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ACE UK looks back at 10 year recycling milestone

From uniting big name packaging manufacturers to setting up standardized collection regimes and opening a reprocessing plant in 2013, the Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment (ACE UK) is...

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K-Bar Dairy recalls raw milk due to Brucella concerns

At least one person has been hospitalized by brucellosis with a link to raw milk, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).

Glanbia Ireland launches five-year loyalty scheme

Glanbia Ireland has announced a milk & feed loyalty scheme (Glanbia Loyalty Scheme), including a five-year fixed milk price element and a dairy feed component.

TINE starts construction of $100m energy-efficient plant

Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg attended the beginning of construction of TINE's dairy in Flesland this week.

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BRC & FDF call for submissions for sugar alternative ingredients

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) and the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) are calling on ingredient manufacturers, product specialists and researchers to submit details of sugar alternative ingredients to help...

Bio-tiful Dairy kefir ad falls foul of ASA

A poster for UK kefir company Bio-tiful Dairy’s Kefir drink has been found by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) to be in breach of advertising rules.

Heritage Foods profits fall

Indian dairy company Heritage Foods has published its financial results for the quarter ending June 30, 2017.

Top Iranian dairy companies and trends

The Iranian dairy industry is beginning to expand.  This growth domestically is being complemented by the country’s dairy companies now looking to export to countries such as Russia.

FDA allows use of ultrafiltered milk in cheese to ease fallout from new Canadian pricing scheme

FDA’s decision late last week to allow manufacturers in some cases to use ultrafiltered milk and ultrafiltered nonfat milk to make cheese could help ease the negative impact on US...

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Campylobacter illnesses in Wales linked to raw milk

Public Health Wales is investigating four cases of Campylobacter linked with milk from Penlan y Môr farm.

Pretium Packaging launches PET container with integrated handle

Pretium Packaging has launched the SureHandle, a polyethylene terephthalate (PET) container with an integrated handle. 

Bulgaria fines cheese companies for non-milk fat ingredients

In Bulgaria, the Commission for Protection of Competition (CPC) has fined three companies for producing cheese with non-milk fats that were not declared on the labels.

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Synlait delay on Grass Fed infant formula approval in US

New Zealand company Synlait Milk Ltd and Munchkin said they are continuing to work through the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) registration process required to launch their Grass Fed...

Consumer NZ says light-proof bottles don’t make milk better

New Zealand consumer group Consumer NZ said despite claims light-proofed containers protect the vitamins in milk, its testing showed little difference in nutrient content between major milk brands.

Fortuna Group looks for collaboration on methane recovery system

Dairy farm investment company Fortuna Group said if sustainable farming is to be achieved, companies in the private and public sector need to work faster and more collaboratively.

RPC opens foam modelling studio to test packaging

RPC Design team has opened a purpose-built foam modelling studio for designers to make mock-ups of packs to test and modify them before they are released on the market. 

More manufacturers approved under new Chinese infant formula rules

China’s Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) has announced the second batch of infant nutrition companies and products that have been approved under its new registration programme.

Novozymes’ F&B unit delivers company’s top growth in H1 2017

Novozymes’ Food & Beverages division clocked in the company’s highest growth, increasing 8% organically and 10% in Danish Krone (DKK) in the first half of the year compared to 1H 2016.

PPC top paperboard packaging trends

The Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC) has revealed its top trends in folding carton and rigid box design, following entries for the 2017 North American Paperboard Packaging Competition.

Dean Foods shuts down fluid milk processing plant in Virginia

Dean Foods is closing one of its fluid milk processing plants, PET Dairy, in Richmond, Virginia, as part of its company-wide plan to consolidate operations.

Kerry lowers outlook despite H1 growth

Kerry Group lowered its full-year earnings forecast, despite reporting higher sales and earnings for the first half, as currency exchange headwinds hit its outlook.

Scottish island butter aims high in Dubai

Butter may be in the news because of potential short supply, but butter from the Scottish Orkney Islands has reached new heights not of price, but in terms of elevation.

Glanbia revenue up 11.5%

Glanbia plc, the Irish global nutrition group, has announced its results for the six months ending July 1, 2017.

Greece looking into protection of the name Greek yogurt

Greece’s Ministry of Agriculture is setting up a working group to coordinate information on the production of Greek yogurt.

IDF monitoring Korean tension

The International Dairy Federation (IDF) has told DairyReporter it is monitoring the situation on the Korean peninsula as the war of words between the US and North Korea intensifies.

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