Nutritionals

Concerns have been raised about changing consumer attitudes to dairy, and the impact that could have on the probiotics sector. ©iStock

Is dairy a hindrance and not a help for probiotics growth?

By Gary Scattergood

The vast majority of new product development for functional foods featuring probiotics “remains in the dairy space”, but this may be more of a hindrance than a help for the sector’s growth prospects.

OMIRA shareholders will decide next month whether to approve a takeover by Lactalis.

OMIRA considers Lactalis takeover

By Jim Cornall

German dairy company OMIRA said it has successfully completed meetings over the past few months with the Lactalis Group with respect to a merger.

Acquisitions continue to be part of Ausnutria's strategy.

Ausnutria takes over ADP and Ozfarm

By Jim Cornall

Ausnutria Dairy Corporation Ltd., a dairy company with production facilities in China, the Netherlands and Australia, has taken over ADP and Ozfarm.

Fonterra's milk powder products facility in Malaysia has reopened.

Fonterra reopens Malaysian milk powder plant

By Jim Cornall

Fonterra has reopened its milk powder manufacturing plant in Malaysia following a NZ$7m (US$4.8m) investment to boost manufacturing efficiencies and ensure it continues to meet health and safety, and food safety and quality standards.

Ornua is looking to grow Kerrygold to a €1bn brand.

Ornua publishes 2016 review

By Jim Cornall

Ornua, Ireland’s largest exporter of primary Irish dairy products, has published a review of its 2016 operational and financial performance, as well as a goal to build revenues of €3bn ($3.3bn) by 2021.