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Fonterra drops sugar in children’s yogurt by 40%

Fonterra’s Anchor Uno has reformulated its children’s yogurts, with 40% less sugar than the original product.

What’s new in dairy? New products: September

It's time for our monthly round-up of some of the latest dairy products and dairy-alternative products to hit the shelves around the world.  

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Fage’s Crossovers line advances the evolution of yogurt in the US from sweet to savory

The slow evolution of yogurt in the US from primarily sweet options concentrated on breakfast to more savory choices that can be eaten all day continues with the current roll-out...

Clondalkin to debut ‘soft to touch’ tactile packaging

Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Kirchberg has created tactile packaging for beverage bottles and yogurt lids, debuted at FachPack in Nuremberg, Germany (September 27-29).

Neogen develops test protocols to detect yeast and mould in various yogurt types

Neogen has developed test protocols to analyse yogurts for any kind or type of yeast and mould.

Tate & Lyle opens oat ingredients facility expansion

UK-based Tate & Lyle PLC, a global provider of speciality food ingredients and solutions, has officially opened its expanded capacity at its manufacturing facility in Kimstad, Sweden.

Advertising regulator rules against Alpro over paid-for tweets

Alpro did not make it clear enough that it had paid a British celebrity to post tweets about one of its products, the UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has ruled....

From Italy to KSA: Sacmi wins dairy order in Saudi Arabia

Sacmi has won an order with Almarai in Saudi Arabia to install a 22-head Opera 400 Roll Fed.

Chobani CEO unveils 2016-17 incubator class: ‘I don’t think there’s ever been a better time to be a food start up’

The first wave of entrepreneurial food companies selected by Chobani founder and CEO Hamdi Ulukaya to participate in Chobani's new food incubator scheme include chickpea pasta brand Banza and bone...

New ‘Airshield’ technology to up shelf life while cutting costs and material used in packaged dairy

Performance Packaging has introduced its Airshield technology, which can extend the shelf of packaged foods by chemically removing oxygen from rigid and flexible dairy food packaging. 

Price of raw milk declines as China increases Lucerne imports: Dairy Association of China

China has imported 52,825 tons of liquid milk in July this year, a 35% increase compared to the same period last year, according to the latest report from the Dairy...

Dreaming Cow: ‘We were using grass-fed whole milk way before it was cool!’

‘Grass-fed’ is a hot trend in the dairy aisle these days, but back when Dreaming Cow started in 2009, it wasn’t something co-founder and CEO Kyle Wehner even thought about...

Danish brown algae could prolong shelf life and improve taste

Danish bladderwrack seaweed contains antioxidants which could prevent fatty acids from becoming “rancid” in food products, a new paper suggests.

General Mills has firm plans to reinvigorate slumping yogurt category for FY17

General Mills has proposed a global strategy, based on past successes in its other core product categories, to reinvigorate the yogurt category, which has an estimated $8bn value in the...

Sonoco: ‘SquareCan opens up new possibilities in packaging design and brand management’

Sonoco Consumer Products Europe has created its first rigid paper container with a nearly square layout.

Chobani launches in Mexico, marking first international export deal

US-based Greek yogurt company Chobani has expanded its operations into Mexico with the launch of two of its yogurt lines to 33 cities in the country in an effort to...

Yili and SIG Combibloc launch yogurt drink with juice balls that explode in your mouth

Yili has partnered with SIG Combibloc to launch two Baoquzhu UHT yogurt drinks, packed in CombiblocSmall 250ml.

Berry Plastics to acquire AEP to become a ‘one-stop shop’ for customers with flexible film needs

Berry Plastics Group has entered into an agreement to acquire AEP Industries (AEP), a manufacturer of flexible plastic packaging films in North America, for $765m, expected to close in December.

UK obesity plan attacks sugar – but calculating sugar in yogurt and dairy beverages is tough

The UK government has published its Childhood Obesity: A Plan for Action paper.

Label Insight: Your SmartLabel landing pages could become more important than your website or facebook pages

While the SmartLabel initiative has been dismissed by some as an elaborate conspiracy by big food companies to avoid mandatory on-pack GMO labeling statements, it will ultimately have far broader significance...

Muuna has high hopes for cottage cheese category with new products launch

Muuna aims to give cottage cheese a revamped perception among consumers with the introduction of its new product line.

Shoppers aren’t confused by our labels, Chobani tells court: ‘Plaintiffs count on a consumer who is a veritable fool’

A false advertising lawsuit alleging that Chobani’s labels are confusing and deceptive, paints American consumers as credulous fools unable to apply common sense when they go shopping, argues the yogurt...

UPM Conveyors helps Tims Dairy ramp up yogurt production

UPM Conveyors has worked with UK company Tims Dairy to deliver the necessary expansion required to meet commercial demand.

Mocon launches yeast and mould test method for dairy

Mocon has launched a yeast and mould test method for dairy applications.

Irish dairy campaign packs protein punch in hard times for sector

Ireland’s National Dairy Council has put protein at the heart of its new Powered by Dairy marketing campaign, targeting sports enthusiasts and supporting value-added products such as protein milk.

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