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Fonterra introduces longer lasting Anchor milk

Anchor Finely Filtered Milk, with a new microfiltration technology to extend shelf life by 40%, has been introduced in the Australian state of Victoria.

Dairy Australia predicts challenging times

Decreasing global dairy prices, dry conditions and high input costs are tightening margins for Australia’s dairy farmers, and reducing national milk production, according to the latest Situation and Outlook report from Dairy Australia.

This week Down Under

Study: No benefits for children from reduced-fat dairy diet

Australian research has called into question international dairy guidelines for toddlers, saying that the consumption of reduced-fat dairy has no additional health benefits.

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Fonterra introduces new organic payment plan

Fonterra is introducing an independent organic milk price linked to market returns for organic products.

Australia

Company case study: Closed supply chain key to clean, green exports

A closed-loop supply chain and a strong contact network in Asia are behind the success of an emerging premium food company from South Australia.

Fonterra constructing Sri Lanka training farm

Fonterra Brands Sri Lanka has announced the construction of its first demonstration and training farm in Sri Lanka.

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Murray Goulburn nabs Coles cheese contract

Murray Goulburn Co-operative Co. Limited has announced that it has entered into a five-year national private label contract to supply Coles brand Australian cheese.

China direct

Prediction: China to have world’s safest infant formula in a decade

In the next decade, China will have the safest infant formula available anywhere—just 10 short years after China's melamine scandal (writes Paul O’Brien of Chemlinked). 

REPORTS FROM THE 2016 IDFA DAIRY FORUM

Globalization and adaptation: The future of dairy cooperatives

Globalization, information and innovation will be essential components for dairy cooperatives over the next decade, industry executives said at the 2016 IDFA Dairy Forum.

Fonterra cuts forecast milk price

Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited has reduced its forecast Farmgate Milk Price for the 2015/16 season from $2.97 (NZ$4.60) per kgMS to $2.68 (NZ$4.15) per kgMS.

Fonterra to develop functional products through new partnership with China’s By-Health

China’s By-Health has signed a strategic cooperative partnership agreement with Fonterra, according to a statement on CNINFO, China’s stock market information website.

Product recall in Western Australia

Lion Dairy & Drinks and Coles are undertaking a recall of a number of products manufactured on Saturday 23 January 2016 at Lion’s Bentley dairy site in Western Australia as a precautionary measure.

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Iran market opening up to dairy imports and exports

Since the recent lifting of sanctions on Iran, companies are starting to see the country as a potential destination for exporting a variety of items, including dairy.

Great Indian Ice Cream Contest sees more contestants

DuPont Nutrition & Health, which provides food ingredient solutions to the global dairy industry, has launched the fifth season of The Great Indian Ice Cream Contest for ice cream manufacturers across India.

Morinaga expands in SE Asia through new Singapore subsidiary

Morinaga Milk will establish a subsidiary in Singapore to capitalise on southeast Asian demand for infant nutrition.

Morinaga Milk opens Singapore subsidiary

The leading dairy product company in Japan, Morinaga Milk, has established a new subsidiary, Morinaga Nutritional Foods, in Singapore.

Australia

Sugar-awareness likely behind drop in popularity of flavoured yoghurts

Flavoured yoghurts have been witnessing a downward slide over the last few years in Australia, while plain varieties have seen a general upswing, according to new market research.

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Blackmores and Bega launch infant nutrition products for Australia

Blackmores has partnered with dairy manufacturer Bega to develop a range of infant formulas with an emphasis on supplying the Australian market. 

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Dairy sales grow as Almarai announces 2015 financial results

Almarai Company, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, has announced its annual consolidated financial results for the year ending December 31, 2015.

GPS app boosts Arla sales in China

Arla is using GPS technology to improve sales in China – and the company says it’s already reaping the rewards

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