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Special edition: Flexible Packaging

Lids are ‘often overlooked’ in flexible packaging

Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Bury (formerly Chadwicks Lids) has partnered with The Lake District Dairy Co. to produce polyester lids for its Quark stir-in sauces.

Greek yogurt's biggest guns explore creative ways to address acid whey challenge

A series of patent applications from General Mills reveals it has been exploring novel ways to ‘neutralize’ acid whey - a byproduct of some Greek yogurt production - and use...

SPECIAL EDITION 2014, BEVERAGE SWEETENER INNOVATION

PureCircle claims ‘huge step forward’ with first category specific stevia launch for dairy

PureCircle has launched a new stevia blend called Sigma-D to target non-fermented, sweetened dairy drinks and other dairy products in what it says is a breakthrough category specific launch.

Whether yogurt is a health food or junk food depends on who is talking

An organization supporting “family-scale” farming accuses the makers of Dannon, Yoplait and other yogurt manufacturers of misleading parents to believe their yogurts are healthy, even though some products include sugar...

Could a yogurt a day keep diabetes away?

A high intake of yogurt may be associated with a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes, suggests a new meta-analysis.

Clondalkin Flexible Packaging unveils 'UK first printed shrink sleeve coding'

Clondalkin Flexible Packaging has launched a shrink sleeve which carries a printed code on the inside of the wrap, ideal for product information or competitions.

Private equity firm snaps up Aussie-style yogurt brand Noosa

Aussie-style yogurt brand, Noosa Finest Yoghurt, has been snapped up by Advent International for an undisclosed sum. 

DairyReporter.com Personality of the Year 2014 open for entries

The global dairy sector is thriving - driven by dynamic and creative individuals around the world. But do you or a colleague have what it takes to be recognized by...

Sales growth in US yogurt category will likely ‘venture into negative territory in 2015’

Three years ago, Greek yogurt was on fire. Today, as the category has matured, its growth has slowed to a more modest pace, while one market watcher predicts dollar sales...

News in brief

Chobani to open food incubator to help food entrepreneurs 'disrupt their respective categories'

Chobani is opening a food incubator in New York City designed to help entrepreneurial food companies “launch and disrupt their respective categories”.   

We want you: Scientific committee calls for cutting edge science at Probiota 2015

A newly established scientific committee are set to assess cutting edge research for the Probiota 2015 Scientific Frontiers poster session. Don’t miss your chance to present as entries close on...

Redesigns packaging for Hovis Seed Sensations bread bag

Amcor sustainability report highlights first non-refrigerated yoghurt

Shelf life extension, portion control, microwavable materials, re-closing features, moisture absorbing layers and built-in security are some of packaging highlights in The Amcor 2014 Sustainability Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).

Tackling toxins: Probiotic yoghurt provides mercury detox

Governments might not want to admit it, but according to a leading academic in microbiology and probiotics, there is demand for probiotic products with detoxification properties that can help protect...

Forget Greek yogurt, says Trimona Foods founder. The Bulgarians invented yogurt, and it's coming to America...

Not so long ago, the only yogurt that US consumers - and retail buyers - appeared to be interested in was the thick, protein-packed Greek variety. Today, as brands such...

Lactobacillus fermentum’s immune benefits show ‘potential to augment healthy aging’

Daily supplements of the probiotic Lactobacillus fermentum MTCC 5898 may alleviate the age-related decline in immune function in the elderly, and promote healthy aging, says a new study from India....

Chobani and Green America to explore non-GMO feed options for dairy cows

Chobani is working with Green America (formerly Co-op America) to “discuss realistic and viable” ways to secure more milk from cows fed non-GMO animal feed.

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Chobani to power Team USA until 2020 after inking new deal with Olympic Committee

Chobani will serve as the official yogurt provider to Team USA for the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Brazil, the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in South Korea,...

Pumpkin Spice fastest growing SKU in our history says Chobani (and ‘natural’ claims still resonate, says marketing chief)

Chobani’s ‘limited batch’ Pumpkin Spice Greek yogurt has emerged as the “fastest-growing SKU in the history of the company” and its most successful new launch, following its debut on Labor...

Synbiotic fermented milk may boost isoflavone bioavailability: Human data

Daily consumption of a fermented milk product containing probiotic bacteria and prebiotic fibers may increase the bioavailability of soy isoflavones in women, says a new study from Thailand.

Yoplait Greek offerings drive 34% General Mills yogurt sales increase

Despite an overall fall in revenue and profit in Q1 FY 2015, sales of General Mills yogurt, driven by its Yoplait Greek and Greek 100 offerings, jumped 34%. 

DISPATCHES FROM INTERNATIONAL WHEY CONFERENCE 2014

Opportunities in protein-enriched 'everyday food' for the elderly: Fonterra

The elderly needn't make significant dietary changes to boost their daily intake of protein and could instead rely on enriched "everyday food", research by Fonterra suggests.

Danone to expand its children’s range in Russia

Danone will expand its children’s range Danonino globally expanding into Russia and Asia after initial success in Spain and the UK.

'It’s taken a year to explain our chondroitin doesn’t come from carcasses left out in the sun': Danish supplier

Danish firm ZPD has won EU food approval for its chondroitin sulfate – a process that has been riddled by misapprehension and prejudice, the company says.

Chobani rapped over knuckles by NAD over ‘Farmland’ Greek yogurt ads

Chobani has been rapped over the knuckles by ad watchdog the National Advertising Division (NAD*) of the Council of Better Business Bureaus over its ‘Farmland’ ad, which implied that its...

Growth of aluminium products foiled by Russian dairy embargo

The European Aluminium Foil Association (EAFA) has released its half year results for 2014.