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Tip Top dips into China ice cream market

Will Hokey Pokey be a hit in Hangzhou? New Zealand dairy cooperative Fonterra is hoping so, as it tries out its Tip Top ice cream in the Chinese market through Chinese e-commerce site Tmall.

Yakult’s probiotic fermented milk drink reaching new heights

Yakult was founded in Japan in the 1930s, and the probiotic fermented milk drink has been expanding around the world ever since.

Chaat takes Indian street food to US dairy aisle

The street food of India, called chaat, has inspired a newly-launched US brand of healthy dairy products aimed at afternoon snacks.

Fonterra’s new cheese slice line expansion officially opens

Fonterra has officially opened its new slice-on-slice cheese expansion at Eltham, New Zealand, with the plant now able to produce enough cheese to fill more than 3bn burgers each year.

Australian innovation makes raw milk safe to drink

Made By Cow, an Australian company, says it has developed a safe way for people to enjoy untreated milk, without heat pasteurization or homogenization.

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Companies must act now to prepare for new Chinese rules in spite of grace period

The Chinese government has announced the introduction of a one-year grace period for Cross-border Ecommerce (CBEC), which includes imported infant formula and dairy products. 

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Study: Dairy avoidance in Australia is reaching dangerous levels

One in six adult Australians choose to avoid milk and dairy, three-quarters of whom do so to relieve cramps, bloating or wind.

Indian brands give multinationals a run for their money

Homegrown brands dominated over their foreign counterparts in India’s fast-growing Rs2.5tr (US$38.2bn) packaged food market last year. 

Fonterra forecasts higher milk price

New Zealand dairy cooperative Fonterra has announced an opening forecast Farmgate Milk Price of NZ$4.25 ($2.86) per kgMS for the 2016/17 season, an increase of NZ$0.35 ($0.24) on the forecast for the current season.

Yogurt market can hit $1bn by 2021 in India: Report

International dairy companies can tap in to a growing demand for yogurt in India, according to a recently-published report by TechSci Research.

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Kiwi whole milk powder prices buoyed by reduced Chinese stocks

New Zealand whole milk powder prices increased by 7% in May over the corresponding period last year, driven by decreased supply and increased export demand from China. 

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Usana’s China operation given permits for direct selling expansion

Global nutrition company Usana Health Sciences has received approval for its China subsidiary to expand its direct selling operation to eight more provinces and municipalities within the country.

Australian dairy industry gets nitrogen cash boost

Australian dairy is one of four agricultural industries that will benefit from a government-funded Rural Research and Development for Profit project to improve the efficient use of nitrogen.

Do fermented foods contain probiotics? Not necessarily, says Ganeden

Fermented foods such as sauerkraut, kombucha, kimchi and yogurts containing ‘live and active cultures’ are healthy and tasty, but they are not necessarily packed with probiotics, says Ganeden Inc, the Ohio-based firm behind one of the best-known probiotic strains, BC30 (Bacillus coagulans GBI-30, 6086).

Fonterra seeing rise in demand for organic milk

Fonterra says increased demand in the marketplace for organic milk means prices are higher for farmers supplying it to the New Zealand cooperative.

Study says probiotics relieved stress for medical students at exam time

A probiotic given to Japanese medical students during the run-up to nationwide medical school examinations reduced stress among the students, according to a study in Applied and Environmental Microbiology, a journal of the American Society for Microbiology.

China’s Fuyuan taking over Burra Foods

Australian dairy ingredient processor Burra Foods has announced a change in shareholding in the company as part of its plans to improve market access and raise capital to expand its processing facility in Korumburra, Victoria.

Lallemand joins forces with Nutritech in New Zealand

Vitec Nutrition, Lallemand Animal Nutrition’s New Zealand entity, is to merge with local player, Nutritech International, to become the dominant supplier of animal nutrition technologies in that market.

Marina launches ‘SunStar’ in combidome carton bottle

SIG Combibloc: ‘Investments in Iran should start to prove easier in the future’

Investments in Iran should start to prove easier in the future, according to SIG Combibloc as it partners with Zarin Jam Marina to launch 21 varieties of its SunStar beverage in combidome cartons, across the Middle East/Africa (MEA) region. 

IDFA predicts 'bright future for US dairy' as TPP will lift Vietnam export tariffs

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) will create new export opportunities for US dairy exports to Vietnam. 

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