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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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Fonterra launches milk sourcing subsidiary

Fonterra launches milk sourcing subsidiary

12 Dec 2014

Fonterra has launched a separate milk sourcing subsidiary to grow market share in its New Zealand milk pool, and provide a new pathway to membership in the co-operative. Called mymilk, it will initially invite applications, from farms in the Canterbury...

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Fonterra to study report into WPC recall

Fonterra to study report into WPC recall

10 Dec 2014

Fonterra Chief Executive Theo Spierings has acknowledged the release of the New Zealand government’s final report into last year’s whey protein concentrate precautionary recall. “Food safety and quality are our number one priority,” he said. “At ...

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Follow the Discovery Tours at HiE 2014

Follow the Discovery Tours at HiE 2014

1 Dec 2014

I can’t believe it has been a year already since Food Ingredients Europe 2013 (FiE)! This time, the Leatherhead Food Research Team are heading out to support the Health ingredients Europe (HiE) exhibition and conference in Amsterdam. For those of you, ...

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European Consumers Await Next Generation Functional Dairy Drinks

European Consumers Await Next Generation Functional Dairy Drinks

17 Nov 2014

The European dairy industry has operated in a challenging regulatory environment in recent years as the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) worked its way through a series of health claim dossiers for functional products. A high level of uncertainty ...

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Protein Power Packs a Punch

Protein Power Packs a Punch

17 Nov 2014

Interest in protein content and high protein products is continuing to grow across the food and drinks market, despite the fact that most North American and European consumers already have more than enough protein in their diets.  This has been driven ...

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Yogurt, the Rock Star of Dairy Products

Yogurt, the Rock Star of Dairy Products

14 Nov 2014

Okay, maybe I should explain the title. You could say: “Why yogurt? Look at China. It is milk that is ‘rocking’ in China” – and you’d be right. The Chinese bring a carton of pasteurised milk as a gift to a party where Europeans give a bottle of wine. Y...

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Milking Added Value Options for Beverages

Milking Added Value Options for Beverages

28 Oct 2014

Many sources have highlighted dairy beverages as a key growth market for the future and certainly the soft drinks industry seems to think so, with Coca-Cola recently identifying value-added dairy as a top target for still beverage retail growth to 2020...

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The Rise of the Dairy Protein

The Rise of the Dairy Protein

17 Oct 2014

The next time you shop in a supermarket, take a peek at the ingredients panel on the cereal bars you may be purchasing. Or, the sports drink you may be guzzling down after a workout. Or perhaps, the powder mixed in any number of products, ranging from ...

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The Changing Face of Dairy Products

The Changing Face of Dairy Products

17 Oct 2014

With a whole glut of new products and with more emphasis on unique and specialist items, dairy as a whole has been an interesting ride for many over the past few years. Food & Drink International has been witness to many of these changes, but perha...

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