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Nanocoatings on food processing equipment hold huge potential for boosting safety and performance but lingering doubts and cost concerns among industry players are hampering take up, said an expert
Exports of EU dairy produce to Russia could show strong growth this year, according to a report from Irish Food Board Bord BIA.
Are organic foods healthier? The sad truth is that nearly 100,000 studies later, we just don't know. Meanwhile, this lack of certainty presents major business opportunities for the organic food industry.
Nanotechnology has been a buzz word in the food industry for years but that has done little to turn ideas in a lab into commercially viable innovations.
A recent Codex meeting considering proposals on labelling additives and nutrients has received a mixed reception from dairy trade representatives.
A design breakthrough on a new high pressure processing (HPP) machine has resulted in a more compact, affordable and easy-to-install system for small and medium-sized producers, said manufacturer NC Hyperbaric.
Hydrosol has developed new ‘functional systems’ for cream cheese makers struggling to get reliable and economical fresh milk or cream supplies.
Danone has won a Supreme Court battle in Ireland against Glanbia over the introduction several years ago of Yoplait Essence.
Developers of an eco-friendly packaging coating made from starch and clay designed to replace plastic films are seeking partners for commercialisation of the innovation.
A German consumer rights organisation is suing Lidl, Prolactal, and local health officials for ‘negligent homicide’ following a listeria cheese outbreak that resulted in seven deaths earlier this year.
The EU Commission has agreed to start releasing intervention stocks of butter and skimmed milk powder (SMP) sparking some concern that the price recovery could be jeopardised.
A new initiative to identify dairy bioactive ingredients has yielded 30 peptides that could be used to develop new functional food and beverage ingredients.
FrieslandCampina is planning to pool its research and development activities in the Netherlands around one central hub.
SPX Corp will be using technology developed by recently-acquired Gerstenberg Schroder to introduce a custom-built, multi-million dollar processing system for Tine Jaeren.
Please: A big round of applause for Jozsef Kapuvári. Who? You might well ask. Kapuvári is the author of an EU report that highlights the importance of realistic food prices...
Nizo Food Research has developed a new grading system and computer tool to objectively measure 'rim air' defects in cheese and avoid potential conflicts between buyers and sellers.
The dairy industry should step up efforts to develop healthy milk-based drinks that appeal to young people, according to a new panel created by The Dairy Council in the UK.
Fonterra expects to see the organic side of its dairy ingredients business grow 140 per cent over the next five years.
Arla has increased payments to its Danish and Swedish dairy farmers thanks to currency fluctuations and progress in international markets for milk powder and cheese.
Danone Research has reached a partnership agreement worth $8m with Canadian biological science firm Micropharma to develop reduced cholesterol products linked to heart health.
A randomised clinical study on the health effects of drinking the probiotic yoghurt-like drink DanActive suggests that it may protect children from gastrointestinal illness but have little influence on their...
Convenience and versatility are two benefits of a “unique” easy-to-open and resealable packaging design for use across a range of materials and sectors, said Mondi Consumer Bags and Films.
Dairy processors in the EU are turning to cheese in an effort to put the market turbulence of a year ago behind them, according to a US government report.
FrieslandCampina is investing €8.8m to expand production capacity in Vietnam following three consecutive years of double-digit annual sales growth.
Dairy Crest and Sainsbury’s are putting their full marketing weight behind milk bags and jugs - confident that now is the time for the format to take root in the...
Dairy Crest will pump the best part of £25m into its factories this year as it embarks on the first stage of a three-year, £75m capital expenditure programme.
The call for better biomarkers to substantiate health claims is a bold and timely move, but we need to move away from trying to judge foods as pharmaceuticals.
Robert Wiseman Dairies is investing £8m into doubling its processing capacity for filtered milk at its Droitwich dairy after striking a deal with Tesco to boost production of its ‘Pure’...
Scientists in Finland have highlighted the potential of probiotic cheese to protect and enhance the immune system of elderly people.
Scientists have highlighted the virtue of food safety performance indicators (FSPI) to help businesses evaluate their own safety management systems without having to perform actual microbiological analysis.
Dairy giant Danone comes out top of the list for category dominance in the European food sector, followed by Unilever and Nestle, according to a new report.
The science to support measures to manage and prevent food allergies is insufficient to support guidelines, and more needs to be done to understand the issues, says a new anaylsis.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has found no significant safety concerns surrounding the use of Litholrubine BK (E 180) in cheese rind.
FrieslandCampina has introduced a traceability system for an organic dairy brand in the Netherlands to enable customers to track their purchases back to the farmyard.
Farmers have pulled the plug on Glanbia Plc’s plans to sell its Irish dairy business and focus on nutrition and the US cheese market.
Glanbia is revising its 2010 earnings per share guidance upwards as figures from the dairy ingredients business improve with the recovery in global dairy prices.
New research which compared labour practice in the French and UK food processing industries found French permanent employees are better paid, worker fewer hours and were better off in terms...
A novel milk containing significantly reduced levels of saturated fat could offer fresh hope to manufacturers under pressure to improve the nutritional profile of butter, cheese and cream, FoodManufacture.co.uk has...
Improved process insight, rapid results, together with reliability and ease of use are the benefits claimed for the new At-Line NIR Food Analyzer launched by UK and US based process...
It’s a sticky issue that just won’t go away. There are sugar-free, tooth whitening and nicotine added versions but none from leading makers, as yet, that are dissolvable in rain....
FrieslandCampina has announced the biggest monthly increase in the guaranteed price for the milk supplied to its farmers so far this year.
CME Group is launching cheese futures and options on its Globex trading platform to help processors and manufacturers protect themselves from price volatility.
Milk Specialties Global has agreed to pay fines totaling $535,000 after safety violations were found at its Whitehall, Wisconsin facility, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has said.
A breakthrough non-ionising food defect detection system that identifies the presence of materials in foodstuffs that are normally transparent to X-rays is reliable, fast and versatile, said the UK...
The future of unpasteurised cheese could be put in jeopardy if tighter controls are introduced to stem the tuberculosis epidemic spreading through the UK dairy herd.
Global omega-3 DHA leader Martek Biosciences Corporation has launched its life'sDHA ingredient in China after signing a five-year deal with local dairy, Mengniu.
Van Genechten has unveiled its first new machine in 5 years - the “VG ComPack” - a multipacker developed to apply outer carton to yoghurt packs and support its new...
Elopak has become the first packaging company to become a member of the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) supply chain program.
Voting is a basic human right. Eating is a basic human need. British voters who eat should mull future meal plans carefully before putting an X in any box on...
Producers must ensure packaging is more sustainable as customers remain convinced that food packing is excessive and are altering their consumption patterns as a result, warns research from Datamonitor.
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