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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.

Study shows adding milk protein to breakfast and lunch benefits seniors

Protein is a critical nutrient for building and maintaining muscle, and new research published in the January edition of The Journal of Nutrition has found that eating an even amount...

More demand for ice cream with functional use, natural ingredients

The demand for healthier, more natural food has extended into the ice cream sector, according to a recent report from Technavio.

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Cheap coats for calves at Sainsbury’s

UK supermarket chain Sainsbury’s has made winter cow coats available to its 290 Dairy Development Group (SDDG) farmers at cost price.

Emmi happy despite decline

Swiss dairy manufacturer Emmi generated net sales of $3.2bn (CHF 3,213.9m) in 2015, a decline of 5.6 % over the previous year.

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Valio reduces sugar in children’s snacks

Following the results of a customer survey on sugar, which received almost 3,000 responses, Finnish dairy company Valio has introduced new yogurt and yogurt puddings, aimed at children, with less sugar...

Fragmentation a ‘defining force’ of dairy industry in 2016, report says

Fragmentation of the dairy industry will be one of the biggest trends in 2016, according to a recent report from New Nutrition Business.

Dairy UK reveals export strategy

Dairy UK has published a new export strategy that it says will help the dairy industry unlock a ‘new world of opportunity’ on international markets. 

Higher omega-3 content in fresh cow's milk reduces asthma risk, study finds

Fresh, unprocessed cow’s milk has a higher content of omega-3 fatty acids than pasteurised, homogenised or low-fat milk, say German researchers. 

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Private storage aid for butter and skimmed milk powder extended

The private storage aid for butter and skimmed milk powder has again been extended until September 30, 2016, following the approval by Member States of a proposal made by the European Commission.

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Synlait latest to drop milk price

Synlait Milk is the latest company to revise its forecast milk price for the 2015/2016 season, following similar news from Fonterra, Westland Milk and Open Country.

Special edition: Microbiome metrics & advances

Probiotic firms must refresh ‘mumsy’ marketing

Probiotic players must engage the so-called millennial generation if they are to avoid being jostled out of the health yoghurt aisle, says Euromonitor International.  

More research at new UCD facility

The new Dairy Research and Education facility at University College Dublin’s (UCD) Lyons Research Farm in Ireland has been officially opened by the Irish Minister for Agriculture, Food and the...

DSM testing tool validated

DSM Food Specialties has announced the successful validation of its testing tool, Delvotest T, for determining up to 27 antibiotic residues in raw cow’s milk and dairy ingredients, such as...

REPORTS FROM IDFA DAIRY FORUM 2016

Dairy food safety is ‘industry must,’ starts with execs

Food safety must be carried equally across every dairy organization, but a recent forum of dairy executives said it needs to start at the executive level.

REPORTS FROM IDFA FORUM 2016

Emerging markets essential to global growth in dairy

Dairy companies that want to capitalize on a growing global market will need to tap into emerging markets across the world, according to a presentation from McKinsey & Company at the...

Roos Foods pleads guilty to charges brought after Listeria outbreak

Roos Foods has pleaded guilty to violating federal laws in connection with an outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes (L. mono) from cheese in 2014.

Unilever capping ice cream calories

Unilever has confirmed that from spring this year its entire adult single-serve ice cream range will contain 250 calories or fewer in the UK.

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New non-dairy Flora spread introduced

Flora, Unilever UK’s spreads brand, has announced a $17.8m (£12.5m) brand repositioning campaign, ‘Powered by Plants,’ and a new dairy-free variant, ‘Flora Freedom.’

US Senate committee applauded by dairy industry on child nutrition initiative

New action by the US Senate “will help reverse the trend of declining milk consumption in schools” once it is approved, according to two dairy associations.

Smart policy? If UK breastfeeding rates rose by 1%, kids would earn £33m more collectively

Even marginal increases in breast feeding rates could be worth millions to society when considering the benefit to cognitive development, UK and German researchers have calculated using over 10,000 school...

Nobó moving into UK market

Dairy-free Irish food company Nobó will have its award-winning ‘Frozen Goodness’ ice-cream alternative range stocked in 310 Co-operative stores across the UK.

FrieslandCampina renews NBA partnership

The National Basketball Association (NBA) and FrieslandCampina have announced a multi-year extension of their marketing partnership.

Nutpods offer non-dairy alternative to half-and-half

Approximately 40m US residents are lactose intolerant, but until recently, there was no non-dairy alternative to half-and-half on the market. Green Grass Foods, Inc. founder and CEO Madeline Haydon wanted...

only 1/3 objections tabled were backed by the ENVI Committee

MEPs back objections to sugary baby food - but cast off concerns on infant formula

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) accept rules on sugary cereal-based baby food should be revised, but have voted against changing a draft on the marketing of infant formula and medical...

European Parliament committee to vote on three objections

MEP urges rethink on ‘outrageous’ new formula marketing rules

A member of the European Parliament (MEP) has urged fellow politicians to support his objections to new rules on the marketing of baby foods, formulas and foods for special medical...

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