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First EU-wide data offers ‘firm evidence’ of vitamin D deficiency

An estimated 13% of the EU population are vitamin D deficient, an EU-funded project providing the first internationally comparable data has found.

Could a novel UV technology help battle vitamin D deficiency?

With the spotlight on vitamin D in many European countries, one company says its recently approved novel UV milk treatment could be a way to tackle deficiency. 

Glanbia explains strong results

Glanbia released its financial results recently, as well as plans to expand its cheese factory in Wexford. DairyReporter took the opportunity to go a little deeper behind those financial results...

Dispatches from Probiota 2016

Recent risk-reduction claims ‘have not been positive,’ say EFSA.

Earlier this month at Probiota in Amsterdam, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) stated that microbiota changes should be linked to physiological or clinical outcomes of which a direct effect...

Shredded Parmesan market growing despite wood pulp controversy

After various media outlets reported that much of the shredded 100% Parmesan cheese in the US contains wood pulp this past week, sources told DairyReporter that the shredded Parmesan cheese...

Infant formula drives profits at a2 Milk

The a2 Milk Company has posted its financial results for the six months ending December 31, 2015.

FrieslandCampina Domo and Glycosyn partner for new infant nutrition ingredients

FrieslandCampina Domo and US-based Glycosyn are entering into a global partnership to develop new infant nutrition ingredients.

Ingredion report shows power of clean labels

‘Cracking the Clean Label Code’, a study of 1,000 consumers, which was commissioned by ingredient provider Ingredion, promotes the clean label opportunity for manufacturers and retailers in the dairy and...

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. 

News in brief

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....

News in brief

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...

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