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Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals takes over former Dean Foods Pennsylvania plant

Atlanta-based Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals is taking over a former Dean Foods production facility in Belleville, Pennsylvania, and will make a multi-million investment to increase capacity and make improvements to the plant’s...

Grupo LALA posts solid Q4 results with plans to invest in US and Central America for 2017

Mexico-based Grupo LALA registered a 14.6% sales increase for the fourth quarter of 2016 posting $720m (14.5bn pesos), up from $620m (12.5bn pesos) for the same period last year. 

Vitasoy and URC form plant-based beverage JV

Hong Kong’s Vitasoy Group (Vitasoy) and Universal Robina Corporation (URC) in the Philippines have established a joint venture to explore the potential of plant-based sustainable beverages in the Philippines.

Ausnutria Hyproca receives GRAS status for ingredients in goat’s milk infant formula

Dutch infant formula manufacturer Ausnutria Hyproca has received a GRAS (generally recognized as safe) status for its nonfat dry goat’s milk and goat whey protein concentrate for the use in...

Lowered demand for milk hurts Dean Foods’ Q4, but focus on ice cream melts away fears for 2017

Dean Foods saw an 0.8% decline in fluid milk volume sales during Q4 and a 2.1% decrease for the full-year 2016, mirroring a similar trend reported by the USDA, which...

Cooperatives can improve India’s dairy industry, NDDB chair says

Shri Dilip Rath, chairman of India’s National Dairy Development Board (NDDB), said dairying in India is more about livelihoods for millions of smallholders than simply a business.

New Australian university centre eyes Asia opportunities for omega-3 and probiotics products

The University of Queensland (UQ) in Australia is opening a $1m new Food Science Innovation Precinct to drive new products and research in probiotics, omega-3, functional foods and dairy.

Food Union Group receives $225m investment

Latvia-based Food Union Group, an international group of dairy and ice cream producing companies in Northern Europe, has received a combined $225m investment from Asian private equity firm PAG, and...

Thailand drives Fraser & Neave growth but profits fall

Singapore-based Fraser and Neave Limited (F&N) recorded revenue of SGD$495m ($349m) for the first quarter ending December 31, 2016.

Prairie Farms embarks on $8.7m plant expansion to broaden dairy production

Prairie Farms Dairy has announced that its $8.7m 22,500-square-foot expansion investment at its Fort Wayne, Indiana, facility is under way, with construction beginning in April 2017 and taking an estimated...

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Elite Agro takes over Marmum Dairy in UAE

Dubai Investments PJSC has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary Dubai Investments Industries has divested its 100% stake in Marmum Dairy Farm and its distribution unit United Sales Partners (USP) LLC...

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Top 5 yogurt brands in Singapore

Yogurt is enjoyed by almost all age groups across all regions, and endorsed now more than ever due to its probiotic benefits and nutrition value.

Somerdale starts cheese exports to the Philippines

Somerdale International, an exporter of British cheese to more than 50 countries, has started exporting a range to the Philippines.

Brazilian dairy company Itambé expands its milkshake packaging line

Brazilian dairy company Itambé has expanded its milkshake packaging line with a fourth filling machine from SIG Combibloc.

IFC helping FrieslandCampina with $145m package for Engro purchase

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is providing a $145m financing package to Dutch dairy company FrieslandCampina, to improve the development of Pakistan's dairy industry.

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Brazil presents new market for Fonterra mozzarella

New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra has moved into the mozzarella market in Brazil with its extra stretch Individual Quick Frozen (IQF) mozzarella.

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Dahlicious moves into new territory with almond milk yogurt and kefir

Dahlicious – a brand best-known for its cultured dairy product, lassi – is moving into new territory this year with the launch of almondmilk-based yogurt and kefir.

ADB grant to help fund study on boosting dairy production in Tajikistan

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is providing a $500,000 technical assistance grant to prepare a feasibility study for a proposed project to improve food security in Tajikistan by boosting dairy...

Gay Lea Foods to renovate and innovate in Canada’s dairy sector for 2017

Gay Lea Foods will be expanding its reach into more of Canada with an emphasis on research and development of dairy ingredients, president and CEO Michael Barrett said during the...

Mead Johnson full-year sales slip, but China and e-commerce performance 'strong'

Infant nutrition company Mead Johnson saw sales in Asia – its largest region – slip 9% year-on-year, 5% on a constant dollar basis, to $1.856bn – although the company recorded...

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DuPont to launch curd cultures for Indian market

DuPont Nutrition & Health will introduce new cultures at the 45th Dairy Industry Conference and International Trade Fair in Mumbai, in February.

Hypoallergenic formula launched in Czechia and Slovakia

Mead Johnson Nutrition has signed an agreement with Swiss company Ewopharma, a distributor of pharmaceutical and nutritional products in Central Eastern Europe, to launch Nutramigen PURAMINO in Czechia and Slovakia.

Daisy Brand Ohio plant expansion to accommodate cottage cheese production

Sour cream and cottage cheese manufacturer, Daisy Brand, is expanding its facility located in the city of Wooster, Ohio, to accommodate increased production capacity.

DHA and ARA rule change crucial for Danone’s Indian expansion drive

The decision by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) to approve DHA and ARA-enriched infant food was a crucial factor leading to Danone’s ambitious growth plans for...

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Fonterra develops white butter for Middle East

Fonterra’s Research and Development Centre alongside its global ingredients business, NZMP, has developed a new white butter product for manufacturers in the Middle East market.

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