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The world’s biggest food company has extended its Product Technology Centre (PTC) in Konolfingen, Switzerland as it seeks to speed new product development in infant nutrition, medical nutrition and dairy....
The CEO of Swedish probiotics specialist Probi says the 11.8% stake taken by German flavours, fragrances and nutrients house Symrise will give it, “more marketing and R&D muscle”.
French dairy giant Bongrain has reported a profits increase for the first six months of 2012.
The Fonterra-dominated New Zealand dairy industry will experience a growth slowdown over the next decade as growth-driving factors evolve, agribusiness Rabobank has forecast.
FrieslandCampina has posted a profits increase for the first six months of 2012, citing growth in infant and toddler nutritional product markets.
US dairy Dean Foods has announced a fresh round of lay-offs at its Evart, Michigan-based Liberty Dairy plant – the latest signal of its intentions to call time on production...
Irish dairy giant Glanbia has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Glanbia Co-operative Society Limited to enter into a joint venture in respect of its Dairy Ingredients Ireland (DII) business.
Unilever has shown mixed progress over the past five years, according to Andrew Wood, senior research analyst for food and home & personal care products at Sanford C Bernstein, based on its predictions...
Fonterra has announced a revised payout forecast range for the 2012/13 season, including a lower farm gate milk price (FGMP) of $5.25 per kilogram of milk solids – down from $5.50.
Robert Wiseman Dairies has launched an initiative with dairy farmers to increase the transparency of how it determines its farm gate milk prices (FGMP).
China Mengniu Dairy Co has posted an 18% net profit decrease for the first half of 2012 - citing a slowdown in Chinese dairy industry growth and the impact of...
Pro Mach has acquired Federal Manufacturing for an undisclosed amount to enter the liquid filler market.
India’s nascent probiotic market is expected to grow at 11% till 2016, but only if manufacturers are able to increase the awareness about these products locally.
Irish dairy giant Glanbia has been granted permission to build a new processing plant – a development planned in anticipation of its potential joint venture with Glanbia Co-operative Society Limited.
UK-based First Milk has been ordered to pay nearly £60,000 in fines and charges following a court case relating to an explosion at a cheese factory in Cumbria.
Chinese consumers are turning to imported dairy products as their confidence in the safety of domestically-manufactured food brands continues to decline, a survey has found.
Danish dairy co-operative Arla Foods has been involved in crisis talks with Swedish farmers following a number of milk price cuts in the country.
Listeria-killing Listex P100 has been approved for use in Australia and New Zealand, making it the first bacteriophage product for food safety to be permitted for use in Australasia.
A Mengniu Dairy Co. sales manager has been arrested in China under suspicion of altering the production dates on thousands of cases of milk products manufactured by the Chinese dairy...
Arla Foods has announced plans to close one of its two US dairy plants, as part of a drive to streamline its US business and refocus on speciality cheese.
Recent months have seen images of protesting farmers, tractors blockading dairy plants and retailer boycotts – all as a result of UK processor plans to reduce the price they pay...
Fonterra, the world’s biggest exporter of dairy products, achieved a record export in the final three months of the 2011/12 season.
More problems with infant formula milk powder have been found in China, but this time it's not domestic dairies but imports that are being blamed.
The global whey market is outperforming most nutrition sectors in the global recessed economy, growing 20% to €5.83bn in 2011.
New York State governor Andrew Cuomo has vowed to increase yogurt production in the state – signalling his intentions to make New York the US capital of yogurt production.
The Dairy Crest board has rubber stamped the proposed disposal of its spreads business, St Hubert - with the sale now on course to be completed by the end of...
The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) has given preliminary approval to a novel ‘anti-hunger’ ingredient designed to be added to a number of dairy products including yogurt.
A combination of milk protein and wolfberry (goji berry) fruit could help boost the immune function of elderly people by strengthening their ability to fight certain infections, according to new...
Increasing disposable consumer income especially in Asia will drive the growth of aseptic packaging in the next five years, according to a market analysis.
Chobani continued to dominate the US yogurt market, Danone issued a profit warning, Arla furthered its position in the UK and Fonterra dropped down the world dairy rankings....
New Zealand’s largest dairy cooperative is refusing to join milk producers and marquee retailers that are removing permeate from their milk brands.
DuPont Nutrition & Health claims that a new study has demonstrated the satiating effect of its polydextrose ingredient, with participants eating less food at a subsequent meal after consuming the...
