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A look at some of November's new dairy products

It's time for a look at some of the new products to hit the dairy aisles around the world this November. 

Savory yogurt is taking off, but how will it fit into Americans’ daily diets?

Savory yogurt has taken off in the US, helped by the huge wave of popularity of the now $8bn Greek yogurt industry, and many yogurt manufacturers are clamoring to make...

Nigerian government looks to improve dairy sector from within

The Nigerian government and a local dairy company, L&Z Integrated Dairy Farms, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding aimed at developing the dairy sector and helping to tackle Fulani herdsmen...

Tetra Pak disappointed by $96m China SAIC antitrust fine

Tetra Pak has spoken out about its disappointment following a $96m antitrust fine by China's State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC).

Dairy from cows fed GM feed is not ‘all-natural’, alleges lawsuit vs Dannon – but will it fly?

Has the FDA’s probe into ‘natural’ claims on food labels put a stop to the tidal wave of false advertising lawsuits engulfing food manufacturers? Not if a new complaint against...

Donaldson LifeTec filter line innovates dairy microfiltration space for the first time in decades

Filtration giant Donaldson Company Inc. felt the food and beverage filtration market had not seen much in way of innovation for a while and answered the call with its new...

Common probiotic yoghurt strain reduces stress & anxiety in fish: Study

Lactobacillus plantarum has been shown to reduce stress and anxiety in fish and improve vitamin absorption, according to a study.

Coveris aims to be launch pad for dairy brands with blank slate packaging solutions

Chicago-based packaging and coating solutions provider, Coveris, introduced its Nextrus shrink bags highlighting its “glass like” clarity and a 15 to 20% waste reduction using one piece of flexible PET...

Probiotic oral cavity-reduction potential has bite, study shows

A supplement containing Lactobacillus rhamnosus could enhance dental health by reducing tooth decay, according to a Chilean study.

Meiji increasing probiotic yogurt drink due to solid sales

Japanese company Meiji Co. Ltd. is increasing production of its Meiji Probio Yogurt drinks.

Probiotic supplements on rise in global €40bn market

Latest data from Euromonitor International shows the global probiotics market is worth about €40bn, yoghurt continues to be the dominant mode of delivery although probiotic supplements are growing fastest.

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A cheese by any other name: Let plant-based alternatives use traditional dairy terms

Why call something 'vegan cheese' when you could call it 'a plant-derived, oil-based dairy analog'? How about because it is vegan cheese. It's time for the dairy lobby to see plant-based alternatives...

Dateline Southeast Asia

Agrana expands dairy fruit operation to SE Asia and India

One of the leading fruit companies in the Far East has set out to expand in Southeast Asia by opening new offices in Thailand and India and signing an exclusive...

Ornua launches dessert mix for easy flavor addition

Ornua Ingredients has launched a ready-to-use neutral ‘base’ Dessert Mix that enables the user to develop different recipes from one product.

India

Arjuna launches Ayurveda-based clean-label preservative

Kerala-based botanicals major Arjuna Natural Extracts will launch a range of preservatives that the company says will appeal to the clean-label food fixation of millennials by combining herbal extracts with...

Fonterra expanding Waitoa site due to increased demand

Due to demand for whipping cream, Fonterra’s plan to increase production at its Waitoa UHT facility by 2018 has been brought forward to February 2017.

Peanut probiotic: Researchers develop commercially viable lactose-free probiotic ‘yoghurt’

A newly developed peanut-based probiotic ‘yoghurt’ could serve as a functional food for those who follow a vegan diet or have lactose intolerance, say researchers.

Wink frozen desserts offer one-two punch of allergen-friendly and better-for-you, founder says

Consumers with food sensitivities often face an unenviable choice in the frozen dessert aisle: Buy something that could trigger a reaction, or opt for an allergy-friendly product loaded with more...

Halloween horror: yogurt drives growth as chocolate confectionery declines

While trick or treaters this Halloween might be anticipating bags full of the traditional chocolate, gum and candy, according to the latest research from Euromonitor International, these ‘treats’ have seen...

Grupo LALA continues to post steady gains in Q3

Grupo LALA’s focus on nutritious food and beverage products (both dairy and non-dairy) continues to pay off as the Mexican company reported a 12.5% increase in net sales and $2.4m...

Dannon fights back against farmers’ ‘unfounded’ accusations of non-GMO pledge

Dannon has responded to a coalition of farmers who criticized the US yogurt maker for misleading consumers into thinking that its non-GMO pledge promotes sustainable farming practices.

Yoghurt Story fined for yoghurt that isn’t yoghurt

Yoghurt Story New Zealand Limited and Frozen Yoghurt Limited have been sentenced and fined in the Auckland District Court for misleading the public about their frozen yoghurt products.

What are the top freeze-dried dairy products?

Mordor Intelligence has published a research report on the global freeze-dried food market, including a look at the dairy sector.

Sensus says Asia Pacific survey shows value of chicory root fiber in dairy industry

A study by market research company MSI-ACI for Dutch ingredient company Sensus says consumer interest in healthier foods in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region continues to grow.

Alpro: 'we made a mistake and we’re really sorry'

Twitter storm blows up Alpro's dairy problem

Belgian manufacturer of plant-based dairy alternatives Alpro has been caught in a Twitter storm after it tweeted that a healthy diet consists of one third animal-based products. Disgruntled vegan followers referenced the company’s...

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