processors

In an effort to push farmers to ask more of milk buyers, DairyCo has released a report detailing the financial performance and business strategy of the leading dairy processors in...

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