The a2 Milk Company (a2MC) has rejected a joint takeover bid by Australian firm Freedom Foods and US dairy giant Dean Foods.
Australians still enjoy their cheddar. Market research by Roy Morgan Research shows that almost 85% of Australian shoppers buy some kind of cheese at least once each month
Fonterra, the world's largest dairy exporter, is reducing its workforce by more than 500 in the face of falling milk prices.
Saudi food producer Almarai announced a 22.4% rise in profits to reach US$141m for its second quarter, with increased sales, but also a US$87.5m write-down of its subsidiaries.
King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands was on hand to officially open Fonterra's first wholly-owned and operated European ingredients plant.
India has moved to establish a maximum limit for melamine in liquid and powdered infant formula.
US agribusiness giant, Cargill, has opened an animal nutrition technology application center (TAC) in Hebei, China, which it said incurred an investment of $6.2 million
NAN PRO-3 follow-on formula found to contain insect larvae was only contaminated "when moisture entered the packet," says Nestlé India.
The EU’s ban on prebiotics and probiotics as marketing tools has cost the market €500m and will cost a further €1bn by 2020 according to Euromonitor International data – and that’s just drinking yoghurt. Other formats have also been hit.
Executives from Chinese largest dairy Yili travelled to Europe this month as part of a "world benchmarking tour."
Finnish food-agriculture giant Raisio has launched its cholesterol-lowering, plant stanol-based Benecol brand in China in a powder form via mostly medical channels in its big coastal cities.
Nestle has moved to strengthen its Chinese ice cream business with investments totalling RMB100m (US$16m) at its plants in Tianjin and Guangzhou.
General Mills has launched the Yoplait yogurt brand in China - a move described as a "major milestone" for the US food giant.
Supplementing enteral nutrition with a probiotic strain may reduce the risk of bowel tissue death and other serious health risks in premature infants, says a systematic review.
When Winston Lee started pitching Tarte Asian Yogurt to retailers three years ago, the market had already hit peak Greek, he says: “Buyers were already looking at what's next after Greek. If you weren't already a brand on the shelf, you had missed the boat if you were trying to introduce a Greek yogurt line.”
Nutricia Limited, Danone's New Zealand infant formula business, has reported a loss for 2014 - a result it attributes to the "ongoing" fallout from the Fonterra botulism scare.
The Indian consumers behind claims insect larvae were found in a pack of NAN PRO-3 follow-on formula “declined” to provide the product for analysis, says Nestlé India.
Technology used to produce NAN PRO-3 follow-on formula "excludes the possibility" of insects surviving in packaging, says Nestlé India.
Indonesia has ambitious plans to add value to its seaweed industry – but its success could depend on the outcome of an ongoing tug-of-war between industry and government.
Coveris Holdings has acquired Elldex Packaging Solutions to expand into Australasia.
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