A campaign launched this month by the Center for Global Food Issues
(CGFI) warning consumers against claims made on milk cartons has
received short shrift from the organic industry, reports
The burgeoning Chinese milk sector is set to continue its rapid
expansion on the back of increased consumer awareness and improved
distribution networks, but can it provide adequate returns for
overseas investors? Tom Armitage reports.
The UK Milk Development Council has received a £1.5 million (€2.1
million) grant from the European Commission which it will use to
tackle the growing misconceptions surrounding dairy consumption,
Tom Armitage reports.
Nestlé has hit back at a Chinese consumer who brought about a
lawsuit disputing that the Swiss food giant's infant formula is not
made from whole milk. The action is a particularly sensitive issue
in light of this year's...
Robert Wiseman Dairies announced earlier this week that it is to
provisionally slash the amount it pays for UK dairy farmers' milk,
a move which will undoubtedly lead to further price skirmishes in
the UK milk market, as Tom...
High intakes of lactose and dairy products, particularly milk, may
increase the risk of developing ovarian cancer, report Swedish
researchers, while previous studies suggest that low-fat milk and
dairy products could actually protect...
Dairy farmers have traditionally used protein supplements as a
means of bolstering milk yields among lactating dairy cattle, but a
new report concludes that excessive protein consumption can in fact
reduce milk yields, as well as...
First Milk, the biggest farmer-owned milk supplier in the UK, is to
take a 15 per cent stake in Robert Wiseman Dairies, one of the
country's top milk processors, in a deal seen as bringing the two
sides of the dairy supply chain...
Organic milk has significantly higher quantities of vitamin E - a
key component in contributing to the shelf-life of milk - than its
conventional equivalent, say Danish researchers, suggesting the
origins of the difference are rooted...
The Milk Development Council (MDC), the government-appointed
marketing body for the milk industry, claims that confidence among
British dairy farmers is on the increase, following months of
unrest and speculation over the stability...
Post-harvest spoilage and waste are costing the dairy sectors of
East Africa and the Near East up to $90 million a year, claims a
report by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United
Nations (FAO). Tom Armitage reports.
Steep declines in the number of milk cattle in Russia is having
knock-on effect on the country's dairy industry, which is being
forced to import increasing amounts of milk from other, more
expensive sources. But calls for greater...
Dairy Crest, the UK's biggest dairy company, reported a solid first
half trading performance this week, but conceded that its second
half results could be adversely affected following the loss of a
fresh milk supply contract...
Bravo! Foods International, a manufacturer of vitamin-fortified
flavoured milks, has signed a licensing agreement with the
confectionery and snack food division of Mars, Masterfoods USA, to
produce, market and sell three of its fortified...
Tesco, Britain's number one food retailer, and J Sainsbury, the
third largest supermarket operator, have streamlined their milk
supply operations, reducing the number of suppliers from three to
two. The moves echo a similar streamlining...
There could be growing opportunities for makers of chocolate milk
in health positionings, in particular in the Nordic countries.
Danes, for example, are consuming more of this product than ever
before, and new product introductions...
As the anti-GM feel gains pace in Europe Britain's third largest
retailer Sainsbury has seized the moment launching onto the
supermarket shelves a milk produced from cows 'guaranteed to have
been fed a GM free diet'....
A new process to kill bacteria spores in the manufacture of formula
milk and milk concentrates has been launched. Developer Invensys
claims that the process destroys a substantially greater number of
bacteria spores than traditional...
The British Retail Consortium, the group which represents retailers
in the UK, has dismissed protests made by the campaign group
Greenpeace over "GM milk". The campaign group has staged a
number of protests over the use...
French dairy ingredients firm Ingredia is targeting the growing
market for stress management products with a rebranded milk-derived
ingredient, said to be more effective than herbals and other
supplements currently available.
The increase in milk prices in the US - has been spurred by a storm
of factors across the country. Analysts are blaming low production
on the discovery of Canadian BSE, the high price of animal feed and
even the revolution of low-carb...
Celsis International, a rapid microbial testing company, has won
back the contract to test UHT milk produced by British dairy group
Milk Link, after losing out to rival Biotrace. The company said
that Milk Link's decision reflected...
Europe's first pasteurized milk enriched with omega-3 fatty acids
has launched in Ireland, thanks to new technology that allows a
fish oil emulsion to be added to milk just before it goes into
cartons, writes Dominique Patton.
Leading producers of baby food in China are continuing efforts to
reassure consumers as the scandal over fake baby food that is said
to have killed dozens of babies continues to unfold, reports
Simon Pitman and Danny Vincent.
European dairy giant Arla Foods is considering acquiring a diary
plant in the Dominican Republic. The company is thought to want to
start production of powdered milk there - Arla currently supplies
the Dominican market via exports...
UK milk suppliers are awaiting confirmation from the Rural Payments
Agency to see if they have exceeded the set quota for milk
production. Earlier in the year, industry bodies calculated that
production levels were exceeding the year...
The World Health Organisation (WHO) is calling for a set of
guidelines to be drafted up to identify the contamination risks of
formula milk. Last year it was revealed that a dangerous strain of
bacteria was more widespread than originally...