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Work on building the new production hall will commence in March 2019.

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Crediton Dairy announces £12m expansion

By Jim Cornall

The UK’s Crediton Dairy has announced a £12m ($15.8m) investment in 2019 in its flavored and functional milk processing facility.

Are consumers really confused by dairy alternative names? Pic: ©GettyImages/byheaven

Plant-based labels argument continues

By Beth Newhart

In 2018 the FDA committed to looking into the arguments surrounding plant-based dairy alternative product labels using dairy terms. The agency collected public input on the debate until January 25.

Ben & Jerry’s to eliminate plastic from all Scoop Shops

By Beth Newhart

Following the example of many other high-profile companies, Ben & Jerry’s has announced plans to combat the environmental effects of single-use plastic. It will be removed from its Scoop Shop locations worldwide by the end of 2020.

The cooperative said the loan will support the development of a new research center in Rennes, Brittany.

EIB invests €40m in Sodiaal R&D

By Jim Cornall

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is providing a €40m ($45.6m) loan to the French dairy cooperative Sodiaal to support the financing of its Research and Development program.

Synlait’s next milk price update for the 2018/2019 season will be in May.

Synlait drops forecast milk price

By Jim Cornall

New Zealand dairy company Synlait said it is dropping its milk price forecast for the 2018/2019 season to NZ$6.25 kgMS (US$4.28) from the previously announced NZ$6.75 (US$4.63).

“People just have to be willing to take 60 seconds to make it.

Modest Mylk ditches the carton for sustainable nut beverage bases

By Beth Newhart

A new make-your-own nut-based milk alternative is hitting the market this month. Modest Mylk is a nut paste sold in glass jars designed to blend with water into a ‘milk-like’ beverage, which the company says is more sustainable and affordable than conventional...

It is estimated that only about 13% of the milk produced by Australian dairy farms ends up as fresh milk. Pic: ©Getty Images/petej

‘Australian supermarket wars could put half of suppliers out of business’

Eight years on, one dollar milk is still crippling farmers

By Richard Whitehead

Exactly eight years ago, Australian supermarkets began selling a liter of milk for one dollar (72 US cents). As farmers are getting ready for Australia Day anniversary, the industry continues to reel.

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