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Arla Foods Ingredients holds annual seminar

At the recent Arla Foods Ingredients annual seminar in Beijing, Professor Yvan Vandenplas from UZ Brussel, Belgium, reviewed studies that have investigated useful alternatives to standard formulas made with cow’s...

More demand for ice cream with functional use, natural ingredients

The demand for healthier, more natural food has extended into the ice cream sector, according to a recent report from Technavio.

Milcobel and Laiterie des Ardennes take over milk collection

More than 300 of FrieslandCampina Belgium’s supplier-dairy farmers have become members of the Belgian dairy cooperative Milcobel.

Eka software module tracks expiration dates and dairy quality attributes

Eka Software Solutions has launched a shelf life and quality control module for its agricultural software platform.

Fragmentation a ‘defining force’ of dairy industry in 2016, report says

Fragmentation of the dairy industry will be one of the biggest trends in 2016, according to a recent report from New Nutrition Business.

New ISO standard for flow cytometry with probiotics

Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium, present in yogurt and other dairy products, are used as probiotics, or “friendly bacteria,” to maintain a healthy digestive tract.

Fonterra constructing Sri Lanka training farm

Fonterra Brands Sri Lanka has announced the construction of its first demonstration and training farm in Sri Lanka.

Higher omega-3 content in fresh cow's milk reduces asthma risk, study finds

Fresh, unprocessed cow’s milk has a higher content of omega-3 fatty acids than pasteurised, homogenised or low-fat milk, say German researchers. 

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New Munson ribbon blender meets USDA standards

A new Munson Ribbon Blender is now on the market that meets US Department of Agriculture (USDA) dairy standards, and blends up to 1.84 m3 of powders, pastes or slurries....

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New non-dairy Flora spread introduced

Flora, Unilever UK’s spreads brand, has announced a $17.8m (£12.5m) brand repositioning campaign, ‘Powered by Plants,’ and a new dairy-free variant, ‘Flora Freedom.’

US Senate committee applauded by dairy industry on child nutrition initiative

New action by the US Senate “will help reverse the trend of declining milk consumption in schools” once it is approved, according to two dairy associations.

Smart policy? If UK breastfeeding rates rose by 1%, kids would earn £33m more collectively

Even marginal increases in breast feeding rates could be worth millions to society when considering the benefit to cognitive development, UK and German researchers have calculated using over 10,000 school...

Zimbabwe milk production rises

Milk production has increased by 11% this year as more farmers join the dairy production industry, a Zimbabwe government official has said.

Dean Foods releases new calcium-enriched chocolate milk

Dean Foods Company has released a new chocolate milk to meet the increasing needs of the US population for calcium.

Naturally occurring dairy preservative could kill cancer cells: Study

A recent study from the University of Michigan found that nisin, a food preservative that naturally grows on dairy products, could help kill cancer cells and antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

only 1/3 objections tabled were backed by the ENVI Committee

MEPs back objections to sugary baby food - but cast off concerns on infant formula

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) accept rules on sugary cereal-based baby food should be revised, but have voted against changing a draft on the marketing of infant formula and medical...

European Parliament committee to vote on three objections

MEP urges rethink on ‘outrageous’ new formula marketing rules

A member of the European Parliament (MEP) has urged fellow politicians to support his objections to new rules on the marketing of baby foods, formulas and foods for special medical...

Upcoming EU sports nutrition law revamp – a win for industry?

The way sports foods are regulated in the EU is set to change. But how? Craig Simpson, EU food law expert with Steptoe & Johnson in the UK, gives his...

Whey dairy poised for huge growth in coming years

Recent reports showcase the extremely bright future of whey as a dairy ingredient, specifically as a means of consumers staying healthy and active.

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Almarai buys land in California

Almarai Company, in Saudi Arabia, has announced the purchase of farm land in California, US, for $31.8m (SAR 119.3m).

DASH diet can still be healthy with more dairy: Study

The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension, or DASH, dietary pattern can trade out some carbohydrates to include dairy fat, according to a study.

ASA ruling

Hare today, gone tomorrow: Nestlé boots Nesquik healthy bunny claims after UK challenge

Nesquik is no longer "a great start to the day" after the UK advertising authority ruled the product too high in sugar to bear health claims. ...

Study praises fortified dairy products’ effect on osteoporosis

New research has recommended the use of dairy products as a first-line strategy in the prevention of osteoporosis-related fractures, highlighting its benefits as a rich source of calcium and vitamin...

Special edition: Battling malnutrition. Exclusive with Nestlé head of public health nutrition

Nestlé: Profit is not a dirty word in the race against global malnutrition

Commercial and public health gain needn’t be opposed bedfellows in the battle against malnutrition among the world’s poorest people, says the chief of public health nutrition at the world’s biggest...

Chr Hansen wins €75m to 'develop new microbial solutions'

Chr Hansen has secured a €75m loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB) to support its microbial solutions work as the bioscience company ramps up its R&D spend....

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