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Yoplait stresses importance of bees for food

Yoplait participated in the first Day of Flowers for Bees, which was celebrated June 20, in partnership with the French Observatory of Apidology (OFA).

New stabilizing systems from Hydrosol for cheese products

German company Hydrosol has launched a stabilizing and texturing system it says can make cheese products, and alternatives to cheese, simply and cost-effectively.

IFCN conference looks at milk price cycle

The 18th IFCN Dairy Conference took place from June 10-14 in Kiel, Germany, with participants looking at the most recent analysis of developments in 2016 and 2017.

Australia

Beston ramps up milk supply to support cheese expansion

Australian food group Beston Global Foods has secured a deal to acquire an additional 60m litres of milk per year from 20 South Australian dairy farmers in a bid to...

DuPont launches stabilizer for plant-based beverages

DuPont Nutrition & Health (DuPont) has launched a new ingredient in its Danisco range for manufacturers to produce stable clean-label soy, almond and other plant-based drinks.

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JBS to sell off stake in dairy as part of efforts to raise $1.8bn

Brazilian food company JBS is divesting some of its assets, including a stake in a Brazilian dairy company.

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Neste Jacobs increases Valio milk powder production by 8%

Finnish technology, engineering and project management company Neste Jacobs has completed an optimization project at Valio’s Lapinlahti milk powder production factory.

FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria commissions fifth collection facility

FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria PLC has commissioned a fifth milk collection facility for its Dairy Development Programme (DDP) in Saki, Oyo State.

Probiotic from Tibetan kefir grains can provide antioxidant boost to functional foods: Study

The probiotic strain L. plantarum MA2 from traditional Tibetan kefir grains has significant antioxidant properties, in addition to its previously reported cholesterol lowering credentials.

Unilever and Nestlé dominate top 10 ice cream brands purchased online

Since 2014, the number of online ice cream orders have tripled during the summer months and over half of those purchases are made on grocery chain websites based on 1010data’s...

EU and China collaborate to combat food fraud

More than 30 partners are part of a project to tackle food safety and authenticity across Europe and China.

SIG Combibloc launches individual QR coding for Brazilian coop dairy line

SIG Combibloc has partnered with Brazilian agriculture cooperative Languiru, to provide transparency for quality and food safety, optimize production processes and enable personalized digital marketing on its dairy line.

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DairyReporter second annual survey – win an iPad

Last year, more than 600 people responded to DairyReporter’s first ‘state-of-the-industry’ online survey, and we’re again asking for input into what our readers see as the biggest challenges and opportunities...

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Agropur recalls milk due to ‘harmful material’ concerns

Agropur Cooperative is recalling some milk due to potential presence of harmful material.

Sidel gains FDA approval for aseptic blow fill sealer for manufacturing of low acid products

Sidel has received FDA approval for its Aseptic Combi Predis FMa blow fill seal filler for use in low acid manufacturing and commercial distribution in the US.

Dairy Farmers of Canada weighs in on NAFTA renegotiations

Earlier this year, after some prompting from dairy producers and organizations in the US, President Trump pointed to Canada's dairy system as one that harms American dairy farmers.

Amazon acquisition of Whole Foods to bode well for dairy

Amazon’s purchase of Whole Foods Market for $13.7bn will improve the e-commerce juggernaut’s brand equity in its online grocery platform, AmazonFresh, where dairy is currently a top performer.

US dairy exporters to gain increased access to Chinese market through MOU

The US and China have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will increase market access for more than 200 US dairy exporters, allowing for more shipments of milk, cheese,...

Synvina PEF bottle gets green light for recyclability

The European PET Bottle Platform (EPBP) has given interim approval for the recyclability of polyethylenefuranoate (PEF), produced by Synvina, a joint venture between BASF and Avantium.

DairyNZ launches environmental plan

On Wednesday, DairyNZ launched its Dairy Action for Climate Change document, which is designed to lay down the foundation to reduce greenhouse gasses on dairy farms.

Russia lifts ban on two Belarus cheese companies' products

Two Belarusian dairy companies have had bans on their products entering Russia lifted.

UPDATE

European Court of Justice says purely plant-based products can’t use dairy names

The Court of Justice of the European Union in Luxembourg today announced purely plant-based products cannot, in principle, be marketed with designations such as ‘milk’, ‘cream’, ‘butter’, ‘cheese’ or ‘yogurt’,...

Sonoco expands ClearGuard packaging for liquid and viscous product pouches

Sonoco has expanded its ClearGuard portfolio of flexible packaging to include pouches for liquid or more viscous products.

Rising butter price “causing a panic” among bakers, biscuit, cake and pastry makers

French bakery associations, La Fédération des Entrepreneurs de Boulangerie (FEB) and Les Fabricants de Biscuits et Gâteaux de France, have risen the alarm over the relentless upward drive of the butter...

Booming plant-based drinks market set for more category innovation

The explosive growth of the dairy alternative drinks market is driven by increased demand from consumers who do not want to fully commit to a plant-based diet but prefer to...

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