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SIG Combibloc confirms $70m investment to expand carton packaging capacity by 40% in Brazil

SIG Combibloc has confirmed it will spend $70m to expand its carton packaging capacity by 40% in Brazil.

Brazil, Kenya and Iran: Three markets to watch in cheese

Latin America, the Middle East and Africa are hot on the heels of the US and Europe in packaged cheese, and growth is set to stir up plenty of future...

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Greiner Packaging expands in Turkey

Greiner Packaging has acquired a 51% majority in Teknik Plastik and Teknik IML from the Özata Group, in Turkey. 

Tetra Pak launches eBeam to replace hydrogen peroxide sterlization of its packaging material

Tetra Pak claims it is the first company to use electron beams (eBeams) to replace hydrogen peroxide H₂O₂, in its carton filling machines.

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Exclusive interview: Tetra Pak on why eBeam is a breakthrough technology in the beverage carton industry

Tetra Pak announced the launch of its E3 filling machine with eBeam technology at Fispal Technologia this week.

Chinese dairy giant Yili in Europe on 'world benchmarking tour'

Executives from Chinese largest dairy Yili travelled to Europe this month as part of a "world benchmarking tour."

FrieslandCampina shows 'commitment' to Nigeria with €180m share purchase

FrieslandCampina has paid €180m for an additional 13.03% stake in its Nigerian subsidiary, FrieslandCampina WAMCO.

Benecol enters China

Finnish food-agriculture giant Raisio has launched its cholesterol-lowering, plant stanol-based Benecol brand in China in a powder form via mostly medical channels in its big coastal cities.

Insect claim consumers declined to provide NAN follow-on formula for analysis: Nestlé India

The Indian consumers behind claims insect larvae were found in a pack of NAN PRO-3 follow-on formula “declined” to provide the product for analysis, says Nestlé India.

Technology 'excludes the possibility' of insects surviving in NAN follow-on formula: Nestlé India

Technology used to produce NAN PRO-3 follow-on formula "excludes the possibility" of insects surviving in packaging, says Nestlé India. 

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OAL Group Steam Infusion to make maize-based yoghurt drinks in Zambia

OAL Group has entered the African market winning a deal with Trade Kings, Zambia, to hydrate maize flour and other grains to make Maheu, a maize-based yoghurt drink sold in...

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Ecolean expands in Asia

Ecolean has opened a regional headquarters in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, following increased production capacity in China.

Danone business Brookside Dairy acquires Ugandan dairy SALL: Reports

Brookside Dairy - East Africa's largest processor - has acquired Ugandan dairy Sameer Agriculture and Livestock Limited (SALL), according to reports from the region.

Dairies must boost 'standing in the minds of North African end-users': USDEC

The US dairy sector can overcome its geographical disadvantage in Algeria, Morocco and Egypt by boosting its "standing in the minds of North African end-users," says the US Dairy Export Council (USDEC)....

Pulsed electric fields harnessed to kill Listeria monocytogenes in milk

An Israeli scientist has harnessed the power of pulsed electric fields (PELs) to kill Listeria monocytogenes bacteria in milk.

China

Party over for infant formula firms as China’s remarkable demand slows

The “easy money has been made” for Chinese and international infant formula companies as they prepare for the rush for powdered baby food to tail off over the next five...

Indian dairy Amul to offer cooperative expertise to Mongolia

Indian dairy giant Amul has partnered with the Mongolian Institute of Technology to help develop an "effective milk procurement system" in the country.

Murray Goulburn dairy farmer owners back plans for AU$500m IPO

Murray Goulburn shareholders have voted in favour of listing the dairy cooperative on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX).

Vietnamese dairy Vinamilk in talks to acquire European operations: Reports

Vietnamese dairy giant Vinamilk is in talks to acquire dairy operations in Europe, according to reports from the South East Asian country.

China

McDonald’s supplier given record fine for polluting Beijing

A three-way joint-venture involving McDonald’s, an agribusiness giant and a Beijing business has attracted the city’s biggest ever fine for causing pollution.

Cyprus seeks to increase dairy exports to Russia post-embargo

Cyprus has held talks with Russia in a bid to increase dairy product exports to the country post-embargo.

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Activia and ISIS: Al Safi Danone lays out dairy ambition in conflict-ridden Iraq

Islamic State (ISIS) attacks have disrupted Al Safi Danone Iraq deliveries, but have not deterred it from becoming Iraq's largest dairy manufacturer. 

40% Brits want calcium and vitamin D enriched products

There is substantial interest in calcium- and vitamin D- enriched products for improved bone health in the UK. But young people still don’t see the importance, says Canadean....

“The new EC has spoken of better regulation and growth so we trust them to consider our position and argumentation."

IPA gathers forces in Brussels; seeks EC ear

The just-formed European iteration of the International Probiotics Association (IPA) has met for the first time at its new Brussels base with Danone, Dupont-Danisco, Chr Hansen, Yakult, Probi and Lallemand...

Japanese dairy giant Meiji considering 'specific Bulgarian projects'

Japanese dairy giant Meiji will discuss "specific Bulgarian projects" during a visit by its president to the Eastern European country this week.

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