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Fonterra to sell 50% stake in DairiConcepts to US partner Dairy Farmers of America

Fonterra is to sell its 50% stake in DairiConcepts, its joint venture with Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), to the US dairy giant.

Average GDT dairy commodity price down for third auction running

Dairy commodity prices fell 7.9% at the latest Global Dairy Trade (GDT) auction - the third decrease in average prices on the platform in a row.

#Probiota16 programme leaked; Amsterdam February 2-4, 2016

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More calcium needed in diets: Study

Most people could use more calcium in their diet, according to the International Osteoporosis Foundation.

Working dead? Nestlé scientists find heat-treated ‘zombie’ probiotics can boost immunity beyond the grave

Heat-treated probiotics may offer greater immunity benefits than their ‘live’ originals, according to just-published Nestlé Nutrition and Health research.

Exclusive interview: Simon Coveney, Irish Food & Agriculture Minister

Irish government sticks to milk mining guns as prices plunge

Seven years ago the Irish government backed a collaborative industry-academic milk mining project to add value to the country’s dairy sector. Some have questioned why commercially usable research results have...

Breast milk carbohydrates may prime babies for later obesity

Obese mothers may be paving the way for later obesity in their children through the transmission of ‘non-nutritious carbohydrates’ in breast milk, say researchers.

News in brief

Select Milk Producers to splash $250m converting denim mill into dairy plant

US dairy cooperative Select Milk Producers plans to convert a Texas denim mill into a US$250m milk processing facility. 

Permeate market will 'explode into life' once Codex standard set: Arla Foods Ingredients

The market for dairy permeate powder will “explode into life” once a Codex Alimenatarius standard is adopted, says Arla Foods Ingredients. 

Beingmate to form JV with Korean dairy to produce special infant formula for China

Beingmate has joined forces with South Korean company Maeil Dairies to produce special medical purpose infant formula for the Chinese market. 

Anchor has 'place to play' in mature and emerging markets: Fonterra

The Anchor dairy brand has a “place to play” in mature as well as emerging markets, says New Zealand dairy Fonterra. 

Investigation

Milk scandal raises questions over China's new food safety law

Another dairy scandal has raged across Chinese media over the last month, overshadowing the introduction of China’s much-touted new food safety law and casting further doubts over the government’s ability to bring...

Infant formula tainted with Cronobacter sakazakii decontaminated with phage: Study

South Korean scientists have verified the ability of a phage to decontaminate infant formula tainted with Cronobacter sakazakii.

Sports Nutrition 2015: Winning strategies in foods, drinks, supplements & ingredients - IT'S TODAY!

Formulation strikes, marketing makeovers, new ingredients, winning science, regulatory landscapes explained – take your seat for this and more at Sports Nutrition 2015, online and free on October 22, otherwise known as today!

Global Dairy Trade average price falls for first time since early August

The Global Dairy Trade (GDT) Price Index declined by 3.1% today - the first fall in the average price on the platform since the beginning of August.

WHO alerted to potential NZ infant formula promotion breach in Cambodia

Concerns have been raised about the promotion practices employed by the Cambodian distributor of New Zealand infant formula brand Bibere.

Construction of Yashili New Zealand infant formula plant complete: GEA

GEA has completed construction of Chinese infant formula manufacturer Yashili's first plant in New Zealand.  

Pack Expo 2015

Consumer trends changing the world of packaging

Consumer trends are actively changing how food items are packaged, according to a report released at this year’s Pack Expo Las Vegas and Pharma Expo 2015.

New Zealand Police charge man in connection with 1080 infant formula threat

Police in New Zealand have charged a man in connection with the threat to poison infant formula with pest control poison, sodium monofluoroacetate (1080).

Danone denies Indonesian health workers paid to promote SGM infant formula

Danone has dismissed allegations its Indonesian subsidiary encouraged health professionals in the country to promote its infant formula products.

News in brief

German start-up wins EU probiotic novel foods approval

German SME Avitop has won EU novel foods approval for its proprietary probiotic strain Bacteroides xylanisolvens DSM 23964 it is calling Avi-1.

Dairy Farmers of America breaks ground on Kansas milk powder plant

Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) has broken ground on a $235m milk powder plant in Garden City, Kansas.

a2 Milk Company seeks to raise NZ$43m to finance international growth

The a2 Milk Company (a2MC) is seeking to raise NZ$43m (US$28.5m) to support growth in Australia, New Zealand and key international markets.

Caesium-137 'virtually not present' in infant formula produced near Fukushima: Study

Artificial radionuclide caesium-137 is “virtually not present” in infant formula produced in countries within the vicinity of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, a study has found.

Global Dairy Trade commodity prices increase fourth auction running

Commodity prices on the Global Dairy Trade (GDT) platform rose 9.9% yesterday - the fourth increase in a row. 

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