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Molkerei Ammerland joins GlobalDairyTrade with sweet whey offering

German dairy cooperative Molkerei Ammerland has joined the GlobalDairyTrade platform in the hope of increasing its access to increasing worldwide dairy demand.

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Does Unilever’s Slim-Fast fail signal the end of weight management as we know it?

Fourteen years after Unilever spent $2.3bn (€1.7bn) to buy Slim-Fast, it has sold up for an undisclosed sum to a private equity player. Analyst and author Julian Mellentin tracks the...

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Unilever sells Slim Fast to private equity firm Kainos Capital for undisclosed sum

Unilever has sold its Slim Fast weight management brand to private equity firm Kainos Capital, but will retain a minority stake in the business. 

Smooth transition: Yogurt is doing fine without digestive health claims

Sales of yogurt in the UK have remained healthy, despite ditching digestive health positioning, according to Euromonitor. 

Repackaging coffee, powedered milk and cocoa

Exclusive: Nestlé on why Africa will be its focus for modular factories

In an exclusive interview with FoodProductionDaily, Alfredo Fenollosa, technical head, Nestlé Asia, Oceania and Africa, tells us why the company is targeting Africa for the launch of its modular factory...

Fonterra and Dairy Crest enter infant formula ingredients partnership

Dairy Crest and Fonterra have entered into a strategic partnership to produce and market infant formula ingredients, demineralized whey powder and galacto-oligosaccharide (GOS).

Fonterra, Dairy Crest quiet on demineralized whey partnership reports

British firm Dairy Crest has confirmed it will be “partnering with someone” to supply demineralized whey powder for infant formula, but declined to confirm reports it is close to sealing...

French agency bucks EU with plant sterol-stanol cholesterol rejection

France’s food safety agency (ANSES) has put itself at scientific odds with the EU’s central food science authority by concluding data is lacking to back plant sterols and stanols for...

EFSA adopts essential infant formula composition opinion

EFSA has adopted its opinion on the essential infant formula composition following a period of public consultation which saw nearly 400 comments stream in on the likes of omega-3 form...

The Organic Protein Company eyeing 'healthy chunk' of UK whey market

Newcomer, The Organic Protein Company, expects to “steal a healthy chunk” of the UK whey protein powder market with its California-made, USDA-certified offering.

FDA wants more goat's milk formula on US market: Hyproca Nutrition

Having secured access to the US market, Dutch firm Hyproca Nutrition has welcomed efforts by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to increase the availability of goat's milk-based formula products....

Davisco Foods ‘not taking shotgun approach’ to Africa

Having secured sales in South Africa, US dairy protein specialist Davisco Foods is examining further opportunities in Africa - but insists it will not take a "shotgun approach" to the...

UK ASA Ruling

UK regulator turns ‘contrary’ over infant drink marketing, says campaigner

Danone Nutricia’s vindication from any wrongdoing in press adverts for Aptamil with Pronutra+ follow-on milk was described as “absurd” by Baby Milk Action (BMA), which filed a complaint with the UK’s Advertising...

Mead Johnson awards $1m to further study of piglet brain development

Mead Johnson Nutrition has awarded the University of Illinois' Department of Animal Sciences a grant of nearly $1m to further its understanding of how nutrition affects brain development in piglets....

Brits moving to non-dairy pastures: Mintel report

There is a growing trend towards dairy alternatives in the UK, with volume sales of cow-milk alternatives such as soya, rice and buffalo milk up 155% between 2011 and 2013,...

2014 SPECIAL EDITION: DAIRY PRODUCT QUALITY TESTING

Fonterra never checked Sanlu's dairy products prior to deadly China melamine crisis, study warns

Decentralized milk supply chains were largely to blame for the melamine scandal that bankrupted China’s Sanlu in 2008, but its partner Fonterra's experience ‘did not appear helpful’ in stopping deadly...

2014 SPECIAL EDITION: DAIRY PRODUCT QUALITY TESTING

Five years 'reasonable time frame' for FAO DIAAS protein measurement adoption: Volac

It could take up to five years for the the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to adopt the Digestible Indispensable Amino Acid Score (DIAAS) protein measurement method,...

SNE chips in on EFSA’s infant formula draft opinion

Specialised Nutrition Europe (SNE) said it was disappointed that certain nutrients were deemed "unnecessary" in the European Food Safety Authority's (EFSA) recent draft opinion on infant formula. ...

US infant formula hospital stance 'confuses' domestic law and WHO Code: UNICEF, PAHO

The International Formula Council (IFC) "confuses" US law and the WHO Code when defending the practice of supplying free infant formula samples for hospital discharge bags, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and...

US COMMODITIES CORNER

Amino acid balancing 'targets...the best paying components in milk'

DairyReporter.com's US dairy commodities expert John Geuss explains why the amino acid balancing of feed is "one of the most impactful emerging technologies" in the dairy sector.

WPC recall-impacted Nutricia NZ reports 97% profits drop

Nutricia Limited, the Danone-owned New Zealand infant formula business hit by last year's Fonterra whey protein concentrate (WPC) botulism scare, reported a 97% drop in profits in 2013.

ISAPP consensus: Gut, yes. Immunity, no (for now)

Time to recognise ‘core benefits of certain probiotics’: ISAPP

The evidence has grown so strong for the best-documented probiotic strains that a generic digestive health claim should exist, according to a consensus statement from leading international researchers published this...

FDA publishes safety-driven infant formula manufacturing final rule

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has finalized a set of manufacturing guidelines designed to ensure infant formula products produced for domestic sale are “safe and support healthy growth.”

Dispatches from the IPA World Congress in Athens, Greece

Psychobiotics can feed gut-brain health axis: 'It’s really an exciting frontier,' says professor

Evidence is building that links the gut microbiome and brain function and ‘psychobiotics’ are at the heart of that, says a leading Irish researcher working in the field for more...

GEA, DTU develop mathematical model to boost milk powder output

In advance of the upcoming European Union (EU) milk quota abolition, GEA and the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) have developed a mathematical model they claim can increase powdered milk...

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