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High milk prices vital for long-term dairy stability, says industry

The continued price hikes faced by European dairy processors for milk will offer an important opportunity for encouraging further investment and ensuring product sustainability in the industry, a UK dairy...

Raw milk camembert poses safety concern, says manufacturer

A leading France-based cheese manufacturer claims that authorities responsible for protecting traditional manufacturing techniques of camembert will eventually be forced to stop using raw milk in the product because of...

Milk prices slowing EU dairy herd decline

The current high prices for raw dairy milk being paid by processors and consumers is encouraging Europe's dairy farmers to better meet growing demand for the product, according to a...

Milk Link restructures long life - for the long term

Milk Link, a leading UK dairy co-operative, said it is restructuring its long life milk operations to ensure the future profitability of the business.

New polystyrene milk bottles reduce costs, waste, claims BASF

BASF, a major chemicals and plastics producer, has teamed up with beverage bottle manufacturer ALPLA to create a bottle for milk and yoghurt drinks using impact resistant Polystyrene (PS-I).

Arla counts the kroner after exceptional year for milk

Arla Foods has reported a sustained level of profit despite a turbulent year in the milk markets after treading a fine line between paying its members more for their milk...

Fat-free milk may lower blood pressure

An increased intake of calcium and vitamin D from non-fat dairy could reduce the risk of developing high blood pressure, suggests new research from Harvard.

Wimm-Bill-Dann opens mega farm for milk supply boost

Russia-based Wimm-Bill-Dann has announced the opening of what it calls a $12m mega dairy farm outside of St. Petersburg as part of a wider focus on stepping up the supply...

Cosucra highlights its dairy replacers amid high milk prices

Cosucra Groupe Warcoing is seeking to press home the message that pea protein can be used in place of milk protein, reflecting a trend that has picked up speed in...

Proposed US hormone growth-milk law slammed

A new bill on milk labelling standards up for consideration in the Indiana House of Representatives has come under criticism this week by some organisations and producers, which claim it...

Danone quiet on Indian milk buy talks

Danone yesterday remained tight lipped over the possibility of making an imminent acquisition into India's high growth dairy market, as part of the company's longstanding expansion aims for the country.

Cost crises compounds organic milk lull

Organic milk production in the EU market could become increasingly constrained during 2008, as rising feed costs are forcing some farmers to quit the market, says an industry expert.

Glanbia predicts positive year as milk markets evolve

Glanbia expects to report a positive performance for 2007 driven largely by its food ingredients, global nutrition businesses, and increased demand for dairy products on the global scence.

Nestle, Fonterra to milk Brazilian dairy demand

Nestle has confirmed that it will work with New Zealand dairy cooperative Fonterra in constructing and running a new dairy in Brazil as part of a joint $40m (€27m) investment...

Nestle, Vivartia fined in Greek milk price probe

European dairy giants Nestle and Vivartia are among a number of companies facing fines imposed by the Greek competition authority for allegedly fixing dairy prices in the country, press reports...

Briefs: Naturally Iowa, Swedmilk and Wimm-Bill-Dann

In the latest news roundup, Naturally Iowa is set to extend its presence in recyclable dairy packaging, Swedmilk expects further growth in Macedonia and Wimm-Bill-Dann diversifies its operations in Canada.

Russian milk prices up despite production hike

Russian milk production remains well below the country's output targets for 2007, ensuring continued price hikes for the product on the back of increasing global demand, according to the US...

UK outlines dried milk amedments

New UK-wide directives designed to set out new standards for dried and condensed milk, in line with wider European and international standards, have been unveiled by the country's Food Standards...

Glanbia predicts another milk price rise

Consumers look likely to bear the brunt of further hikes in milk prices, as Glanbia consumer foods boss Colin Gordon warns that his company can carry raw material costs no...

Organic milk profits on health claims

Sales of organic milk within the UK are up by about 11 per cent to 200m litres a year, boosted by studies linking the product with a number of health...

EU milk quota levies fall amidst CAP reforms

Fines imposed on EU member states for exceeding milk production quotas in the latest marketing year are down 38 per cent from last season as the bloc continues to cut...

New Zealand re-opens milk safety review

The New Zealand Food Safety Authority (NZFSA) has called for further testing on two different proteins used in milk production, just one month after claiming there was no danger in...

UK regulator issues milk testing proposals

The UK's Food Standards Agency (FSA) has issued proposals to adopt EU-wide measures designed to prevent antibiotic residues entering the food chain via raw milk and other dairy products.

Morinaga Milk probiotic meets US safety demands

Morinaga Milk Industry announced this week that it has obtained self-affirmed generally recognized as safe (GRAS) certification for one of its probiotic ingredients to tap growing demand in the US...

UK dairy groups reveal milk merger talks

Two of the UK's leading farmer-owned dairy businesses have today revealed that they are in advanced discussion over a merger of their operations.

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