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Unilever capping ice cream calories

Unilever has confirmed that from spring this year its entire adult single-serve ice cream range will contain 250 calories or fewer in the UK.

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New non-dairy Flora spread introduced

Flora, Unilever UK’s spreads brand, has announced a $17.8m (£12.5m) brand repositioning campaign, ‘Powered by Plants,’ and a new dairy-free variant, ‘Flora Freedom.’

US Senate committee applauded by dairy industry on child nutrition initiative

New action by the US Senate “will help reverse the trend of declining milk consumption in schools” once it is approved, according to two dairy associations.

Smart policy? If UK breastfeeding rates rose by 1%, kids would earn £33m more collectively

Even marginal increases in breast feeding rates could be worth millions to society when considering the benefit to cognitive development, UK and German researchers have calculated using over 10,000 school...

Nobó moving into UK market

Dairy-free Irish food company Nobó will have its award-winning ‘Frozen Goodness’ ice-cream alternative range stocked in 310 Co-operative stores across the UK.

FrieslandCampina renews NBA partnership

The National Basketball Association (NBA) and FrieslandCampina have announced a multi-year extension of their marketing partnership.

Nutpods offer non-dairy alternative to half-and-half

Approximately 40m US residents are lactose intolerant, but until recently, there was no non-dairy alternative to half-and-half on the market. Green Grass Foods, Inc. founder and CEO Madeline Haydon wanted...

only 1/3 objections tabled were backed by the ENVI Committee

MEPs back objections to sugary baby food - but cast off concerns on infant formula

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) accept rules on sugary cereal-based baby food should be revised, but have voted against changing a draft on the marketing of infant formula and medical...

European Parliament committee to vote on three objections

MEP urges rethink on ‘outrageous’ new formula marketing rules

A member of the European Parliament (MEP) has urged fellow politicians to support his objections to new rules on the marketing of baby foods, formulas and foods for special medical...

Dairy permeate market starting to take off

Dairy permeates are becoming more well-known, according to a US Dairy Export Council official, but changes will need to be made for it to reach its full potential.

Whey dairy poised for huge growth in coming years

Recent reports showcase the extremely bright future of whey as a dairy ingredient, specifically as a means of consumers staying healthy and active.

After Chobani launch, Savory yogurt may be next category shift: Mintel analyst

Chobani’s newest sweet and spicy line, including pineapple chipotle and mango sriracha, may be a sign of what’s next in the yogurt market, a Mintel analyst said.

DASH diet can still be healthy with more dairy: Study

The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension, or DASH, dietary pattern can trade out some carbohydrates to include dairy fat, according to a study.

Interest growing in animal welfare on dairy farms: Report

More citizens are becoming interested in the wellbeing of cows on dairy farms, according to a recent study.

Dairy can help improve liver function, reduce systemic inflammation: Study

Dairy intake will help lower systemic inflammation and liver enzymes in those who have metabolic syndrome and typically do not consume dairy, according to a recent study.

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DuPont sustainability manager talks environmental protection in dairy

DuPont's corporate sustainability manager details the company's 2020 Sustainability Goals in DairyReporter Q&A.

Clean label trend drives flavored whey company to natural sweetener

The clean and clear label trend is coming to the world of whey, as BiPro USA has removed artificial sweeteners from its products and will begin using natural sweeteners for...

Dairy market growth to slow over next decade: EC report

A European Commission report says the world market for dairy commodities and milk imports will grow 2.4% annually up to 2025.

Supplier puts lactoferrin in spotlight as ‘iron activator’

It’s been two and half years since lactoferrin from cow’s milk was authorised as a novel food ingredient in Europe – but with no health claim for its iron boosting...

Largest European investment to date

Danone doubles Dutch baby milk production capacity

Danone-Nutricia has invested €240m in a new production plant in the Netherlands on the back of double-digit sales growth of infant formula products such as Aptamil and Nutrilon.

Dairy can help reduce risk of stroke, hypertension: Study

Eating dairy, especially yogurt, could go a long way toward reducing the risk of hypertension and stoke, according to a recent study.

Russians first to bring cheese to Europe 4,000 years ago: Study

Europeans who are able to easily digest cheese can thank Russian farmers from more than 4,000 years ago, according to recent DNA research.

Dairy ingredient market to reach nearly $60bn by 2020

Dairy ingredients, including milk powder, whey, lactose and casein, are slated to reach $59.8bn by 2020 with yearly growth of approximately 5.6%, according to a recent report. 

Yuengling’s Ice Cream launches Cinnamon Churro and other new flavors for 2016

With the aim of attracting a new generation of ice cream fans, Yuengling’s Ice Cream will launch Cinnamon Churro and three other new flavors in 2016.

'no evidence of benefit in this population'

Study quashes claim probiotic reduces NEC, sepsis & death in preterm infants

There is no evidence that the probiotic strain Bifidobacterium breve can reduce the risk of necrotising enterocolitis (NEC), late-onset sepsis and death in preterm infants, a study of 1315 infants has found....

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