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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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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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DynaClean patent means easier cleaning

Dynamic Conveyor Corporation has announced it has received a patent for a tool-less and maintenance-free design for the incline transition piece of its DynaClean incline conveyor system.

Record number of patients infected with Brucella in Texas after eating unpasteurized cheese from Mexico

The Dallas County Department of Health and Human Services issued a health advisory following 13 confirmed cases of brucellosis, affecting patients between the ages of six and 80.

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Meadows Foods secures investment for acquisition hunt

The UK’s largest independent dairy group, Meadow Foods, has secured investment from US-based investment firm Paine & Partners.

Top 5 things to watch for in South American dairy in the rest of 2016

There is no doubt that the first half of 2016 has been tough for dairy farmers across the globe, and South America has been no exception.

Thermal imaging technology: What can it do for the dairy industry?

Swedish company Agricam has developed a thermal-imaging based product, AgriCam CaDDi Mastitis, which can directly detect the potential signs of mastitis when the disease is still in its infancy....

Americans adopt ‘less-is-more’ approach to ice cream, as sales of premium items outpace others

Overall ice cream sales have cooled, but global market research firm Mintel has seen strong growth in higher-priced items such as gelato and other premium ice cream products.

FrieslandCampina profits tumble

The profit of Dutch company Royal FrieslandCampina N.V. decreased by 16.7% over the first half-year of 2016 to €160m ($178m) compared to the same period in 2015.

Arla sales up and revenue down for first half of 2016

Danish dairy cooperative Arla Foods has released its financial results for the first half of 2016.

‘Listeria is combatted by constantly searching for it,’ Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream says

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream has been “aggressively searching for Listeria” ever since the US Midwestern ice cream chain first discovered the harmful human pathogen in its Ohio production facilities last...

Mimicking human breast milk: Another novel synthetic formula ingredient on the horizon?

Danish biotech firm Glycom has filed another application for a synthetic version of a compound found in breast milk, a development one infant formula expert said was promising.

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