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New Tetra Pak carton bottle takes on plastic in premium milk

Tetra Pak has unveiled the full details of its new aseptic carton bottle – a package designed to rival plastic bottles at the premium end of the ambient milk market.

Probiotic milk may alleviate fever: Yakult study

Milk fermented with Lactobacillus casei may help to alleviate fever caused by norovirus gastroenteritis by correcting imbalances of intestinal microflora, according to a new study.

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Premium ingredients launches two chocolate milk stabilisers

Premium Ingredients has launched two new products for UHT chocolate milk, created to stabilise cocoa particles, avoid sedimentation and improve mouthfeel.

UK milk supply could buck the long term trend and rise again in 2011

The reversal of the downward trend in UK milk production in 2010 could be more than a just blip, according to a DairyCo analyst.

More melamine-tainted milk powder uncovered in China

China is facing yet another case of melamine contamination after police seized 26 tonnes of tainted milk powder from an ice cream manufacturer.

Ex-UNICEF head joining Nestle board reignites baby milk marketing controversy

Ex-UNICEF head Ann Veneman has been appointed to the Nestle board, sparking debate over the Swiss food giant's compliance with WHO standards on baby milk marketing.

Nitrite milk scandal exposes gaps in Chinese food safety reforms

Three deaths from nitrite tainted milk in China show that the country still has some way to go to clean up its dairy industry. One of the authors of a...

China claims nitrite milk poisoning was deliberate

State media reports suggest that a vendetta against a farmer led to the tainted milk incident in China last week, which killed three children.

Three killed in new Chinese milk scare

Nitrate-tainted milk has killed three people and made 35 others ill in the latest food safety scandal to hit the Chinese dairy industry, according to state media.

GM cows produce lysozyme-rich milk: Study

Researchers have successfully produced healthy transgenic cattle that express a recombinant version of the human lysozyme protein, according to a new study.

TB fraud prompts FSA reminder on raw milk rules

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has issued a reminder to local authorities and dairy businesses on the rules governing the sale of raw milk after some UK farmers were found...

Battle heats up in milk supply chain

Pre-close trading updates from Robert Wiseman and Dairy Crest today highlighted the continued turf wars between the major UK processors, with no clear winner in sight.

Tetra Pak previews aseptic bottle shaped milk carton

Tetra Pak has given a sneak preview of its latest innovation – an aseptic carton pack for ambient milk that is not rectangular but bottle shaped.

Early milk enhances athletic performance, study

Milk produced by cows 48 hours after giving birth can improve athletic performance by massively reducing gut permeability, claims new research.

Gotta lotta bottle: FFA plans to boss milk market

Lobby group Farmers for Action (FFA) says its bold plan to build a processing plant to turn liquid milk into powder for export will see British farmers “take control” of...

MEPs move to block baby milk health claim

A committee of MEPs has voted narrowly in favour of blocking an EFSA-approved health claim that the fatty acid DHA in baby milk is beneficial to children’s eyes.

Bullish milk powder market to boost raw milk prices, Euromonitor

Further raw milk price increases are expected over the next six months as a projected recovery in demand for ice cream and other indulgence foods boosts the milk powder market,...

Milk powder price rises encourage spending on new dairy equipment

GEA Group has reported a surge in orders from the dairy industry in recent months as rising milk powder prices and a recovery in global demand give processors the confidence...

Danone to begin major project with Ukrainian milk producer

Ukrainian argi-food business Astarta is starting “a large-scale joint project” with French dairy giant Danone in milk production and processing.

Nampak redesigns milk bottles to cut weight

Nampak Plastics has completed a two year redesign project on its HDPE milk bottles shaving off up to a fifth of their weight.

Baby milk campaign group claims EFSA oversight in DHA approval

An approved EFSA claims that omega-3 form DHA contributes to the visual development of infants risks misleading consumers, due to a committee oversight in approving the relevant health claim, says...

School milk consumption could reduce adult colon cancer, study

Consumption of school milk is associated with a reduction in adult colon cancer, according to a new study.

Dairy Crest warns of higher milk and oil costs

Dairy Crest has met its profit expectations for the nine months to the end of 2010 but has warned of higher input costs over the coming year.

Scientists dismiss claim that early exposure to cow’s milk boosts tolerance

A group of German scientists have published a paper dismissing the suggestion that giving newborns cow’s milk could help promote dairy tolerance.

MEPs question omega-3 baby milk benefits

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) are questioning whether omega-3 form DHA can benefit infant eye sight, despite the nutrient winning endorsement from one of the world’s toughest claims assessment...

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