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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...


No boys allowed: What’s so girly about yoghurt?

There’s a marketing experiment going on in the yoghurt aisle. Two yoghurt brands recently have positioned themselves as ‘yoghurt for men’. Is ordinary yoghurt really so girly?

Yoghurt brand aims to develop ‘dairy for men’ category in UK and Ireland

A yoghurt brand targeted at men is gearing up for launch in the UK and Ireland early next year. FoodNavigator asks: What makes yoghurt manly?

Chobani awarded USDA school lunch Greek yogurt contract

Chobani has been selected as the product of choice for the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Greek yogurt pilot program, after successfully undercutting bids from a number of rival Greek...

Dannon Oikos still fastest-growing brand in Greek yogurt segment, with sales topping $400m in 2012

While many new products generate impressive year-one sales after blasting out of the starting blocks bolstered by great distribution and piles of promotional cash, few sustain this momentum. But Dannon’s...

Dannon rejects calls to remove crushed bugs from its yogurts: 'Carmine is a safe natural food color, and we label it clearly on pack'

A year after Starbucks announced it would stop using crushed bugs to color its Frappuccinos following a petition on, Dannon has been urged to remove carmine in its yogurts by...

Starbucks, Danone team up to develop Greek yogurt brand

Starbucks has teamed up with Danone’s US subsidiary, Dannon, in an attempt to establish a foothold in the country’s booming Greek yogurt market.

Danone yogurt supply issue should be resolved by next week, says Tesco

Tesco expects the supply chain issues that reportedly left it and many other British retailers short of Danone brand yogurt to be resolved by next week.

Keep it real! Chobani urged to phase-out use of milk from GMO-fed cows

Chobani has vowed to “explore the complexities” of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) following the launch of a petition in the US that claims it is reliant on milk from cows fed a...

Lifeway Foods to challenge fro-yo with UK Frozen Kefir launch

US kefir manufacturer Lifeway Foods is hoping to exploit increasing consumer demand for frozen yogurt in the UK with the launch of its probiotic-rich, low-fat, gluten and lactose-free Frozen Kefir...

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Dean Foods offers $10,000 to catch employee’s killer

Oak Farms Dairy in Dallas, owned by Dean Foods, is offering a $10,000 reward to solve the murder of one of its employees.

Food distributors told to innovate to exploit $1.4bn future market

Inventive responses to a future population explosion will be vital for successful food distributors, according to Frost & Sullivan.

USDA calls for bids to supply Greek Yogurt Pilot Program

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is inviting bids from vendors to supply the Greek Yogurt Pilot Program, which will trial Greek and other protein-rich yogurt products on school lunch...

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Oystar boost for yoghurt cup producer

Milchhof Sterzing has installed two Oystar A+F packaging lines for yoghurt cup production to decrease changeover time.

Lactanz receivership will not create milk shortage, says Australian processor

Australian dairy processor Brownes has played down concerns about a potential summer milk shortage following the recent announcement that its supplier, Lactanz, has gone into receivership.

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