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Dairygold invests $176m to exploit end of European milk quotas

Dairygold is investing €130m ($176m) in Irish processing facilities to massively increase operations when EU restrictions on milk production are lifted in April 2015.

Nestle, Kerry, Glanbia take to Twitter at Irish food sustainability conference

Ireland's Prime Minister Enda Kenny joined executives from Tesco, Glanbia and the World Bank to address "Our Food, Our Future" in Dublin on Thursday September 26.

China milking global dairy market as supplies falter at home

With dwindling domestic supplies, China’s move to buy up huge quantities of milk from international markets is having a significant impact on buyers in other countries, while also bolstering dairy...

PMMI 2013 Dairy Industry market assessment

Tumbling US milk sales spur processing turn to non-dairy drinks: PMMI

US dairy processors are countering declines in fluid milk consumption by processing non-dairy beverages including iced teas and coffees, almond or soy-based ‘milk’ drinks and even lemonades.


GEA Procomac unveils 'ideal machine' for UHT milk filling caught up with GEA Procomac sales director, Flavio Salvadori, at drinktec 2013 to talk about the company's new ABF aseptic blowing-filling-capping machine, and the factors that make it the "ideal...

See inside...Ireland’s largest ice cream manufacturer

Silver Pail’s MD tells DairyReporter that the end of EU milk production quotas could bring price changes and discusses some of the trends shaping Ireland’s $3.6bn per year dairy export...


'Dairy pro- and prebiotics can boost brain, liver and infant health'

Irish scientists working with gut bacteria – microbiota – have found 'exciting opportunities' for value-added dairy products, according to the head of biotechnology at Ireland’s largest food research center.

Calcium, vitamin D opportunity grows as osteoporosis prevalence rises

Osteoporosis continues to be a silent killer. A major fracture can be the start of a fatal cascade for an older patient, yet the majority of elderly patients still do...

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Intelligrated: Automation explosion due to high labour costs

High health care costs, a lack of interest in repetitive manual labour and rising worker wages has led to an explosion of automated machinery, according to Intelligrated.


KHS: PET milk bottle demand driving aseptic tech interest

Speaking with at drinktec 2013 about its new Innosept Asbofill ASR machine, KHS pinpointed increasing demand from liquid milk processors for PET packaging as a key driver of fresh interest...

DRINKTEC 2013: LIVE FROM THE SHOW FLOOR + = Twitter, Drinktec 2013 Update! plus is one formula for success at Drinktec 2013 - and the show attendees also have answers. We've all been busy on Twitter...

Gizeh signs first customers in North America

Gizeh has expanded into North America by setting up a production unit in Brantford, Toronto.

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Dairy Farmers of America acquires Dairy Maid

Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), the nation’s largest dairy farmer-owned milk marketing cooperative, has purchased milk, juice and fruit drink processor Dairy Maid Dairy.


Carton kings like Tetra Pak expect ‘dramatic’ rise in UK recycling

An industry coalition including Tetra Pak, SIG Combibloc and Elopak will officially open the UK’s only dedicated beverage carton recycling facility today.

Nestlé reduces milk evaporator water flow

Nestlé has reduced water usage by almost two thirds in less than 12 months, thanks to a technology and employee awareness drive.

US standards of identity 'limit' domestic dairy growth, WhiteWave CEO claims

US standards of identity for dairy have “served to limit the size of the domestic market” by protecting existing categories at the expense of new, innovative products, WhiteWave Foods chairman and CEO...

GEA: ‘Revolutionary’ mixing tech marks juice processing step change

GEA Liquid Processing claims its Inline Formula machine marks a mixing technology ‘step change’ and believes juice and carbonated water manufacturers are missing significant cost savings.

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Ex-Agriculture Minister Paice appointed First Milk chairman

British dairy cooperative First Milk has appointed the former Minister of State for Agriculture and Food, Sir Jim Paice, as its new chairman.


The US milk payment system...How do they control the moooovements?

Do you know your advanced pricing from your component pricing? In this, the first installment of a four-part special on the US milk payment system, MilkPrice blogger John Geuss explains the huge...

Dean Foods speeding-up plant closures to offset Q2 fluid milk losses

US dairy giant Dean Foods plans to speed-up the efficiency-driven closure of up to 15% of its processing facilities in an effort to offset the impact of increasing market competition...

WhiteWave Foods: 'Evaporated cane juice was not controversial until this recent tsunami of lawsuits was filed '

WhiteWave Foods has filed a motion to dismiss the latest in a “tsunami of lawsuits” alleging consumers are being misled by the use of the term ‘evaporated cane juice’ (ECJ) to...

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Ex-Milk Link execs get EC go-ahead to complete Crediton Dairy deal

A management buy-out team led by two former Milk Link executives has completed its acquisition of Devon-based processor Crediton Dairy from Arla Foods UK, after the deal was given the...

Pasteurisation rival given green light for Indian milk

India’s food standards regulator has approved the use of SurePure’s proprietary liquid photopurification technology as an alternative process to thermal pasteurisation for milk and other dairy products. 

Farmers for Action protests ‘harming’ milk supplier livelihoods, says Arla

Farmers for Action (FFA) is “harming” the livelihoods of the suppliers it is campaigning for by disrupting the collection and distribution of milk, a coalition of Arla Foods UK farmer...

EC launches study to assess impact of proposed milk origin labelling

The European Commission (EC) has issued a call for tenders for a study on the impact of proposed legislation that would make origin labelling on milk and milk used as...

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