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Sacmi sets sights on yogurt drinks, flavoured milk with CBF preform size and resin range developments

Sacmi is working to further develop its “innovative” compression blow forming (CBF) technology, in an effort to increase the appeal of the equipment to dairy product manufacturers.

European sports nutrition sector calls for end to 'decade-long regulatory limbo'

The European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance (ESSNA) says there is no need for separate sports products regulation as general food law is sufficient, ahead of a European Commission report on...

Western Australia needs more than two freight ships to Asia, says dairy firm

A Western Australia dairy processor, Harvey Fresh, has called for government investment in the state’s freight networks for reliable access to booming Asian consumer markets.

EDA welcomes CAP Reform trilogue decision not to adopt milk supply management policy

The European Dairy Association (EDA) has welcomed the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) Reform trilogue decision not to reintroduce milk supply management in times of crisis.

International probiotics group engages EFSA over evidence ‘totality’

The increasingly vocal International Probiotics Association (IPA) has sent a series of formal questions to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) about evidential requirements for probiotics.

Identifying complementary cheese, beer pairings key to develop appropriate matches: Study

Understanding what drives consumer preference for cheese and beer pairings is essential to improve the ability of cheese makers and brewers to develop appropriate matches, a team of Italian researchers...

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Quantec sees Japan as Asian entry point for dairy bioactive compounds

Much is made of New Zealand’s trade ties with China, but now a Kiwi dairy biotechnology company is now looking to break into Japan with its patented milk protein ingredients....

Tetra Pak to enter bio-based LDPE supply agreement with Braskem

Tetra Pak is set to enter into an supply agreement with Brazilian sugar cane-based biopolymer producer, Braskem - a deal the Switzerland-based firm has heralded as a "further step" in the development...

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French dairy cooperatives Sodiaal and 3A announce merger

French dairy cooperatives Sodiaal and 3A have approved a merger which could be completed at the end of the year.

General Mills unveils revamped Yoplait Greek yogurt as consumers were ‘not fully satisfied’ with the old one... and Chobani unveils new products

General Mills is launching a new version of Yoplait Greek yogurt after learning that “many consumers were not fully satisfied with the fruit on the bottom and aftertaste of its...

Parmalat appoints panel of experts to assess LAG price evaluation...again

Italian dairy giant Parmalat has drafted in a team of independent experts for the second time to assess “the overall process” followed by its board in regard to the acquisition of...

That'll put hair on your chest! Wing-Co 'Man Fur Coat' ad urges men to man up

A coat made entirely out of male chest hair has been commissioned by Wing-Co - a new protein-enriched, chocolate-flavored milk brand - to encourage men all over the UK to...

British dairy supply chain a ‘global leader’ in terms of environmental sustainability: Industry report

The British dairy supply chain – comprising farmers, processors and retailers – is a “global leader” in terms of environmental sustainability, an industry-funded report has claimed.

FSA invites comments on novel food application for omega-3 rich oil

The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) is asking views on a novel foods application for an omega-3 rich plant oil product for dairy, bakery and supplement applications.

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Dairy UK chief Jim Begg announces retirement

Jim Begg, the Director General of Dairy UK, has announced he will retire this year.

Dairy Crest, Nampak Plastics unveil efficiency-driven 'link building' investment

Dairy Crest and Nampak Plastics have unveiled a “link building” between their neighbouring plants in Foston, Derbyshire - an investment that enables the movement of plastic milk bottles from one to the...

Synlait Milk launches expansion-funding NZ$120m public share offering

New Zealand-based infant formula manufacturer, Synlait Milk, has launched an initial public offering (IPO) of shares in the hope to raising around NZ$120m (US$93m) to fund a series of "growth initiatives."...

CP Kelco starts Brazilian pectin expansion as global demand rebounds

Hydrocolloid giant CP Kelco has announced the first phase in a series of projects to expand its Brazilian pectin operation by 30% to cope with rebounding demand for the ingredient.

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Dairy firm fined after worker injury

An Australian dairy firm has been fined AUS$35,000 after a worker severed a finger while trying to unblock a cheese shredding machine.

“Grip pack” is the new black

RPC Kerkrade has developed two user-friendly “grip pack” bottles for Dreidoppel, a manufacturer of specialist bakery, confectionery and ice cream ingredients in Langenfeld, Germany.

Food safety

Chinese regulators finally get tough on infant formula manufacturers

A group of Chinese governmental agencies have united to implement tighter controls on domestic companies that manufacture infant formula.

NMPF calls for 'significantly increased' access to Canadian dairy market

The National Milk Producers Federation’s (NMPF) has approved a resolution opposing any Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement which does not substantially dissolve Canadian protections against US dairy imports.

TINE heralds high-protein, high calcium Styrk development as ‘completely new type of milk’

Norwegian dairy processor, TINE, has developed what it describes as a “completely new type of milk” – a fat-free, vitamin D-enriched product that contains around 50% more protein and calcium than ordinary...

EDA urges EU policymakers to consider alternative to milk supply management

The European Dairy Association (EDA) has called on European Union (EU) policymakers to consider the adoption of an intervention purchasing system as an alternative and “viable measure” against milk price volatility....

Heinz infant formula production shift to Fonterra a ‘massive blow’ - Unite

Heinz has proposed plans to transfer production of Asia-destined infant formula from a plant in the UK to New Zealand-based Fonterra – a move that British workers union, Unite, has...

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