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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,...

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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.

Bottling it? Probiotic marketing is banned in the EU based on the opinions of 'ill-equipped' experts, according to professor Reid. © iStock

Probiotics expert: 'Disband EFSA' and end destructive category confusion

By Lynda Searby

A leading probiotics academic has called for EFSA to be “disbanded” saying that the effect of the EU’s central food science agency’s treatment of probiotic claims has been “confusion in Europe”, and that the EU could learn from the Canadian approach to...

The Canadean Dairy Summit will take place in Amsterdam, from April 13 to 14, and will feature more than 140 dairy experts from around Europe looking at subjects including the effect of the abolition of the milk quota, innovations and best practices.

Canadean dairy summit to look at European dairy issues

By Jim Cornall

The second Canadean Dairy Innovation Summit 2016 brings together European dairy cooperatives, manufacturers and private companies to provide an update one year on from the milk quota removal, explore the latest innovations, how to expand into international...