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Asia scoops ice cream growth boost as West turns to East for flavours

Food historians credit China with inventing ice cream and Marco Polo for bringing it to Italy. Skip forward to the 21st century, and the rate at which Western ice-cream makers are looking to the East for inspiration promises to see renewed momentum—with India at the helm. 

Australian dairymen get contract code in wake of farmgate crisis

Australia’s dairy industry now has its first code of practice for drafting contracts to cover most of he milk produced in the country.

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Amul introduces Tetra Pak TBA 1000 Edge with LightCap pack in India

Indian dairy company Amul has launched its buttermilk and lassi products in a bigger 1-liter Tetra Pak package, the TBA 1000 Edge with LightCap 30.

Australia

Study: Over half of kid’s foods feature cartoons to market to children

Research by healthy foods campaigners has found that over half of supermarket products marketed to children contain high levels of saturated fat, sugars, sodium.

Australia

Beston ramps up milk supply to support cheese expansion

Australian food group Beston Global Foods has secured a deal to acquire an additional 60m litres of milk per year from 20 South Australian dairy farmers in a bid to support fast-growing demand for its cheeses.

Iron fortification: Chitosan encapsulation strengthens stability and boosts bioavailability

Coating iron with chitosan nanostructured lipid carriers is a superior protection method when fortifying milk, with researchers also predicting its suitability for fruit juices, yogurts and traditional drinks.

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Landmark deal returns China access to over 200 US dairy firms

An agreement between Beijing and Washington should soon allow imports from more than 200 American dairies into China, in what has been billed a “significant opportunity” for exporters.

Australasia's ‘one-stop’ manufacturing event foodpro set for bumper 50th year

One of APAC's biggest food manufacturing events, foodpro, returns for its 50th year next month with organisers announcing all exhibitor space has sold out. 

Can we learn to love cheese? It depends on the variety

Gorgonzola and Parmigiano-Reggiano won’t taste better no matter how many times you try them, according to a Korean study.

Murray Goulburn axing products as job cuts loom

In a letter to suppliers, Australian dairy company Murray Goulburn Co-operative Co. Limited (MG) said it is discontinuing several products as job losses take place.

Mother Dairy refurbished milk processing plant inaugurated in Nagpur

Mother Dairy Fruit & Vegetable Pvt Ltd, a subsidiary of India’s National Dairy Development Board (NDDB), has inaugurated its refurbished Nagpur plant.

Chinese demand prompts $20m Fonterra plant investment

Fonterra has announced an investment of almost NZ$20m (US$14.2m) at its Te Rapa site to meet growing demand for cream cheese and mini-dish butter.

Synlait purchases New Zealand Dairy Company

New Zealand dairy processing company Synlait Milk announced today it has purchased 100% of the shares of The New Zealand Dairy Company (NZDC).

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Tetra Pak opens Singapore innovation centre

Packaging major Tetra Pak has opened its first Asian customer innovation centre at its Jurong site in Singapore.

Is dairy a hindrance and not a help for probiotics growth?

The vast majority of new product development for functional foods featuring probiotics “remains in the dairy space”, but this may be more of a hindrance than a help for the sector’s growth prospects.

Fonterra optimistic as milk price increases

Fonterra Co-operative Group has increased its 2016/17 forecast Farmgate Milk Price to NZ$6.15 (US$4.31) per kgMS.

Breaking into the milk market: India’s top dairy alternatives

Vegetarian-friendly plant-based milk alternatives are poised to put pressure on traditional dairy in heavily vegetarian India.

Nestlé officially opens Vietnam MILO plant

Nestlé has inaugurated a new MILO factory in Hung Yen, Vietnam.

Fonterra reopens Malaysian milk powder plant

Fonterra has reopened its milk powder manufacturing plant in Malaysia following a NZ$7m (US$4.8m) investment to boost manufacturing efficiencies and ensure it continues to meet health and safety, and food safety and quality standards.

Miraka expands with Malaysia deal

Miraka, New Zealand’s first Maori-owned milk company, has signed an MOU with Malaysian company Storiiu, a food distribution business, to supply their flagship consumer food, Whai Ora. 

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