Dairy Health Check

Arla's 'Calcium' cost-cutting program will take effect throughout the company, covering production, products, procurement, promotional marketing and people.

Arla to cut €400m in costs

By Jim Cornall

European dairy cooperative Arla Foods has launched an internal transformation program called “Calcium,” which is set to deliver more than €400m ($492m) of savings by the end of 2020.

The SomaDetect technology enables dairy farmers to know the health, reproductive status and quality of milk produced from each cow. Pic: SomaDetect

Cornell partnership to provide milk monitoring data

By Jim Cornall

Canadian automated in-line milk monitoring system company SomaDetect is partnering with Cornell University on a series of research studies to further develop and validate its product.

The funds will assist DFC in rolling out an on-farm customer assurance program; and a national traceability system for the dairy sector. Pic: ©Getty Images/Elenathewise

Canada invests C$2.2m in dairy industry

By Jim Cornall

The Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) organization has received an investment of C$2.2m (US$1.75m) from the government’s Growing Forward 2 Program.

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News in Brief

EC lower minimum protein content for follow-on formula

By Will Chu

The European Commission has updated legislation concerning food for infants and young children, by ruling that the minimum protein content for follow-on formula be lowered to 1.6 g/100 kcal.

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Sweden to investigate low uptake of Keyhole logo

By Niamh Michail

Sweden's National Food Agency will investigate why many manufacturers choose not to add the free-to-use, healthy eating Keyhole logo to their products despite being eligible.

Based on feedback from dairy producers, Congress made several changes to MPP-Dairy in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018. Pic: ©Getty Images/steverts

USDA sets enrollment period for improved dairy safety net tool

By Jim Cornall

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue is encouraging dairy producers to consider enrolling in the new and improved Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy), which will provide better protections for dairy producers from shifting milk and feed...

The Charm ROSA SULF test uses a technology to detect all drugs within the sulfonamide family that may be found in milk.

Charm Sciences sulphonamides test gets NCIMS approval

By Jim Cornall

Massachusetts, US-based Charm Sciences has received approval from the National Conference on Interstate Milk Shipments (NCIMS) for the Charm ROSA SULF test to detect sulfonamides in raw milk.

Ornua’s strategy is to grow the Kerrygold brand into a €1bn ($1.2bn) global dairy brand

Ornua posts record revenues

By Jim Cornall

Ornua, Ireland’s largest exporter of Irish dairy products, has announced record revenues of €2.1bn ($2.6bn) in 2017 as it published its operating and financial results for the year ending December 30, 2017.

New Zealand's MPI has advice on how to deal with raw milk. Pic:©iStock/DenizA

New Zealand’s MPI issues raw milk warning

By Jim Cornall

New Zealand’s Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) says consumers should take care when drinking raw unpasteurized milk, calling it a ‘high-risk food.’

Eric Hansen, director of GDT, said the review provides assurance to market participants. Pic:©Getty Images/Freer Law

GDT finds no issue with SMP prices

By Jim Cornall

Global Dairy Trade (GDT) says it has found the prices achieved for Skim Milk Powder Ultra High Temperature (SMP UHT) in Trading Event 207 reflected multiple bidders’ strong needs to secure higher quantities of product than were offered in the Trading...