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DISPATCHES FROM ZENITH GLOBAL DAIRY CONGRESS 2015

Inside.... FrieslandCampina's Innovation Centre, the Netherlands

Zenith International kicked off its ninth Global Dairy Congress in the Netherlands with a trip to FrieslandCampina's Innovation Centre at Wageningen University.

Highest consumption of ice cream is in North America

Tetra Pak launches world first high capacity ice cream extrusion line

Tetra Pak says it has developed an ice cream extrusion line with the highest capacity in the world, producing up to 43,200 pieces of ice cream sticks and sandwiches per...

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Blue Bell Creameries: We are reassessing everything

Blue Bell Creameries has provided the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) with corrective actions in response to the agency’s inspection reports.

Three Twins organic ice cream CEO: ‘My cash reserves were down to zero, but I made it, because people believed in the brand’

There have been some hairy moments during Neal Gottlieb’s decade at the helm of Three Twins organic ice cream, from maxed out credit cards to sleepless nights trying to secure...

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Nestlé strengthens Chinese ice cream business with $16m investment

Nestle has moved to strengthen its Chinese ice cream business with investments totalling RMB100m (US$16m) at its plants in Tianjin and Guangzhou. 

Bad news for Clemmy's in 'David vs Goliath' unfair competition lawsuit against Nestlé USA

Ice cream maker Clemmy’s – which hit the headlines in 2013 after filing a lawsuit* accusing Nestlé USA of leveraging its commercial clout and ‘category captain’ status with big retailers...

Blue Bell expands agreement as it moves towards resuming production

Blue Bell Creameries has expanded its agreements with US public health agencies to tackle Listeria as it takes steps to resume production.

EC rejects mandatory country of origin labelling for milk and dairy products

The European Commission (EC) has rejected mandatory country of origin labelling (COOL) for milk and dairy products in a report to be passed to European legislators.

Global Dairy Congress attendees will 'take away a genuinely global view': Zenith

With speakers from the likes of Fonterra, Lactalis and Yili, those attending this year's Global Dairy Congress in Amsterdam can expect to leave with a "genuinely global view of trends,...

Forte Gelato repositioned as a decadent dessert in pint-sized packages

The maker of Forte Gelato hopes to expand its consumer base beyond health-conscious shoppers, recovering patients and athletes to reach the mainstream consumer by repackaging its high-protein, low-fat dessert into...

Probiotic ice cream may boost oral health for kids

Consuming a functional ice cream formulated with Bifidobacterium lactis Bb-12 and Lactobacillus acidophilus La-5 may cut levels of caries-causing bacteria in the mouth, says a new study from India....

Blue Bell recalls all products due to Listeria

Blue Bell Ice Cream is recalling all products made at all facilities because they could be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

R&R acquisition of South African Nestlé ice cream business given go-ahead

R&R Ice Cream has been given the regulatory green light to complete its proposed acquisition of Nestlé South Africa's ice cream business.

Blue Bell expands ice cream recall due to Listeria

Blue Bell Creameries is expanding a recall to include Banana Pudding Ice Cream pints which tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes.

UAE dairy Al Ain claims world's first with camel milk powder and ice cream

Al Ain Dairy, the largest dairy processor in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has launched what it claims are the world's first camel milk ice cream and milk powder products available on...

Listeria tainted ice cream ‘contributing factor’ in 3 deaths

Blue Bell ice cream products contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes were a contributing factor to three deaths, according to officials.

Nestlé South Africa ice cream acquisition a 'springboard' for growth: R&R

British firm R&R Ice Cream has agreed to acquire Nestlé South Africa's ice cream business, which it hopes will be a "springboard" for growth on the African continent....

Meiji planning wider Chinese ice cream roll out after plant investment

Japanese dairy giant Meiji has opened a plant in Guangzhou that will enable it to expand the availability of its branded ice cream in China.

NIZO develops method to produce the 'Holy Grail' of soft serve ice cream

NIZO has developed a method to produce what it calls the “Holy Grail” of ice cream - a fat-free, low-sugar soft serve offering with less than 100 calories per 100g serving.

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Kliklok increases production for R&R Ice Cream

Kliklok has sold an additional three automatic packaging lines to R&R Ice Cream in the UK for its factory in Northallerton, Yorkshire. 

Nestlé to use natural refrigerants on all ice cream freezers in 2015

Nestlé is extending a European initiative, to buy natural refrigerants instead of synthetic ones, globally from January 2015.

DairyReporter.com Personality of the Year 2014 open for entries

The global dairy sector is thriving - driven by dynamic and creative individuals around the world. But do you or a colleague have what it takes to be recognized by...

Australia

Aussie ice cream market stabilises while hipsters mount premium charge

Bulla is still the top-selling frozen dairy brand in Australia, even if many Australians have become less tempted to put tubs and cartons of ice cream in the trolley. 

Liqui-Box relocates China factory to be closer to its customers

Liqui-Box has closed down its factory in Shenzhen, north of Hong Kong (under its former DuPont ownership) and relocated to a plant in Taizhou, on the eastern coast of China's...

R&R Ice Cream tops mid-market private food firms

R&R Ice Cream is the top mid-market private food processor in the UK by sales, according to the 10th annual Sunday Times Grant Thornton Top Track 250 list.

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