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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.

Virginia Tech study finds LED lights shield fresh taste of milk better than fluorescent

Virginia Tech scientists discovered that LED lighting installed in retail display cases can improve the taste of milk packed in translucent high-density polyethylene (HDPE) containers and improve overall consumer acceptance...

UK companies all hike price paid for milk

Arla Foods, Dairy Crest, First Milk and Müller have all announced increases to the price paid for milk.

Absence of A1 protein in milk may promote higher absorption rate of GSH antioxidant, study finds

Dairy foods have been shown to play a role in the absorption of the antioxidant glutathione (GSH) in healthy adults, but new research has discovered that cow’s milk containing only...

Windjammer takeover of Advanced Instruments falls in line with growing dairy testing market

Midmarket investment firm Windjammer has acquired Massachusetts-based Advanced Instruments (AI), maker of dairy analysis tools, after receiving US regulatory clearance from the Federal Trade Commission.

UK Government group to study skills and labor in the dairy industry

The Dairy All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) in the UK has launched an inquiry on skills and labor in the dairy industry.

Donaldson LifeTec filter line innovates dairy microfiltration space for the first time in decades

Filtration giant Donaldson Company Inc. felt the food and beverage filtration market had not seen much in way of innovation for a while and answered the call with its new...

Report urges UK to improve poor breastfeeding support

Scotland and Northern Ireland have made improvements in policies that encourage women to continue breastfeeding but England and Wales still lag behind, according to scorecards in a report from the...

FSMA guidelines for US dairy sector remain hazy with uncertainty spreading throughout food industry

The first round of compliance dates for the Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA) passed in late September, but there is still some questioning from the US food industry on...

Westland Milk Products' tough year

New Zealand dairy cooperative Westland Milk Products’ shareholders and suppliers had a tough 2015-16, Chairman Matt O’Regan said in the co-operative’s annual report.

Dairy UK says Groceries Code Adjudicator should extend to foodservice, small retailers and wholesalers

The performance of the Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA) in the UK will be examined in a statutory review launched by Business Minister Margot James.

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Valio ValSa contains 50% less salt than ordinary margarine spreads and cheeses

Valio lactose free milk powders; sodium reduced Valio ValSa cheese and spread; Play children’s yogurts with less sugar and Valio Better light spread have been recognized by SIAL for its...

Organic Valley sees renewed interest and promising future for next generation of dairy farmers

Organic Valley operates within a cooperative business model that pools together family dairy farms’ products and profits, and it’s been that way since 1988 when the company had just a...

Alpro: 'we made a mistake and we’re really sorry'

Twitter storm blows up Alpro's dairy problem

Belgian manufacturer of plant-based dairy alternatives Alpro has been caught in a Twitter storm after it tweeted that a healthy diet consists of one third animal-based products. Disgruntled vegan followers referenced the company’s...

Eat your ice cream? Study shows antioxidant ice cream can promote overall health

A study by the Department of Systems Medicine at the University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy, suggests that the consumption of ice cream containing antioxidant-rich ingredients is potentially effective in...

Emmi committing to sustainability

Swiss milk processor Emmi has set itself specific objectives in four sustainability-related areas. These objectives have been defined in conjunction with various stakeholders, including WWF Switzerland.

Dairy & cardiovascular risk link ‘unwarranted’: Study

Linking the nutritional makeup of dairy products to an increase in cardiovascular risk is ‘unwarranted’ as research uncovers no meaningful association.     

Dairy Quality Inc. launches all-in-one mobile solution for monitoring dairy herd health

Exhibiting at the World Dairy Expo this week in Madison, Wisconsin, Dairy Quality Inc. showcased Dairy Health Check, the company’s latest mobile technology for dairy farmers to better monitor the...

DuPont new cheese cultures ensure consistency and safety in soft-ripened cheese

DuPont Nutrition & Health has introduced two cheese cultures to its CHOOZIT product line for specific use in soft-ripened cheese making. 

FDA sounds alarm on Sammy’s Milk Baby Food for neglecting infant formula regulations

The FDA has advised consumers not to purchase or use infant formula brand Sammy’s Milk Baby Food because the product has not been manufactured in compliance with infant formula regulations....

Dairy veteran Bent Oestergaard establishes new company, sees industry positives

Former SPX FLOW global director, Bent Oestergaard has set up his own consultancy company - OCon ApS – in Silkeborg, Denmark.

Study finds no objective link between dairy intake and risk of cardiovascular disease

Researchers from the Spanish Biomedical Research Network Center in Physiology of Obesity and Nutrition in Valencia, Spain, discovered that the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) is not objectively linked to...

Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission freezes sale and distribution of alcoholic ice cream with new regulation

The Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission (ABCC) recently issued an advisory restricting the sale and distribution of alcohol-infused ice cream in the state of Massachusetts, in response to the increase in...

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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