Dairy UK, the National Farmers’ Union (NFU) and Arla Foods UK have responded to the government’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs’ (Defra) publication of its paper into agricultural policy, ‘Health and Harmony: the future for food, farming...
The dairy-alternative drinks available on the market started out with coconut and soya decades ago. Since then, almond, rice, chia, hemp, oat, tiger nut and even pea have headed into the alternatives space.
Foreign interest in the US dairy market has been at a play for several years, but the momentum of international joint ventures (JVs) has been speeding up, a report published by CoBank’s Knowledge Exchange Division says.
Dean Foods saw its gross profit drop 8% year-over-year to $1.8bn, driven primarily by a 6% decrease in reported volumes and higher mix of private label products, which the company intends to turn around with an enterprise-wide cost productivity program.
Three dairy companies made the top 10 list of Fast Company’s ‘World’s Most Innovative Companies’ in the food sector for 2018 – Chobani (in third spot), Eden Creamery (the makers of Halo Top, in fifth) and The a2 Milk Company, in ninth place.
A study by Yakult has found that Lactobacillus casei strain Shirota (LcS) may alleviate some metabolic abnormalities in obese pre-diabetic individuals, although its effects on glycaemic control may be limited.
After posting impressive results for 2017, Arla Foods amba has come under fire in the UK from the NFU (National Farmers' Union) for dropping the price of milk for its farmers for the third straight month.