Dairy

Laita inaugurates new infant formula and premium milk powder production unit

16 Nov 2017 --- Laïta, Europe's eighth largest dairy cooperative company, a subsidiary of Even, is set to inaugurate its high-tech infant formula and premium milk powder production unit in Créhen, Côtes-d'Armor, France. 

Algaia launches next-generation seaweed extract for low-fat desserts

15 Nov 2017 --- Algaia S.A. has introduced Satialgine DVA, a next-generation seaweed extract ingredient for dairy and non-dairy desserts, to the market. This alginate line provides a uniquely rich and creamy texture in desserts such as low-fat dairy flans. The Satialgine line of alginate ingredients is designed to create a rich, creamy indulgent texture without the use of eggs or traditional additives. 

Nestle announce plans to source only cage-free eggs by 2025

03 Nov 2017 --- Nestlé has set a goal to source only eggs from cage-free hens for all its food products globally by 2025. This includes all shell eggs and egg products directly sourced as ingredients by Nestlé. In Europe and the US, Nestlé will make the transition by the end of 2020. For the rest of the Americas, the Middle East, Africa and Oceania it will happen by 2025, with the move in Asia to be completed in the same transition period, as conditions allow.

Dairy committed to global nutrition and environmental goals

01 Nov 2017 --- World political and agricultural leaders were told that dairy is committed to playing a vital dual role in feeding the world with nutritious foods – and protecting the environment. Speaking at the International Dairy Federation (IDF) World Dairy Summit in Belfast, earlier this week, Dr. Judith Bryans, President of the IDF, said the global dairy community is one billion people strong and is currently feeding 6 billion consumers.

Sugar coating sugar reduction: Finding the balance in the dairy space

23 Oct 2017 --- One of the most striking international phenomena in recent years is how consumer attitudes have changed towards sugar. In the food and drink industry, reducing sugar content, using alternative sweeteners and being more health conscious are top priorities in today’s consumer trends. Late last year, Innova Market Insights tipped “Sweeter Balance” as the top three trends for 2017 and even later in the year, sugar reduction is still on the tip of the tongue.

Arla goes Pro with launch of new foodservice division

20 Oct 2017 --- Arla Foods has launched its new foodservice division, Arla Pro, which was created especially for chefs. The launch happened at Dinerama, a global street food market in Shoreditch, London, UK.

UK signs up to Dairy Declaration of Rotterdam

20 Oct 2017 --- The UK dairy industry has endorsed a declaration to promote the sustainability of dairy systems around the world. The Dairy Declaration of Rotterdam, a unique partnership between the International Dairy Federation (IDF) and the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) signals a recognition of the dairy sector’s commitment towards feeding the world with safe, nutritious and sustainable products.

EDA criticizes traffic light labeling plans for ignoring “good” nutrition

19 Oct 2017 --- The European Dairy Association (EDA) has slammed the new traffic lights labeling system claiming that it falls short in certain areas relating to nutrition, dietary recommendations and what to limit in people’s diets. While the EDA believes and supports the fact that consumers should be fully informed on the nutritional properties of foods – which is one of the legal requirement of the Food Information to Consumers Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011 – it says that new Evolved Nutrition Labelling Initiative (ENL) proposals don’t go far enough and is an inadequate system for milk and dairy products. 

World Dairy Summit: Consumer confidence in dairy foods a key priority

13 Oct 2017 --- Maintaining consumer confidence in the safety and integrity of dairy products is a key priority for the industry on a global scale. Global demand for dairy products is rising and the popularity of nutritious dairy products remains strong. Consumer expectations on food safety are high and food safety will be a key topic discussed in depth at the forthcoming World Dairy Summit in Belfast. The summit will be hosted by the UK National Committee of the International Dairy Federation (IDF) and will take place in Belfast from October 30 to November 2, 2017. 

Valio set to unveil new “tailor-made solutions” for dairy customers at Anuga

04 Oct 2017 --- Global food ingredients manufacturer Valio will showcase the latest developments in its tailor-made solutions for food ingredients customers during Anuga, created in response to growing demand for innovative solutions. The company, which provides dairy from Finland, supplies to some of the world’s biggest producers in 60 markets. Its solutions range from lactose-free and baby food to ingredients for the pet food and health supplements industry.

