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Danone doubles Dutch baby milk production capacity

Danone-Nutricia has invested €240m in a new production plant in the Netherlands on the back of double-digit sales growth of infant formula products such as Aptamil and Nutrilon.

Excess of dairy may be at 400,000 tons across the world: USDEC

The dairy market is more than adequately supplied into 2016, as there is likely 400,000 metric tons of excess dairy across the world, mostly in the form of powder, according...

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Circular Economy: Part I – What does the future hold now?

The European Commission has adopted a revised Circular Economy Package to help European businesses and consumers - "closing the loop" of product lifecycles through greater recycling and re-use. ...

Circular Economy: Part II – Serious concerns over long-term plans for investment

EuropaBio said it has ‘high hopes’ for the European Commission’s Circular Economy strategy, but serious, ongoing concerns about the long-term framework conditions in place to attract business investment. 

Dairy market set for rough 2016, says USDEC

The US Dairy Export Council expects another challenging year for the dairy market in 2016 as Russia and China continue to reduce their reliance on imports.

Russians first to bring cheese to Europe 4,000 years ago: Study

Europeans who are able to easily digest cheese can thank Russian farmers from more than 4,000 years ago, according to recent DNA research.

Dairy ingredient market to reach nearly $60bn by 2020

Dairy ingredients, including milk powder, whey, lactose and casein, are slated to reach $59.8bn by 2020 with yearly growth of approximately 5.6%, according to a recent report. 

Dairy companies can build trust through transparency

If dairy manufacturers want to build trust with consumers, improving transparency will go a long way, according to the Center for Food Integrity.

Milk fat improvement starts at the agricultural level

As higher quantities and qualities of milk fat become trendier, the demand will likely become greater. How can the industry meet this demand? It will likely take vast improvements on...

Danone targets zero-net carbon emission with new climate plan

Danone has created a new climate plan that it says will target zero-net carbon emissions.

Elopak first packaging company to join RE100 campaign

Elopak is the first major packaging company and the first Norwegian company to join the RE100 campaign, in partnership with The Climate Group, to engage, support and showcase influential companies...

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ACE UK joins OPRL as a co-owner with BRC

The Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment (ACE) UK, which represents Tetra Pak, Elopak, and SIG Combibloc, has announced it will become a joint owner of OPRL, which runs...

Tetra Pak 2015 Sustainability Report

Tetra Pak to launch ad-on-pack advertising to promote UHT milk in North Africa

Tetra Pak will be reaching out to consumers through ad-on-pack and digital advertising and holding events for doctors and nutritionists, to promote the benefits of UHT milk in Morocco later...

More whole milk can help avoid metabolic syndrome: Study

Although official dietary guidelines have advised against excessive consumption of whole fat milk for years, a study said it may be a good idea to include full-fat dairy products in...

Pack Expo 2015

Consumer trends changing the world of packaging

Consumer trends are actively changing how food items are packaged, according to a report released at this year’s Pack Expo Las Vegas and Pharma Expo 2015.

Calcium doesn’t strengthen bones, study concludes

Taking into account studies from around the world, a group of researchers have concluded that calcium does not make for stronger bones.

Cheese genes can be easily swapped, French scientists say

Genes can be transferred from one species of cheese Penicillium fungi to another, according to French researchers.

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Q&A: HP Hood on dairy innovation and the role of aseptic processing and packaging

Innovation is the driving force behind growth in the dairy industry, Jeffrey Andrews, senior director of contract manufacturing at HP Hood, told a crowd gathered at the 2015 International Dairy...

DISPATCHES FROM IDFA INTERNATIONAL DAIRY SHOW

5 things we learned about appealing to ‘healthy beverage shoppers’

Appealing to health-focused shoppers isn’t always easy. Linda Gilbert, the founder and CEO of EcoFocus Worldwide, LLC, had some tips to make it easier for the beverage and dairy industries....

Back to the farm: Companies need to zoom in on climate risks in agriculture, says CDP

Many multinational food and beverage brands are missing their biggest chance to address climate risks, according to the global non-profit group CDP, which says companies need to work closer with...

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EPA resolves wastewater violations at dairy firms

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has taken action against three firms, including two dairy companies, for Clean Water Act violations.

Milk crisis nationalism is anti-EU, Dutch tell Commission

Calls from the French National Federation of Dairy Cooperatives (FNCL) to stop imports of foreign dairy products are contrary to EU single market principles, Dutch groups have complained to the...

Fonterra fined NZ$192,000 for Eltham buttermilk dump stench

Fonterra has been fined NZ$192,000 (US$127,000, €115,000) by a court in New Zealand for its part in what has been dubbed the Eltham buttermilk stink. 

Dairies must work 'safely and sustainably' to meet the world's growing dairy nutrition needs: IDF

Dairies must learn to work "safely and sustainably" to meet the nutritional requirements of the world's growing population, says the man behind the upcoming International Dairy Federation (IDF) World Dairy...

First Milk begins work on plant to convert cheese waste into bio-methane

First Milk has begun construction of an anaerobic digestion facility at its Lake District Creamery that will convert whey permeate into bio-methane.

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