Former USDA secretary becomes new USDEC CEO and aims to ‘aggressively market’ US dairy worldwide

Tom Vilsack will take over as the new CEO of USDEC where he says he will prioritize and increase US dairy exports.

Former USDA secretary Tom Vilsack will be leading USDEC as its new president and CEO, and has said he will be dedicating much of his time to increasing dairy exports while breaking down trade barriers that would hinder the US dairy industry.

Emmi has taken over the Italian dessert company IFF, it's third acquisition in recent months.

Emmi continues acquisitions with Italian Fresh Foods capture

Flexbox peel and reseal package from Formost Packaging Machines. Picture:

Demand for flexible packaging film for pre-packed cheese growing at a higher rate than all cheese sales

Fonterra is hoping to grow sales of cheese in South Korea following growth in exports since a free trade agreement signed in December 2015. pic: ©iStock/colematt

Fonterra looks to cheese to grow Korean market

Arla Foods has opened a new facility in the UK to store its cheese.

Arla Foods UK opens new cheese storage and maturation facility

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What cheese choice says about Aussies

New York state-based Maple Hill makes yogurt, kefir, drinking yogurt and cheese from 100% grass-fed organic milk

Grass-fed is greener, says Maple Hill Creamery: ‘We need to have a more nuanced conversation about dairy and sustainability’

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Retail & Shopper Insights

Searches for Califia Farms' plant-milk creamers on Instacart went up 228% year-over-year ending Dec 2016.

Based on search term popularity, Instacart predicts 2017 will see more ‘delicious ways to ditch dairy’

What potential product trends are there for dairy in 2017? Pic: ©iStock/SergeyZavalnyuk

Dairy trends – what to look out for in 2017

Arla Foods says that sales of cream over the Christmas period in the UK increased more than fivefold. Pic: ©iStock/ThitareeSarmkasat

Boost in Arla Christmas cream sales

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Nestlé Lanka has started work on a new plant for dairy and coconut products in Sri Lanka.

Nestlé Lanka starts work on new facility

Danone's Aptamil infant formula is now available in India.

Danone’s Aptamil launched in India as part of nutrition and revenue growth plans

Hochland SE has acquired US company Franklin Foods. Pic: ©iStock/Azure-Dragon

Hochland SE acquires Franklin Foods

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Nielsen's top innovative products: 'Our winners leveraged package design, pricing & advertising to truly remarkable effect'

Dairy UK says there are concerns within the dairy industry over the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland with respect to Brexit. Pic: ©iStock/pavalena

Dairy UK calls for continued border arrangements with Ireland; Northern Ireland dairy reduces greenhouse gas emissions

South Dakota may start seeing an influx of dairy farm workers from Puerto Rico as a new source of labor for the industry. ©iStock/ tarczas

South Dakota dairy sector taps Puerto Rico to relieve labor shortage partly due to Trump’s future immigration policies

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DuPont announces €57m European dairy investment

TIC Gums' new non-GMO hydrocolloid system has been developed for 'indulgent' yogurts.

TIC Gums introduces new yogurt application

France rolls out COOL trial.

France meat and dairy ‘country of origin labeling’ trial comes into force

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Regulation & Safety

European auditors have slammed the commission's lack of action on food waste ©iStock

EU court of auditors attacks Commission for its failures on food waste

Dunsyre Blue made by Errington Cheese

Council halts market return for Errington Cheese

Miyoko’s Kitchen CEO weighs into plant-based dairy debate

Miyoko’s Kitchen CEO weighs into plant-based dairy labeling debate: It’s time to ditch ‘outdated and arcane’ standards of identity

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Processing & Packaging

Parmalat packages milk brand Pauls in Tetra Brik Edge carton. Picture: Parmalat Russia.

13-year dispute draws to a close as Tetra Pak pays Parmalat $16m

The Amcor Rigid Plastics facility in Bellevue, Ohio, US.

Amcor sees a rise in conversion from glass to plastic

Sauces and filling methods will change says E-Pak.

‘As US diets change, so will sauces, filling and packaging methods’

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'We know it is not enough to improve flavour delivery and enhance the perception of sweetness with no aftertastes...' © iStock/bogdandreava

Patented sugar reduction molecule will be on shelves next year, says DouxMatok

DuPont Nutrition & Health says the 'substantial investment' at its Kansas City lab will better serve the North American cheese industry. ©iStock/fotokris

DuPont Nutrition & Health enhances US cheese R&D facility capabilities

The Eatwell Guide does not include sugars incorporated within intact fruits and vegetables or sugars naturally present in milk. ©iStock/smartin69

Sugar changes to Eatwell Guide are ‘large’ but worthwhile: Oxford study

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Brexit-proof? Irish food and drink 2016 exports exceed €11 billion

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From farm to fork: How much do you know about where Europe's food comes from?

A child on a palm oil plantation operated by Indonesian agri-giant Wilmar. © Amnesty International

Wilmar palm oil produced using child labour in dangerous conditions: Amnesty International

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What potential product trends are there for dairy in 2017? Pic: ©iStock/SergeyZavalnyuk

Dairy trends – what to look out for in 2017

Parmalat packages milk brand Pauls in Tetra Brik Edge carton. Picture: Parmalat Russia.

13-year dispute draws to a close as Tetra Pak pays Parmalat $16m

US dairy groups estimated the Canada's prohibitive dairy trade policies has cost the US $150m in ultra-filtered milk exports.©iStock/steverts

US dairy calls on Trump to fix Canada’s ‘protectionist’ trade policies




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