All news articles for October 2017

The EDA says the traffic light system means diet soda ranks better than milk. Pic:©GettyImages/RightOne

EDA wants to stop traffic light labeling

By Jim Cornall

The European Dairy Association (EDA) says it supports consumers’ rights to be fully informed on the nutritional properties of foods, but the proposed traffic light labeling system by the Evolved Nutrition Labelling Initiative (ENL) is not adequate for...

Fonterra's Te Rapa site is one of those to have benefitted from an expansion.

Foodservice grows to NZ$2bn business for Fonterra

By Jim Cornall

Fonterra’s Foodservice business, Anchor Food Professionals, has become New Zealand’s sixth biggest export business, having generated more than NZ$2bn (US$1.4bn) in annual revenue over the past year.

As the fourth round of NAFTA negotiations closes, the US has made a direct demand for Canada to get rid of its dairy supply management system.  ©GettyImages/lukbar

US and Canada clash over NAFTA dairy trade negotiations

By Mary Ellen Shoup

The US has demanded an end to Canada’s supply chain management system for dairy products within the next 10 years as it nears the end of a fourth round of NAFTA talks outside of Washington, D.C.

Harry Cowan, commercial director & Miguel Ferreira, operations manager. Photo: BV Dairy.

‘Increasing appetite for cultured drinking products that have associated health benefits’

BV Dairy signs contract to bottle 4 million cultured milk drinks a year

By Jenny Eagle

BV Dairy, a UK manufacturer of specialist dairy products has made an historic move into contract packaging after signing a long-term deal to produce bottled kefir cultured milk drinks.

US cheese exports are on the rise - and offering a variety of cheese to emerging markets will help increase shipments even more, USDEC director says. ©GettyImages/Magone

Cheese lifts US dairy exports driven by emerging markets

By Mary Ellen Shoup

US cheese exports have risen 30% over the last six months compared to the same period last year, with cheese shipments to Mexico, Australia, Japan, and the Middle East/North Africa increasing by double- to triple-digits in volume sales, according to USDEC.