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Dispatches from Pack Expo

Clear clamshell wins consumer packaging vote

Clear plastic clamshell packaging won the consumer vote in a recent eye tracking survey conducted for materials manufacturer Klockner Pentaplast, results of which  it revealed at Pack Expo 2012 in...

Reducing cheese trade barriers strengthened Swiss market - report

The reduction of cheese trade barriers between Switzerland and the European Union (EU) in 2007 has resulted in increased market competition and strengthened the Swiss cheese industry, a government-commissioned study...

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Lactalis agrees to acquire Slovenian dairy processor

Lactalis has agreed to acquire a majority stake in leading Slovenian diary processor Ljubljanske Mlekarne – a move the French dairy giant hopes will strengthen its position in South East Europe.

Milk price talks cannot continue alongside farmer protests – Müller Wiseman

Milk price talks cannot take place against the continuing backdrop of militant dairy farmer protests, UK dairy processor Müller Wiseman has claimed.

Unilever and FrieslandCampina expand sustainability partnership

Unilever and Dutch dairy giant FrieslandCampina have expanded their existing sustainability partnership with a pledge to co-operate on development and innovation while promoting sustainable production, packaging, and logistics.


Bosch launches flow wrapper at Pack Expo

Bosch Packaging Technology is slashing waste and boosting shelf life with the introduction of a new flow wrapper at Pack Expo 2012 in Chicago.

Sealed Air sells Diversey Japan for $377m

Sealed Air has sold Diversey Japan to The Carlyle Group for ¥30bn (US$377m) to focus on higher growth markets.


PTI showcases packaging solutions at Pack Expo

PTI Inspection Systems is displaying a range of packaging solutions, including packaging machinery and testing systems, at trade show Pack Expo in Chicago.


Fluid dynamics cut Evero Aseptic development by years – Tetra Pak

Tetra Pak claims to have cut the development time of its recently launched Tetra Evero Aseptic carton bottle by years through the use of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and experimental...

Probiotic, vitamin-enriched milk is ‘affordable health’ – manufacturer

A Northern Ireland-based dairy processor has rolled out its new ‘Super Healthy Milk’ – Europe’s first and only probiotic and vitamin K2-enriched fresh milk.

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Coesia Group to acquire Oystar North America

Coesia Group has signed a deal to buy Oystar North America (NA), from Oystar Group for an undisclosed amount.

Fonterra launches NZ$500m investment opportunity for non-farmers

Fonterra has launched a fund worth at least NZ$500m ($420m) on the New Zealand and Australian stock markets – offering non-farmers the opportunity to invest in Fonterra for the first...

Parmalat confident as LAG acquisition hearing begins

Parmalat has voiced confidence that “nothing wrong was done” in relation to its May 2012 intra-group acquisition of Lactalis American Group (LAG) – just hours after court proceedings surrounding the deal began...

Royal DSM to acquire Cargill’s enzymes and cultures business

Royal DSM has said it will acquire Cargill’s enzymes and cultures business in an all-cash deal worth €85m.

Higher dairy intake lowers semen quality – Harvard study

Young men with a high daily intake of full-fat dairy may be risking their chance of having children, US researchers have claimed.

A2C to enter Chinese market through distribution deal

A2 Corporation (A2C) – the manufacturer of a2 brand milk products – looks set to enter the Chinese market after agreeing a distribution deal with an in-market state-owned firm.

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Placon expands food container range

Placon has expanded its range of food packaging available with up to 100% post-consumer recycled content.

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BIOTECON validation for pathogen detection systems

BIOTECON Diagnostics has received validation from MicroVal for global distribution of its pathogen detection systems targeting the baby food market.

Enzyme reduces UHT milk processing downtime – DuPont

Ultra-high temperature (UHT) milk manufacturers can limit the frequency of cleaning cycles, reduce production downtime and cut their costs through the addition of a new enzyme, ingredients manufacturer DuPont has...

Skooshed: UK yoghurt rapped over multiple misleading claims

The UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has invoked new European Union health claim rejections due to come into force on December 14, in a ruling...

Dispatch from IPA 2012

Manufacturers' 'bold gamble' on R&D

European food and drink manufacturers are making a "bold gamble" on research and development (R&D) investment in the tough economic climate, according to results from the latest IPA 2012 survey....

No evidence that organic dairy better for children – paediatric study

There is no evidence to support claims that organic dairy products offer more nutritional benefits to children than conventionally-produced food, a US paediatric study has claimed.

Aurora Organic Dairy to aid first Russian organic milk development

Aurora Organic Dairy executives will assist a Russian regional government in the establishment of the country’s first organic dairy farm and processing facility.

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Glanbia signs Ingredients Ireland JV contracts

Glanbia is a step closer to completing its Glanbia Ingredients Ireland (GII) joint venture with majority shareholder Glanbia Co-operative Society Ltd.

Majority of Indian milk violates standards - government

More than two-thirds of milk in India violates national food safety standards, the Indian government has revealed to the country’s Supreme Court.

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