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EnWave and Nestlé’s Nestec to pilot food dehydration technology

EnWave has signed an agreement with Nestec, part of Nestlé, to test its Radiant Energy Vacuum (REV) food dehydration technology – a proprietary method for the dehydration of organic materials....

DFA sells New York former yogurt plant to HP Hood

The Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) sold its yogurt manufacturing plant in Batavia, New York, to dairy processor HP Hood LLC who will in invest $200m in facility updates.

Lactalis buying Stonyfield from Danone for $875m

French dairy company Danone has entered into a binding agreement with fellow-French company Lactalis to sell Stonyfield, one of its US dairy subsidiaries, for a purchase price of $875m.

International Paper agrees to pay $354m settlement to Kleen Products

International Paper has agreed to pay $354m to Kleen Products in an antitrust lawsuit settlement, but denies the allegations.

What’s new in the dairy aisles? June product launches

This month, yogurts, snack bars, kefir, and cheese are among the products launched.

Del Monte Pacific and Fresh Del Monte Produce unite to target US

Del Monte Pacific Ltd (DMPL) and Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. have announced a series of joint ventures to offer expanded refrigerated offerings across the US.

Frito-Lay files patent for shelf-stable probiotic yogurt chips

Frito-Lay has developed a method to make chips containing high amounts of yogurt and live probiotics that can be sold in the shelf-stable snacks aisle.

Yoplait stresses importance of bees for food

Yoplait participated in the first Day of Flowers for Bees, which was celebrated June 20, in partnership with the French Observatory of Apidology (OFA).

Amazon acquisition of Whole Foods to bode well for dairy

Amazon’s purchase of Whole Foods Market for $13.7bn will improve the e-commerce juggernaut’s brand equity in its online grocery platform, AmazonFresh, where dairy is currently a top performer.

Study supports probiotic yogurt’s immune boosting effects

Yogurt containing two probiotic strains plus heat-treated bacteria may boost the activity of immune cells called natural killer (NK) cells in people over 60, says a new study.

News in brief

Lactobacillus from yogurt could block drug-resistant infections

An isolate from a strain of Lactobacillus in commercial yogurt could block the growth of several multi drug-resistant bacteria, according to new data.

LiquiGlide expands its CPG portfolio in condiments and dairy

LiquiGlide has taken on a general manager as it commercializes its first applications in packaging with coatings for condiments (mayonnaise, dressings and dips) and dairy (cream cheese, sour cream and yogurt), among...

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Grupo Lala invests $30m to build dairy plant in Guatemala, growing presence in Central America

Grupo Lala will invest $30m investment to build a new dairy processing factory in Guatemala for the manufacturing of ice cream, milk, and other dairy products, creating approximately 4,000 jobs.

Ultima Foods makes $14m investment in drinkable yogurt innovation

Yogurt maker Ultima Foods has invested $14.4m (US$10.7m) in a new production line at its Granby, Québec, plant to meet the strong consumer demand for drinkable yogurt products.

Cargill's novel process matches cultivated carrageenan functionality with wild

A novel way of processing carrageenan means the cultivated variety matches wild carrageenan for functionality in dairy desserts. It's also cheaper than wild and has a more stable supply, says...

What’s new in the dairy aisles for May?

The monthly round-up of products from the dairy aisle and dairy alternatives includes a variety of new spreads, ice cream and beverages.

Time to rethink nutrition labelling, say scientists: Food is not just the sum of its nutrients

It's time to move beyond the single nutrient model that looks only at individual fat, sugar or protein content, say scientists. Foods are eaten whole and so their effect on health...

Needham Coding to sell own-brand CIJ printers for first time

Needham Coding, part of The Needham Group, has launched its own-brand of continuous ink jet (CIJ) printers to drive its growth strategy, having been previously recognized as a distributor of...

DuPont’s probiotic strain registered for Foods with Function Claims in Japan

Dupont’s probiotic strain Bifidobacterium lactis HN019 has been has been registered for Foods with Function Claims in Japan.

GualapackGroup takes over Mexican company and partners with Aptar on premade "no-spill" spouted pouch

Italy’s GualapackGroup has bought Mexican company Excel Nobleza S.A.P.I. de C.V., after announcing earlier in the month it had partnered with Aptar to launch a premade "no-spill" spouted pouch....

Danone and Abraaj Group expand Fan Milk capacity in Ghana to launch new product

Danone, and investors The Abraaj Group (Abraaj), have added three new production lines to Fan Milk’s factory in Accra, Ghana.

AGRANA Fruit expands into India through acquisition

Austrian fruit ingredient company AGRANA Fruit, part of the AGRANA Group, has acquired a fruit processing plant from the Indian company Sai Krupa Fruit Processing Pvt. Ltd.

PerkinElmer Food Business Unit targets dairy growth through Bioo Scientific acquisition

The food business unit of PerkinElmer consists of Perten Instruments, Delta Instruments, and most recently, Bioo Scientific, to now cover the full spectrum of dairy processing and food safety.

Eat more yoghurt for better bones, says study

Higher hip bone density and a reduced risk of osteoporosis have been found to occur after increased consumption of yoghurt in older women and men in Ireland.

Yakult adjusts ten-year plan

In 2011, Yakult Honsha Co., Ltd. formulated a long-term business management vision “Yakult Vision 2020,” which it split into three phases. The company has just released its Phase III Plan...

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