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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.

Milk alternatives make a splash, hurting dairy milk’s bottom line

Milk alternatives are going through increasingly robust growth, according to BCC Research data, and sales of dairy-free beverages are expected to hit nearly $10.9bn by 2017, representing a CAGR of 13.3%.

New Zealand looks to dairy boom in 2018

A new document from New Zealand’s Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) says dairy export revenue is set to boom in 2018.

News in brief

The Dairy Council elects new chairman

Ash Amirahmadi, senior vice president of sales at Arla UK, has been elected chairman of The Dairy Council.

Contamination reports prompt consecutive macaroni and cheese recalls

Illinois-based TreeHouse Foods and Walmart’s Great Value have issued voluntary recalls on their macaroni and cheese products after learning of possible traces of Salmonella found in the milk powder. Similarly,...

FDA drafts recommendations on handling substances that come in contact with infant formula and breast milk

A new FDA draft guidance has been issued to provide more specific information on how to conduct safety assessments for food contact substances (FCSs) that come into contact with infant...

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...

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