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DMK Group debuts newly acquired company DOC Dairy Partners at SIAL

DMK Group dairy cooperative in Germany presented its newly acquired company DOC Dairy Partners at SIAL, Paris, last week.

Valio returns to Russian baby food market

Valio has started exporting its baby food range to Russia again after an absence of 15 years.

Turning a new leaf: Dos Pinos launches dairy, nectars & oatmeal in Tetra Pak Slim leaf cartons

Dos Pinos in Costa Rica has partnered with Tetra Pak to launch its dairy, nectars and oatmeal brands in Tetra Brik Aseptic 200 Slim Leaf carton packs.

Interview with NGO ShareAction

‘Diversification into non-dairy does not need to be a threat’

A 40-strong group of investors worth $1.25 trillion recently sent a letter to 16 food companies to accelerate the switch to sustainable, plant-based proteins.

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...

Australian flavoured cheese coaxing Asians to buy dairy for first time

Australian cheese products flavoured with chocolate, fruits and nuts are setting out to win over new customers in Asia.

Packaging news roundup October: JBT Corporation; Flexicon; Ball; Sacmi

Johnson Matthey has partnered with Cranfield University to develop modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) for prolonged storage and improved management of fresh produce through the supply chain.

Nestlé uses $245m cash injection to open new child nutrition factory in Mexico

Nestlé has used a $245m investment to open a new 6.5 million-square-foot factory in Jalisco, Mexico, for the production of its child nutrition products.


Breathable films market to reach $3.21bn by 2021 with demand for longer-shelf life in packaged cheese

The global market for breathable films is estimated to reach $3.21bn by 2021, registering a CAGR of 7.5%, between 2016 and 2021, according to MarketsandMarkets research firm. The figure was $2.10bn in 2015.

Canadian dairy sector thrives, while agriculture minister dismisses criticism from US dairy

The domestic dairy industry in Canada has proved to be a strong economic driver increasing its GDP from C$15.2bn ($11.6bn) in 2009 to C$19.9bn ($15.2bn) in 2015, according to a new...

Westland Milk Products sets up formula JV with Ausnutria and settles on 2015/16 payout

New Zealand’s second biggest dairy cooperative, Westland Milk Products, has signed a joint venture agreement with paediatric milk formula company Ausnutria to create a new standalone infant formula blending and...

Nestlé launches dairy development program in Sri Lanka

Nestlé has launched the ‘Kiri Govi Diriya’ dairy development program, with 3,000 Sri Lankan dairy farmers receiving training and development tools to learn about modern technologies and best practices. ...

Toxic chemicals in camel milk from southwest Kazakhstan

Shubat – a sour, fermented camel milk beverage – is a favorite part of the daily diet for many in Kazakhstan.

Tetra Pak holds seminar on delivering safe and hygienic products to market in India

Tetra Pak welcomed 80 customers from co-operative and private dairy companies across India to its $135m Chakan facility this month to host a two-day 'Innovations in Dairy Processing' seminar.  

Vinamilk signs strategic cooperation with DSM

JSC Vietnam Dairy Products (Vinamilk) has signed a strategic cooperation with nutrition company Royal DSM, to apply international standards on nutrition powdered milk products for children and consumers in Vietnam.

From Italy to KSA: Sacmi wins dairy order in Saudi Arabia

Sacmi has won an order with Almarai in Saudi Arabia to install a 22-head Opera 400 Roll Fed.

Packaging news round-up: Bosch; JBT; Huhtamaki; Mondi; Rockwell

Bosch has relocated its R&D activities to a new facility in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, having outgrown its previous location in various buildings across the city.

Leadership changes at China Mengniu Dairy

The board of China Mengniu Dairy Company Limited last week announced wholesale changes to its personnel.

Fonterra opens hub for China, invests in Tasmania

New Zealand’s Food Safety Minister Jo Goodhew has welcomed the opening of the Fonterra Ying Hub in Ying County, Shuozhou City, Shanxi Province, China.

Price of raw milk declines as China increases Lucerne imports: Dairy Association of China

China has imported 52,825 tons of liquid milk in July this year, a 35% increase compared to the same period last year, according to the latest report from the Dairy...

Battling childhood obesity: Arla Foods Ingredients unveils new snack products

Arla Foods Ingredients (AFI) has developed protein and calcium-rich snacks designed to tap demand for healthier products as childhood obesity increases in many parts of the world.

News in brief

Watt’s buys Danone Chile

Chilean food company Watt's is acquiring 100% of the shares of Danone Chile S.A., a subsidiary of Danone Fresh Dairy Products in Chile.

Tchin Lait UHT plant opens in Algiers

Tchin Lait, a part of Candia Group, has opened a UHT dairy production plant in Algeria.

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.

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