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Fonterra drops milk price again

Fonterra has reduced its forecast farmgate milk price for the 2015/16 season by 6% from $2.80 (NZ$4.15) per kgMS to $2.63 (NZ$3.90) per kgMS.

India

Manpasand ties up with Baskin-Robbins in latest urban expansion deal

Baskin-Robbins India will now offer beverages in addition to ice creams after entering into an exclusive tie-up with fruit juice manufacturer Manpasand Beverages.

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MPI issues raw milk safety reminder

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has said raw milk is a high risk food and it's important that consumers understand why.

FrieslandCampina pursues Pakistan company as profits rise

In its report for the financial year ending December 31, 2015, Dutch dairy company FrieslandCampina announced net profits of $373m (€343m).

Nestlé opens new milk chilling center in Sri Lanka

Nestlé, Sri Lanka’s largest private sector collector of fresh milk, has opened a new milk chilling center in the northeastern town of Vaddakkachchi.

Latest studies suggest probiotics may reverse childhood malnutrition

As more studies suggesting the benefits and safety of probiotics emerge, the executive director of the International Probiotics Association foresees probiotics to play a larger role against global health crises.

Fonterra looks at plant closure

Fonterra is in discussions to close its Kaikoura cheese-making site in New Zealand, with 22 full-time jobs at risk.

Revenue up as Murray Goulburn announces infant formula launch

Murray Goulburn (MG) will launch Devondale Natra Start infant formula in Australia in March 2016, with the brand available in China shortly afterwards.

New Fonterra plants open

Fonterra has officially opened four new plants in New Zealand across the South Island.

Women fuelling Australia’s recent surge in lactose intolerance

Almost a quarter of a million more Australians reported that they were lactose intolerant in just four years—an increase that was almost entirely driven by women.

Dispatches from Probiota 2016

Must read: Many, many things you need to know about probiotics until 2020

The global probiotics market is worth €32bn according to latest Euromonitor data and analysis presented recently at Probiota in Amsterdam – and that excludes fermented sour milks worth another €5.8bn.

Bega Cheese revenues up

Bega Cheese has announced a normalized 9.9% increase in profit after tax, a revenue increase to $403.5m (A$561.4m) and an EBITDA of $23.6m (A$32.9m) in its 1H 2016 financial report for the half year ending December 27, 2015.

Pyreos to work with Bosch India on milk analysis

Pyreos, the UK-based passive infra-red sensor developer, has announced its technical co-operation with Bosch India for the joint development of milk analysis technologies.

Down Under

Fsanz seeks views on proposed revision of infant formula regulations

The antipodean food regulator is calling for public and industry submissions on its proposed approach to revising infant formula requirements in the Food Standards Code.

Aussie cheese: Country folk buy more, urbanites opt for own brands

Australians who live in the country are generally more likely than their city-dwelling counterparts to buy cheese in most states, a survey has found.

Tetra Pak redesigns ice cream filler after demand rises in Southeast Asia and South America

Tetra Pak has modified its A3 Ice Cream Filler; redeveloping its cone and lid dispenser, chocolate sprayer and increasing its capacity from four to six lanes, created in partnership with brand owners in North Europe and Southeast Asia.

Parmalat completes purchase of Fonterra yogurt and dairy business in Australia

Italian dairy company Parmalat has announced it has completed the acquisition of Fonterra’s yogurt and dairy dessert business.

Vietnam’s dairy sector ripe for milking

Unable to keep up with rising local demand, Vietnam’s dairy sector shows immense potential for local and foreign investors, according to a new report.

Infant formula drives profits at a2 Milk

The a2 Milk Company has posted its financial results for the six months ending December 31, 2015.

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Fsanz invites public submissions on dairy processing aid

The antipodean food regulator has called for public evidence in a bid to allow the use of an agarose ion exchange resin to extract lactoferrin from milk. 

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