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Shanghai innovation centre will tap into Chinese dairy demands - Fonterra

Dairy giant Fonterra has announced the opening of a new Shanghai-based innovation centre, in its latest effort to tap into Chinese demand for new, innovative dairy products.

US ice cream and frozen dessert market tops $25bn

Sales of ice cream and frozen desserts in the United States were worth $25.1bn last year, according to a new report from Packaged Facts – representing a 2.4% rise over...

Emerging market liquid dairy product demand is big growth opportunity – Tetra Pak

Tetra Pak has pinpointed the dairy industry’s next big growth opportunity – the ever-growing demand for liquid dairy products (LDP) in emerging nations such as India and China.

Explosive growth predicted for Indian packaged food sector

The Indian packaged food industry is forecast to see average annual growth of up to 20% that will see it double in value to reach US$30bn by 2015, according to...

Nestlé silent on alleged Indian law violations but defends breast-milk substitutes marketing

Nestlé has declined to comment to on an Indian government letter stating that it is violating the nation’s laws on sponsorship of health workers, but has fought back against...

SIG Combibloc discusses Brazilian ‘business opportunities’ with PepsiCo

SIG Combibloc says that milk-mix drinks are a rapid growth category in Brazil, and has revealed that it is discussing new “business opportunities” with PepsiCo having just supplied the beverage giant with a new...

Danone injects more capital into ‘receptive’ Russia

Following its merger with local dairy player Unimilk in 2010, Danone will invest a further US$700m in Russia over the next five to seven years, aimed at driving capacity and...

Nestlé India faces charge for alleged infant formula labelling law violations

Nestlé India has been charged by a court in Delhi for allegedly violating laws relating to the correct labeling of infant formula products and for associated failings regarding advertisements in...

Tetra Pak’s production doubles at factory in China ‘due to demand’.

Tetra Pak say a new production line at one its plants in China will boost output to 20bn liquid dairy cartons annually to ‘keep up with market demand’.

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Probiotic penetration: Yakult takes a shot at Southern India

Yakult Danone India has announced that it has launched probiotic health drink Yakult onto the Southern Indian market, with the product now on sale in the city of Hyderbad.

Ukrainian cheese producers must look beyond ‘unreliable’ Russian partner, analyst

Ukrainian cheese producers must look beyond their ‘unreliable partner’ Russia in an effort to secure new markets for cheese in regions such as the EU, according to a locally based...

Top SPX exec 'encouraged' by multinational and local dairy demand in China

Leading food processing machinery manufacturer SPX says it is 'encouraged' by recent successes within the dairy sector, and the firm's president, Food and Beverage Systems, Kenneth Rodi, told that...

Proposed budget increase will 'strengthen' China food safety - FDA

The US Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) has requested a budget increase of more than $250m for 2013 – including $10m to strengthen the safety of Chinese produced food.

Processor hits back as Russia stokes Ukrainian cheese war

Russia announced on Tuesday that it had banned cheese imports from Ukraine’s three largest cheese producers due to the presence of vegetable oils, but one processor has hit back at...

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Glee for ghee butter fans as Indian researchers develop low cholesterol variety

The Indian National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI) has developed a low-cholesterol ghee butter that is claimed to have 80-85% less cholesterol compared to normal desi ghee made from cow or...

Belgian baby formula-linked Salmonella outbreak sickens 16 in Russia

Tainted powdered milk formula from Belgium has been recalled in Russia after more than a dozen babies were struck down with Salmonellosis.

Steppe change for Arla with first ever Russian facility to double local turnover

Arla Foods has signed an agreement with Russia’s third-largest dairy concern, Molvest Group, to establish its first production site in the country, which will produce yellow cheese.

Eco concerns clear in recent Chinese, Indian customer visits: Tetra Pak

Tetra Pak says that during recent client visits in both India and China, customers have shown an increased interest in environmental issues such as energy use, water consumption and product...

Indian detergent scare reveals widespread milk adulteration

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has spoken out on the results of tests that found nationwide evidence of substandard milk and even products with traces of...

Fermented dairy sales boom sees Danisco invest in China

As part of a ‘major step’ for the business, Danisco has announced plans to invest in its production of Live Culture Inoculant cultures (LCI) in China to meet booming demand...

Nestlé partnership aims to raise Brazilian dairy standards

Nestlé says it is partnering other dairy companies in Brazil to help more than 2,200 farms improve milk quality, safety and sustainability.

Nestlé's new Brazilian beverage factory reflects dairy demand

Nestlé has opened a new CHF 83m (€67m) beverage factory in Brazil to cater for increased demand for dairy-based and other beverages in the state of Rio de Janeiro.

Nestlé fortifies Brazilian milk products to capture added-value trend

Nestlé has launched two new fortified milks in Brazil that it claims will help parents to increase the iron and vitamin content of children’s diets, as the firm rides regional...

Soaring butter demand sees supply shortage hit Finland, Sweden and Russia

Shops in Finland, Sweden and Russian will suffer some ‘scarcity’ of butter supplies for the rest of this year, as leading Finnish dairy processor Valio struggles to meet soaring demand.

US and China shine for Yakult as it gets back on track post Japanese quake

The US and China were the star performers in Yakult’s global probiotics empire in 2011 and are set for further significant investment in 2012, bosses have revealed.

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