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See inside...Ireland’s largest ice cream manufacturer

Silver Pail’s MD tells DairyReporter that the end of EU milk production quotas could bring price changes and discusses some of the trends shaping Ireland’s $3.6bn per year dairy export...


'Dairy pro- and prebiotics can boost brain, liver and infant health'

Irish scientists working with gut bacteria – microbiota – have found 'exciting opportunities' for value-added dairy products, according to the head of biotechnology at Ireland’s largest food research center.

Calcium, vitamin D opportunity grows as osteoporosis prevalence rises

Osteoporosis continues to be a silent killer. A major fracture can be the start of a fatal cascade for an older patient, yet the majority of elderly patients still do...

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Intelligrated: Automation explosion due to high labour costs

High health care costs, a lack of interest in repetitive manual labour and rising worker wages has led to an explosion of automated machinery, according to Intelligrated.

General Mills: ‘Our Q1 Greek yogurt sales grew nearly 100%, more than double the growth rate of this segment’

US sales of General Mills’ Greek yogurt business “continue to significantly outpace the segment”, said CEO Ken Powell during the firm’s first quarter earnings call this week.

Don't waste your acid whey! Arla concept turns by-product into value-added dairy

Arla Foods Ingredients (AFI) has developed a concept for the utilization of Greek yogurt by-product, acid whey, which enables manufacturers to produce value-added dairy products using the waste product as...

Arla process transforms acid whey waste into value-added dairy

Arla Foods Ingredients (AFI) has developed a way to deal with acid whey waste from strained yoghurt manufacturing, transforming it into other value-added dairy products.

Chobani made people sick through its negligence, alleges California plaintiff

A California resident has filed a proposed class action lawsuit against Chobani accusing it of negligence and breaching the implied warranty of merchantability for its yogurts following the recent mold...

Gizeh signs first customers in North America

Gizeh has expanded into North America by setting up a production unit in Brantford, Toronto.

Chr Hansen derives Greek yogurt cultures from artisanal Cretan yogurt

Chr Hansen has launched a range of “authentic” Greek yogurt cultures, developed from cultures found in artisanal yogurt from the island of Crete 20-years ago.

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RPC Bebo France launches Eco&Pack dairy container

RPC Bebo France has sold its Eco&Pack container to Isigny Sainte Mère for its Delisse Fromage Blanc range and Granja Teisol SA for cream yoghurt.

Danone Canada to expand Oikos Greek yogurt capacity

Danone in Canada has announced plans for a CAD$40m (US$39m, €29m) expansion of its Greek yogurt manufacturing capabilities – an investment designed to meet growing demand for its Oikos yogurt...

An alternative to crushed bugs? Chr. Hansen explores producing carmine via controlled fermentation process

Natural colors expert Chr. Hansen has been exploring whether it is commercially viable to produce carmine - a natural red food color currently made from crushed cochineal insects - via...

Chobani: The FDA, not the courts, should judge whether term ‘evaporated cane juice’ is permitted on pack

Are reasonable consumers being misled by companies using the term ‘evaporated cane juice’ (ECJ) to describe dried sugar cane syrup (aka sugar) on product labels? And should this issue be...

Chobani issues recall notice for moldy Greek yogurt following 'illness claims'

Chobani has issued an formal voluntary recall for one batch of its branded Greek yogurt in the US following reports of illness - just days after the company discovered mold...

Benecol yoghurt’s Hong Kong launch is first step into coveted China

Raisio has just launched its Benecol yogurt drinks line in Hong Kong, its latest push to broaden its reach in the emerging Bric markets. Wing Kee Produce will act as...

Mold in Greek yogurt caused 'quality issue', says Chobani

Chobani has pinpointed a common type of mold as the cause of a "quality issue" that led it to pull pots of its popular Greek yogurt from retailer shelves across...

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Müller boosts UK yogurt presence with Nom Dairy acquisition

Müller Dairy has moved to bolster its presence in the UK private label yogurt market through its acquisition of Shropshire-based Nom Dairy UK.


Has the UK Greek yogurt identity crisis left the market open to exploitation?

The UK Greek yogurt market is suffering from somewhat of an identity crisis, with near-identical products marketed under different names. Some would say the High Court ruling that caused the...

Chobani to remove hemp seeds from yogurt following US Air Force ban

Chobani has vowed to remove hemp seeds from its Blueberry Power Flip Greek yogurt pots, after the US Air Force banned consumption of the product over concerns about the seeds'...

KRI KRI, Waitrose eye UK demand for 'authentic' Greek yogurt

Greece-based dairy processor KRI KRI looks set to challenge Fage for a share of the “authentic” Greek yogurt market in the UK after agreeing a deal to supply major British retailer Waitrose....

Chobani expands UK strained yogurt offering with 2% fat variant

Chobani has expanded its UK offering with the launch of a 2% fat variation of its original fat-free strained yogurt – a move that brings its product portfolio more closely...

It's Crunch Time! Danone boosts US yogurt offering through YoCrunch deal

Danone has moved to further “strengthen" its US yogurt offering through the acquisition of ‘yogurt with toppers’ market leader, YoCrunch.

It’s official: Promoted and organic tweets drive offline sales, says Twitter, and we can prove it

Is your brand getting some decent bang for the bucks you spend on paid-for (‘promoted’) tweets? The answer, according to a new trial with 35 big names in consumer packaged...

WhiteWave Foods: 'Evaporated cane juice was not controversial until this recent tsunami of lawsuits was filed '

WhiteWave Foods has filed a motion to dismiss the latest in a “tsunami of lawsuits” alleging consumers are being misled by the use of the term ‘evaporated cane juice’ (ECJ) to...

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