China Modern Dairy Holdings - China’s largest milk producer - has denied any knowledge of talks designed to discuss its takeover by Mengniu.
Geneva-based Natural Taste Consulting (NTC) has developed a ‘breakthrough’ ingredient for low-pH formulations like dairy and dressings that offers a new natural, cost-effective acid-masking solution.
Scotland’s dairy industry is missing out on a clear opportunity to tap into lucrative export markets, a Scottish government-backed report has claimed.
The New South Wales (NSW) Food Authority has confirmed the safety of a re-formulated Nestlé infant formula product following consumer complaints that the new recipe was making children ill.
Mini Babybel manufacturer, Groupe BEL, has narrowly avoided a full blown boycott of its products in France after a summer-themed promotion was labelled offensive by mental disability groups in the...
Ireland-based food ingredients manufacturer Kerry Group has reported sales revenue of €2.9bn for the six months to the end of June 2012 – a 10% increase on the prior-year period.
Fonterra is spending $45m to upgrade and expand its milk tanker fleet in New Zealand, the cooperative has revealed.
Authorities in Hong Kong have ordered the recall of two Japanese-manufactured powdered infant formula products after tests found iodine levels in the products were too low.
Probiotic yogurt brands and supermarket own-label equivalents are leading a revolution in marketing of these products in advance of a ban, which comes into effect in December.
Australian dairy co-operative Murray Goulburn plans to invest approximately A$200m ($211m, €172m) over the next three years on expanding and updating its manufacturing capabilities.
Nestlé Australia has ordered tests on its recently re-formulated Nestlé NAN H.A. 1 Gold infant formula after it received a number of complaints from parents that the 'new, improved' product...
The most researched group of probiotic strains – Lactobacillus – has been delivered yet another blow by the EU’s central science agency, which rejected digestive and vaginal health claims for...
US dairy giant Dean Foods has reported a second quarter operating income increase of 37%, citing “solid growth” across all operating segments.
Swiss food and beverage giant Nestlé has furthered its presence on the African continent through the opening of a new CHF16m ($16.4m, €13.3m) factory in Angola.
The Federal Milk Marketing Order July announcement of Class and Component Prices showed expected increases. What was unusual was that every parameter was up.
Weaker Asian order activity in the quarter has not dented the long-term view of prospects in the region, according to JBT Corporation’s CEO.
Wild has launched completely natural ingredients that can be used as coatings and fillings for ice cream manufacturers.
Muller Quaker Dairy, the joint venture between PepsiCo and the Germany-based Theo Müller Group, has broken ground on its first US yogurt manufacturing plant – less than a month after...
Sealed Air’s 2011 acquisition of cleaning, sanitation and hygiene solutions provider Diversey has birthed a unique concept in the dairy industry – hygiene solutions from ‘farm to fork’.
The New Zealand Commerce Commission has been urged to investigate the proposed sale of New Zealand Dairies Limited’s (NZDL) processing assets to Fonterra, after an unsuccessful bidder claimed to have...
Consumer education on lactose intolerance is needed if manufacturers want to tap into the significant growth potential of lactose-free dairy, industry research has claimed.
Fonterra board member Colin Armer has tended his resignation – the second announcement of its kind from the New Zealand-based dairy exporter in as many weeks.
Chobani Greek-style yogurt manufacturer Agro-Farma Inc. is celebrating a major legal victory in Canada, after the country’s Federal Court dismissed a bid by rival firms to keep it off shelves....
Organic infant formula manufacturer Nature’s One has developed a filtration technology that reduces arsenic found in organic brown rice syrup (OBRS) to undetectable levels.
Japanese probiotics pioneer Yakult has launched a light version of its fermented dairy drink in the US.
The University of Navarre Hospital in Spain is launching treatment enabling the elimination of allergic reactions to milk and eggs.
Belgian printing company Verstraete claims there is a lot of interest from potential customers as it prepares to roll out its novel super-transparent label across Europe and North America.
Italian dairy giant Parmalat has reported a 7.8% increase in net profit for the first half of 2012, with improved emerging market sales and profit boosts from its core markets...
Mengniu Dairy Co executive director and vice chairman Yang Wenjun has resigned from the firm.
Green lentils have been shown to enhance the growth beneficial bacteria in probiotic yoghurt products, and may even offer added shelf life protection, according to new research.
Canadian dairy giant Saputo has reported a profit decrease of more than CAD$6m for Q1 fiscal year (FY) 2013, attributing the result to a fall in the average price of...
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