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The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) this morning published 536 health claims in 73 opinions in the fifth batch of general function claims.
Glanbia has incurred an €8m exceptional charge from its struggling consumer products business in Ireland but remains on track to achieve double digit earnings growth for 2011.
The Board of Directors of the International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics (ISAPP) has published an open letter in the British Journal of Nutrition demanding pre-submission meetings with EFSA...
The dominance of R&R Ice Cream and Unilever in the ice cream market looks set to continue and could threaten innovation, especially amongst new enterprises, according to a new report...
Krones has launched its second ever fully dry aseptic machine as pressure to reduce water use drives interest in dry sterilization.
Electron beam decontamination of food is a technology waiting in the wings; a leading researcher claims it can be the ultimate defence in terms of food safety but its potential...
TV and direct mail adverts for a follow-on milk made by Danone-owned infant formula maker Nutricia have been deemed misleading by the UK advertising watchdog, although parts of the 2009...
Robert Wiseman Dairies is pumping £1.3m into one of its largest dairies, with an aim of cutting gas use at the facility by around 50 per cent.
The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) is running pathogen control training workshops to help dairy processors comply with the requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act.
An amendment to EU dairy rule proposals requiring that prices be fixed for no less than a year will weaken the EU dairy industry, claims the European Dairy Association (EDA).
Israeli dairy Tnuva has launched a calcium and vitamin D-fortified milk targeting children’s bone health.
A top local dairy industry official has called China's dairy standards the loosest in the world, triggering a fresh controversy on the issue.
The recent E.coli outbreak is likely to renew interest in the irradiation of salads, although it is too early to tell if it will lead to generic approval across the...
If the food industry wants journalists and consumers to get real about risk, then it has to get real too.
New Zealand-based dairy giant Fonterra is now looking at expansion in India after a successful foray in China, including a recent bumper bond listing in Shanghai.
Increasing production scale for Irish dairy farms is key to boosting the global competitive position of the industry, according to a new study by the Irish food authority.
Take up of pulsed light (PL) as a decontamination technique is set to take off over the next few years as food companies increasingly realise its safety, cost and environmental...
Two big acquisitions shook up the annual list of the biggest global dairy companies from Rabobank, and could encourage others to pursue M&A opportunities.
Corn Products’ National Starch introduced a new tapioca starch ingredient at the IFT expo in New Orleans last week for making thick, creamy, Greek-style yogurt without the need for straining.
The plant and machinery belonging to Welsh firm Loseley Dairy Ice Cream has been sold to an undisclosed US company, FoodManufacture.co.uk has learnt.
Fonterra may face an uphill struggle in its bid to expand in China despite the promise of significant market growth, according to an Asian food industry analyst.
Global dairy prices could dip in the coming months as Chinese and Russian demand falls but any downward movement is likely to be limited, according to Rabobank.
Against the backdrop of a difficult financial climate and more stringent health claims regulation, the dairy industry is taking a coordinated approach to nutrition and health research with the formation...
Daily consumption of yogurt may boost the immune function in people with weakened defense systems, suggests a new study from Spain.
Ingredient supplier, Beneo, has announced a 20 per cent hike in the price of its sweetener Isomalt, citing rising inflation rates and the need to secure a flexible supply chain.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) health claims panel says there are no grounds for alteration of its rejection last year of probiotic health claim dossiers submitted by Danone and...
Rapid growth in the Chinese milk market is good news for carton pack makers as they see their dominance of the sector increase, according to Euromonitor.
A new web-based cold chain service allows companies to easily and cheaply monitor the temperature of their products as they move from the food processor to supermarket shelves, said the...
Fonterra has signaled its intention to invest further in the Chinese dairy market with its first bond issue denominated in Chinese renminbi.
EU approval almost seals the Lactalis acquisition of Parmalat, according to an Italian analyst, who described the bid price as “fair”.
There are numerous ways for food manufacturers to take advantage of trendy Greek yogurt, says Sharon Gerdes, a senior account manager at the US Dairy Export Council.
Glanbia Nutritionals has expanded its OptiSol clean label ingredient range with a new high protein dairy concentrate for creamier fortified frozen yogurts and desserts.
Yoghurts and milks made with heart health ingredients are filling up chilled cabinets but high launch numbers are failing to translate into healthy sales growth, according to Leatherhead.
The European Commission has approved the proposed €3.4bn takeover of Parmalat by Lactalis.
Arla Foods is confident that opportunities still exist in the Swedish dairy market despite a slump in milk consumption that led to a financial crisis at rival processor Milko.
The addition of whey protein may boost the textural properties of low-fat yoghurt to levels comparable with its full-fat counterpart, according to new research.
Biocatalysts has launched a new range of microbial enzymes to produce Italian style cheese for processing applications without resorting to animal-derived products.
A new cottage cheese preservative from Danisco offers manufacturers a natural alternative to its chemical predecessor, says the firm.
Enzymes from salmon and hoki may enhance the flavor profile of dairy products, like specialty cheeses, suggests a study from Canada and New Zealand.
A slump in milk demand in Sweden at the beginning of the year has prompted distressed Swedish dairy co-op Milko to turn to Arla to take on its farmers.
The rise of protein as a nutrient that can assist weight management will drive the quality protein market to new heights, according to a new report.
The BRIC economies of Brazil, Russia, China and India will offer highest growth opportunities for folding cartons at almost 8 per cent annually until 2016, according to new industry research.
A new ice cream ingredient can reduce fat content by 20 per cent whilst enhancing the product’s creaminess and reducing costs, according to the manufacturer Tate & Lyle.
Danisco chief executive officer Tom Knutzen and chief financial officer Soren Bjerre-Nielsen have resigned their posts in the wake of DuPont’s €4.44bn takeover that was finalised last month.
After a two month delay, sugar giant Agrana has started production at its new Egypt plant that will supply prepared fruit to dairy companies in the Middle East and North...
Stora Enso has unveiled plans to build a pre-commercial plant to produce ground-breaking nano-packaging material that will allow it to radically lightweight its paper and board.
Dairy processing co-ops in Ireland invest less in new product development than their counterparts in other countries, according to a KPMG study.
Consumption of low-fat chocolate milk is beneficial to muscle recovery and exercise performance, claims two recent studies.
Arla Foods Ingredients is having a new powder processing line installed in Denmark as the Danish supplier works to double its sales of powdered whey protein by 2015.
UV sterilisation specialist SurePure is turning to the US capital markets to fuel its growth ambitions, having gained the support of SAB South Africa earlier this year.
A new Irish study evaluating the effects of milk composition has shown up the need for increased automation and control to ensure greater efficiency in industrial cheese making, according to...
Food companies may talk more about R&D work related to health but it is pleasure that has extended its lead at the top of the list of European food innovation...
Elopak is opening a major new factory in Saint Petersburg to pursue carton packaging customers in juice and dairy - two industries experiencing very different growth trends in Russia.
US retail sales of food and drink products making omega-3 claims shot up 11 percent in 2010 to approach the $4bn mark and are predicted to be worth almost $7bn...
Allegations of financial impropriety against China-Biotics are growing louder with respected investment publications coming down against the company for massaging its financial figures to overstate revenues.
Testing and laboratory initiatives can significantly advance the cause of sustainability in the dairy sector, the International Dairy Federation (IDF) has concluded following an event it held last week.
Fonterra has been given a seat on an exclusive world trade advisory group which, the co-operative says, will allow it to aid the “smooth the flow” of New Zealand imports...
A new emulsifier/stabilizer can boost the quality and enhance the storage stability of artisan ice cream without requiring further processing, such as heating and homogenisation, according to Danisco.
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