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New regulations could force small formula companies to close

Last month’s decision by the Chinese food regulator to implement stricter food safety rules governing formulation and marketing is likely to wipe out a fair number of small- and medium-sized...

Opportunity exists for cultured dairy options such as quark

Relative newcomer Misha Quark is looking to edge its way into the crowded cultured-dairy market. 

Trump withdraws US from Trans-Pacific Partnership, US dairy groups react

President Donald J. Trump has signed off on an executive order withdrawing the US from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a decision that could have negative implications for the US dairy...

South Africa Competition Commission halts packaging acquisition

The Competition Commission of South Africa has stopped Corruseal Group acquiring Boxlee and Pride Pak Packaging.

$1.4m USDA grant aids in research of cow health on organic dairy farms

A $1.4m grant from the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture has been given to a team of university researchers looking to help and maintain cow health on organic...

Fonterra looks to cheese to grow Korean market

As New Zealand marks the one-year anniversary of its Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with South Korea, Fonterra Co-operative Group says it is looking to grow sales of its dairy products...

Former USDA secretary becomes new USDEC CEO and aims to ‘aggressively market’ US dairy worldwide

Former USDA secretary Tom Vilsack will be leading USDEC as its new president and CEO, and has said he will be dedicating much of his time to increasing dairy exports...

Unilever brands known as sustainable are growing 30% faster than others

One in three consumers choose brands based on sustainability: Unilever study

A new report by industry giant Unilever shows that consumers' belief in the social or environmental welfare of brands hugely affects their purchasing decisions.

Nestlé Lanka starts work on new facility

Nestlé has laid the foundation stone of a new manufacturing facility at its factory in Pannala, Kurunegala, Sri Lanka.  

Danone’s Aptamil launched in India as part of nutrition and revenue growth plans

Aptamil, one of Danone’s infant formula brands sold in 45 countries, has been launched in India, with the company saying it plans to produce local supply at the company’s Lalru,...

Chinese dairy group opens South Australia formula facility

The first stage of Blue Lake Dairy Group’s A$65m (US$48.8m) processing plant at Tantanoola in South Australia has been officially opened.

DuPont Nutrition & Health enhances US cheese R&D facility capabilities

DuPont Nutrition & Health has expanded its cheese R&D facility capabilities at its Kansas City metro area laboratory with the addition of several new pieces of equipment and expansion of...

Chinese domestic formula companies floundering amid stiff competition

With more than 100 infant milk powder manufacturers established and thousands of product lines launched in the last 30 years, overcrowding in the segment appears to have hit Chinese businesses hard.

Australian infant formula manufacturer Bellamy’s facing boardroom battle

Australian infant formula firm Bellamy’s is facing further turmoil after a major shareholder demanded the removal of four of the company’s board directors.

Kite Hill CEO: We just want to be able to use terms that consumers understand

Will the plant-based ‘milk’ debate prompt a wider probe of federal standards of identity?

According to the National Milk Producers Federation – and 34 members of Congress who wrote to the FDA before Christmas - using the term ‘milk’ on plant-based beverages misleads consumers,...

New Zealand sheep milk PGP program kicks off

Building an environmentally, socially and economically sustainable industry to meet the growing demand for sheep milk products is the goal of a new sheep milk Primary Growth Partnership (PGP) program...

FrieslandCampina completes Engro Foods deal

In partnership with the World Bank Group’s International Finance Corporation and the Dutch development bank FMO, Royal FrieslandCampina N.V. has acquired a majority stake of 51% in Engro Foods –...

Emmi takes over two more goat's milk companies

Swiss dairy company Emmi is growing in the goat’s milk product industry again, taking over companies in the US and Spain.

The next generation of food tech? Nobel Laureates discuss future of food

The Nobel Foundation’s ‘Your plate, our planet’ event featured talks by start-ups boasting the world changing power of new food technologies like ‘food computers’ and tropical weather forecasting.

Mergers & acquisitions: Innovia, Linde, Duravant, Egli, Saica Group

CCL Industries (CCL) has entered into an agreement to acquire Innovia for approximately $1.13bn, expected to close Q1, 2017.

Hydrosol develops vegan desserts using the same technology as yogurt

Hydrosol has developed stabilizing systems from its Stabisol line to create vegan desserts, using the same technology as yogurt.

What the future holds for dairy in 2017, according to 1,700 registered dieticians

The future is overwhelmingly in plant-based consumption patterns, a recent survey of more than 1,700 registered dieticians revealed.

China direct

Chinese dairy shoppers becoming less satisfied with their milk

Customer satisfaction is on a downward spiral among Chinese dairy consumers, according to the latest national research report on shoppers’ attitudes to liquid milk, which also highlighted how the public...

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FrieslandCampina Asia wins Gold Standard Award for Corporate Citizenship

For the second year, Dutch dairy company FrieslandCampina has been given PublicAffairsAsia’s Gold Standard Award for Corporate Citizenship (Regional Programme) 2016.

Bank of China and Fonterra sign deal

Bank of China New Zealand has signed an agreement with New Zealand dairy cooperative Fonterra that establishes a RMB 1.5bn (NZ$300m, US$213m) multi-currency bank facility including a Chinese currency component....

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