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Fonterra’s NZMP non-GMO ingredients part of plan to make ‘dairy nutrition accessible to the world’

NZMP, Fonterra’s dairy ingredients business, which represents 60% of the company’s revenue, and has launched a non-GMO ingredient range in North America.

Mother files lawsuit against Mead Johnson alleging baby fell ‘gravely ill’ from insect-contaminated formula

Mead Johnson is facing a $5m lawsuit from a mother who alleges its infant formula brand, Enfamil, was contaminated by insects leading to the hospitalization of her baby.

EFSA: No safety issues over acacia gum as food additive

Acacia gum is safe for use as a food additive concludes the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) following a risk re-evaluation request from the European Commission.

Fonterra probiotic shows potential to prevent diabetes in pregnancy

Dairy giant Fonterra’s naturally occurring probiotic could be responsible for a 68% reduction in gestational diabetes in pregnant women, according to researchers.

Alchemy Utilities develops water purification plant

Irish company Alchemy Utilities is launching H20 Optima, a renewable water purification plant that runs on energy generated from waste food.

Plant-based products may need to boost visibility of dairy-related allergen warnings

An FDA-issued alert from frozen dessert brand Dream reiterating that some of its products contain traces of milk also warns other plant-based product manufacturers that they may need to go...

B vitamin deficiencies linked to poor infant development issues

Children deficient in vitamin B1 and vitamin B12 show lower cognitive and motor function skills, find two studies investigating the long-term effects of child development with incomplete vitamin profiles. 

Florida court rules in favor of creamery in skim milk labeling case

Ocheesee Creamery of Florida has won a case against the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, which had tried to argue that the milk producer could not label its...

Non-dairy creamer market growth driven by new flavors, Technomic says

With 14.2% year-over-year sales growth, manufacturers are seeing an increasing demand for dairy-free creamers made with plant-based milks, a recent Technomic report found.

High cheese consumption does not raise cholesterol levels, Irish study suggests

Despite the link between cheese consumption and saturated fat levels, a study has observed little effect between the amount of cheese eaten and a person’s cholesterol levels.

US dairy milk sales expected to decline until 2020, Mintel report shows

A recent Mintel report says the US dairy category will see a continuous sales decline, in contrast to its strong growth in 2014 when there was a combination of high...

Tamarack Biotics receives GRAS approval for TruActive immune active dairy ingredient

Tamarack Biotics has received GRAS (Generally Regarded as Safe) approval for its TruActive NF product, a dairy-based ingredient that retains immune active proteins that are usually destroyed during typical thermal...

At-home nut milk maker launch on Kickstarter suggests market demand

Wyoming-based Brewista has launched a patented appliance called NutraMilk that can produce two liters of additive-free nut milk in seven to 12 minutes.

Could Vietnamese yogurt join the ranks of Greek and Icelandic varieties one day?

YaÜ Vietnamese yogurt may be the next newcomer to the dairy aisle after the start-up raised more than triple their Kickstarter fundraising goal of $10,000.

Dairy Council: Milk mortality theory ‘poorly supported’

The hypothesis of a study, which looked into whether drinking milk to excess could shorten life span in women, is ‘poorly supported’ according to the Dairy Council. 

Saputo is the latest company to recall cheese from supplier Deutsch Käse Haus

Dairy processor and producer, Saputo, has issued a recall of certain cheese products after being notified by its supplier, Deutsch Käse Haus, that some specialty Gouda cheese may have been...

Guest article

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.

Guest article

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...

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