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Carbonneau and Meilhac addressing the crowd at the IDFA Dairy Forum.

REPORTS FROM IDFA FORUM 2016

Emerging markets essential to global growth in dairy

By Hal Conick

Dairy companies that want to capitalize on a growing global market will need to tap into emerging markets across the world, according to a presentation from McKinsey & Company at the 2016 IDFA Dairy Forum.

Flora Freedom is the latest addition to the Flora range.

New non-dairy Flora spread introduced

By Jim Cornall

Flora, Unilever UK’s spreads brand, has announced a $17.8m (£12.5m) brand repositioning campaign, ‘Powered by Plants,’ and a new dairy-free variant, ‘Flora Freedom.’

Swiss dairy company Emmi has taken full control of German firm Gläserne Molkerei

Emmi takes over Gläserne Molkerei

By Jim Cornall

Swiss dairy company Emmi has purchased Gläserne Molkerei, a leading organic milk processor in Northeast Germany.

Paul Vickers, chair of the board of Gay Lea Foods, and Garnet Schellen, chair of ADL, announce the launch of a new co-operative.

ADL and Gay Lea Foods launch new co-op

By Jim Cornall

Amalgamated Dairies Limited (ADL) and Gay Lea Foods Co-operative Limited (Gay Lea Foods) have announced the launch of the Co-operative Dairy Alliance (CDA) to strengthen co-operation between two of Canada's leading dairy co-operatives.

Arla has acquired full ownership of Westbury Dairies

Arla takeover of Westbury Dairies welcomed

By Michael Stones

Arla’s move to acquire full ownership of Westbury Dairies – formerly operated with First Milk as a joint venture – has been welcomed by milk suppliers.

Dairy farmers in Denmark will receive the majority of the EU emergency agriculture funding. Photo: iStock - jeancliclac

Danish EU cash headed to dairy farmers

By Jim Cornall

Denmark’s Environment and Food Minister, Eva Kjer Hansen, has decided that the majority of the $12m (83m kroner) that the country receives from the EU emergency agriculture fund should be distributed to Danish milk producers.

The UK dairy industry needs to take action to tackle challenges, says Dairy UK chairman

UK dairy industry needs to be proactive

By Jim Cornall

Dr David Dobbin, chairman of Dairy UK, speaking at the Semex conference in Glasgow, said the UK dairy industry needs to take control of its own destiny to meet domestic and international challenges successfully.

An EFSA panel has determined that UV-treated milk is safe. Photo: iStock - grandaded

EFSA panel says UV-treated milk is safe

By Jim Cornall

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies (NDA) has delivered its opinion on ultra-violet (UV)-treated milk, and it concludes that the dairy product is safe for the target group, which is the general...

MIke Sharpe is the new chairman of First Milk

Sharpe appointed First Milk chairman

By Jim Cornall

First Milk has announced the appointment of Clive Sharpe as chairman. Sharpe, who has had a career in food manufacturing spanning 35 years, will take over February 1. 

Ornua Staff celebrate opening of new Kerrygold factory (photo from Ornua)

Ornua expanding presence in budding Nigerian market

By Hal Conick

The Nigerian population is slated to be the world's third largest by 2050, according to the United Nations, and Ornua says it wants to take advantage of the market's powerful potential.  

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