Fonterra boosts forecast milk price

Fonterra has increased its farmgate milk price forecast by 50 cents.

Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited has today announced an increase to its 2016-17 forecast Farmgate Milk Price.

Synlait and a2MC have announced a supply agreement that includes the production of a2 Platinum infant formula.

Synlait and a2MC sign infant formula deal

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EFSA casts doubt on safety of some annatto food colours

IZZI, which was launched in Vietnam in 2013 by Hanoimilk, is consumed by more than 10m Vietnamese children.

Hanoimilk’s IZZI recognized at awards event

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Supplement firm adds probiotic to product for colicky babies

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Label Insight: Your SmartLabel landing pages could become more important than your website or facebook pages

Chobani urges court to toss false advertising suit

Shoppers aren’t confused by our labels, Chobani tells court: ‘Plaintiffs count on a consumer who is a veritable fool’

Almond milk will be the newest addition to Starbucks' non-dairy alternatives come September 2016.

Starbucks adapts to consumer demand, adding almond milk to its menu

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Manufacturers

New infant formula rules come into force in China next year. ©iStock

Infant formula sales slump at Biostime but firm bullish over future growth

After maintaining its milk price in August, Arla Foods has joined others in raising its milk price for September. Pic: ©iStock/somchaij

Arla Foods hikes September milk price

Arla is challenging consumers in the UK to do more with breakfast as part of its Choose Goodness campaign.

Arla Foods urges UK consumers to create new protein-rich breakfasts

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Could fortified beer and lassi tap into Asia’s soaring protein demand?

Saikexing will be expanding its Chinese operations thanks to a $125m ADB loan.

Saikexing secures $125m to expand in China

Part of the strategic agreement includes a cattle breeding improvement program that help increase dairy production in Nigeria. Pic: ©iStock/Britta Kasholm-Tengve

Arla Foods signs Memorandum of Understanding with Nigeria to boost dairy sector

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Ingredients

'We have spent a while on it - but it’s important to get this right.' ©iStock/Brian Balster

ESSNA set to strike on protein spiking

Villaume Kal is the new CEO of NIZO. He replaces Ad Juriaanse, who retired in 2016 after taking over as CEO in 1995.

NIZO name Villaume Kal as new CEO

Dr Sinéad Bleiel founded AnaBio after studies to entrap materials through encapsulation.

AnaBio looks to dairy for encapsulation

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Regulation & Safety

Ben & Jerry’s ice cream recalled after metal findings

Unilever recalls ice cream due to metal contamination

The UK government has released a plan to cut obesity, and dairy is included. But just what constitutes free sugar in dairy products? Pic: ©iStock/oksun70

UK obesity plan attacks sugar – but calculating sugar in yogurt and dairy beverages is tough

Chocolate milk: Nutritional powerhouse or sugary treat? Pic: iStock/Mizina

How will milk drinks be affected by UK sugar tax?

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Processing & Packaging

UPM Conveyors and Tims Dairy have collaborated to increase the yogurt output at the UK dairy company.

UPM Conveyors helps Tims Dairy ramp up yogurt production

Picture: Krones. LiquiForm uses liquid product instead of compressed air to create a rigid plastic container for items such as milk.

LiquiForm partners with Krones to commercialize its liquid forming and filling process

Pro Mach has acquired Zarpac for an undisclosed sum.

Pro Mach to expand in North America and China following Zarpac acquisition

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R&D

'This is certainly of interest and it will be another step to bringing infant formula closer to human breast milk,' says consultant. ©iStock/AleksandarPetrovic

Mimicking human breast milk: Another novel synthetic formula ingredient on the horizon?

A new study into the bacteria in raw milk suggests knowing what species are in the milk may help with increasing shelf life. Pic: ©iStock/Tomasz Wyszolmirski

Milk shelf-life can be upped by identifying microbes, says study

Researchers in the US are working on alternatives to plastic packaging such as a milk-protein film. Photo: American Chemical Society

Edible packaging from milk proteins to hit store shelves in three years, say researchers

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Commodities

The cheese surplus is at a 30-year high and the $11m-purchase is meant to help dairy producers with difficult "market conditions." ©iStock/Olga Nayashkova

USDA to buy 11 million lbs of cheese to help dairy producers eat through surplus

The World Health Organization (WHO) states that cardiovascular disease (CVD) causes more than half of all deaths across the European Region.(© iStock.com)

Butter may not be as bad for the heart as previously thought: Review

Five years of study have gone into the new Farmer Handbook, from the EU's Sustainable Organic and Low Input Dairying project.

SOLID produces dairy handbook for farmers

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Groupe Danone maintains its number one spot in Euromonitor's global dairy rankings for retail value sales.

Dairy in sales decline as Danone tops global dairy rankings again

Almond milk will be the newest addition to Starbucks' non-dairy alternatives come September 2016.

Starbucks adapts to consumer demand, adding almond milk to its menu

The cheese surplus is at a 30-year high and the $11m-purchase is meant to help dairy producers with difficult "market conditions." ©iStock/Olga Nayashkova

USDA to buy 11 million lbs of cheese to help dairy producers eat through surplus

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