EU dairy export refunds planned
THE European Union is preparing to introduce a tendering system for
export refunds for butter and skimmed milk powder.
A hike in Swiss ice cream sales
The hot weather in the early part of the summer gave a major boost
to the Swiss ice cream industry, helping to offset disappointing
sales in the first quarter of the year.
A land of milk and honey no more?
The biggest milk drinkers in Europe, Scandinavians, are being
swayed by retailer marketing and new products to discover the
growing number of non-dairy drinks on offer, according to a new
Dairy standards to change?
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is considering proposals
to allow dairy producers to reduce the amount of milk in yoghurt.
Ideas fermenting for new and improved cheeses
Starter cultures are at the heart of dairy research in Europe. A
network of scientists will identify new tools to give Europe's
dairy industry the competitive edge over USA, New Zealand and
Yoghurt industry body calls for changes
The US Food and Drug Administration has received a petition from
The National Yogurt Association (NYA) requesting that the agency
revoke a handful of standards.
Wimm-Bill-Dann invests in dairy facilities
Russian dairy giant Wimm-Bill-Dann Foods (WBD) announced yesterday
that it has invested more than $31.7 million in its dairy business.
Snacks and dairy to drive future of packaging
A recently published report from Research and Markets suggests that
the overall share of consumer spending is falling for food and
drink manufacturers and retailers in Europe, conditions that are
forcing companies to re-think on which...
China lifts Italian cheese ban
Italy's deputy minister for productive activities with portfolio
for foreign trade, Adolfo Urso, has announced that Italian cheeses
can finally be exported to China.
Dairy Crest to close facility
The steep decline in world prices for dairy commodities such as
skimmed milk powder has forced UK group Dairy Crest to close one of
its main production facilities as part of an effort to refocus its
Ice cream: the perennial snack
Ice cream has traditionally been a seasonal product, with
consumption highest in the summer months. But manufacturers have
been working hard to make ice cream an all-year-round treat.
Italy votes on milk quotas
The Italian government has called for a vote of confidence in a bid
to reach an agreement on EU milk quotas.
Irish dairy beats the odds
Despite a year of protracted low prices together with high stocks
and poor demand the Irish Dairy Board (IDB) reported satisfactory
financial results for 2002.
Door open for MPC and casein
Maintaining unrestricted entry for imports of milk protein
concentrates (MPC) and casein is a top priority for the Consumers
for World Trade (CWT).
Russian ice cream market thaws
A recent Market Advice survey, conducted in February 2003, provides
an insight into the changing patterns of Russian ice cream