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Job losses have been announced at two of First Milk's facilities. The Haverfordwest Creamery in Wales produces Pembrokeshire cheddar and cheeses such as Red Leicester and Double Gloucester for the own label retail sector. The Lake District Creamery site produces whey protein products as part of a JV with Fonterra.

First Milk announces job losses

By Jim Cornall

UK dairy company First Milk announced today that after a review, changes are being made to improve the productivity and efficiency of its Lake District and Haverfordwest creameries with the loss of around 30 jobs.

The Indian dairy industry is receiving government funding for new equipment and infrastructure. Pic:©iStock/RakeshPicholiya

Indian government to pump $1.7bn into dairy industry

By Jim Cornall

India’s Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has approved a Dairy Processing & Infrastructure Development Fund (DIDF) with an outlay of Rs 108.8bn ($1.7bn) during the period 2017-18 to 2028-29.

It's been a busy month for dairy and dairy alternative launches, with ice cream, kefir and cheese among the new offerings. Pic:©iStock/dikobraziy

August dairy product launches

By Mary Ellen Shoup and Jim Cornall

There is a wide range of product launches for the month of August in the global dairy aisles.

Consumers are encouraged to share examples of 'fear mongering’ food labels on twitter: “Take a photo and share it on Twitter using #PeelBackTheLabel!”

NMPF: There's no consumer benefit to going Non-GMO, and dairy brands know it

NMPF spars with Dannon, Dean Foods, over ‘rampant fear-based marketing’ on GMOs

By Elaine WATSON

"Rampant fear-based food marketing" – most notably from brands touting their non-GMO credentials - is damaging consumer trust and “jeopardizing the safe, sustainable farming practices that have enhanced farm productivity over the last 20 years”...

Arla will begin selling its branded dairy products in Ghana next month after launching a subsidiary in the West African country.

Arla launches new business in Ghana

By Jim Cornall

Arla Foods is expanding into another market in its Sub-Saharan Africa business region by creating a sales and packaging facility in Ghana.