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Nestle, Kerry, Glanbia take to Twitter at Irish food sustainability conference

Ireland's Prime Minister Enda Kenny joined executives from Tesco, Glanbia and the World Bank to address "Our Food, Our Future" in Dublin on Thursday September 26.

PMMI 2013 Dairy Industry market assessment

Tumbling US milk sales spur processing turn to non-dairy drinks: PMMI

US dairy processors are countering declines in fluid milk consumption by processing non-dairy beverages including iced teas and coffees, almond or soy-based ‘milk’ drinks and even lemonades.

TEAGASC SCIENTIST SAYS NEW PROBIOTIC CUTS CHOLESTEROL

'Dairy pro- and prebiotics can boost brain, liver and infant health'

Irish scientists working with gut bacteria – microbiota – have found 'exciting opportunities' for value-added dairy products, according to the head of biotechnology at Ireland’s largest food research center.

Calcium, vitamin D opportunity grows as osteoporosis prevalence rises

Osteoporosis continues to be a silent killer. A major fracture can be the start of a fatal cascade for an older patient, yet the majority of elderly patients still do...

Dispatches from pack Expo

Intelligrated: Automation explosion due to high labour costs

High health care costs, a lack of interest in repetitive manual labour and rising worker wages has led to an explosion of automated machinery, according to Intelligrated.

DRINKTEC 2013: WHAT CAUGHT OUR EYE AT THE SHOW

Stealing the show: Added value dairy drinks at Drinktec 2013

Ben Bouckley and Mark Astley from BeverageDaily.com and DairyReporter.com chat about technology and trends at Drinktec 2013, including the show’s growing international focus and the trend towards added-value dairy beverages....

DRINKTEC 2013: LIVE FROM THE SHOW FLOOR

Alfa Laval eyeing future dairy demand with hybrid powder mixer

Alfa Laval is anticipating an increase in demand from the dairy industry for powder mixing technology, such as its new Hybrid Powder Mixer, in coming years on the back of...

Meta-analysis: Probiotic reduces infant skin disorders (but not asthma/wheezing)

The probiotic strain Lactobacillus acidophilus decreases skin sensitivity in children that can reduce disorders like eczema, researchers have found after a scan of published studies – but other allergic ailments like asthma...

Showfloor blog: FI Asia-Thailand

Supply chain shocks driving Asian food producers to western quality

The non-Asian ingredient supply sector is fairly well represented here at Food Ingredients Asia-Thailand in Bangkok, but given current concerns about food supply chain security in the region, is probably...

Calorie reduction will add value to British dairy, says Volac

British dairy nutritionals manufacturer Volac has called on the country's dairy industry to better promote the health benefits of their products by reducing and controlling calorie content.

Arla Foods eyeing African dairy opportunities

Arla Foods is eyeing "opportunities" in a number of African countries after establishing a partnership with an Ivorian distribution firm that will see it pack and sell its Dano brand...

AgResearch 'recommended further testing' of recalled Fonterra WPC

New Zealand research organisation AgResearch has moved to distance itself from Fonterra's decision to recall three batches of whey protein concentrate (WPC), rubbishing claims that it "confirmed the presence" of Clostridium...

Tetra Pak strengthens dairy filtration tech portfolio through DSS acquisition

Tetra Pak has moved to “strengthen” its dairy filtration offering through the acquisition of Danish membrane filtration technology manufacturer, DSS Silkeborg.

Fonterra, NZ, Sri Lanka meet to resolve DCD protest issues

Fonterra, New Zealand and the Sri Lankan government have met to “discuss progress in resolving” the recent issues that led to the closure of all Fonterra Brands Lanka faculties last month....

Danone reviewing Fonterra WPC botulism false alarm ‘compensation options’

Danone is reviewing its “recourse and compensation options” in relation to the Fonterra whey protein concentrate (WPC) botulism alert that led it to pull potentially-affected infant formula products from shelves in eight...

Opinion

Fonterra's problem lies mainly in how it communicates with the Chinese

The longstanding dairy relationship between China and New Zealand ought not to have worked so well, but it has, and will continue to, in spite of two substantial safety scares...

'No plans' to sue Fonterra over false WPC botulism alarm, says Nutricia

Danone-owned Nutricia has rubbished reports that it is considering legal action against Fonterra over the false whey protein concentrate (WPC) botulism alarm that led it to recall 67,000 units of...

Fonterra suspends Sri Lanka operations following angry consumer protests

Fonterra has temporarily suspended operations in Sri Lanka in response to growing anger amongst consumers about the safety and marketing of the company's products, which culminated in protests outside Fonterra...

Fonterra rubbishes Sri Lankan court summons reports

Fonterra has rubbished reports that four Sri Lanka-based executives have been summoned to face contempt of court charges over the company's alleged failure to comply with a ban on the...

Breastmilk gut bacteria discovery could boost infant formula development

‘Good’ gut bacteria may arrive in a baby’s digestive system direct from its mother’s gut via breast milk, Swiss researchers have found – a discovery they claim could lead to...

China’s milk formula pilot scheme ignores the real food safety issues

A move by Chinese authorities to begin a pilot scheme that will eventually require all baby formula sold in the country to be distributed by pharmacies or equivalent stores has...

Toddler milk products not a waste of money or 'unnecessary', says UK industry

The British Specialist Nutrition Association (BSNA) has slammed a Which? consumer report that branded toddler milk products “unnecessary” and a waste of money.

Soapbox

Reality of ‘botulism scare’ only understood once it is put in context

Julian Baggini is one of my favourite thinkers, and his entertaining and thought-provoking book, Do They Think You Are Stupid: 100 Ways Of Spotting Spin And Nonsense From The Media,...

NZ revokes Westland lactoferrin export permits over nitrate concerns

The New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has revoked export certificates for four China-bound shipments of dairy protein, lactoferrin, after nitrate levels in excess of national standards were discovered...

Fonterra suspends senior managers over WPC botulism scare

Fonterra has placed two senior managers “on leave” in the midst of an internal investigation into the circumstances surrounding the recent Clostridium botulinum whey protein concentrate (WPC) contamination scare....