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This month's nrew products include launches in India, Vietnam and Germany.

New product launches for September 2018

By Beth Newhart and Jim Cornall

September saw a lot of launches around the world in most dairy categories, including from some of the big players in the markets.

Nine California jurisdictions, Baltimore and Louisville have already passed healthy kids’ meal policies. Pic:getty/alfirapoyarkova

California passes statewide healthy kids’ meal bill

By Beth Newhart

Just two months after California lawmakers passed a 12-year ban on soda taxes, the state has passed the nation’s first 'healthy kids' meal bill': with water and milk set to become the default drink choice with kids' meals.

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Probiotics are waking up old categories across grocery aisles

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Consumers may not always be on the lookout for food products fortified with probiotics (outside of a yogurt purchase), but that hasn’t stopped manufacturers from developing new items that contain these living and active culture strains including oatmeal,...

ProVeg UK recently launched its 7-Day Dairy-Free Challenge, which is calling on people to give up dairy for a week. Pic: ©Getty Images/happy_lark

‘World Plant Milk Day’ celebrates second year

By Jim Cornall

While the war of words over whether plant-based dairy alternatives can use the term ‘milk’ rages in the US, having already been banned in other areas, the ProVeg UK and Plant Based News creation World Plant Milk Day is being marked for the second time...

A variety of new products have been launched over the past month. Pic: ©Getty Images/titoOnz

Product launches: July 2018

By Beth Newhart and Jim Cornall

Our monthly round-up of some of the new products in the dairy and dairy-alternative space this month includes products in the UK, US and Taiwan.

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