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Yogurt culture ensures taste and texture throughout shelf life - DSM

DSM has developed a new yogurt culture - DelvoYog Very Mild - which delays the onset of post acidification, assuring “optimal taste and texture” throughout the shelf life of yogurt products....

There’s something fishy about this milk… not anymore US scientists claim

US researchers claim they have proved it possible to incorporate omega-3 fatty acid-rich fish oil into milk and dairy-based beverages in sufficient amounts to promote health without destroying taste or smell....

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Ingredia goes functional to close in on customer “expectations and activity”

French supplier has brought its added value dairy activity and functional food units under one roof – Ingredia Functional.

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Register now for free access to today's first ever online event devoted to Operational Efficiency in food and beverage processing, organized by and William Reed Business Media.

Danone heralds India’s strength by predicting doubled sales

With the growth of nutritional foods in India outpacing that of China, Danone’s subcontinent head for nutrition has announced plans to double sales in India over the next three years....


Third-time lucky for solo Fonterra operation in India

The first two endeavours might have been abortive, but it seems that Fonterra might finally see success in its third, solo attempt to move into India.

‘More salt than seawater’ – Study slams UK cheese salt content

Consensus Action on Salt and Health (CASH) has called on the UK Department of Health to set lower salt content targets for cheese manufacturers, after a study discovered some cheese...

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Sonoco investment expands recycling capability

Sonoco Recycling has invested $4m in one of its facilities so that it can accept additional materials.

Sweeteners linked to higher weight gain: Rat study

Consumption of non-nutritive sweeteners such as saccharin and aspartame could lead to increases in weight, according to new data in rats.

Norwegian dairy calls for action to avoid Christmas butter shortage

Norwegian dairy giant TINE has called upon the country’s government to reduce customs duties on butter imports to avoid a potential shortage over the Christmas period.

Investment will increase yogurt, milk processing capacity - Meiji

Japanese dairy giant Meiji Holdings has set aside 11.5bn yen ($140m, €110m) to build and equip a new processing plant under plans to increase its yogurt and milk product processing...

Pfizer slammed for UK infant formula advertising code breach

SMA Nutrition manufacturer Pfizer has been scolded by the UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) for breaching an advertising code relating to the promotion of infant formula products.

Vitamins: A Centenary of essential nutrients

Birthday gifts: Vitamins celebrate centenary with EU health claim wins

2012 is turning out to be a very good year for the vitamins sector. Aside from the feel good factor of the essential nutrients turning 100, vitamins have also won...

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Billerud merger gets EU approval

Paper-based packaging producer Billerud has had its merger deal with Kinnevik approved by the EU Commission after the parties agreed to certain conditions.

Agropur to invest $100m in US whey processing

Canadian dairy processor Agropur plans to invest more than $100m in a US whey processing facility to increase the plant’s capacity and upgrade existing technology.

Amcor introduces eco-friendly packaging films

Amcor has launched a film for fresh and dairy applications with reduced packaging weight and increased environmental properties.   

European Parliament hit by 'cost of milk production' protests

More than 3,500 farmers staged a two-day protest at the European Parliament in Brussels in an effort to call attention to low milk prices - which they claim do not...


Exports and overseas growth drive Volac profits

Dairy nutrition firm Volac has reported an operating profit increase of nearly 40% for the year ending February 2012, citing the impact of increased exports and improved profits from overseas operations.

Dairy Crest to move on-trial UHT Frijj production to UK

Dairy Crest intends to move production of its new, longer-life UHT Frijj milkshakes from Spain to the UK in anticipation of a successful trial period.

Arla teams up with Fonterra and Foss to develop milk screening method

Arla Foods and Fonterra have teamed up with Danish analytical solutions provider Foss to develop a screening method to determine whether milk has been tampered with for financial gain.

Organic dairy more economically beneficial than conventional dairy – US study

The organic dairy industry has for a long time boasted of its nutritional superiority over conventionally-produce dairy products. Now, according to a US study, the organic dairy sector can also...

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World’s first GE cow is a ‘milestone study’

Last week, FoodNavigator-Asia published an opinion piece by the anti-GE pressure group, GE-free NZ, that criticised AgResearch, the New Zealand research institute. In the article, the author made reference to...

NPD: The customer is always right – and first – says Danish dairy giant

Arla Foods used to be a Danish dairy with a Scandinavian bent. Now it is global-facing, upping its R&D spend and obsessed with finding out what consumers want, rather than...

Kerry processing capabilities ‘adequate’ to meet milk production increase

Ingredients giant Kerry Group is confident it has “adequate” dairy processing capabilities to manage the anticipated European Union (EU) milk production increase.

SIG Combibloc launches screwtop closure for key carton

SIG Combibloc has launched a screwtop version of its combibloc EcoPlus carton for long-life milk and dairy products, which was first launched in August 2010 without a closure.

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