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Arla pours €38m into new plant to meet whey demand

Dairy giant Arla's ingredients business is building a new whey processing facility for €38m to meet rising demand for the dairy fraction in infant, sports and clinical nutrition.

EC announces emergency support for Russian embargo hit dairy sector

The European Commission (EC) will provide Private Storage Aid (PSA) for butter, skimmed milk powder (SMP), and certain cheeses to "alleviate" the impact of the Russian embargo on European Union...

India

Report suggests India’s baby food market is set to soar

A combination of demographic, social and economic factors is helping grow India’s baby food market, which is set to cross the US$250m mark in 2014, a new report has said. ...

Fonterra and Beingmate unveil China infant formula partnership

Fonterra is prepared to pay NZ$615m (US$514m, €390m) for a 20% stake in Chinese baby food manufacturer Beingmate in its latest attempt to expand its presence in China’s lucrative infant formula...

Chinese retailer introduces infant formula recall insurance

Chinese retailer Suning Redbaby has reportedly begun offering an infant formula insurance policy that compensates customers in the event of a recall.

Sports nutrition fuels Glanbia double-digit H1 revenue growth

Fueled by the continuing success of its Global Performance Nutrition division, Irish dairy Glanbia recorded a double-digit increase in revenue for the first half of 2014.

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Nestlé Philippines recalls infant formula over absent fatty acids

Nestlé has recalled a batch of NAN brand infant formula in the Philippines after internal tests discovered products did not contain fatty acids specified on the label.

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Danone sets its sights on becoming number one in milk formula as it is rumoured to be selling its medical nutrition business

Will Danone silence the rumour mill by selling its medical nutrition business? Euromonitor health and wellness analyst Diana Cowland explains why the sale makes sense for the world's biggest yoghurt...

Arla Foods, DMK joint ingredients venture begins WPC, lactose production

Arla Foods Ingredients (AFI) joint venture ArNoCo has begun production of whey protein concentrate (WPC) and lactose at its newly-constructed €50m (US$66.8m) plant in Germany.

The whey to go? Morning protein drink may help T2 diabetes

Whey protein drinks may help people with type 2 diabetes control erratic glucose levels, according to research.

DSM Q2 nutrition profits slip 11% as key markets struggle

Sales slipped 6% and net profits 11% in Q2 for DSM’s human and animal nutrition arm as adverse currency movements, a slow US vitamins and omega-3 food supplements market and...

Breast is best: Punjab gov sets new infant formula labelling rules

Labelling of infant formula sold in the Pakistani department of Punjab must now include the warning “mother’s milk is the best food for your baby and helps in preventing diarrhoea and...

WHO-FAO infant formula carrageenan review carries regulatory 'weight': Marinalg

The Joint FAO-WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives' (JECFA) backing of the use of red algae ingredient carrageenan in liquid infant formula will carry a "a great deal of weight"...

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NZ opens up infant formula specifications for discussion

New Zealand’s Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has called on the food industry and interested parties to provide feedback on its proposed specifications for the manufacturing of infant formula.

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Not ‘normal’ enough, ASA tells ‘disappointed’ Danone Nutricia over infant formula claims

Danone’s Nutricia division has been rapped again for exaggerated infant follow-on formula claims, this time in conjunction with UK retailing giant Tesco.

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GEA creates European powder filling and systems business unit

GEA has drafted in Chr. Hansen executive Christian Rolf Jacobsen to head up its new Powder Systems Europe business unit.

EFSA’s live culture: Help agency revise its gut and immune health claim guidance

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is calling for input from all stakeholders as it goes about revising its controversial gut and immune health claim guidance that dates back to 2011.

Irish firm moves on omega-3, omega-6 encapsulation

Irish encapsulation specialist AnaBio has lodged a patent for encapsulation of long-chain fatty acids for use in infant formula and elsewhere.

Is Danone feeling the need for Mead?

 Danone shares rose today as rumours strengthened the French dairy giant would sell its medical and paediatric nutrition business (Nutricia), but is the firm streamlining its activities around its core...

EFSA proposes cut in maximum infant, follow-on formula protein levels

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has recommended slashing maximum protein levels in infant and follow-on formula, citing a lack of evidence supporting the need for such high protein intake.

Job cuts proposed at botulism scare impacted Fonterra Canpac plant

Fonterra has acknowledged that proposed job losses at its under-capacity Canpac packing plant can be attributed in part to last year's whey protein concentrate (WPC) botulism scare.

Agropur to double US presence with Davisco Foods acquisition

Canadian dairy Agropur has agreed to acquire the processing assets of Minnesota cheese and whey ingredients manufacturer Davisco Foods International - a deal that will double its US operational presence.

a2 Milk Company to resume China infant formula shipments

The a2 Milk Company has received approval from Chinese authorities to resume shipments of its a2 Platinum brand infant formula after a break of more than two months.

Danone slams NZ High Court for 'undue delay' in Fonterra WPC case

Danone has slammed a New Zealand High Court decision to stall its legal battle to recoup money lost as a result of the Fonterra whey protein concentrate (WPC) botulism scare....

US COMMODITIES CORNER

US dairies dealing with 'new and different' SMP pricing dynamic

US skim milk powder (SMP) prices are now determined by global movements, not domestic events - a change our commodities expert John Geuss describes as "a new and different dynamic." ...

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