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Camel milk inhibits growth of colon cancer cells, find researchers

A component of camel milk may stop the growth of colon cancer cells, according to a study.

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Romer Labs unveils lateral flow test kits

Romer Labs has launched two lateral flow test kits (LFDs) for the detection of total milk and of b-Lactoglobulin in food, rinse waters and swab samples (environmental samples).

Misdiagnosed cow’s milk allergy in infants ‘potentially harmful’ - study

Parents and doctors must be more aware of the importance of objectively diagnosing milk allergies in infant to “prevent potential nutritional deficiencies,” according to a team of Israeli researchers.

Bio-based carton cap ‘important step’ towards 100% renewable packaging solution – Tetra Pak

Tetra Pak has heralded the launch of its latest development - a high density polyethylene (HDPE) carton cap made from sugar cane – as “another important step” towards its goal of a...

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Hong Kong recalls Australian low-fat milk over excessive bacterial count

The Hong Kong Centre for Food Safety (CFS) has ordered the recall of an Australian low-fat milk product after routine tests found a bacterial count exceeding the legal limit.

FDA urged to 'keep milk milk' and reject flavoured milk sweetener petition

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has called on the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to “keep milk milk” and reject a petition requesting an amendment to the standard of identity...

MPs call for milk contract legislation if no 'tangible improvements' made

A group of British politicians has called on the government to consider legislation to bind contracts between dairy farmers and processors if the current Voluntary Code of Best Practice on Contractual...


‘Agro-terrorism: One of the greatest terrorist threats we face’ – Professor

Top public health professor David Dausey warns that increasing global supply chain complexity carries with it a greater risk of product contamination, with potentially disastrous results for dairy brands and...

Back-again Danone prepares for China dairy threesome

Danone has agreed a series of deals with Cofco, China’s largest food company, and Hong Kong-listed China Mengniu.


Dairy industry, regulatory cooperation vital to identify emerging food safety threats – AB SCIEX

Staying “in tune” with regulators and the dairy industry to identify emerging food quality and safety threats is vital to the development of new, up-to-date product testing solutions, AB SCIEX told


Horse meat scandal ‘opened the eyes’ of dairy industry to adulteration dangers – FOSS

This year’s horse meat scandal has “opened the eyes” of European dairy processors to the dangers of adulteration, according to product testing solutions provider, FOSS.


Leader of the pack: Innovations to boost dairy product quality and safety

A Mintel global packaging expert examines the potential that several packaging features have to boost dairy product quality and safety, from time temperature indicators (TTIs) to active packaging.

DMK expands private label portfolio to include in-demand lactose-free UHT

German dairy giant, DMK Deutsches Milchkontor, has expanded its private label portfolio to exploit the “large potential” for low-lactose and lactose-free UHT milk products.

UK beverage carton recycling heading towards ‘national coverage’ – ACE UK

Beverage carton recycling has continued to increase in the UK, with half of all local authorities in the country now making kerbside collections, the Alliance for Beverage Cartons & the...

Emmi launches high-protein, low fat dairy range to meet increasing 'wellbeing' demand

Swiss dairy processor, Emmi, has launched a range of reduced-fat, high-protein, lactose-free dairy products – a development it has attributed to increasing consumer demand for “wellbeing dairy” over functional products.

Consumer avoidance of raw milk ‘only way’ to prevent outbreaks - report

The “only way” to prevent raw milk-associated foodborne disease outbreaks is for consumers to refrain from eating or drinking unpasteurised milk products, an investigation into a 2012 US Campylobacter outbreak has claimed....

Dean Foods further reduces stake in WhiteWave Foods through share spin-off

US dairy giant Dean Foods has approved the spin-off of a portion of its remaining stake in The WhiteWave Foods Company to its shareholders – a move that will leave...

Parmalat pulls 2012 financial report after fresh milk acquisition annulled

Italian dairy processor, Parmalat, has been forced to withdraw its 2012 full-year financial report after a court in Rome annulled its acquisition of Italian fresh milk company, Central del Latte...

Mengniu and China Modern Dairy cryptically deny takeover rumours

China Modern Dairy has played down rumours of a takeover by “a third party” – assumed to be Mengniu – but has confirmed that talks are ongoing with the unnamed company in...

‘World’s fastest’ injection moulding development key to Tetra Evero Aseptic launch – Tetra Pak

Tetra Pak’s development of “the world’s fastest” injection moulding machine was essential to the launch of its Tetra Evero Aseptic carton bottle, the Switzerland-based firm has claimed....

Organic milk demand ‘more sensitive’ to income, price fluctuations – USDA

Organic fluid milk demand is “more sensitive” to swings in household income and food prices than demand for conventional milk, a US Department of Agriculture (USDA) study has discovered....

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Müller Dairy appoints new commercial director

Müller Dairy has appointed Bill Mathieson as its new commercial director.

Danone results get Asia baby food boost

Danone reported sales growth in the first quarter of 2013 as demand for baby food in Asia boosted profits, despite continued weakness in Europe.

Dean Foods to ‘accelerate’ cost-cutting efforts in 2013 to offset private label loss

US dairy giant Dean Foods plans to “accelerate” its existing cost reduction efforts in 2013 in an attempt to minimise the impact of an anticipated decline in private label milk volumes.


Product rejection: Quality and safety assurance drives down cost – FrieslandCampina

Product rejection and recall costs have the potential to run into the millions. Simply striving to drive up the quality and safety of finished products can reduce, or even avert,...

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