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Dairy Health Check

Dairy Health Check

In an increasingly health conscious age, dairy processors are looking to reduce the fat content of their products and make the most of the healthy components of milk. Adding further value to dairy products are functional ingredients like probiotics but health claim legislation is making it hard for companies to know how best to communicate health messages.

Fortuna Group looks for collaboration on methane recovery system

Dairy farm investment company Fortuna Group said if sustainable farming is to be achieved, companies in the private and public sector need to work faster and more collaboratively.

Demand for dairy products drops in South Africa

The state of the South African dairy industry was addressed in a presentation by the CEO of the South African Milk Processors’ Organization (SAMPRO) recently.

Arla Foods Ingredients ‘Pure Dairy’ campaign illustrates clean-label opportunities for dairy

Arla Foods Ingredients has launched a “Pure Dairy” campaign focusing on its Nutrilac dairy ingredients in an effort to capture mounting consumer demand for clean-label dairy products.

Ben & Jerry’s says product is safe after traces of glyphosate found in ice cream

Unilever-owned Ben & Jerry’s has said that its ice cream products are safe to consume after independent lab testing by the Organic Consumers Association (OCA) found that certain ice cream...

Upturn in milkfat use means long-term benefits for US dairy farmers, DMI and NMPF say

The value of milkfat has increased significantly in the US market driven by changing consumer attitudes towards high-fat dairy products, according to new analysis by the National Milk Producers Federation...

Quality Mark to increase consumer trust in Indian dairy products

India’s National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) has launched a Quality Mark logo for dairy products.

Pilot program closely monitors tetracycline antibiotics in US milk supply

The FDA began a pilot program this month testing the US milk supply for tetracycline antibiotics, which will run for a minimum of 18 months with results released in 2019.

Maltodextrin could replace fat in vanilla ice cream: Study

A study at Pennsylvania State University has revealed replacing fat in ice cream with maltodextrin (MD) causes minimal physical changes, and does not adversely affect consumer opinion of the product.

Kraft on phthalates in macaroni and cheese: ‘Our products are safe for consumers to enjoy’

Traces of phthalates, a chemical found in food packaging and equipment, were detected in products of powdered macaroni and cheese mixes, according to a study by the Coalition for Safer...

Ice cream survey underscores health awareness of consumers

Consumers are indulging more selectively, and more than half of Americans said they either do not eat ice cream or limit their consumption due to health concerns, according to national...

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USDEC on dairy health benefits: ‘We’re strong in the science but not as strong in communication to consumers’

USDEC, in partnership with the National Dairy Council, has been at the forefront of dairy protein research and has uncovered some of its health benefits, but has struggled communicating its...

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Agropur reshapes US ingredients business to streamline customer experience

Agropur Ingredients has streamlined its US business by dividing it into three sectors: nutrition solutions, dairy solutions, and custom solutions to better serve their customers’ needs.

Uckermärker Milch to refocus on value-added products

German company Uckermärker Milch GmbH, part of Switzerland’s HOCHDORF Group, said it is to reposition itself in the market.

Northern Norway can become a climate model for Norwegian dairy production

Northern Norway can be at the forefront of creating climate-efficient milk production in the future, according to Harald Volden, professor of environmental and biological sciences at the Norwegian University of...

News in brief

Hygiena introduces ZymoSnap ALP for verification of milk pasteurization

Hygiena, a US-based company providing microbial detection, monitoring and identification, has launched the ZymoSnap ALP, an alkaline phosphatase (ALP) testing system designed to verify pasteurization efficiency in short-shelf-life dairy products...

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Land O’ Lakes Ingredients launches clean-label, organic cheese powders aimed at popcorn consumption

To respond to consumer demand for natural dairy ingredients free from food coloring and dyes, Land O’Lakes recently launched a line of USDA Organic cheddar cheese powders at IFT in...

Alchemy launches dairy training course library to meet FSMA requirements

Alchemy Systems has collaborated with dairy experts to develop an online training course library for the industry to meet the needs of dairy processing facilities.

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Edlong Dairy Technologies improves vegan cheese mouthfeel and taste with dairy flavors

Dairy flavors have a market opportunity in the vegan lifestyle movement due their inherently rich flavor profiles, Edlong Dairy Technologies says. 

Estonia sugar drink tax includes dairy and plant-based beverages

At an extraordinary session of Estonia’s government, the Riigikogu, last week, 15 new Acts were passed, including a sugar tax that includes dairy beverages.

IBM and Cornell University to work together to keep global milk supply safe

IBM Research and Cornell University have teamed up to help improve the safety of the global milk supply through genetic sequencing and big data analytics research.

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).

IFCN conference looks at milk price cycle

The 18th IFCN Dairy Conference took place from June 10-14 in Kiel, Germany, with participants looking at the most recent analysis of developments in 2016 and 2017.

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DairyReporter second annual survey – win an iPad

Last year, more than 600 people responded to DairyReporter’s first ‘state-of-the-industry’ online survey, and we’re again asking for input into what our readers see as the biggest challenges and opportunities...

DairyNZ launches environmental plan

On Wednesday, DairyNZ launched its Dairy Action for Climate Change document, which is designed to lay down the foundation to reduce greenhouse gasses on dairy farms.

Sargento attorney: This case is without legal basis and speculative

Sargento 'natural' cheese under fire in new lawsuit over GMO feed, rbST milk

Should dairy brands using milk from cows that may have consumed GM feed or been treated with rbST be allowed to market their wares as ‘natural’? Not according to the...

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