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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.

PerkinElmer Food Business Unit targets dairy growth through Bioo Scientific acquisition

The food business unit of PerkinElmer consists of Perten Instruments, Delta Instruments, and most recently, Bioo Scientific, to now cover the full spectrum of dairy processing and food safety.

Convenience-seeking millennial moms lead the growth of infant formula, survey shows

A survey found that among 2,000 US mothers with children between the ages of one and three, 18% did not originally plan to give their newborn formula, but that number...

Dairy Crest looks to innovation as adjusted profit grows

UK company Dairy Crest Group plc has published its preliminary results for the year ending March 31, 2017.

‘Undeniably Dairy’ campaign aims to make dairy relevant and transparent for US consumers

The US dairy industry, led by the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy, is coming together under one national, multi-year pro-dairy campaign called Undeniably Dairy to better engage with consumers who...

NZ dairy farmers tackling water issues, says new report

An independently-audited report into New Zealand’s dairy farmers’ environmental challenges says ‘significant progress’ has been made in the three years since a water accord was adopted, but more progress is...

Thymox seals $4.6m funding round and looks to develop its global commercial frontiers

Thymox has closed a $4.6m Series B financing round led by Cycle Capitol Management and Desjardins Innovatech and will use the funds to accelerate the company’s international expansion.

Wisconsin leads in state cheese production stocking up on specialty cheese output

Wisconsin’s annual cheese production totalled roughly 3.24bn lbs last year (27% of annual US cheese production) with specialty cheese representing 24% of total state output, marking a 52% increase from...

Unsafe levels of arsenic found in baby food products, research finds

Almost three-quarters of infant and baby foods containing rice exceed safe levels of arsenic defined by EU law.

2017 ADPI/ABI Annual Conference

Dairy industry sees rise of plant-based milk as ‘serious threat’

Various dairy industry leaders gathered at the ADPI/ABI Annual Conference in Chicago last week to discuss the outlook for and challenges to the US dairy industry, including the rising presence...

Murray Goulburn to close three facilities

Murray Goulburn Co-operative Co. Limited (MG) has announced it is closing three of its facilities after an asset and footprint review.

Public health industry criticizes USDA move to bring back 1% flavored milk to school lunch program

US Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has started the process of bringing back low-fat (1%) flavored milk to the National School Lunch and School Breakfast programs, which was eliminated from US...

ADPI/ABI 2017

Agropur Ingredients develops GMP protein for use in functional foods and beverages

Agropur Ingredients has developed a process of isolating a form of glycomacropeptide (GMP), a substance that may have positive implications for people diagnosed with phenylketonuria (PKU), from whey after cheesemaking....

Australia’s DemoDAIRY starts winding-up process

DemoDAIRY at Terang, in southwest Victoria, Australia, is starting the process of winding up the cooperative after it says all options to remain open have been exhausted.

ADPI/ABI Annual Conference 2017

‘Demand is a bit off’ for dairy, Blimling & Associates director says

Demand for cheese is up nearly 3% according to Nielsen data (ending 52 weeks Mar. 25, 2017), a slight drop from 2016 levels of 3.3% demand, but a minimal decrease...

ProFood Tech 2017

DuPont targets $800m lactose-free dairy market with GODO-YNL2 enzyme

DuPont Nutrition & Health is targeting the growing $800m lactose-free dairy market with its GODO-YNL2 Lactase enzyme for use in yogurt, milk, and dairy-based beverages. 

Fonterra’s NZMP non-GMO ingredients part of plan to make ‘dairy nutrition accessible to the world’

NZMP, Fonterra’s dairy ingredients business, which represents 60% of the company’s revenue, and has launched a non-GMO ingredient range in North America.

Mother files lawsuit against Mead Johnson alleging baby fell ‘gravely ill’ from insect-contaminated formula

Mead Johnson is facing a $5m lawsuit from a mother who alleges its infant formula brand, Enfamil, was contaminated by insects leading to the hospitalization of her baby.

EFSA: No safety issues over acacia gum as food additive

Acacia gum is safe for use as a food additive concludes the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) following a risk re-evaluation request from the European Commission.

Fonterra probiotic shows potential to prevent diabetes in pregnancy

Dairy giant Fonterra’s naturally occurring probiotic could be responsible for a 68% reduction in gestational diabetes in pregnant women, according to researchers.

Alchemy Utilities develops water purification plant

Irish company Alchemy Utilities is launching H20 Optima, a renewable water purification plant that runs on energy generated from waste food.

Plant-based products may need to boost visibility of dairy-related allergen warnings

An FDA-issued alert from frozen dessert brand Dream reiterating that some of its products contain traces of milk also warns other plant-based product manufacturers that they may need to go...

B vitamin deficiencies linked to poor infant development issues

Children deficient in vitamin B1 and vitamin B12 show lower cognitive and motor function skills, find two studies investigating the long-term effects of child development with incomplete vitamin profiles. 

Florida court rules in favor of creamery in skim milk labeling case

Ocheesee Creamery of Florida has won a case against the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, which had tried to argue that the milk producer could not label its...

Non-dairy creamer market growth driven by new flavors, Technomic says

With 14.2% year-over-year sales growth, manufacturers are seeing an increasing demand for dairy-free creamers made with plant-based milks, a recent Technomic report found.

High cheese consumption does not raise cholesterol levels, Irish study suggests

Despite the link between cheese consumption and saturated fat levels, a study has observed little effect between the amount of cheese eaten and a person’s cholesterol levels.

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