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Arla adds capacity in Germany

Arla adds capacity in Germany

28 Jan 2015

Arla Foods has officially inaugurated a brand-new production area at its site in Pronsfeld, near Bitburg-Prüm in the Eifel district. A total of about €110 million was invested in the construction of a new milk drying tower, a new creamery and additiona...

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Arla to sell lactose through GDT

Arla to sell lactose through GDT

23 Jan 2015

Arla Foods Ingredients is to sell lactose ingredients through the Global Dairy Trade (GDT) online auction platform for the first time as part of its bid to become the world’s leading lactose supplier. More than 900,000 tonnes of dairy ingredients are t...

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OptiBiotix, NIZO enter yogurt JV

OptiBiotix, NIZO enter yogurt JV

23 Jan 2015

OptiBiotix Health, a life sciences business developing compounds to tackle obesity, high cholesterol and diabetes, has announced that it has entered into a 50/50 joint venture  agreement with NIP, a wholly owned undertaking of NIZO Food Research. As an...

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New protein shakes from Dannon

New protein shakes from Dannon

22 Jan 2015

Dannon has introduced Light & Fit Protein Shakes, a new on-the-go option with, says the company, a satisfying taste to help shrink everyday food temptations, describing the product as a deliciously convenient way to help overcome some of the tough ...

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EFSA: no link between fat-free yogurt and weight loss

EFSA: no link between fat-free yogurt and weight loss

9 Jan 2015

Following an application from Spain, EFSA was asked to deliver an opinion on the scientific substantiation of a health claim related to fat-free yogurts and fermented milks complying with the specifications “fat free”, “low in sugars”, “high protein”, ...

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NIZO develops low calorie ice cream

NIZO develops low calorie ice cream

8 Jan 2015

NIZO food research has produced what it claims is the world’s first no-fat, low-sugar, yet creamy and delicious soft serve ice cream. NIZO’s ice cream contains 25% less sugar than other soft serve and only 99kcal per 100 grams of ice cream. Regular sof...

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NFU slams Arla price reduction

NFU slams Arla price reduction

6 Jan 2015

The UK’s National Farmers Union (NFU) has reacted angrily to the announcement by Arla that the company is reducing the price it pays for milk. Arla Foods had announced that the on-account price will reduce by 2.5 euro cents per kg in Europe which equat...

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Arab Dairy Products gets another suitor

Arab Dairy Products gets another suitor

31 Dec 2014

The Egyptian Financial Supervisory Authority (EFSA) has approved a request from Al Noor for Dairy Industries, a subsidiary of French dairy company Lactalis, to launch a tender offer for 6 million shares, or 100% of Arab Dairy Products. Al Noor has offe...

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India commercial trials of dairy photopurification begin

India commercial trials of dairy photopurification begin

24 Dec 2014

Liquid photopurification company SurePure has announced that, following the Indian Food Safety regulatory body’s (FSSAI) approval of the use of SurePure’s proprietary photopurification technology as an alternative process to thermal pasteurizatio...

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Parmalat strengthens Australian presence

Parmalat strengthens Australian presence

23 Dec 2014

Parmalat Australia is to acquire Longwarry Food Park which operates in the state of Victoria and specialises in the production of milk powders, cream cheese, and fresh and UHT milk products. Longwarry has grown significantly over recent years and owns ...

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Rabobank: dairy prices still low

Rabobank: dairy prices still low

22 Dec 2014

International dairy markets continue to suffer from low prices according to Rabobank’s latest Dairy Quarterly report, though the rate of decline in the price of dairy commodities has slowed compared to that seen in Q3 2014. Exceptional milk production ...

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FrieslandCampina emphasises member sustainability performance

FrieslandCampina emphasises member sustainability performance

18 Dec 2014

Friesland Campina has announced that, with effect from 2015, member dairy farmers will be paid a premium based on their sustainability performance. The outdoor grazing premium will also be increased. The company said that its quality and sustainability...

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