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US ice cream firm voices 'disappointment' in China dairy export support

Ice cream manufacturer High Road has expressed its "utter disappointment" in a US system designed to help dairies in the country meet new Chinese export rules.

FrieslandCampina quiet on Indian Parag Milk Foods takeover 'rumors'

Dutch dairy giant FrieslandCampina has declined to comment on reports it is in talks to acquire a majority stake in Indian dairy Parag Milk Foods.

Detecting Listeria with MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry

Listeria monocytogenes can be detected from selective enrichment broths using MALDI–TOF mass spectrometry, according to a study.

Who rules the world? Indian women, says Danone

French food major Groupe Danone is now turning to Indian women, rather than relying on its tested global strategies, to crack the competitive Indian market.

China slaps temporary ban on British cheese imports

China has slapped a temporary ban on the import of British cheese after health officials from the country identified several hygiene issues at a single UK dairy.

Devondale Murray Goulburn to invest AU$127m in 'dairy future'

Australian cooperative Devondale Murray Goulburn plans to plough an additional AU$127m (US$118m, €85m) into its "dairy future" with investments in cheese, infant formula and dairy beverages.

Danone Nutricia set to acquire NZ infant formula operations

Danone subsidiary Nutricia looks set to add additional infant formula manufacturing and packing capacity to its existing operations in New Zealand through the acquisition of two firms.

Special infant formula ‘sometimes the only option’ for ill babies: Meiji

Infant formula products developed specifically for babies with certain disorders are “often the best, and sometimes the only option,” Japanese dairy giant Meiji has claimed.

Norco secures fast-track fresh milk export pipeline to China

Australian dairy Norco Cooperative has secured a deal with Chinese authorities that allows it to fast-track quarantine clearance for its fresh milk exports - slashing the time it takes to reach consumers in China to just seven days.

Danone Group 'trying to whitewash' Nutricia India marketing practices: BMA

Breastfeeding advocate Baby Milk Action (BMA) has accused the Danone Group of attempting to “whitewash” the activities of its Nutricia India business, which is facing allegations it approved illegal payments to doctors.

Vietnam height initiatives drive drinking milk sales growth: Euromonitor

Vietnamese government initiatives designed to boost the average height of citizens by encouraging milk consumption have contributed significantly to the growth of the country's drinking milk products category in recent years, according to Euromonitor.

NZ infant formula exporters have 'actions...to undertake' to meet Chinese standards

Some New Zealand infant formula manufacturers and brand-owners could be temporarily blocked from exporting to China if they are unable to meet the requirements of a new register by May 1.

Australia experiencing Danone Nutricia infant formula shortage

Karicare and Aptamil brand infant formula products are in short supply in Australia for the second time in just over a year, as manufacturer Nutricia Australia New Zealand (Nutricia ANZ) struggles to keep up with increasing demand.

Indian government urged to probe Nutricia India doctor bribery allegations

The Indian government has been urged to investigate claims that infant formula manufacturer Nutricia India, a subsidiary of the Danone Group, approved illegal payments by its employees to doctors.

Infrastructure needs to keep up with India’s dairy production gains

Milk production in the world’s biggest dairy producing country continues to grow quickly, with India seeing an increase of around 19% in the five years from 2006 to 2010.

North Korean Emmental production training reports 'not true': French college

French training institute the National Dairy Industry College (ENIL) has rubbished reports it has agreed to school a North Korean delegation on the art of cheese making.

Gravity-free probiotics

Space…The final frontier for Yakult probiotics? 6-year study confirmed

Probiotic pioneer Yakult’s little bottles are to feature in a 6-year, gravity-free study at the International Space Station (ISS).

Japan to get vegetable-flavoured ice cream tubs from Häagen-Dazs

Häagen-Dazs is calling on Japanese consumers to eat their vegetables after announcing the launch in May of two new, veggie-influenced ice cream flavours.

Chobani generates explosive growth in Australia, unveils aggressive expansion plans in Asia, Latin America

Chobani has increased its Australian production from 25,000 cases a week to 25,000 cases a day in the past year, becoming the second best-selling yogurt brand in the nation’s top supermarket chain Woolworths, and announced ambitious expansion plans in Asia and Latin America.

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