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NMPF calls for 'significantly increased' access to Canadian dairy market

The National Milk Producers Federation’s (NMPF) has approved a resolution opposing any Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement which does not substantially dissolve Canadian protections against US dairy imports.

DuPont unveils 'streamlining' five-in-one Greek-style yogurt cultures blend

DuPont Nutrition & Health has unveiled a five-species “one-step cultures solution” designed specifically for Greek-style yogurt – a development its hopes will streamline a range of manufacturing processes.

Chobani's strained (not Greek) yoghurt gets UK revamp

Greek yoghurt giant Chobani has reintroduced its ‘strained’ yoghurt in the UK after a court ruled that it was misleading consumers by calling its US-produced yoghurt ‘Greek’.

Johnson & Johnson recalls Benecol yogurt drinks over yeast fermentation concerns

Johnson & Johnson is recalling more than 60,000 consumer packs of Benecol Peach & Apricot Yogurt Drinks from retailers in the UK and Ireland over concerns that yeast in the...

'Acid whey' issue highlights 'inefficiency' of Greek yogurt production methods - AFI

Arla Foods Ingredients (AFI) has waded into the current debate on the environmental impact of Greek yogurt by-product ‘acid whey’ by claiming that the issue “highlights the inefficiency” of traditional manufacturing methods....

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Dannon takes Greek yogurt in new direction with launch of Oikos Greek Yogurt Dips

Dannon is expanding its Greek yogurt franchise with the launch of Oikos Greek Yogurt Dips.

Acid whey? Not us! Greek yogurt firms distance themselves from environmental concerns

Muller Quaker Dairy and Ultima Foods have moved to distance themselves from concerns about the potential environmental impact of Greek yogurt by revealing details of their alternative, ‘acid whey’-free manufacturing...

Muller Quaker Dairy officially opens yogurt plant in Batavia, New York

Muller Quaker Dairy, the joint venture between PepsiCo and German dairy giant Theo Müller Group, has officially opened a $206m, 350,000+ square foot factory in Batavia, New York - one...

Growing yogurt market share: Dannon uses IBM analytics to boost forecasting and focus on promotions

The Dannon Company is supporting its market share growth in the $7 billion US yogurt sector by using IBM’s planning solutions to help the business in ways ‘that were unimaginable...

Chobani, Dannon attempt to defuse Greek yogurt ‘acid whey’ environmental concerns

Chobani and Dannon have vowed to establish more "responsible" ways to dispose of the potentially-hazardous Greek yogurt by-product, 'acid whey' - amidst growing concerns from the US about the substance's environmental impact....

Dannon touts Oikos Greek yogurt to protein-hungry ‘fitness-minded men’

Dannon has begun targeting “fitness-minded men” with its Oikos Greek yogurt brand, and is “exploring the possibility” of marketing its Greek yogurt portfolio to men in the long-term....

DAIRYREPORTER.COM SPECIAL: DAIRY PRODUCT QUALITY TESTING

‘Agro-terrorism: One of the greatest terrorist threats we face’ – Professor

Top public health professor David Dausey warns that increasing global supply chain complexity carries with it a greater risk of product contamination, with potentially disastrous results for dairy brands and...

DAIRYREPORTER.COM SPECIAL: DAIRY PRODUCT QUALITY TESTING

Dairy industry, regulatory cooperation vital to identify emerging food safety threats – AB SCIEX

Staying “in tune” with regulators and the dairy industry to identify emerging food quality and safety threats is vital to the development of new, up-to-date product testing solutions, AB SCIEX told DairyReporter.com....

DAIRYREPORTER.COM SPECIAL: DAIRY PRODUCT QUALITY TESTING

Horse meat scandal ‘opened the eyes’ of dairy industry to adulteration dangers – FOSS

This year’s horse meat scandal has “opened the eyes” of European dairy processors to the dangers of adulteration, according to product testing solutions provider, FOSS.

DAIRYREPORTER.COM SPECIAL: DAIRY PRODUCT QUALITY TESTING

Leader of the pack: Innovations to boost dairy product quality and safety

A Mintel global packaging expert examines the potential that several packaging features have to boost dairy product quality and safety, from time temperature indicators (TTIs) to active packaging.

Victory for Dannon, General Mills and Cabot in ‘frivolous’ yogurt identity lawsuits

Dannon, General Mills and Cabot have emerged victorious in a legal wrangle over the definition of ‘yogurt’ as the latest in a flurry of lawsuits alleging they used cheap ‘filler’...

Greek yogurt ‘a platform’ for Activia probiotic brand expansion - Dannon

Dannon has launched a Greek yogurt variation of its popular probiotic-enriched Activia yogurt brand in the US – a combination the company has branded a “powerhouse.”

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New York State ‘officially’ US yogurt capital – NY governor

New York State – the home of Chobani, Fage USA, and Muller Quaker Dairy – is officially America’s capital of yogurt production, the state’s governor, Andrew Cuomo, has claimed.

Danone results get Asia baby food boost

Danone reported sales growth in the first quarter of 2013 as demand for baby food in Asia boosted profits, despite continued weakness in Europe.

DAIRYREPORTER.COM SPECIAL: DRIVING UP QUALITY, DRIVING DOWN COST

Product rejection: Quality and safety assurance drives down cost – FrieslandCampina

Product rejection and recall costs have the potential to run into the millions. Simply striving to drive up the quality and safety of finished products can reduce, or even avert,...

DAIRYREPORTER.COM SPECIAL: DRIVING UP QUALITY, DRIVING DOWN COST

Cut dairy packaging investment, risk profits and quality - Mintel

In the current economic climate, dairy processors are looking across their businesses for opportunities to reduce outgoings and increase margins. But firms that cut packaging investment are only risking profits...

DAIRYREPORTER.COM SPECIAL: DRIVING UP QUALITY, DRIVING DOWN COST

'No magic ingredient': Ensuring healthier dairy launches don't suffer a quality slide

There is no ‘magic ingredient’ dairy producers can use to counteract changes in product stability resulting from pressure to cut sugars, salt and fat, although newer non-thermal processes can help,...

DAIRYREPORTER.COM SPECIAL: DRIVING UP QUALITY, DRIVING DOWN COST

‘Quality’ dairy nutrients could slash US healthcare costs by billions: DRI president

Dairy products play an vital role in disease prevention, and could save the US healthcare system billions if consumers ate them at recommended levels, according to the Dairy Research Institute...

Health and wellness goals will continue to drive US yogurt demand - Mintel

The health and wellness aspirations of US consumers will continue to drive demand for spoonable drinkable, and frozen yogurt for the “foreseeable future,” leading market research company, Mintel, has claimed....

The rise and rise of Greek yogurt. But is the growth sustainable?

From a standing start in 2007 - when it accounted for just 1% of refrigerated yogurt sales in the US food, drug and mass channels excluding Walmart (FDMx) - Greek...