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Eggnog, Cheese and Brussels Sprouts: Dairy gets festive for Christmas

Christmas Day is almost upon us, and it seems that dairy processors across North America and Europe are just as excited. Here's a small selection of their festive dairy product and packaging...

First Milk investment soured by Wrexham’s fate

Dairy cooperative First Milk faced bitter sweet developments this week, with news of green investment in its Haverfordwest creamery in Pembrokeshire soured by confirmation it would close its Wrexham cheese...


'We are slaves to our own success': Tetra Pak R&D veteran

Tetra Pak could not have achieved "much more than it has done" in the last 30 years, Paolo Benedetti, the self-proclaimed "oldest technician at Tetra Pak", has claimed....

Dairy Partners Americas investment shows ‘commitment’ to Brazil: Nestlé

The latest investment by Dairy Partners of Americas, the South American joint venture between Nestlé and Fonterra, in its Brazilian operations shows its “commitment” to the country, Nestlé has claimed....

Raw milk a 'significant health risk' to pregnant women, children: Pediatricians

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has called for a ban on the sale of unpasteurized milk and milk products throughout the US, citing the “significant health risk” to pregnant women, infants,...

Organic milk higher in heart-healthy omega-3: US study

Organic milk contains significantly higher concentrations of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids compared to milk from conventionally-managed dairy cows, US researchers have found.

Monk fruit solves 'big problem' with chocolate school milk: BioVittoria

Monk fruit is making inroads in the US dairy industry by providing a solution to the “big problem” of declining milk consumption in schools, monk fruit supplier BioVittoria has claimed....

Milk price hike ‘least likely' dairy cliff outcome: NMPF

The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) has played down concerns that US milk prices will rocket as a result of the looming ‘dairy cliff’, branding it the “least likely outcome.”...

GEA targets biofilm with enzyme-based system

GEA is to launch a bacterial screening and enzyme-based cleaning service with bacteriological monitoring next year.

African UHT milk demand will drive future aseptic orders: SIG Combibloc

SIG Combibloc expects its aseptic carton and filling business to “grow exponentially” in Africa in coming years as consumer demand for long-life dairy products rockets.

FAO backs dairy to raise nutrition among poorest people

Dairy products have an important role to play in improving nutritional levels among the world’s poorest people, the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) says in a new book.


Why does the US continue to drink less milk?

US milk consumption has been steadily declining since the mid 1970s. But why?'s US dairy commodities expert and MilkPrice blogger, John Geuss, examines the factors driving the decrease and...

Fresh milk operations begin at Arla Foods UK 'mega dairy'

Bottles of fresh milk are beginning to roll off the filling line at Arla Foods UK’s new £150m ($240m, €180m) 'mega dairy' in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire.


Dairies 'see more opportunities' in lactose-free: Valio

The dairy industry is finally opening its arms to lactose-free products as consumer awareness grows, Finnish lactose-free "pioneer" Valio has claimed.

Tetra Pak to build Egypt recycling plant

Tetra Pak has partnered with Akef Pack-tec, an Egyptian shopping bag manufacturer to open a recycling plant in Egypt, in Q4 2014.

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FSA warns dairy farmers about sourcing

Dairy farmers are being warned not to add milk from other sources into their supply by the UK Food Standards Agency (FSA).


Filtration not a 'complete replacement' for heat treatment in dairy: GEA

Membrane filtration and aseptic filling technologies will never provide a "complete replacement" for traditional heat treatment methods in the manufacture of extended shelf life dairy products such as UHT milk,...

GreenLight for expanded microbial contamination detector

Mocon has expanded its food safety system that can reduce bacterial detection times for food processors and packers.


US regional milk differentiation efforts driving glass demand: Stanpac

Local and regional US liquid dairy processors are increasingly opting for glass in an effort to set their products apart from big brands at retail level, according to US packaging...

FrieslandCampina cuts 246 jobs in Netherlands

Dutch dairy giant FrieslandCampina will cut 246 jobs when it closes two plants in Eindhoven and Woerden, Netherlands.

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Chinese UHT milk demand 'creating opportunities' for US dairy

Booming Chinese consumer demand for imported UHT milk represents a significant opportunity for the US dairy industry, the US Dairy Export Council (USDEC) has claimed.

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County Edge Dairy pays for water violations

County Edge Dairy Inc. has been hit with a penalty for wastewater violations at a facility in Iowa.

EU-Canada free trade agreement ‘unacceptable’

The signing of a trade agreement establishing tariff-free European access to the Canadian dairy market has been welcomed by the European Dairy Association but roundly condemned by Canadian dairy stakeholders,...

A2 Milk UK resumes packing operations following fire

A2 Milk UK hopes to restore the supply of its a2 brand fresh milk to retailers by the end of this week, following a fire at Müller Wiseman Dairies' Droitwich plant that brought its...

Indian dairy is set to double while ice cream goes through cold snap

The Indian dairy industry - already the world's biggest for milk - is predicted to double in size by 2020, if new figures are to be believed.

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