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Sidel and Yili develop bottle for yogurt drink launch

Sidel packaging and Yili’s liquid milk division have collaborated on a PET bottle for the company’s new Changyi brand.

Tamarack Biotics receives GRAS approval for TruActive immune active dairy ingredient

Tamarack Biotics has received GRAS (Generally Regarded as Safe) approval for its TruActive NF product, a dairy-based ingredient that retains immune active proteins that are usually destroyed during typical thermal...

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Coveris and Valio team up to launch new container

US packaging company Coveris and Finnish dairy Valio have teamed up to co-develop a thermoformed in-mold labeled (TIML) container.

Study on 3D cheese printing offers possibilities

A study led by researchers at the School of Food and Nutritional Sciences, University College Cork in Ireland, says 3D printing of processed cheese has implications for customized nutrition.

Scoop of the day! Ice cream fortified with chia seed oil found to be a ‘superb’ source of omega-3

This could be as close to guilt-free that ice cream is ever going to get: Researchers have revealed that fortification with chia seed oil ramps up omega-3 levels while maintaining...

AusNutria seemingly unaffected by new China infant formula rules as revenues rocket

Revenues at Hong Kong-listed infant nutrition company AusNutria soared by 30.3% to RMB2,740.3 million (US$396 million) for 2016, despite intense market competition, most notably due to new regulations in China.

At-home nut milk maker launch on Kickstarter suggests market demand

Wyoming-based Brewista has launched a patented appliance called NutraMilk that can produce two liters of additive-free nut milk in seven to 12 minutes.

Milkiland-Agro sells subsidiaries to help pay off loans

LLC Milkiland-Agro has sold off two agri-subsidiaries, PJSC “Iskra” and LLC “Uspikh-Mena” to fulfill the conditions of the amendment agreement to the loan facility agreement with PJSC Crédit Agricole Bank....

Carrefour introduces CO2-reduced milk carton pack in Spain

Carrefour, one of the biggest distribution chains in Europe, is offering three different types of UHT milk in the combibloc EcoPlus 1,000 ml aseptic carton pack in Spain.

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3M Petrifilm Rapid Aerobic Count Plates certified for dairy

3M Food Safety’s 3M Petrifilm Rapid Aerobic Count Plates have received the European collective mark NF Validation by AFNOR.

Chobani beats Yoplait in sales and market share as Dannon takes No. 1 spot in US yogurt market

Yoplait has been surpassed in the US yogurt market by privately-owned Greek yogurt maker Chobani, with Dannon representing the top yogurt brand in the US with a 34% market share.

NMPF president warns that US dairy labor shortage could become ‘dire’

The US dairy industry has faced labor shortage issues for years, but the situation may become more unfavorable under the Trump Administration as its immigration policies will likely hit the...

Fonterra launches innovation partnership opportunities

New Zealand cooperative Fonterra has launched a new concept to drive collaborative innovation, Fonterra Ventures Co-Lab.

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First Milk and Nestlé UK & Ireland sign new contract

UK milk supplier First Milk has confirmed the completion of a new long-term contract with Nestlé UK & Ireland.

MALK ditches word ‘milk’ from labels: ‘We want to clear any confusion… MALK is not nut milk pretending to be dairy’

While its compatriots in the plant-based beverage sector have argued pretty strongly that consumers are not in the least bit confused by the use of dairy-derived terms (notably, ‘milk’) to...

Two deaths linked to Listeria outbreak in cheese

A multi-state outbreak of listeriosis from soft raw milk cheese has killed two people, according to US authorities.

Mintel market trends: Apac getting lairy for dairy

As Asian taste trends continue evolving across Asia-Pacific, manufacturers are being forced to cater for more discerning, better travelled consumers with greater culinary exposure to foreign cultures. 

Study describes goat cheese flavors

Five trained descriptive panelists from the Center for Sensory Analysis and Consumer Behavior at Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, participated in a study to further develop an existing lexicon for...

Medina Dairy announces £3.5m investment program

Medina Dairy, a UK supplier of fresh milk, dairy and bakery products to the retail, convenience, wholesale and foodservice sectors has started a £3.5m ($4.3m) development program to upgrade its...

USDEC data shows global dairy exports on the rise despite slowdown of exports to Mexico

USDA data showed that whey and milk powder export volumes have increased for the eighth month in a row, but the data also confirmed a slowdown of dairy exports to...

Stevia & fibre blend promises to slash sugar by 100% with no loss in taste or bulk

Food tech start-up Unavoo has launched a natural, stevia- and prebiotic fibre-based sweetener that can replace sugar like-for-like in dairy, bakery and beverage products.

Six industry giants to launch UK-style traffic light labels in Europe

Coca-Cola, Mars, Mondelez, Nestlé, PepsiCo and Unilever will add nutrition logos modelled on the UK’s traffic light label to their European portfolios. However, critics have slammed the use of portion...

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Arla to distribute ‘13th payment’

Arla Food’s board of representatives has voted to distribute €124m ($131m) to its farmer-owners as the annual supplementary payment, also known as the 13th payment. On average, that amounts to...

Study shows adding antimicrobials to cheese may increase effectiveness of pulsed light treatment

Researchers at the Department of Food Science at Cornell University in the US say adding an antimicrobial to cheese increases the effectiveness of treating cheese with pulsed light (PL), but...

My/Mo continues Mikawaya’s ice cream mochi legacy with conventional US ice cream flavors

A common dessert staple at Japanese restaurants in the US, increased familiarity to mochi ice cream hinted that the dessert was ready to enter mainstream grocery retailers. My/Mo seized the...

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