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Time to rethink nutrition labelling, say scientists: Food is not just the sum of its nutrients

It's time to move beyond the single nutrient model that looks only at individual fat, sugar or protein content, say scientists. Foods are eaten whole and so their effect on health...

API completes holographic and embossing site

API has increased its holographic foil and film manufacturing capabilities after completing a £0.5m ($642k) investment at its Livingston facility in Scotland.

Needham Coding to sell own-brand CIJ printers for first time

Needham Coding, part of The Needham Group, has launched its own-brand of continuous ink jet (CIJ) printers to drive its growth strategy, having been previously recognized as a distributor of...

Nestlé Zero Water project recovers water from milk products in Mexico

In the arid Mexican state of Jalisco, Nestlé has used Veolia technology to implement a ‘zero-water’ strategy for milk production, which it says is an important advance in water management...

Vit D and calcium may reduce onset of early menopause: Study

Taking high doses of dietary vitamin D and calcium may be linked to a lower risk of early menopause as the findings could help in reducing health problems associated with...

Nestlé increases Milkybar’s milk content to meet sugar reduction goal

Nestlé UK has reformulated Milkybar to boost milk percentage from 26% to 37.5%.

DuPont’s probiotic strain registered for Foods with Function Claims in Japan

Dupont’s probiotic strain Bifidobacterium lactis HN019 has been has been registered for Foods with Function Claims in Japan.

New oil palms promise highest crude palm oil yields in industry: GAR

A new variety of oil palm developed using traditional plant breeding techniques will increase crude palm oil yields by up to double current levels, says SMART Tbk, a subsidiary of...

Raw milk and cheese poses ‘significant’ food safety risk – study

Illnesses and hospitalizations will rise as consumption of unpasteurized dairy products increases, according to a study.

GualapackGroup takes over Mexican company and partners with Aptar on premade "no-spill" spouted pouch

Italy’s GualapackGroup has bought Mexican company Excel Nobleza S.A.P.I. de C.V., after announcing earlier in the month it had partnered with Aptar to launch a premade "no-spill" spouted pouch....

Synlait purchases New Zealand Dairy Company

New Zealand dairy processing company Synlait Milk announced today it has purchased 100% of the shares of The New Zealand Dairy Company (NZDC).

FrieslandCampina WAMCO reports increased profits

At the 44th AGM of FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria PLC, held in Lagos recently, shareholders unanimously approved its annual report and accounts, which showed an increase in turnover compared to the previous...

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WestRock to acquire five US Corrugated facilities

WestRock Company will acquire five converting facilities in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Louisiana from US Corrugated; which makes corrugated products for packaging and displays.

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Atex DewPoint system launched

Atex Explosionsschutz Gmbh, a German company that provides fire and explosion safety systems for the dairy industry, has recently introduced the Atex Dewpoint monitoring system to monitor the absolute humidity...

Nestlé launches YIYANG powder to ‘refuel senior brains’

Nestlé has launched ‘YIYANG Fuel for Brain’ in China, a dairy product aimed at those over 50.

Is dairy a hindrance and not a help for probiotics growth?

The vast majority of new product development for functional foods featuring probiotics “remains in the dairy space”, but this may be more of a hindrance than a help for the...

USDEC holds bullish outlook on EU milk production

The EU reported its first increase in milk production in nearly a year aided by the rising European milk prices and the USDEC expects the trend to continue. 

Does a high-fibre claim on premium ice cream still sound indulgent? Absolutely, says Koupe

Dutch start-up Koupe's high-fibre, high-protein ice cream is more than just a 'healthy' product, says its founder, who aims to compete with premium brands Häagen-Dazs and Magnum.

OMIRA considers Lactalis takeover

German dairy company OMIRA said it has successfully completed meetings over the past few months with the Lactalis Group with respect to a merger.

Danone and Abraaj Group expand Fan Milk capacity in Ghana to launch new product

Danone, and investors The Abraaj Group (Abraaj), have added three new production lines to Fan Milk’s factory in Accra, Ghana.

Fonterra optimistic as milk price increases

Fonterra Co-operative Group has increased its 2016/17 forecast Farmgate Milk Price to NZ$6.15 (US$4.31) per kgMS.

AGRANA Fruit expands into India through acquisition

Austrian fruit ingredient company AGRANA Fruit, part of the AGRANA Group, has acquired a fruit processing plant from the Indian company Sai Krupa Fruit Processing Pvt. Ltd.

Rising butter price stirs up discontent in bakery and pastry sector

The price of butter has risen sharply in the past year raising concern in the bakery and pastry sector globally.

OmegaIngredients launches sweetening flavour modifier in powder form

OmegaIngredients' "smarter than a sweetener" flavour modifier in powder form allows manufacturers to shift sugar reduction efforts beyond beverages to cakes, biscuits and ice cream, it says.

Ausnutria takes over ADP and Ozfarm

Ausnutria Dairy Corporation Ltd., a dairy company with production facilities in China, the Netherlands and Australia, has taken over ADP and Ozfarm.

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