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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.

US launch of Icelandic Provisions skyr to capture those with ‘high food IQ,’ says chairman

Icelandic Provisions has launched its line of Icelandic skyr in the US, ushering in a new form of high-protein dairy for the US market. 

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Dairy reacts to Brexit vote

Following the decision of the British public to leave the EU, attention has turned to how business will be affected, how negotiations will take place and the timescales involved.

Don't be fooled by yogurt claims, only ‘clinically documented’ probiotics can offer health benefits, says scientist

Consumers are being led to believe that many yogurts contain probiotic strains beneficial to their health, but that is not always the case, according to CHR Hansen principal scientist, Mirjana...

Food & beverage entrepreneurs to watch: From meals for Moms-to-be, to spicy yogurt and prebiotic pouches

FoodNavigator-USA's latest pick of entrepreneurs to watch in the US food and beverage market features a clutch of firms developing innovative concepts from plant-based ‘seafood,’ cold-pressed babyfood and spicy savory...

Milk consumption growing through innovation: Zenith

The global market for drinking milk continued to grow in 2015, rising by 2.4% to 251bn liters, according to a recent report from industry consultancy Zenith International.

Health & wellness concerns are fragmenting dairy milk, presenting more opportunity, survey shows

Traditional white dairy milk is becoming more colorful as consumers increasingly demand sustainability, functionality and flavor from a category that for years was dominated by only three choices: whole, low-fat...

Mixed fortunes for Saputo as annual results are released

Canadian dairy company Saputo has issued its financial statements for the year ending March 31, 2016.

World Animal Protection says UK intensive indoor dairy farms on the rise

A report published by World Animal Protection UK says the number of intensive indoor dairy farms in the country is on the rise.

Unite union taking legal action on Arla plant closure

UK union Unite says it has instigated legal proceedings claiming Arla Foods failed to properly consult the workforce and their union when it announced 230 jobs were under threat at...

Does chocolate milk really help with post-workout recovery? For most athletes, the answer is yes

Chocolate milk has been touted by marketing campaigns and the health fitness industry as a natural sports recovery drink, and a healthier alternative to carbohydrate sports drinks like Gatorade or...

This week Down Under

Study: Dairy avoidance in Australia is reaching dangerous levels

One in six adult Australians choose to avoid milk and dairy, three-quarters of whom do so to relieve cramps, bloating or wind.

US specialty and natural cheese market booming, hitting $17.4bn in 2015

A report by Packaged Facts estimates the total US retail sales of the natural and specialty cheese market at $17.4bn, growing at CAGR of 4.1% since 2011, largely driven by...

Label Insight aims to drive the food transparency revolution forward with cloud-based software

Food label transparency based on ingredients is becoming more important, Label Insight's VP of Data Dagan Xavier told DairyReporter, and he believes companies can capitalize by printing more claims and...

Friendly’s acquisition dominates Dean Foods Q1 results announcement

Dean Foods has reported its first quarter 2016 results, ending March 31, 2016, with the takeover of Friendly’s ice cream business proving to be the center of attention at the...

Coconut Cloud cracks the code with dairy-free, gluten-free creamer

The idea for Tundalaya’s newly launched Coconut Cloud, a minimally processed non-dairy creamer made from coconut milk powder, came from founder and CEO Kerry Carlson’s personal health journey.

Top 10 EU dairy exporters revealed in European Milk Market Observatory 2015 data

Which European country exported the most cheese in 2015? Which trading partner outside of the EU bought the most whey powder?The European Milk Market Observatory (EMMO) has published data on...

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...

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