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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.

Estonia sugar drink tax includes dairy and plant-based beverages

At an extraordinary session of Estonia’s government, the Riigikogu, last week, 15 new Acts were passed, including a sugar tax that includes dairy beverages.

IBM and Cornell University to work together to keep global milk supply safe

IBM Research and Cornell University have teamed up to help improve the safety of the global milk supply through genetic sequencing and big data analytics research.

Yoplait stresses importance of bees for food

Yoplait participated in the first Day of Flowers for Bees, which was celebrated June 20, in partnership with the French Observatory of Apidology (OFA).

IFCN conference looks at milk price cycle

The 18th IFCN Dairy Conference took place from June 10-14 in Kiel, Germany, with participants looking at the most recent analysis of developments in 2016 and 2017.

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DairyReporter second annual survey – win an iPad

Last year, more than 600 people responded to DairyReporter’s first ‘state-of-the-industry’ online survey, and we’re again asking for input into what our readers see as the biggest challenges and opportunities...

DairyNZ launches environmental plan

On Wednesday, DairyNZ launched its Dairy Action for Climate Change document, which is designed to lay down the foundation to reduce greenhouse gasses on dairy farms.

Sargento attorney: This case is without legal basis and speculative

Sargento 'natural' cheese under fire in new lawsuit over GMO feed, rbST milk

Should dairy brands using milk from cows that may have consumed GM feed or been treated with rbST be allowed to market their wares as ‘natural’? Not according to the...

Women more prone to food allergies, study suggests

Food allergies are on the rise with the highest rates of intolerance recorded among women and the Asian population, a study concludes. 

Elmhurst Dairy reinvents itself as dairy-alternative beverage brand Elmhurst Milked

Elmhurst Dairy closed its dairy business last year after 90 years of producing dairy products for the New York City area, but now CEO Henry Schwartz has completely repositioned the...

Vit D and calcium may reduce onset of early menopause: Study

Taking high doses of dietary vitamin D and calcium may be linked to a lower risk of early menopause as the findings could help in reducing health problems associated with...

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. 

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