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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.

IFCN says 40% fewer dairy farms in Western Europe by 2026

According to IFCN Monitoring, the world milk price has increased by 35% to a level of about $30/100 kg milk since June 2016.

Walgreens shoots down motion to investigate concerns over nanoparticles in its infant formula

Walgreens filed a motion with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to block an inquiry from shareholders expressing concerns that its store-brand infant formula may contain engineered hydroxyapatite.

Fonterra profits up 65%

New Zealand’s Fonterra Co-operative Group has announced a 65% increase in net profit after tax to NZ$834m ($604m) for the financial year ended July 31, 2016.

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DynaClean patent means easier cleaning

Dynamic Conveyor Corporation has announced it has received a patent for a tool-less and maintenance-free design for the incline transition piece of its DynaClean incline conveyor system.

Record number of patients infected with Brucella in Texas after eating unpasteurized cheese from Mexico

The Dallas County Department of Health and Human Services issued a health advisory following 13 confirmed cases of brucellosis, affecting patients between the ages of six and 80.

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Meadows Foods secures investment for acquisition hunt

The UK’s largest independent dairy group, Meadow Foods, has secured investment from US-based investment firm Paine & Partners.

Top 5 things to watch for in South American dairy in the rest of 2016

There is no doubt that the first half of 2016 has been tough for dairy farmers across the globe, and South America has been no exception.

Thermal imaging technology: What can it do for the dairy industry?

Swedish company Agricam has developed a thermal-imaging based product, AgriCam CaDDi Mastitis, which can directly detect the potential signs of mastitis when the disease is still in its infancy....

Americans adopt ‘less-is-more’ approach to ice cream, as sales of premium items outpace others

Overall ice cream sales have cooled, but global market research firm Mintel has seen strong growth in higher-priced items such as gelato and other premium ice cream products.

FrieslandCampina profits tumble

The profit of Dutch company Royal FrieslandCampina N.V. decreased by 16.7% over the first half-year of 2016 to €160m ($178m) compared to the same period in 2015.

Arla sales up and revenue down for first half of 2016

Danish dairy cooperative Arla Foods has released its financial results for the first half of 2016.

‘Listeria is combatted by constantly searching for it,’ Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream says

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream has been “aggressively searching for Listeria” ever since the US Midwestern ice cream chain first discovered the harmful human pathogen in its Ohio production facilities last...

Mimicking human breast milk: Another novel synthetic formula ingredient on the horizon?

Danish biotech firm Glycom has filed another application for a synthetic version of a compound found in breast milk, a development one infant formula expert said was promising.

How will milk drinks be affected by UK sugar tax?

Milk-based drinks are to be excluded from the UK sugar tax, given their nutritional value. And yet some milk-based drinks contain considerable amounts of added sugar. So how can the...

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.

Dairy in sales decline as Danone tops global dairy rankings again

New research from Euromonitor shows continued economic and political instability in the world’s biggest economies is dramatically affecting the global performance of dairy, with what initially appears to be a...

Glanbia Performance Nutrition drives Glanbia 2016 half year results

Glanbia plc, the global nutrition group based in Ireland, has announced its results for the six months ending July 2, 2016.

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Fonterra adds to share dividend

Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited has confirmed it will pay a further NZ$0.10 ($0.07) per share on its previously announced 2015/16 forecast dividend of NZ$0.40 ($0.29) cents per share.

ESSNA set to strike on protein spiking

The European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance (ESSNA) will in weeks finalise its guidance on so-called ‘protein spiking’ - the controversial practice of falsifying product protein content via nitrogen manipulation.

Breast milk may be lacking for pre-term infants: Study

A human breast milk study opens the door for customised nutrition for premature babies, as researchers find pre-term milk contains different micronutrients for the first few weeks after birth only. ...

Starbucks adapts to consumer demand, adding almond milk to its menu

Starbucks will offer “Starbucks Almondmilk” in more than 4,600 US stores come September, answering the top crowdsourced demand on its website. The almond milk recipe was developed by Starbucks’ R&D...

Benemilk operations reduced

According to a media release from Finnish food company Raisio plc, the short-term outlook for its subsidiary, Benemilk Ltd, is not favorable.

Vox Pop: Consumers had this to say about GMO labeling...

On the heels of President Barack Obama signing into law a federal bill requiring the disclosure of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) on packaged food and beverage products, we at Beverage...

Cold War thaw? ASA upholds Taywell Ice Cream complaint from rival Perfect World

Ice cream maker Taywell breached health claim rules according to the UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), in what was the conclusion of a dispute between Taywell and rival ice cream...

Thymox to fight hoof disease scourge with global treatment rollout

Dairy farmers can protect their cows and guard against production declines with a harmless hoof disease treatment coming to Europe and the US in 2017, says supplier Thymox.

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