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Evaporated cane juice lawsuit on ice as FDA weighs in. But what does this mean for industry?

A class action lawsuit accusing Coca-Cola subsidiary Odwalla of misleading consumers and misbranding its products by using the term ‘evaporated cane juice’ (ECJ) on labels has been put on ice...

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Dannon teams up with Partnership for a Healthier America to boost nutrition profile of its yogurt

Dannon has pledged to boost the nutrition profile of its products after striking a deal with non-profit The Partnership for a Healthier America.

Johannesburg, South Africa March 18-19 2014

‘Not just a drinktec carbon copy!’ food & drink technology Africa

With the inaugural food & drink technology Africa trade show only days away, show organisers Messe München insist the continent is the ‘market of the future’ but presents distinct challenges....

Yoplait Liberté 'naturally thick' yogurt claim not misleading: ASA

The UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has dismissed a complaint that challenged claims that Yoplait's strained Greek-style Liberté yogurt is ‘naturally thick’.

Chobani (finally) prevails in evaporated cane juice lawsuit, but other firms still being targeted

A high-profile class action lawsuit accusing Chobani of deceiving consumers with the term ‘evaporated cane juice’ on labels has finally been dismissed with prejudice (ie. the plaintiff can’t re-file and...

Chobani donates blocked Sochi Olympics shipment to food banks

Chobani has donated more than 5,000 pots of Greek yogurt originally intended for US athletes at the Winter Olympics in Sochi to food banks in New York and New Jersey.

Greek yogurt aims for the heart with Valentine’s tubs

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Greek yogurt brand Ehrmann MIXIM is hitting shelves in specially formed containers that aim for the heart.

Danone to double stake in Chinese dairy Mengniu

Danone is set to increase its interest in Chinese dairy manufacturer Mengniu to almost 10% in its latest bid to capitalize on the "high growth potential" of the country's chilled...

60-second interview: Barb Yehling, Chief Marketing Officer, Muller Quaker Dairy

In conversation with Muller Quaker Dairy as Müller brand approaches $100m in US: 'Yogurt should be fun'

"Until now, Americans have been eating yogurt more because they ought to instead of because they want to," claims Barb Yehling, chief marketing officer at Muller Quaker Dairy (MQD) the joint venture...

Eating yogurt may reduce type 2 diabetes risk: Cambridge study

Consuming four and a half standard pots of yogurt per week could reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by more than a quarter, a team of researchers from...

Russia 'trying to resolve’ Chobani Olympics shipment fiasco

A shipment of Chobani Greek yogurt that was initially refused entry into Russia may still reach US athletes in Sochi before the Winter Olympics begin on Friday, says a leading...

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Consumers more interested in total sugars than type (sucrose or HFCS), says survey

Consumers are paying more attention to how much sugar is in foods than to whether it comes from sucrose or high fructose corn syrup, according to a new study by...

Greek yogurt waste 'acid whey' a concern for USDA: Jones Laffin

Greek yogurt byproduct acid whey has become a significant concern for the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), says a company tasked by the agency to complete the development of technology...

Dannon and Chobani go head-to-head at Super Bowl

Chobani and Dannon Oikos – two of the largest Greek yogurt brands in the US – are set to go head-to-head in front of more than 100m consumers at Super...

Chobani gets Fage fright, loses ‘Greek Yogurt’ appeal

Chobani today failed in its attempt to overturn an injunction imposed by bitter rival Fage that stops it using the term ‘Greek yogurt’ to market products in England and Wales.

“I get personal because they [EFSA] get personal to me"

Fed up: Probiotic research veteran issues global call to action

Veteran probiotic researcher professor Gregor Reid is not a happy man. It’s time the probiotic community fought back against those forces that have for too long denied a perfectly valid...

Danone 'squaround' yogurt pot a 'huge technical challenge'

The square base and circular lid of the Danone for Men yogurt pot – a format termed ‘squaround’ – presented a “huge technical challenge”, developer Greiner Packaging has revealed.

Savory yogurt gamble pays off for Blue Hill: ‘We didn’t want to bring out another Greek or fruit yogurt; we wanted to be different’

With every man and his dog bringing out a Greek yogurt to cash in on the sector’s meteoric growth, Blue Hill president David Barber wanted to do something a bit...

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Yoplait pulls 'Hungry Like The Wolf' ad after murder link complaints

Yoplait has pulled a US TV advert that featured the Duran Duran classic ‘Hungry Like The Wolf’ following consumer complaints about the song's association with a notorious murder.

USDA denies Greek yogurt school pilot expansion claims

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has rubbished premature claims by Chobani, a Senator and a Congressman that it has approved an expansion of the National School Lunch Program's Greek...

Greek yogurt shortages 'not expected' after plant fire: KRI-KRI

Greek yogurt manufacturer KRI-KRI does not expect to experience any supply issues in or outside Greece as a result of the fire that tore through its Serres yogurt production plant...

Natural dairy the new functional dairy: New Nutrition Business

Dairy will continue its “rebirth as a natural whole food” in 2014 as consumer demand for healthy products such as Greek yogurt drives innovation, according to New Nutrition Business.

Festive video insights: Mintel experts offer up highlights and predictions

With 2013 fast drawing to a close and 2014 just around the corner, we took the chance to catch up with analysts and experts at Mintel to ask them what...

DAIRYREPORTER.COM XMAS SPECIAL

Eggnog, Cheese and Brussels Sprouts: Dairy gets festive for Christmas

Christmas Day is almost upon us, and it seems that dairy processors across North America and Europe are just as excited. Here's a small selection of their festive dairy product and packaging...

Barry-Wehmiller acquires Danone supplier Arcil

Barry-Wehmiller Companies has made its first acquisition in France claiming its annual revenue will hit $1.7bn in 2014.

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