Danish group Arla Foods has started construction of a new
powdered milk production plant, to expand its presence in the
China's dairy sector.
Food Giant Nestlé has sold off one of its Vietnamese dairy plants
to local group Anco Foods, as it looks to shift focus in the region
to the production of its core brands.
As Tesco again displayed its power in the UK food chain with
another profits rise, dairy group Arla Foods joined a growing list
of processors to raise farmgate milk prices.
Thousands of bottles of strawberry milkshake have been recalled in
the UK by manufacturer Silver Spoon, due to concerns the products
may make consumers ill.
A range of milk-based sports and energy drinks will be launched by
US fortified beverage specialist, Bravo!, expanding the dairy
sector into traditional soft drink territory.
Robert Wiseman became the second UK dairy processor to announce in
line trading this week, thanks to success from its growing range of
added value milk products.
A leading Chinese dairy firm has used filling technology from
European group SIG Combibloc to create UHT milk containing real
pieces of fruit.
Nestlé's new milk factory in Pakistan, set to be the world's
largest milk collection centre, can help prevent more people from
turning to Islamic extremism, the country's president has said.
Milk producers in the UK have given a cautious welcome to milk
price rises announced by Tesco this week, in the latest development
on dairy farmer incomes.
Meat and milk from cloned animals could soon become available in
the EU, depending on the outcome of a European Food Safety
Authority scientific review.
Claims that organic milk sales may have peaked after a dramatic
slow-down in sales have been rejected by the Organic Milk Suppliers
Leading US dairy firm Dean Foods has said it will not accept milk
from cloned cows, adding weight to an industry and consumer move
against the technology on both sides of the Atlantic.
A little piece of Fairtrade Fortnight touched the UK dairy industry
this week as the head of the Sainsbury's supermarket told farmers
he was willing to pay more for their milk.
UK supermarket Tesco is expanding its range of functional milks
with the addition of a new semi-skimmed product enhanced with a
variety of vitamins and other added nutrients.
A group of MPs in the UK have called on the government to step in
over low farmgate milk prices, which they claim are taking ruthless
advantage of dairy farmers.