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FrieslandCampina has acquired 51% of the shares of Engro Foods, Pakistan's second largest dairy producer.

FrieslandCampina completes Engro Foods deal

By Jim Cornall

In partnership with the World Bank Group’s International Finance Corporation and the Dutch development bank FMO, Royal FrieslandCampina N.V. has acquired a majority stake of 51% in Engro Foods – Pakistan’s second largest dairy producer.

SNE says experts are increasingly questioning the benefit of strict communication rules in hospitals designed to encourage breastfeeding. ©iStock/Pilin_Petunyia

Censoring choice? SNE concerned about Romanian infant formula plans

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

Restricting mothers’ access to information about infant formula may have negative public health consequences, trade group Specialised Nutrition Europe (SNE) has said following a draft Romanian law banning the marketing of formula for under-2s.

Probiotic supplement growth is outstripping glucosamine, multivitamins, calcium, omega-3s, CoQ10 and protein. ©iStock/kzenon

Probiotic supplements on rise in global €40bn market

By Shane Starling

Latest data from Euromonitor International shows the global probiotics market is worth about €40bn, yoghurt continues to be the dominant mode of delivery although probiotic supplements are growing fastest.

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Under-12s seeing 88% fewer ads for non-nutritious products, says industry

Game over for food marketing to kids, says consumer group

By Niamh Michail

Food and drink companies need to turn their words on marketing to children into action, says European consumer rights group BEUC, as it calls 'game over' on marketing unhealthy food to kids.

What’s new in dairy? New products: September

What’s new in dairy? New products: September

By Jim Cornall and Mary Ellen Shoup

It's time for our monthly round-up of some of the latest dairy products and dairy-alternative products to hit the shelves around the world.  

The Nigerian president met with Royal FrieslandCampina delegates including the CEO recently, to discuss the company's involvement in the country's dairy industry.

Nigerian president meets with FrieslandCampina CEO

By Jim Cornall

Global CEO, Royal FrieslandCampina, Roelof Joosten, recently led a delegation of FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria and some dairy farmers on a visit to Muhammadu Buhari, President of Nigeria, in Abuja.

FrieslandCampina has raised its September milk price, but its financial results for the first half of 2016 show a decrease in profits and revenue.

FrieslandCampina profits tumble

By Jim Cornall

The profit of Dutch company Royal FrieslandCampina N.V. decreased by 16.7% over the first half-year of 2016 to €160m ($178m) compared to the same period in 2015.

Groupe Danone maintains its number one spot in Euromonitor's global dairy rankings for retail value sales.

Dairy in sales decline as Danone tops global dairy rankings again

By Jim Cornall

New research from Euromonitor shows continued economic and political instability in the world’s biggest economies is dramatically affecting the global performance of dairy, with what initially appears to be a 9% decline in retail value sales in 2015,...

'We have spent a while on it - but it’s important to get this right.' ©iStock/Brian Balster

ESSNA set to strike on protein spiking

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

The European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance (ESSNA) will in weeks finalise its guidance on so-called ‘protein spiking’ - the controversial practice of falsifying product protein content via nitrogen manipulation.

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UK criminalises infant formula marketing offences

By Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn

The UK government has introduced legislation that would make a company’s failure to fall in line with EU infant formula and baby food marketing laws a criminal offence subject to fines.

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