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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.

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How innovation and R&D can positively affect a US dairy company’s bottom line

The ever-changing needs and wants of consumers due to their access to information on nutrition has dramatically altered how dairy companies approach product offerings.

Sargento recalls seven cheese products for potential listeria contamination

US cheesemaker Sargento has been “closely monitoring and gathering information” after learning that a specialty Colby Cheese supplied by Deutsch Kase Hause may have been contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Charm Cow Side II provides antibiotic-free milk confidence to dairy farmers

Dairy screening test Charm CowSide II test has received ILVO validation, an EU process control method that is gaining more recognition in the US, according to manufacturer Charm Sciences.

Arla reveals $358m investment plans for 2017

Arla is planning to invest €335m ($358m) in its production sites around the world this year.

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Water, water, everywhere: Torrential rains dampen Argentina’s milk production prospects early in 2017

Just over a month ago, farmers in northern Argentina were beginning to see a bit of rain fall upon their fields. At first, the moisture was welcome.

Dairy companies among FReSH sustainability project founders

At the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, 25 global companies announced their collaborative commitment to accelerating transformational change in global food systems.

Fonterra and LIC develop online data tool Agrigate

Fonterra and Livestock Improvement Corporation (LIC) are in the final stages of developing an online tool, Agrigate, designed to help farmers improve their farm performance by using their existing data.

Dairy industry responds to Brexit speech

This week, British Prime Minister Theresa May outlined some of the expectations of Brexit negotiations, expected to begin after the UK formally announces its intention to leave the EU this...

$1.4m USDA grant aids in research of cow health on organic dairy farms

A $1.4m grant from the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture has been given to a team of university researchers looking to help and maintain cow health on organic...

Dairy leads the way as Irish agri-food exports top €11bn

Figures announced yesterday by Bord Bia, the Irish Food Board, show the value of Irish agri-food and drink exports exceeded €11bn ($11.7bn) for the first time in 2016, despite a...

Errington Cheese targets market return after E. coli outbreak

Errington Cheese is planning to put some of its products back on the market after authorities prohibited sales following an E. coli outbreak last year.

Nanoparticles detected in infant formula brands

Nanoparticles were found in major baby formula brands including Gerber, Enfamil, and Well Beginnings, according to a report by Friends of the Earth based on a peer-reviewed study conducted by...

Grass-fed is greener, says Maple Hill Creamery: ‘We need to have a more nuanced conversation about dairy and sustainability’

Dairy can get a bad rap in debates on animal welfare and sustainability, but it’s time the conversation became more nuanced, says 100% grass-fed, organic and “unapologetically full-fat” dairy brand...

Sugar changes to Eatwell Guide are ‘large’ but worthwhile: Oxford study

Reducing sugar consumption in line with recommendations set out in the Eatwell Guide, are likely to extend the average life expectancy by around six months according to Oxford University researchers.

Probiotic fermented milk may ease GI distress: Danone study

Probiotic fermented milk (PFM) may relieve gastrointestinal discomfort via a modifying effect on the gut microbiota, says British research commissioned by French dairy giant Danone.

Innovation Center for US Dairy to hold food safety workshops to prep dairy industry for FSMA compliance

The Innovation Center for US Dairy (IC) has announced its plans to implement a 2017 schedule of food safety training for the US dairy industry, which will include educational tools...

US dairy groups react to dairy cutbacks in USDA WIC feeding program

US dairy groups have raised concern over the latest proposed changes by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) in the USDA’s WIC (women, infants, and children) feeding program guidelines.

Industry needs united voice on Brexit, says Arla Foods UK MD

As the UK’s exit from the European Union looms, Arla Foods UK managing director Tomas Pietrangeli says the food and farming industries need a united front when leaving the EU....

Mediterranean diet linked to increased brain volume, say scientists

The traditional Mediterranean diet of fruit and vegetables, nuts, fish and wine could prevent neurological degeneration in later life, say researchers at the University of Edinburgh.

France meat and dairy ‘country of origin labeling’ trial comes into force

France rolls out its two-year trial for mandatory country of origin labelling (COOL) for meat and dairy in prepared foods, this month.

CRV Ambreed says milk price hikes increased demand for artificial insemination

Artificial insemination rates among CRV Ambreed customers are already higher in 2016 than 2015, the herd-improvement company has announced.

Obese parents triple obese offspring risk, experts warn

EarlyNutrition, a project comprised of 36 international research institutions, has released its final report following five years of investigation. The report sends a grave warning to parents and those planning...

Babies shouldn’t be fed with unscreened donor breast milk, US pediatricians warn

The use of unpasteurized donor milk and other forms of direct, internet-based, or informal human milk sharing is not recommended, American Academy of Pediatrics wrote in its latest policy statement.

Consumers assume food must be expensive to be healthy: Study

The price of food heavily influences assumptions about nutritious quality and even effects the health issues consumers worry about, a series of experiments at Ohio State University has found

What the future holds for dairy in 2017, according to 1,700 registered dieticians

The future is overwhelmingly in plant-based consumption patterns, a recent survey of more than 1,700 registered dieticians revealed.

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