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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.

Plant sterols in low fat milk effective for cholesterol cuts

Phytosterols incorporated into low-fat fermented milk was effective in lowering LDL cholesterol levels in people with slightly elevated cholesterol, French researchers have reported.

Ministers debate milk, wine and sugar reforms

Food safety and animal health top the agenda at today's meeting of EU's agricultural ministers, with the future of milk, wine and sugar production also up for discussion.

Palsgaard counters milk costs for ice-cream makers

Palsgaard is the latest company to develop an ingredient solution that reduces the need for expensive commodities, with an emulsifier-stabiliser technology that calls for less milk solids in ice-cream.

European processors feel raw milk cost pinch

The average price paid to European farmers for their milk is up 12 per cent on the previous year to €30.66 per 100kg, according to a new market report.

Dairy sector milking UK consumers, claims regulator

The UK's major supermarkets and dairy processors allegedly cheated consumers out of £270m (€389m) by colluding to increase prices for dairy products, the competition regulator claimed today.

EU may boost milk production say reports

As a dwindling milk supply continues to bite into the profits of European dairy processors, the European Commision hinted this week that it may consider raising quotas on production to...

No danger in New Zealand's milk, says safety authority

The New Zealand Food Safety Authority (NZFSA) has ruled that milk containing either the A1 and A2 protein does not pose a danger to the public and should remain part...

EU legislators approve milk fund shake up

The European Parliament has decided that budget savings worth €117.3m made to its agricultural subsidy programme back into helping the dairy industry adapting to ongoing reforms to the system.

High prices remain after milk production hike

An expected increase in global dairy production is unlikely to alleviate current industry concerns over high milk prices, according to findings by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Codex date set for milk agenda talks

The latest round of talks designed to set out more international standards for the manufacturing of milk products will take place from 4 to 8 February in New Zealand, it...

Whole milk passes UK junk food test

Whole milk will not be blacklisted as a product unsuitable to be advertised on children's television in the UK, the Food Standards Agency has revealed.

Milk helps weightlifters increase lean body mass

Drinking fat-free milk after resistance exercise has a greater effect on helping to increase lean body mass compared to soy or carbohydrates in young male weightlifters, a study has concluded.

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