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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.

Is non-dairy milk poised to outpace dairy milk? Maybe not, Mintel suggests

Dairy milk may be nearing its maximum sales growth as more and more consumers are swapping out cow’s milk for non-dairy milks for both health reasons and personal preference, according...

Perfect Channel supports new 24/7 GDT launch

Global Dairy Trade (GDT), the world dairy trading platform, is expanding its role in online trading and digital services.

Cottage cheese ‘deserves a comeback’: Good Culture co-founder and CEO says

Irvine, California-based Good Culture is leading a revival in the cottage cheese market with help from a $2.1m partnership with General Mills in March 2016.

Any objections? Sweden notifies EU on vitamin D fortification plans

Sweden is preparing to send its proposals for mandatory vitamin D food fortification to the EU, with the regulation due to come into force in autumn 2016.

Dairy organizations look to Congress for TPP agreement support

The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF), US Dairy Export Council (USDEC) and the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) have sent a letter to members of Congress urging support for the...

NMPF, IDFA sound off against misleading WHO plan banning dairy marketing to kids under three

In a letter to the US Congress, the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) and the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) have urged taking a closer look at a January 2016...

Physician develops pasteurized probiotic cheese, available in US market

New Hampshire physician Mark R. Windt, M.D., decided to combine his passion for cheese and medical expertise by developing a pasteurized, probiotic cheese that is also lactose- and sugar-free. ...

Arla Food Ingredients launches Maximum Yield to increase profits and cut waste

Arla Foods Ingredients has launched Maximum Yield, a new drive to raise awareness of the ways whey protein ingredients can enable dairy companies to maximize output, increase profits and cut...

Tesco sets up cheese group

UK retailer Tesco has announced it has created the Tesco Cheese Group (TCG), which will guarantee dairy farmers an above market price for the milk they produce for Tesco’s British...

Chr Hansen posts strong Q2 results – but nutrition growth ‘modest’

Downturn in yoghurt probiotic use propped up by supplements: Chr Hansen CFO

Chief financial officer (CFO) for ingredients giant Chr Hansen says there has been a downturn in use of probiotics in yoghurts over the last five years due to the EU’s...

Rabobank dairy report says upturn after challenging 2016

According to Rabobank, the global dairy market shouldn’t expect any growth until 2017. 

Canadean dairy summit to look at European dairy issues

The second Canadean Dairy Innovation Summit 2016 brings together European dairy cooperatives, manufacturers and private companies to provide an update one year on from the milk quota removal, explore the...

IDF combining cheese and milk ingredients symposia in Dublin

The International Dairy Federation (IDF) Parallel Symposia 2016 takes place in Dublin, Ireland, from April 11-13.

Biotech firm releases real-time PCR assay for detecting Cronobacter species in powdered infant formula

It once took infant formula manufacturers up to two days to detect Cronobacter, a genus of bacteria that can cause serious illness to infants: now it only takes 18 hours...

Dairy ingredient prices could rise soon, warns leading European trader

Dairy commodity prices have dropped, and food manufacturers should lock into a long-term deal quickly before they rise again, traders Greenfield Ireland are warning.

News in brief

FrieslandCampina efficiency drive means job losses

Dutch dairy cooperative FrieslandCampina says that its research has revealed ways to raise efficiency and reduce costs at its production locations in Lochem and Veghel.

Anger as new Eatwell Guide slashes dairy

Public Health England’s (PHE) launch of the new Eatwell Guide, which promotes more fruit, vegetables and starchy carbohydrates, and almost halves the amount of dairy in the diet, has drawn...

Whey ingredients help malnutrition treatment: study

A clinical study of ready-to-use supplementary food (RUSF) has shown for the first time that the addition of whey ingredients speeds up the recovery of moderately malnourished children.

Feed your beard with dairy

The Italian dairy association, Assolatte, is encouraging fashionable beard maintenance, not with scissors, but with dairy.

Nestlé to invest in R&D Centre expansion in Ireland

Nestlé announced Thursday it will invest more than $27.6m (€25m) in an expansion of its Research and Development Centre in Askeaton, Ireland.

UK should launch ‘3-a-day’ dairy program: report

A new report published by the UK Dairy All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) was launched in London Wednesday at the Houses of Parliament.

EU agrees new law to promote milk in schools

Children across the EU should soon get the benefit of better-funded school milk, fruit and vegetable schemes, along with better education on healthy eating.

First EU-wide data offers ‘firm evidence’ of vitamin D deficiency

An estimated 13% of the EU population are vitamin D deficient, an EU-funded project providing the first internationally comparable data has found.

Arla partnering with international non-profit EAT

Danish dairy company Arla has announced it is partnering with the EAT international non-profit initiative.

Could a novel UV technology help battle vitamin D deficiency?

With the spotlight on vitamin D in many European countries, one company says its recently approved novel UV milk treatment could be a way to tackle deficiency.