SUBSCRIBE

Breaking News on Dairy Processing & Markets

Sectors > Nutritionals

This week Down Under

Baby of the family is least likely to be breastfed

A family’s youngest child is most likely to miss out on breastfeeding, according to an Australian study that also found that a woman’s education level and the number of children...

China sees baby food sales double in five years

Baby food sales in China almost doubled between 2010-15, with the country now estimated to consume around US$19bn worth of infant formula.

News in brief

Go Veggie upgrades Vegan Shredded Cheese, looking to unlock foodservice channels

Go Veggies, a Galaxy Nutritional Foods brand, has upgraded its Vegan Shredded Cheese, the company has announced.

Danone omega-3 medical drink shows early Alzheimer’s benefits: RCT

Souvenaid, the high-dose omega-3 based medical drink Danone-Nutricia launched three years ago, can help pre-dementia sufferers, a 2-year clinical trial has found.

Whey ingredients help malnutrition treatment: study

A clinical study of ready-to-use supplementary food (RUSF) has shown for the first time that the addition of whey ingredients speeds up the recovery of moderately malnourished children.

Valio looks to 2016 after bad year

Finnish dairy farmer entrepreneurs and Valio had a bad 2015, according to the cooperative.

Murray Goulburn A$300m plant to go ahead

Australian cooperative Murray Goulburn has entered into a framework agreement to establish a supply alliance with global paediatric nutrition company Mead Johnson Nutrition (MJN).

News in brief

Synlait adds 28 more milk suppliers

New Zealand company Synlait now has 201 milk suppliers for 2016/2017 to meet forecast growth in its value-added nutritional product business.

EC invokes special measures to address Europe dairy crisis

The European Commission (EC) has announced a package of exceptional measures to support EU farmers, including a limited time when Member States can determine their own supply and production limits.

News in brief

Fonterra looks for Anmum success in NZ

Fonterra’s infant nutrition brand Anmum, which is currently available in Asia, can now be purchased by New Zealand families.

Swedes form probiotic partnership on 2 (+2) strains

Swedish probiotic leader Probi has licensed two strains from fellow Swedish firm Probac with dairy and functional food applications in mind.

Parmalat directors quit in spite of positive 2015 results

Italian dairy company Parmalat’s net revenue for the financial year ending December 31, 2015, rose from $6.08bn (€5.5bn) to $7.1bn (€6.4bn), however, profits fell from $228m (€205m) in 2014 to $164m (€147.6m).

Nestlé to invest in R&D Centre expansion in Ireland

Nestlé announced Thursday it will invest more than $27.6m (€25m) in an expansion of its Research and Development Centre in Askeaton, Ireland.

Study says special infant formula promoting allergy protection has no effect

Hydrolyzed baby formula does not reduce allergy risk - despite previous claims - according to research led by Imperial College London.

Could a novel UV technology help battle vitamin D deficiency?

With the spotlight on vitamin D in many European countries, one company says its recently approved novel UV milk treatment could be a way to tackle deficiency. 

Glanbia explains strong results

Glanbia released its financial results recently, as well as plans to expand its cheese factory in Wexford. DairyReporter took the opportunity to go a little deeper behind those financial results...

New markets and premium products are key says Euromonitor International

New markets are the key to responding to current over-production of milk, says Raphael Moreau, Food Analyst at Euromonitor International.

The Protein Challenge 2040: Dairy and plant players join the sustainability dots

Sustainability non-profit organisation Forum for the Future has brought together the sometimes conflicting voices of the dairy and vegetable protein industry to meet its Protein Challenge 2040 – the world’s...

Revenue up as Murray Goulburn announces infant formula launch

Murray Goulburn (MG) will launch Devondale Natra Start infant formula in Australia in March 2016, with the brand available in China shortly afterwards.

Dispatches from Probiota 2016

Must read: Many, many things you need to know about probiotics until 2020

The global probiotics market is worth €32bn according to latest Euromonitor data and analysis presented recently at Probiota in Amsterdam – and that excludes fermented sour milks worth another €5.8bn.

Bega Cheese revenues up

Bega Cheese has announced a normalized 9.9% increase in profit after tax, a revenue increase to $403.5m (A$561.4m) and an EBITDA of $23.6m (A$32.9m) in its 1H 2016 financial report...

Down Under

Fsanz seeks views on proposed revision of infant formula regulations

The antipodean food regulator is calling for public and industry submissions on its proposed approach to revising infant formula requirements in the Food Standards Code.

Glanbia continues growth with earnings to £214M

Nutritional food manufacturer Glanbia has recorded double-digit growth for the sixth consecutive year, with earnings before interest, depreciation, tax and amortisation (EBITDA) up 10.5% to €271M (£214M) for the 52...

Dairy UK asks for government support for dairy products

Dairy UK is urging the UK Government to 'lend its full weight' to extend intervention to create outlets for dairy products this spring and summer.

US yogurt sales help push strong Danone results

Danone issued its fourth quarter and annual results for the year ending December 31, 2015 today, showing growth in most areas of its business worldwide.