UK: Watchdog approves “milk is inhumane” ad

27 Jul 2017 --- The UK Advertising Standards Authority has given the green light to a Go Vegan ad which caused controversy within the dairy industry because it claims “milk is inhumane.” A newspaper ad for Go Vegan World, a vegan campaign group, seen in the national press in February, featured a photograph of a cow behind a piece of barbed wire.

Arla says new Codex standard will “spark permeate market into life”

21 Jul 2017 --- The final approval of a Codex Alimentarius international standard for dairy permeate powder has been given a warm welcome by Arla Foods Ingredients.

Dairy leader calls for fair NAFTA deal with Canada, while preserving Mexico market access

19 Jul 2017 --- The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) has welcomed the Trump Administration’s recently released objectives for modernizing the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), calling for a level playing field for the US.

GEA set to build Asia’s largest milk production facility

14 Jul 2017 --- During the first quarter of 2017, GEA in India received an order from AmulFed Dairy for a new dairy plant for the production of 150 tons per day of skim milk powder and 120 tons per day of dairy whitener/baby food. The milk powder plant is scheduled to begin production in 2018.

Uckermarker Milch Extends Market Position Within Dairy Category

04 Jul 2017 --- The German company Uckermärker Milch GmbH, which is part of the HOCHDORF Group, is to concentrate on high-value products and markets in the future, further extending its market position with butter, buttermilk and refined milk powders. It plans to stop curd production at the end of October. 

Agropur Expands Scope in New Solutions Platform

04 Jul 2017 --- US-based Agropur Ingredients have announced the broadening of the ingredients business of Agropur Cooperative. Under the new structure, Agropur Ingredients will be comprised of three sectors: Nutrition Solutions, Dairy Solutions and Custom Solutions. The new platform will streamline the Agropur US processes and allow the Cooperative to better serve its base of customers worldwide.

Dairy Groups Join US in Call for Action Against Canadian Trade Policies

29 Jun 2017 --- An international coalition of ten dairy industry organizations, including three US dairy groups, is asking their governments’ trade ministers to intercede in the increasingly acrimonious dispute over Canada’s harmful dairy policies that are having global repercussions. The groups co-signed a joint letter today requesting that their respective trade ministries “pursue all avenues available to challenge these measures, including WTO dispute settlement and bilateral trade agreement relationships.”

Hydrosol: Cost-Efficient Stabilizing Systems Offer Benefits in Cheese Preparations

21 Jun 2017 --- For many, cheese is a challenge to make, economically and in terms of production techniques. The long curing times of hard and sliced cheeses are a cost factor, and in hot regions volumes are limited by the low availability of fresh milk. With Hydrosol’s new stabilizing and texturing systems, dairies, deli food companies, snack and cheese manufacturers can make alternatives to cheese simply and cost-effectively. 

DuPont: Supporting the Appeal of Plant-Based Beverages

15 Jun 2017 --- DuPont Nutrition & Health (DuPont) has made it easier for beverage manufacturers to produce stable soy, almond and other plant-based drinks with a refreshing texture and a clean label. Utilizing a new ingredient in the DuPont Danisco range, manufacturers can obtain all the functionality they need without mixing in other additives.

Global Plant Milk Market to Top $16 Billion in 2018

13 Jun 2017 --- The global market for dairy alternative drinks is expected to reach US$16.3bn in 2018, up dramatically from US$7.4bn in 2010. Significant developments in this area include the acquisition of WhiteWave in 2016, presenting Danone with the opportunity to further developing its interests in this dynamic market in both North America and Europe. Innova Market Insights will present new data on food trends at the IFT Food Expo in Las Vegas, booth #2645.

Dairy Groups Pledge to Work with Trump Administration on NAFTA Modernization

13 Jun 2017 --- Two leading dairy groups have said that they will work with the Trump Administration to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) to make sure it safeguards open trade with Mexico and confronts increasingly protectionist dairy policies by Canada.

Global Dairy Trade Marks Year Anniversary of GDT Marketplace

12 Jun 2017 --- Global Dairy Trade has attracted registered sellers from Europe, USA, Asia and Oceania for its new GDT Marketplace platform launched a year ago this month. 

Key Interview: FrieslandCampina Kievit Cracks Creaminess Code

22 May 2017 --- The subtleties and taste references for the perfect creamer are vastly diverse for every region across the world. FoodIngredientsFirst caught up with Luc Steenwelle, Product Group Manager Beverages Asia, FrieslandCampina Kievit, who explains how indulgence, premiumization and convenience are driving new product development trends in the Southeast Asian market as well as looking into what creaminess actually means to consumers of tea and coffee drinks. 

Dairy Industry Welcomes Action by USTR Lighthizer to Launch NAFTA Modernization Efforts

19 May 2017 --- The US dairy industry commended Robert Lighthizer, the newly confirmed US Trade Representative, for taking swift action under the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act (TPA) to begin the process for modernizing the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

FrieslandCampina Kievit Launch Dairy Solutions for Single-Serve Brewing Systems

11 May 2017 --- FrieslandCampina Kievit, one of the leading global manufacturers of beverage and food ingredients, has developed a range of premium dairy-based  solutions for capsules that promises the rich taste and appealing appearance consumers are willing to pay a premium for. With the launch of the new Vana-Cappa range, FrieslandCampina Kievit continues its mission to create moments of indulgence for consumers. 

Dean Foods Enters Plant-Based Beverages Category

09 May 2017 --- Dean Foods Company recently announced a minority investment and a distribution deal with Good Karma Foods, the leading producer of flaxseed-based milk and yogurt alternatives. 

Brightening up Brunch: Sainsbury’s Launch “True Blue” British Eggs

09 May 2017 --- With the hashtag #eggs being mentioned seven billion times on Instagram in the last month alone, it’s no surprise we’re all looking for more interesting and exciting ways to display this British breakfast favorite. Now to add more taste and vibrancy to a typical breakfast, brunch or lunch, Sainsbury’s has launched new British Blue eggs to liven up consumers’ eating routine.

Emmi Continues Spending Spree With 40% Buy of Brazilian Dairy

28 Apr 2017 --- Swiss milk processor and dairy products company Emmi is strengthening its position in South America with the acquisition of a 40% stake in Brazil’s Laticínios Porto Alegre.

Milk Market Growth to be Fueled by Health And Nutrition

27 Apr 2017 --- The market for milk ingredients will continue its volume growth. A better balance between supply and demand over the last year has improved prices, despite the build-up of EU intervention stocks in 2016. Milk supply reductions will help the market and provide the stimuli for future volume and value growth. This is according to a new report on milk ingredients from 3A Business Consulting, entitled “The World Market for Milk Ingredients 2016-2020.”

Glanbia Announces Dairy Ireland Sale, Q1 Total Group Revenue Up

26 Apr 2017 ---  26 April 2017 – Global nutrition group Glanbia released its first quarter results, with Total Group Revenue increasing 9.6% on a reported basis and 7.7% on a constant currency basis. The company has also signed binding transaction agreements with Glanbia Co-operative Society for the sale of a controlling stake in the Dairy Ireland segment and related associate businesses. Currently, Dairy Ireland is a wholly owned segment of Glanbia and comprises two business units, Glanbia Consumer Foods Ireland and Glanbia Agribusiness.