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Insurers look to cut ties with company accused of tainting whey with animal urine

Four insurance companies are seeking to cut ties with Wisconsin-based Packerland Whey Products Inc, after the company and its executives were accused of tainting its products with animal urine.


pH stable culture will 'revolutionize' yogurt production, says Chr Hansen

Chr Hansen has developed a yogurt culture it claims will "revolutionize" production and significantly reduce ingredient costs.

Calcium doesn’t strengthen bones, study concludes

Taking into account studies from around the world, a group of researchers have concluded that calcium does not make for stronger bones.

More than half of consumers eat across a 15-hour span daily, study finds

Consumers end up eating for much longer stretches of the day than they had anticipated with over half of adults eating over a 15-hour span daily, says new research.

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Yakult wins Swiss probiotic health claim

Yakult has joined fellow probiotic giant Danone in winning health claims for its probiotic yoghurt drinks in Switzerland.

Siggi's Icelandic Skyr 'sufficiently different' from other origin yogurts

Siggi's Icelandic Skyr is "sufficiently different" from the increasing number of 'origin yogurt' products available in the US, says the man behind the brand.


Collaborative robot reaches out to dairy industry

Universal Robots has reached out to dairy manufacturers at this year’s International Dairy Show in Chicago with its line of collaborative robots.

EBRD furthers investment in Turkish dairy sector with €10m loan

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has furthered its interest in the Turkish dairy sector with a €10m loan to the company behind the Kay dairy brand.

Low-fat milk and yogurt consumption may help prevent frailty in aging, study finds

Consumption of low-fat milk and yogurt is associated with a decreased risk of frailty among the elderly, according to a recent study.

Relevance of probiotics research increasing with US yogurt demand: Dannon

As the US yogurt market develops, research in the field of probiotics is ever more relevant, says US yogurt giant Dannon.

Chinese drinking yogurt growth 'illustrates the scale of opportunity': Tetra Pak

Growth in demand for drinking yogurt in China "illustrates the scale of opportunity" such products present, says Tetra Pak.

Blue Hill plans another industry first with move into drinkable savory yogurt

With its gourmet savory yogurts now gracing shelves at 800-900 stores in the US, Blue Hill is now looking to challenge the nation’s palate again, this time with a new...

Optiwell has potential to create new UK dairy beverage sub-category: FrieslandCampina

Optiwell drinking yogurt has the potential to create a "new sub-category" within dairy beverages in the UK, says FrieslandCampina. 

Fonterra launches New Zealand yogurt pouch recycling scheme

Fonterra has partnered with recycling firm TerraCycle to launch New Zealand's first recycling programme for yogurt pouches.

Tesco yogurt pledge marks latest victory for protesting farmers

Tesco has pledged to use British milk in its own-label yogurts, as struggling dairy farmers held another protest over low milk prices last night.

School Lunch Program will create a generation of Greek yogurt eaters: Chobani

Chobani hopes to create a generation of Greek yogurt eaters by supplying the US National School Lunch Program in the long-term.

Muller Quaker Dairy combines yogurt and the 'delicious decadence' of dessert

PepsiCo's US yogurt venture Muller Quaker Dairy has launched a new range that combines the "goodness of yogurt" with "delicious decadence" of dessert. 

Japanese low-purine trend inspires Meiji PA-3 yogurt development

Greater awareness about gout and low-purine diets has not only inspired innovation by Japan's major breweries, but the country's largest dairy, Meiji. 

Chobani founder invests in upmarket coffee roaster La Colombe; no comment on reports it is exploring sale of minority stake

Chobani founder Hamdi Ulukaya has invested an undisclosed sum in upmarket coffee firm La Colombe Coffee Roasters that will make him the majority owner, but says he will not take...

WhiteWave expands in competitive U.S. yogurt category with Wallaby acquisition

Undeterred by the ongoing “fistfight” in the U.S. yogurt category, WhiteWave Foods Co. expands its presences in the segment with the $125 million cash acquisition of California organic yogurt maker Wallaby...

Canadian dairy Saputo has confidence despite TPP uncertainty

No matter what happens with the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade negotiations, Saputo officials say the Canadian dairy is ready.

We haven't hit peak Greek yet, says Dannon as Evolution Fresh yogurts hit grocery stores nationwide

While some commentators believe we have reached ‘peak Greek’ in the yogurt aisle, Dannon remains bullish about the growth potential of Greek yogurt as new Evolution Fresh fruit-on-the-bottom Greek nonfat...

Something about dairy? Delivery vehicle boosts probiotic efficacy: Studies

Probiotics are more effective when ingested with dairy products, UC Davis research suggests. 

JBT Corporation acquires Stork Food & Dairy Systems for €47m

JBT Corporation has acquired Stork Food & Dairy Systems (SFDS), a filling and sterilization solutions provider for €47m.

Iran 'a potential target market' for Russian embargo dairy surplus: Euromonitor

Iran could become a target market for the dairy surplus created by the Russian embargo if Western economic sanctions are lifted, says Euromonitor.

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