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Synlait purchases New Zealand Dairy Company

New Zealand dairy processing company Synlait Milk announced today it has purchased 100% of the shares of The New Zealand Dairy Company (NZDC).

Nestlé launches YIYANG powder to ‘refuel senior brains’

Nestlé has launched ‘YIYANG Fuel for Brain’ in China, a dairy product aimed at those over 50.

Is dairy a hindrance and not a help for probiotics growth?

The vast majority of new product development for functional foods featuring probiotics “remains in the dairy space”, but this may be more of a hindrance than a help for the...

OMIRA considers Lactalis takeover

German dairy company OMIRA said it has successfully completed meetings over the past few months with the Lactalis Group with respect to a merger.

Ausnutria takes over ADP and Ozfarm

Ausnutria Dairy Corporation Ltd., a dairy company with production facilities in China, the Netherlands and Australia, has taken over ADP and Ozfarm.

Glanbia Co-op completes share placement for creation of Glanbia Ireland

Glanbia Co-operative Society (Glanbia Co-op) has completed the placement of 8.7m ordinary shares in Glanbia plc to raise approximately €155m ($174m) for Glanbia Co-op.

Nestlé officially opens Vietnam MILO plant

Nestlé has inaugurated a new MILO factory in Hung Yen, Vietnam.

Unique combination of prebiotic mixture and fermented infant formula helps prevent colic: New Danone Nutricia study

A trial on a novel infant formula appears to shows for the first time that a specific combination of ingredients can have a preventive effect on colic.

Convenience-seeking millennial moms lead the growth of infant formula, survey shows

A survey found that among 2,000 US mothers with children between the ages of one and three, 18% did not originally plan to give their newborn formula, but that number...

Ausnutria reports growing revenue amid fiercer competition and stricter laws

Hong Kong-listed infant nutrition company Ausnutria's total revenues have grown by almost one-third to RMB751.3 million during the first quarter of 2017.

Fonterra reopens Malaysian milk powder plant

Fonterra has reopened its milk powder manufacturing plant in Malaysia following a NZ$7m (US$4.8m) investment to boost manufacturing efficiencies and ensure it continues to meet health and safety, and food...

China's infant formula trends: Sales boom predicted with organic and premium brands leading the charge

China’s infant milk formula market is poised to boom in the next five years as a result of the new “two-child” policy, and tighter rules issued by regulators, analysts said...

Ornua publishes 2016 review

Ornua, Ireland’s largest exporter of primary Irish dairy products, has published a review of its 2016 operational and financial performance, as well as a goal to build revenues of €3bn...

Personalised nutrition: Cost and lack of experts slowing uptake in Asia Pacific

The cost of testing and not having enough experts in the field are holding back the growth of nutrigenomics-based personalised nutrition in Asia-Pacific.

News in brief

ProbioKid probiotic strains recognized safe in US and Canada for use in young children

The probiotic strain blend ProbioKid by Lallemand has received a Natural Product Number (NPN) from Health Canada, while the GRAS status is still only self-affirmed in the US.

Arla Food Ingredients launches communal whey protein blog

An online knowledge-sharing platform dedicated to whey protein and lactose has been launched by Arla Foods Ingredients.

Unsafe levels of arsenic found in baby food products, research finds

Almost three-quarters of infant and baby foods containing rice exceed safe levels of arsenic defined by EU law.

Dairy Council looks for sports nutrition award submissions

The Dairy Council in the UK is looking for the next generation of sport nutritionists to submit their research on the role of dairy in sport and exercise nutrition. 

Arla looks to responsible growth in Asia

Danish-based dairy cooperative Arla Foods recently published its corporate responsibility report 2016, entitled Our Responsibility, documenting the company’s progress on responsible business practice.

FOOD VISION ASIA 2017

Infant obesity: Act now over formula protein guidelines, regulators urged

Regulators in Asia should not wait for new CODEX regulations for infant formula and act now to cut the amount of protein required in order to help reduce obesity, a...

Trump holds off terminating NAFTA as dairy groups urge for update of trade deal

In a bipartisan congressional letter, a group of 68 members of the House of Representatives wrote to US President Donald Trump about the importance of modernizing instead of withdrawing from NAFTA.

April dairy product launches

There's a truly international flavor again to the new products hitting the dairy shelves in April.

Asia sales slide at Mead Johnson but CEO insists China business ‘remains on track’

Infant nutrition firm Mead Johnson, which is in the process of being taken over by Reckitt Benckiser, saw sales in its core Asia markets tumble in the first quarter.

Glanbia's patent-pending powder process removes need for lecithin in drinks

Glanbia has developed BevEdge, a patent-pending technology that allows manufacturers to remove lecithin from protein powders and beverages, cleaning up the ingredient list and removing a potential allergen.

Baltic Dairy Board says losses due to new factory production

LTD Baltic Dairy Board, based in Latvia, has issued its financial results for the year ending December 31, 2016.

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