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A2 milk contains only A2 beta-casein protein, instead of both A1 and A2 proteins.

Vinamilk produces the first A2 milk in Vietnam

By Jim Cornall

Vietnamese dairy company Vinamilk said its first A2 dairy cows imported from New Zealand have started producing the first A2 milk at the Thong Nhat dairy farm in Thanh Hoa.

A variety of new products have been launched over the past month. Pic: ©Getty Images/titoOnz

Product launches: July 2018

By Beth Newhart and Jim Cornall

Our monthly round-up of some of the new products in the dairy and dairy-alternative space this month includes products in the UK, US and Taiwan.

The cost of the latest installation at the San Francisco de Macorís plant was $10m

Nestlé Dominicana expands its dairy factory

By Jim Cornall

Nestlé Dominicana, S.A. has inaugurated its new dairy production line for the Carnation and other dairy drinks brands (including Nesquik, Impulso, and others).

Lewis Road’s 750ml and 1.5 liter white and flavored milk bottles will start to transition to rPET bottles in August.

Lewis Road cuts plastic production for milk bottles

By Jim Cornall

New Zealand dairy brand Lewis Road Creamery has announced it will move to recycled (rPET) bottles for its milk range from the end of August as part of its commitment to the New Zealand Packaging Declaration, committing to 100% of its packaging being recyclable,...

DFA and Mopro will work together to increase product distribution and build brand awareness.

DFA invests in high protein Greek yogurt company Mopro

By Jim Cornall

In an effort to drive demand for dairy and support industry growth, Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), a national cooperative, has announced an investment in Mopro Nutrition, a high protein, low sugar, whole milk Greek yogurt infused with whey protein combined...

The Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Shri Radha Mohan Singh, centre, the Governor of Meghalaya, Shri Ganga Prasad, left, and Deputy Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Shri Prestone Tynsong, right, at the exhibition stalls at the launch of the Meghalaya Milk Mission, in Shillong, Meghalaya, on July 28, 2018.

New $31m Meghalaya Milk Mission project launched in India

By Jim Cornall

In India, Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Shri Radha Mohan Singh has announced a project – the Meghalaya Milk Mission – through the National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC).

A soft texture cheese was preferred over hard cheeses among many Latin American consumers, Mintel reported. ©GettyImages/CentralITAlliance

'Ample room' for cheese innovation in Latin America, says Mintel

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Latin American consumers are looking for more flavor options when it comes to cheese, representing an untapped market opportunity for manufacturers as just 12% of new cheese introductions in the region between January 2017 and April 2018 were flavored...