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Dairy Farmers of America agrees $46m CME price fixing settlement

Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) has agreed to pay $46m to settle a lawsuit that alleged it manipulated trading at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) in an effort to drive...

100% light-proof fresh milk bottle a ‘game-changer’ - Fonterra

Fonterra has unveiled a new triple-layer 100% light-proof bottle – an innovation its claims will lock in the organoleptic and nutritional properties of fresh milk that can be damaged and...

US researchers link low-fat milk consumption with pre-school obesity

Pre-school children that consume 1%-fat or skim milk are more likely to be overweight or obese between the ages of two and four than those who consume whole or 2%-fat...

CAP reform: EDA urges MEPs to reconsider milk supply management system support

The European Dairy Association (EDA) has urged MEPs to reconsider their support for the introduction of a milk supply management system in times of crisis – a move it claims...

US milk moustache claim ‘was a joke’, Russia food safety deputy admits

The deputy chief of the Russian food safety authority has backtracked on claims that women who consume US milk from cows treated with bovine somatotropin (bST) are at risk of...

American milk does not cause female moustache growth - NMPF

The US National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) has dismissed claims by the deputy chief of the Russia food safety authority that women who consume US milk from cows treated with...

a2 Milk UK establishment costs offset A2 Corporation H1 sales increase

Costs relating to the establishment of the a2 Milk UK joint venture contributed to a H1 profits decrease for Australasian dairy processor A2 Corporation (A2C), the company has revealed.

Dairy Farmers of America facing court over alleged ‘manipulative’ dairy trading

Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) is facing court over allegations that it manipulated trading in the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) Cheese Spot and Milk Futures markets to drive up the...

Dairy Crest acquires struggling Proper Welsh Milk from administrator

British dairy processor Dairy Crest has acquired Proper Welsh Milk for £325,000 ($490,000) – just hours after the struggling Carmarthenshire-based dairy processor went into administration.

Consumer preference drove Elopak gable top carton move – Arla Sweden

Arla Sverige - Arla Foods’ Swedish dairy business - has cited consumer demand as the driving force behind its recent switch to screw cap gable top cartons.

Fonterra unveils NZ$100m UHT processing investment

Fonterra will invest more than NZ$100m ($82.4m, €62.8m) in a new ultra-high temperature (UHT) milk and cream processing plant in New Zealand in an attempt to meet growing Asian demand...

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Tetra Pak claims ‘world first’ in aseptic carton packaging

Tetra Pak says its TBA/19 Retrofitability Kit allows clients to transform the package shape and base area on the same machine platform, and claims the launch is a world first.

Serbia orders measures to control aflatoxin level in milk

The Serbian government has ordered dairy farmers in the country to implement “necessary” measures to control aflatoxin levels in the milk they produce in response to a mass recall of dairy products...

Sweetener approval would stem US school milk consumption decline: IDFA

Permitting the use “any safe and suitable” sweeteners - including aspartame - in milk flavouring ingredients would help to stem the current milk consumption decline in US schools, the International Dairy Foods...

Arla considered Finnish fresh milk exit over ‘illegal’ Valio pricing

Arla Ingman – Arla Foods’ Finnish business – seriously considered abandoning the country’s fresh milk market over the “unfair and illegal” pricing policy practiced by industry rival Valio.

Dairy Crest expects £5m annual saving through management shake-up

Dairy Crest has announced a board and senior management shake-up – a move the British dairy processor anticipates will lead to cost savings of at least £5m per year.

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Milk supply contract is Code of Best Practice compliant - Arla

Arla Foods is claiming a UK first – a milk supply contract that is fully compliant with all the aspects of the Dairy Industry Voluntary Code of Best Practice on...

Dairy Farmers of America launches probe after chemical release

US co-operative Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) has launched an investigation to determine what caused a “hazardous” chemical release at its Adrian, Michigan processing plant last week.

British dairy veteran Robert Wiseman elected to Dean Foods board

US dairy giant Dean Foods has elected Robert Wiseman, the former managing director of UK dairy processor Robert Wiseman Dairies, to its Board of Directors – through which it hopes...

UK dairy processors facing fresh FFA milk price protests

Farmers for Action (FFA) has threatened a fresh wave of processor-targeted demonstrations across the UK if efforts are not made to increase farm gate milk prices.

‘Terrific' Russia position boosts PepsiCo beverage business: Indra Nooyi

PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi says the firm has a ‘terrific position’ as the top food and beverage business in Russia, where 10% organic revenue growth in 2013 helped offset weaknesses...

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Four-pint plastic milk bottle development ‘world’s lightest’ - Nampak

UK-based Nampak Plastics claims to have created the world’s lightest four-pint high density polyethylene (HDPE) bottle – an innovation it believes could herald environmental improvements for the British milk sector.

£8.75m boost for food safety, quality projects

A UK collaboration has secured £8.75m of funding to help businesses develop technologies for efficient agri-food systems.

Dean Foods commends Fresh Dairy Direct Q4 performance

US dairy giant Dean Foods has reported better-than-expected profit for the last three months of 2012 – a result it has attributed to better “cost control and effective pricing” from its Fresh...

UAE, Dubai granted dairy export approval – camel milk processor

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Dubai have been granted final approval to become the first Middle Eastern country to export dairy products into the European Union (EU), one of...

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