Danone launches 100 percent natural yogurt range in France

04 Oct 2017 --- Danone is reinventing its yogurt portfolio in France, with a new range of yogurts that answer the need for natural. Le Danone Nature range includes 100 percent French milk, 100 percent natural ingredients, available in both natural and flavored versions, and the recipe of Danone’s new brand brings together indulgence, health and responsibility.

US food industry calls on Trump to tackle geographical indications trade concerns

04 Oct 2017 --- Concerned US food industry groups representing farmers and food manufacturers have send a letter to President Donald Trump urging the US to immediately impress upon Japan, Mexico and the Mercosur nations that the lists of geographical indications (GIs) they are considering for approval with the EU must not include “common” food and beverage terms such as “parmesan,” “vintage” and “bologna.”

Kerry becomes first milk processor to achieve certification of milk suppliers

02 Oct 2017 --- Kerry has become the first major milk processor to achieve 100 percent certification of its milk suppliers in Ireland under the Sustainable Dairy Assurance Scheme. The company announced that it has completed the certification of all its 3,300 milk suppliers under the internationally accredited, Sustainable Dairy Assurance Scheme (SDAS). The first national program of its kind, SDAS is a comprehensive quality and sustainability program that independently audits performance at farm level every 18 months. 

European dairy exports on track for records, but growth potential remains, claims EDA

29 Sep 2017 --- Two weeks after the publication of the update and implementation report of the European Commission’s “Trade for All” strategy, EU Commissioner for Trade Ms. Cecilia Malmström joins the European Dairy Association (EDA) European Dairy Platform today to discuss the global trade perspectives of the EU dairy sector.

Chr. Hansen develops fermented cultures for plant-based dairy alternatives

29 Sep 2017 --- Chr. Hansen is launching fermented plant-based dairy alternatives in response to the needs of today's health-conscious consumers. The new probiotic fermentation starter cultures bring the mild, fresh taste and smooth texture from yogurt into plant-based alternatives. The product range is well-suited to tap into the opportunities of this market trend and is offering two new YoFlex (yogurt) cultures and two new nu-trish (probiotic) cultures.

Fonterra confirms Murray Goulburn bid along with “solid” year-end results

27 Sep 2017 --- Dairy cooperative Fonterra has confirmed that it has lodged a bid for Australia’s largest dairy processor, Murray Goulburn, and also released its full-year results. A number of groups are believed to have made offers for the struggling company, but Fonterra was the first to confirm its interest on the back of a successful business year.

Schumacher to succeed Joosten as FrieslandCampina CEO

27 Sep 2017 --- Royal FrieslandCampina N.V. will appoint Hein Schumacher as Chief Executive Officer of the dairy company from January 1, 2018. Hein Schumacher will succeed Roelof Joosten, who will resign as Chief Executive Officer. The news comes several weeks after Royal FrieslandCampina N.V. announced plans to simplify the organization into four global business groups: Consumer Dairy, Specialised Nutrition, Ingredients and Basic Dairy.

Arla launches organic milk in the Middle East

26 Sep 2017 --- Arla Foods has launched its first branded organic milk in the Middle East, the company’s biggest strategic growth market outside Europe, marking a significant milestone in its growth agenda. The launch of Arla Organic Milk in the UAE forms part of the farmer-owned company’s ambitious business strategy, which is to become the number one organic dairy brand in the Middle East and North Africa by 2020.

Global Dairy Trade launches US lactose multi-seller pool

26 Sep 2017 --- Global Dairy Trade, the world’s leader in global dairy trading, is broadening its services by hosting its first multi-seller pool which will offer US-sourced standard lactose products during the GDT Trading Event on 5 December 2017. The companies participating in the pool are three of the leading US lactose producers: Agropur Inc, Hilmar Ingredients and Valley Queen Cheese. Several others have expressed interest in taking part early next year. 

Emmi launches new line of desserts in line with “sensible indulgence”

14 Sep 2017 --- The current trend for healthy eating and sensible indulgence is closely linked to that of practical, time-saving convenience products, therefore ready-to-eat desserts are extremely popular. Swiss dairy group, Emmi believes this segment has considerable potential for high-quality, innovative products and has launched a new range of desserts: Ooola Secrets. Emmi has installed a completely new production line to this end, enabling it to offer a variety of dessert creations in on-trend small portions.