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Top Iranian dairy companies and trends

The Iranian dairy industry is beginning to expand.  This growth domestically is being complemented by the country’s dairy companies now looking to export to countries such as Russia.

Heritage Foods profits fall

Indian dairy company Heritage Foods has published its financial results for the quarter ending June 30, 2017.

Scottish island butter aims high in Dubai

Butter may be in the news because of potential short supply, but butter from the Scottish Orkney Islands has reached new heights not of price, but in terms of elevation.

Yili jumps on gaming bandwagon

Yili has become the first dairy brand in China to participate in an interactive gaming event.

Demand for dairy products drops in South Africa

The state of the South African dairy industry was addressed in a presentation by the CEO of the South African Milk Processors’ Organization (SAMPRO) recently.

New China infant formula rules: Five international firms in first batch of approvals

China’s Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) has announced the first wave of infant nutrition companies and products that have passed its new registration programme, and are now free to trade...

Grupo Lala to acquire Vigor Brazil

Grupo Lala has agreed to acquire 91.99% equity share of Brazilian dairy company Vigor Alimentos S.A., as well as its shareholding in Itambé Alimentos S.A., for US$1.8bn (R$5,725m)....

Global food prices near three-year high driven by record butter prices

Global food prices have risen for the third month in a row, hitting a 31-month high partly led by higher prices for butter and cheese, according to the FAO food...

Flavored milk set to rise in India with ‘innovation’ at its core

Flavored milk is on the rise, accounting for 39% of India’s dairy drink launches during the first half of 2017, says Mintel.

Arla Foods Ingredients ‘Pure Dairy’ campaign illustrates clean-label opportunities for dairy

Arla Foods Ingredients has launched a “Pure Dairy” campaign focusing on its Nutrilac dairy ingredients in an effort to capture mounting consumer demand for clean-label dairy products.

Report looks at dairy issues in Nigeria

Professional services company PwC has published a case study, Transforming Nigeria's Agricultural Value Chain, which looks at the confectionery and dairy sectors.

China authorities give green light to 217 batches of infant formula after testing

China’s Food and Drug Administration has announced it tested the ingredients of 217 batches of infant formula in June, and that no unqualified samples were found.

Sanyuan and Fosun to acquire St- Hubert healthy-spreads company

Beijing Sanyuan Foods Co. (Sanyuan) and Fosun Group (Fosun) have agreed to jointly acquire Brassica TopCo and PPN Management, the controlling shareholders of St- Hubert.  

IceRobotics gets financial support to enter Chinese market

UK agritech company IceRobotics has received £5,000 ($6,545) in support as part of the China-Britain Business Council’s (CBBC) ‘Ready for China’ campaign to help more UK companies enter the China market.

News in brief

Pegah opens new powder factory in western Iran

Pegah Iran Dairy Industries Co. (Pegah) has opened the largest dairy powder products factory in Iran in Lorestan Province in the west of the country.

USDEC CEO Vilsack stresses importance of NAFTA at congressional meeting

Preserving and updating certain elements of NAFTA is crucial to the future of the US dairy industry, USDEC president and CEO Tom Vilsack told a House Agricultural Committee. 

Lactiangol inaugurates new production line

The Dairy Company of Angola (Lactiangol) has invested approximately $27m in a new production line and manufacturing facilities, inaugurated Monday, in the Angolan capital, Luanda.

Grupo Lala says yogurt will play big role in developing US and Central American markets

Grupo Lala reported increased operating income of 5.9% for Q2 2017, driven by its emerging businesses in the US and Canada, with strong performance in Mexico compensating for additional costs...

New Codex standard for dairy permeate powder will help dairy industry

The final approval of a Codex Alimentarius international standard for dairy permeate powder has been welcomed by permeate producer Arla Foods Ingredients.

Yakult begins work on sixth China factory

Yakult is to begin construction of its sixth plant in China to increase production of its probiotic milk drinks.

MPP updates improve safety net program for US dairy farmers before Farm Bill expires

The Senate Appropriations Committee has passed legislation that makes significant updates to the Margin Protection Program for dairy farmers (MPP-Dairy).

China direct

Mengniu embraces Belt and Road strategy to expand into new markets

One of China’s biggest dairy producers has revealed plans to launch localised products in overseas markets later this year to take advantage of Beijing’s much-vaunted Belt and Road initiative....

Fonterra to spend $150m to build two cream cheese plants for Asian market

Fonterra has announced plans to build two new cream cheese plants at its Darfield site in Canterbury, New Zealand.

Yakult Danone plans India expansion as probiotics awareness grows

Yakult Danone India is to increase manufacturing capacity at its Sonepat facility to meet rising demand for its probiotic drinks.

Quality Mark to increase consumer trust in Indian dairy products

India’s National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) has launched a Quality Mark logo for dairy products.

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