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Farmers in all EU Member States to share €420m financial aid: Commission

Farmers across the 28 European Union (EU) Member States will share €420m in European Commission (EC) targeted financial aid.

Global Dairy Trade commodity prices rise third auction in a row

Dairy commodity prices rose today the third time running on the Global Dairy Trade (GDT) auction platform. 

Fonterra further reduces GDT dairy commodity offering forecast

Fonterra has further reduced its Global Dairy Trade (GDT) offering forecast in anticipation of a fall in milk production.  

New Zealand dairy Fonterra opens first Indonesian manufacturing facility

New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra has opened a NZ$37m (US$23.5m) plant in Indonesia - its first manufacturing facility in the South East Asian country.

China moves to reduce the number of domestic infant formula products

China has revised legislation to further reduce the number of domestically manufactured infant formula products.

Fonterra forms Ethiopian JV to launch its first African consumer product

New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra has partnered with Ethiopian manufacturer Faffa Foods to launch its first African consumer product. 

Global Dairy Trade commodity prices climb for second auction running

Dairy commodity prices rose nearly 11% earlier today on the Fonterra-owned Global Dairy Trade (GDT) auction platform.

Arla boosts West African 'distribution backbone' with JVs in Nigeria and Senegal

Arla Foods has partnered with companies in Nigeria and Senegal to boost its "distribution backbone" in West Africa. 

Performance nutrition boosts Glanbia plc’s financials

Glanbia’s Global Performance Nutrition (GPN) unit was the star performer as the nutritional ingredients and dairy firm reported increased H1 profits.

Russia lifts 2013 botulism scare ban on imports from Fonterra plants

Russia has partially lifted restrictions on Fonterra dairy imports implemented in the midst of the 2013 whey protein concentrate (WPC) botulism scare.

The future of milk? New technology increases milk’s shelf life, cuts carbon footprint

Two companies have come together to create a product they say will cut milk to 14% of its original weight - making it far easier to ship across the world.

Global Dairy Trade commodity prices increase after five-month freefall

Prices on the Fonterra-owned Global Dairy Trade (GDT) auction platform rose today for the first time since March.

Nestlé backs WHO breastfeeding stance

The world’s biggest infant formula maker Nestlé has backed a World Health Organisation (WHO) statement supporting exclusive breastfeeding of infants until the age of six months.

Fonterra placed on S&P credit watch following milk price forecast cut

Fonterra has been placed on negative credit watch by ratings agency Standard and Poor's on the same day it announced plans to reduce its Global Dairy Trade (GDT) offering.

13% in some countries compared to 43% in SE Asia

Europe has world's lowest breastfeeding rates: WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says rising obesity rates among mothers and ready availability and attractiveness of formula has left Europe with the world’s lowest breastfeeding rates.

Competition remains fierce in cholesterol-lowering niche

Benecol buy-back boosts Raisio Q2 results

Sales and profits were up in Q2 at Raisio, with CEO of the €500m Finnish agro-food player Matti Rihko content its re-housing of key brand Benecol was paying off.

Abbott moves to quash NY probe into 'potential deceptive advertising and marketing practices'

US infant formula giant Abbott has moved to quash a subpoena served by the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) as part of an investigation into "potential deceptive advertising and...

Fonterra dismisses calls to suspend GDT after tenth consecutive price fall

Fonterra has dismissed calls for the Global Dairy Trade (GDT) online auction platform to be suspended after a tenth consecutive fall in prices.

USDA hearing to consider establishment of FMMO in California

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is to move ahead with a public hearing to consider the establishment of a Federal Milk Marketing Order (FMMO) for California.

CODEX approves zinc citrate for use in infant and follow-on formula

Codex Alimentarius (Codex) has approved zinc citrate for use in foods for infants and young children - opening the door for it to become an "important zinc source" in infant formula....

Mead Johnson Nutrition to pay $12m to settle SEC China bribery charges

Mead Johnson Nutrition has agreed to pay $12m (€10.9m) to settle a US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) investigation into the "promotional practices" of its Chinese business.

Guest article

Food industry fail? Elderly nutrition

The food industry is missing a billion euro trick when it comes to ageing population, says Lauren Bandy, senior nutrition analyst at Euromonitor International.

Chinese scientists detect melamine in white gold using real gold

Chinese scientists have developed a method to detect melamine in milk and infant formula using gold nanoparticles.

“The comments received do not require any change to the conclusions of the NDA Panel.”

EFSA stands by CLA rejection

EFSA is standing by a CLA-weight loss health claim rejection despite an appeal that accused it of failing to evaluate submitted efficacy data from joint applicants BASF and Stepan Lipid...

European Commission looks to extend private storage aid for butter and SMP

Private storage aid (PSA) for butter and skimmed milk powder (SMP) - introduced by Brussels in the wake of the Russian embargo - looks set to be extended.

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