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DAIRYREPORTER.COM SPECIAL: DRIVING UP QUALITY, DRIVING DOWN COST

Product rejection: Quality and safety assurance drives down cost – FrieslandCampina

Product rejection and recall costs have the potential to run into the millions. Simply striving to drive up the quality and safety of finished products can reduce, or even avert,...

DAIRYREPORTER.COM SPECIAL: DRIVING UP QUALITY, DRIVING DOWN COST

Cut dairy packaging investment, risk profits and quality - Mintel

In the current economic climate, dairy processors are looking across their businesses for opportunities to reduce outgoings and increase margins. But firms that cut packaging investment are only risking profits...

DAIRYREPORTER.COM SPECIAL: DRIVING UP QUALITY, DRIVING DOWN COST

‘Quality’ dairy nutrients could slash US healthcare costs by billions: DRI president

Dairy products play an vital role in disease prevention, and could save the US healthcare system billions if consumers ate them at recommended levels, according to the Dairy Research Institute...

Abbott partners with University of Granada on nutrition research

Abbott Nutrition has expanded its partnership with Spain’s University of Granada to develop new nutrition products and analytical testing methods, the company has said.

Danone urges UK retailers to limit the sale of infant formula over 'unofficial exports' to China

French dairy giant Danone has called on British retailers to limit the sale of infant formula to two units per customer, in an attempt to curb “unofficial exports” of Western-manufactured milk powder...

South African Pfizer Nutrition re-brand will create ‘viable competitor’ to Nestlé – anti-trust authority

The 20-year re-branding period imposed on Nestlé’s newly-acquired Pfizer Nutrition infant formula brands in South Africa will create a “viable competitor” to Nestlé in the long term, the country's Competition Tribunal has...

Swiss infant formula recalled in Shanghai over repackaging claims

Swiss infant formula manufacturer, Hero, has moved to dispel concerns about the safety of its Nutradefense brand infant formula in China after authorities in Shanghai ordered retailers to pull it...

Breast milk substitute wins 17 process patents

Dutch supplier IOI-Loders Croklaan has won 17 process patents for its breast milk alternative Betapol and has another four pending.

Volac heralds high-protein dairy beverage launch as 'next step' for company

British dairy nutritionals manufacturer, Volac, has launched a low-fat, high-protein dairy drink called Upbeat in the UK - a move that marks the company's entry into the consumer market for dairy beverages....

European protein quality debate could re-open if DIAAS method adopted - Volac

European debate on the recognition of protein quality could re-open if the DIAAS protein measurement method is adopted by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) and...

Self-heating packaging for infant formula emerges

Dutch start-up Aestech has developed self-heating packaging for semi-liquid food, particularly baby food.

Vegetable, non-bovine milks are not suitable breast milk substitutes, ANSES warns parents

Children up to the age of one that are fed vegetable milk or milk from non-bovine animals as an alternative to breast milk or infant formula are at risk of...

Glanbia to capitalise on growth market strengths after 'strong' 2012

A “strong” financial performance in 2012 has left Glanbia is a “stronger position” to capitalise on its competitive advantage in growth markets, the Irish dairy processor has claimed....

EFSA to deliver baby and children’s milk opinion

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has been asked by the EU to produce a report on the nutritional value of follow-on formulas and children’s or toddlers' milks that may...

FAO-recommended measurement method demonstrates dairy protein 'superiority' - IDF

The International Dairy Federation (IDF) has given its backing to a new Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO)-recommended method of protein quality measurement that “clearly demonstrates the superiority” of...

Absolutely Fabuless? Pictures take Optimel Control outside EU health claim laws

Pictures are much more powerful than words when it comes to health claim marketing according to Dutch researchers who have completed a study of Dutch dairy Campina’s weight control yoghurt,...

News in brief

Fonterra and A-ware confirm deal to develop ‘mutually-beneficial’ plants

Fonterra and Dutch premium cheese manufacturer A-ware Foods Group have signed an agreement that will see them establish separate, but “mutually-beneficial” cheese and dairy ingredient plants in the Netherlands....

Infant formula companies are breaching international marketing rules: Report

Save the Children in the UK has called on infant formula manufacturers like Danone and Nestlé to do more to promote breast feeding – including larger on-pack warnings – after...

Chr Hansen eyes pharma sector with €20m probiotic plant expansion

Global probiotics leader Chr Hansen is throwing €20m at the expansion of its Danish freeze-drying capacity with increasing global pharma  and food supplement demand the key driver.

Editor’s blog

Which 2 global health brands grew by $1bn in 2012?

Something probiotic? Omega-3? A diet cola? Nope. 

‘Terrific' Russia position boosts PepsiCo beverage business: Indra Nooyi

PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi says the firm has a ‘terrific position’ as the top food and beverage business in Russia, where 10% organic revenue growth in 2013 helped offset weaknesses...

NHCR article 13.5 shakedown

Latest EFSA article 13.5 rejections down to “lousy science”: Consultant

There is no surprise in the latest batch of European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) article 13.5 health claim rejections as the science presented in six dossiers was “lousy”, a consultant told us...

Nestlé facing Pfizer Nutrition re-brand under South African approval

The South African Competition Tribunal has approved Nestlé’s takeover of Pfizer Nutrition – but only under the condition that the acquired infant formula brands are licensed out and re-branded in...

First Milk ups farmer capital to fund added-value dairy future

British dairy processor First Milk is increasing the amount of capital that its farmer members are required invest in the business, in an attempt to speed up the growth of...

Guest article

Global digestive breakdown: Pre-probiotic yoghurt still number 2 in functional food

The probiotic and prebiotic sectors are tackling some serious issues around claim restrictions in the EU, but the global digestive health picture remains upbeat with yoghurts alone putting on $1.7bn this...

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