A 'soft landing solution' for the abolition of milk production
quotas within the EU is expected to ensure a smoother transition
for the industry than abruptly scrapping the system, according to a
Sainsbury's launch of an own-brand one per cent fat milk highlights
the product's move into the mainstream dairy market, just a year
after the implementation of new EU rules regarding the fat content
This week, the EU agrees to implement a two per cent quota hike,
Canada-based Agropur expands its operations in the country, and
Unimilk reportedly sets a possible date for its initial public
The continued price hikes faced by European dairy processors for
milk will offer an important opportunity for encouraging further
investment and ensuring product sustainability in the industry, a
UK dairy association has claimed.
A leading France-based cheese manufacturer claims that authorities responsible for protecting traditional manufacturing techniques of camembert will eventually be forced to stop using raw milk in the product because of potential health concerns.
Arla Foods has reported a sustained level of profit despite a
turbulent year in the milk markets after treading a fine line
between paying its members more for their milk and pricing their
Russia-based Wimm-Bill-Dann has announced the opening of what it
calls a $12m mega dairy farm outside of St. Petersburg as part of a
wider focus on stepping up the supply of high quality milk for its
Cosucra Groupe Warcoing is seeking to press home the message that
pea protein can be used in place of milk protein, reflecting a
trend that has picked up speed in the ingredients sector in the
light of high dairy prices.
A new bill on milk labelling standards up for consideration in the
Indiana House of Representatives has come under criticism this week
by some organisations and producers, which claim it would prevent
informed consumer choice if passed.
Danone yesterday remained tight lipped over the possibility of
making an imminent acquisition into India's high growth dairy
market, as part of the company's longstanding expansion aims for