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Wiseman cleared for Milk Link deal in UK

Britain's competition watchdog has cleared dairy firm Robert Wiseman to take over the liquid milk business of rival group Milk Link, as the industry continues to consolidate.

Report slams plans to cut UK milk supply

Cutting Britain's milk supply to raise farmgate prices will not win the battle to raise earnings across the UK dairy sector, warns a new Milk Development Council report.

Added value steers Milk Link sales

Fresh dairy ingredients and Stilton cheese have helped Britain's Milk Link to improve both turnover and profit margins over the last year, the group has said.

Transgenic goat milk could prevent diarrhea

Milk produced by transgenic goats is seen to shore up protective intestinal bacteria against illness, thanks to the antibacterial action of an enzyme found in human breast milk; if the...

Milk Link ups prices to supply Britain's organic milk boom

UK dairy processor Milk Link will pay farmers more money for their organic milk from this October as the industry attempts to keep pace with soaring demand.

China to clamp down on antibiotics in milk

China is preparing to launch a new national standard on raw milk to prevent dairy products containing antibiotic residues from reaching the marketplace.

Vitamin K-fortified milk must carry warning

New Zealand dairy Fonterra must add a warning label to its new vitamin K-enriched milk and yoghurt to reduce the risk for people taking the blood thinning drug Warfarin, said...

Spanish dairy launches Arab milk

Spanish dairy co-op Feiraco has launched a range of fermented milk products specifically targeted at Spain's Muslim community, tapping into a relatively neglected niche market.

Glanbia probes milk tampering

Irish dairy group Glanbia said it was investigating a small number of its suppliers over suspicions that they tampered with their milk.

Irish dairy to milk multi-million euro funding

A €300m investment package will be handed to Ireland's dairy processing industry over the next three years to help it meet market challenges that lie ahead, the country's government has...

Dairy Crest deal offers hope for the British milkman

The distant clink of milk bottles at 5am may be a thing of the past for several British neighbourhoods, but Dairy Crest's bid to create the UK's largest doorstep delivery...

Record ingredient sales at Fonterra after good milk year

New Zealand dairy co-operative Fonterra sold almost a tenth more milk-derived ingredients this year than the previous 12 months, pushing its overall revenue up 6 per cent to NZ$13 billion...

Vinamilk set to seek new investors

Vietnam's biggest dairy, commonly called Vinamilk, is set for a change of ownership, after the government revealed plans to reduce its controlling stake in the company.

Cost pressures knocking EU milk prices

Farmgate milk prices have continued to fall across the European Union and most rapidly in France over the last year, new figures show, increasing tension between producers and processors.

Lactalis slams Sodiaal in French milk price row

Rows over farmgate milk prices have intensified in France, with leading French dairy processor Lactalis accusing its rival Sodiaal of irresponsibly cutting the price it pays to producers.

Branded milk still lifting Wiseman sales

UK dairy processor Robert Wiseman said sales were up two-and-a-half per cent in its first quarter thanks to a new milk supply contract and continued branded milk growth.

Consumers snub Arla's Mini30 milk

Arla Foods is scrapping its lower calorie Mini30 milk in Denmark only six months after the product was launched, because consumers do not like the taste.

Cereal drinks not a milk alternative, says FSANZ

Cereal-based beverages, such as those made from rice and oats, are not suitable as a complete milk replacement for young children, said the Australian and New Zealand food authorities today.

UK milk supply too uniform, says MDC

Milk prices in Britain are being held down by commodity market weakness, suggests a new report.

Omega-3 milk ads dropped in health claims row

Dairy Crest has criticised Britain's advert watchdog for telling the company to drop claims that its omega-3 milk could improve children's ability to learn.

EU backs medicine milk from GM goats

European Union medical authorities have approved their first drug derived from the milk of genetically modified animals, offering an insight into potential alternative avenues for parts of the dairy industry.

Wiseman swoops for Milk Link in UK

Dairy processor Robert Wiseman has continued on the acquisition trail by agreeing to buy Milk Link's milk business, suggesting consolidation is picking up pace on the Uk dairy industry.

Arla UK under fire over milk price cuts

Arla UK announced it would make more controversial cuts to farmgate milk prices and fine producers for churning out too much milk, as cost pressures on the dairy industry intensify.

Dairy officials slam whole milk school ban

Plans to kick whole milk out of English schools as part of new nutrition standards sends the wrong message to consumers, warns the National Farmers' Union.

Omega-3 milk could protect against metabolic syndrome

Dietary supplementation with an omega-3 enriched milk could be a simple and tolerable way to ease cardiovascular risk factors linked to metabolic syndrome, say Spanish researchers.

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