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Dispatches from Probiota 2016

Recent risk-reduction claims ‘have not been positive,’ say EFSA.

Earlier this month at Probiota in Amsterdam, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) stated that microbiota changes should be linked to physiological or clinical outcomes of which a direct effect...

Glanbia plans to double capacity at Wexford Cheese plant

Glanbia Ingredients Ireland (GII) is seeking planning permission for an expansion at its Wexford cheese plant. 

Dairy down slightly as Nestlé profits drop

In its 2015 financial report issued today, Nestlé announced sales of $89.5bn (CHF 88.8bn), stating that this equated to 4.2% organic growth and 2.2% real internal growth.

Infant formula drives profits at a2 Milk

The a2 Milk Company has posted its financial results for the six months ending December 31, 2015.

FrieslandCampina Domo and Glycosyn partner for new infant nutrition ingredients

FrieslandCampina Domo and US-based Glycosyn are entering into a global partnership to develop new infant nutrition ingredients.

News in brief

Nestlé Canada recalls infant formula after customer complaints

Nestlé Canada is recalling four batches of infant formula due to a quality issue triggered by consumer complaints.

Breastfeeding exclusively may not be best strategy for bone health: Study

Breastfeeding exclusively may not be the best strategy for bone health, results from the 5000-strong Generation R study have suggested. 

Ingredion report shows power of clean labels

‘Cracking the Clean Label Code’, a study of 1,000 consumers, which was commissioned by ingredient provider Ingredion, promotes the clean label opportunity for manufacturers and retailers in the dairy and...

Dairy organization, NFL create $35m grant for kitchen equipment

US Department of Agriculture and dairy farmers announced during Super Bowl weekend that they would be providing a $35m grant to schools across the US to upgrade kitchen equipment and...

Arla Foods Ingredients holds annual seminar

At the recent Arla Foods Ingredients annual seminar in Beijing, Professor Yvan Vandenplas from UZ Brussel, Belgium, reviewed studies that have investigated useful alternatives to standard formulas made with cow’s...

This week Down Under

Study: No benefits for children from reduced-fat dairy diet

Australian research has called into question international dairy guidelines for toddlers, saying that the consumption of reduced-fat dairy has no additional health benefits.

Study shows adding milk protein to breakfast and lunch benefits seniors

Protein is a critical nutrient for building and maintaining muscle, and new research published in the January edition of The Journal of Nutrition has found that eating an even amount...

Population density soon to be bright spot for dairy industry

There’s a bright future for those in the dairy industry, according to a professor from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University.

Rebel Kitchen acquires Unoco to continue growth

Free-from coconut milk manufacturer Rebel Kitchen has acquired raw coconut water brand Unoco for an undisclosed amount, boosting its growth.

Eka software module tracks expiration dates and dairy quality attributes

Eka Software Solutions has launched a shelf life and quality control module for its agricultural software platform.

New ISO standard for flow cytometry with probiotics

Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium, present in yogurt and other dairy products, are used as probiotics, or “friendly bacteria,” to maintain a healthy digestive tract.

Coca-Cola moves for Nigeria’s Chi

The Coca-Cola Company is buying a 40% stake in Nigeria’s leading dairy and juice company, Chi.

News in brief

Private storage aid for butter and skimmed milk powder extended

The private storage aid for butter and skimmed milk powder has again been extended until September 30, 2016, following the approval by Member States of a proposal made by the European Commission.

China direct

Prediction: China to have world’s safest infant formula in a decade

In the next decade, China will have the safest infant formula available anywhere—just 10 short years after China's melamine scandal (writes Paul O’Brien of Chemlinked). 

Glanbia announces member support package

The Board of Glanbia Co-operative Society Limited in Ireland has announced the creation of a 2016 member support packageworth at least $38.8m (€35.6m). 

News in brief

Valio launches new quark spread

Finnish dairy company Valio has introduced a new quark spread to the market with Valio Better.

Special edition: Microbiome metrics & advances

Probiotic firms must refresh ‘mumsy’ marketing

Probiotic players must engage the so-called millennial generation if they are to avoid being jostled out of the health yoghurt aisle, says Euromonitor International.  

Fonterra to develop functional products through new partnership with China’s By-Health

China’s By-Health has signed a strategic cooperative partnership agreement with Fonterra, according to a statement on CNINFO, China’s stock market information website.

REPORTS FROM IDFA DAIRY FORUM 2016

Dairy food safety is ‘industry must,’ starts with execs

Food safety must be carried equally across every dairy organization, but a recent forum of dairy executives said it needs to start at the executive level.

REPORTS FROM IDFA FORUM 2016

Emerging markets essential to global growth in dairy

Dairy companies that want to capitalize on a growing global market will need to tap into emerging markets across the world, according to a presentation from McKinsey & Company at the...

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