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
Italian milk quotas blocking reform
EU finance ministers are today trying to agree plans to tax
cross-border income from savings. But officials say they cannot
predict whether they will be able to manoeuvre around the issue of
Italian milk quotas.
Ice cream industry sees sunny times ahead
Richmond Foods, the UK-based ice cream company, has reported a
solid start to the year, improving profits during the flat winter
A good year for US dairy exports?
The US Dairy Export Council (USDEC) believes that 2002 was a good
year for the industry, with exports exceeding $1 billion (€878m).
The export of some dairy products, however, declined.
SARS hits dairy sales
The outbreak of the deadly lung infection SARS in Asia is starting
to affect European-based dairy firms with interests in the far
Russian butter market faces international pressure
Krest'yanskoe, a Soviet-era brand produced by a number of different
companies, remains the most popular brand of butter in Russia, but
its popularity is coming under increasing international pressure.
Debate over merits of PDO
With cheese sales declining as a result of price competition, the
unique marketing opportunity offered by the EU's Protected
Designation of Origin scheme could prove vital for boosting future
New methods to reduce cheese damage
Dutch researchers have developed a model that predicts how cheese
will change when force is applied to it. The model will help to
predict how cheese might be damaged during packaging or
Stick to the milk
New research presented this week reveals that girls who consume
more calcium on average may weigh less and have lower body fat than
Danish dairy opts for Amcor flexible packaging
One of Denmark's largest food trading companies, F. Uhrenholt
Dairy, has chosen Amcor's EasyPack system for its new Friendship
brand of grated cheese - Mozzarella Danesa.
US milk recall due to vitamin contamination
In the US, an Ohio dairy is recalling 150 half gallons of one of
its products because it contains excessive levels of vitamin A and
D that could present a health risk.
EU wary over Russian dairy quotas
Russia is considering a move to restrict import quotas of European
Union dairy products such as butter and cheese, EU officials have