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Lowered demand for milk hurts Dean Foods’ Q4, but focus on ice cream melts away fears for 2017

Dean Foods saw an 0.8% decline in fluid milk volume sales during Q4 and a 2.1% decrease for the full-year 2016, mirroring a similar trend reported by the USDA, which...

‘Chewy’ ice cream from Lezzetli stretches Americans’ imaginations and palates

Typically considered smooth and creamy, the idea for most Americans that ice cream also could be chewy might seem like a stretch – and it is. Literally. 

AGRANA Fruit acquires Argentinian company Main Process

Austrian fruit processing company AGRANA Fruit, part of the AGRANA Group, has consolidated its presence in the South American market through the acquisition of 100% of the shares in Main...

Food Union Group receives $225m investment

Latvia-based Food Union Group, an international group of dairy and ice cream producing companies in Northern Europe, has received a combined $225m investment from Asian private equity firm PAG, and...

Prairie Farms embarks on $8.7m plant expansion to broaden dairy production

Prairie Farms Dairy has announced that its $8.7m 22,500-square-foot expansion investment at its Fort Wayne, Indiana, facility is under way, with construction beginning in April 2017 and taking an estimated...

Agropur posts strong earnings for 2016 due to acquisitions and cost-cutting, president says

Agropur posted nearly C$6bn (US$4.6bn) in total revenue for the full year ending Nov. 1, 2016, almost the same as its revenue from 2015 when the company registered C$5.9bn (US$4.5bn)...

In the $28bn ice cream category, ‘free from’ drives growth, says Packaged Facts

According to retail data company Packaged Facts, “food industry marketers are astutely churning out a variety of healthier, yet still decadent, frozen treats to please modern American consumers.”

Agropur to expand ice cream market presence with Scotsburn acquisition

Canadian dairy cooperative Agropur has acquired assets of Scotsburn Cooperative Services, expanding its presence in the ice cream and novelties market. 

What's new in the dairy aisles for January?

It's our monthly round up of new products in the global dairy aisles.

Italian dairy country of origin labeling comes into force

Italy has introduced mandatory country of origin labeling for dairy products.

Based on search term popularity, Instacart predicts 2017 will see more ‘delicious ways to ditch dairy’

Ice cream cravings among shoppers on the online service Instacart are strong—the brand topped Instacart’s trending brands of 2016 list, with a 919% increase of searches year-over-year ending December 2016.

Dutch industry pledges to remove cartoon characters from unhealthy food

The Dutch food industry has pledged to restrict the use of licensed cartoon characters from the packaging of unhealthy foods aimed at children.

Listeria in ice cream used to study dose-response relationship

Despite widespread distribution of Listeria tainted ice cream not many illnesses were reported due to low contamination levels in a product that does not support growth, according to a study.

AIPIA Congress 2016

Digimarc: ‘Think about packaging as your own built-in media network’

Active, intelligent packaging is similar to the 1950s phenomenon of TV, according to Digimarc, which creates digital barcode scanners for products including ice cream tubs, biscuits and chips.

FSMA guidelines for US dairy sector remain hazy with uncertainty spreading throughout food industry

The first round of compliance dates for the Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA) passed in late September, but there is still some questioning from the US food industry on...

Indian ice cream market growing: Report

A report from TechSci Research says that the ice cream market in India will grow with a CAGR of 17.03% from 2016 to 2021.

Gulfood Manufacturing 2016

APP launches biodegradable cup for ice cream tubs and hot beverages

Asia Pulp & Paper Group (APP) has launched Foopak Bio Natura Cup, a 100% bio-degradable cup for hot and cold food and beverages including ice cream, hot drinks and takeaway snacks.

Wink frozen desserts offer one-two punch of allergen-friendly and better-for-you, founder says

Consumers with food sensitivities often face an unenviable choice in the frozen dessert aisle: Buy something that could trigger a reaction, or opt for an allergy-friendly product loaded with more...

SIAL, Paris 2016

WILD on trend with vegan protein power drinks and Clarisoy dessert toppings

WILD Flavors & Specialty Ingredients (WFSI), part of Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM), is tapping into the vegan market with its protein power drinks and Clarisoy dessert toppings.

Yoghurt Story fined for yoghurt that isn’t yoghurt

Yoghurt Story New Zealand Limited and Frozen Yoghurt Limited have been sentenced and fined in the Auckland District Court for misleading the public about their frozen yoghurt products.

Unilever/Tesco row: Are Nestlé & Ferrero next? says Euromonitor

A row has broken out between Unilever and Tesco over price hikes.

Sensus says Asia Pacific survey shows value of chicory root fiber in dairy industry

A study by market research company MSI-ACI for Dutch ingredient company Sensus says consumer interest in healthier foods in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region continues to grow.

Ice-cream market in UK booming – top 20 flavors

The UK's ice cream industry is gearing up for a 2017 sales bonanza as demand for ice cream continues to soar.

Eat your ice cream? Study shows antioxidant ice cream can promote overall health

A study by the Department of Systems Medicine at the University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy, suggests that the consumption of ice cream containing antioxidant-rich ingredients is potentially effective in...

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Nestlé Listeria recall: Drumstick cones put into distribution ‘inadvertently’

Nestlé USA has recalled ice cream cones after Listeria monocytogenes was found on equipment contact surfaces near to where they are produced.

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