15-May-2013 - The UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has slapped a ban on the broadcast of a Yakult TV advert, ruling that the ad implied there was a health advantage to drinking the product, without using a relevant, authorised health claim.
14-May-2013 - Annual global greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture and livestock have increased 13% since 1990 as food production has increased - with the majority coming from livestock, according to a new report from the Worldwatch Institute.
06-May-2013 - Dairy giant Arla Foods has acquired the remaining stake of the joint venture that controls its activities in Russia – a move the company claims “cements” its ambitions in the country.
29-Apr-2013 - Yakult and its largest shareholder, Danone, have scrapped their nine-year old “strategic alliance” in favour of a new, looser agreement to further their “collaborative relationship.”
26-Apr-2013 - Unilever’s ice cream sales in Europe have been hit by the poor Spring weather, it has emerged as the consumer goods giant announced its first quarter (Q1) results yesterday (April 25).
23-Apr-2013 - Arla Foods UK has moved to increase its share of the rapidly growing dairy drinks category with the launch of two new products – Wing-Co protein-enriched chocolate milk, and GULP milk shakes for children.
19-Apr-2013 - Pharmaceuticals supplier, Aspen, has entered into an agreement with Nestlé to acquire the licences to sell the firm’s recently-purchased Pfizer infant nutrition brand portfolio in Australia and several Southern African countries.
16-Apr-2013 - Mexican anti-trust officials have approved Nestlé’s $11.85bn (€9bn) acquisition of Pfizer Nutrition on the condition that the Swiss firm sells off the acquired infant formula business to an independent third party.
16-Apr-2013 - Danone reported sales growth in the first quarter of 2013 as demand for baby food in Asia boosted profits, despite continued weakness in Europe.
11-Apr-2013 - Starch specialist KMC says it has developed two new starches for imitation cheese to cut costs and bring hard cheese alternatives to parts of the world where dairy ingredients may be difficult to handle or source, including the Middle East and North Africa.
08-Apr-2013 - Nestlé and UK supermarkets Sainsbury’s and the Cooperative Group have entered into a pilot project to improve the environmental performance of some of their products, say the project’s organisers at the Product Sustainability Forum (PSF).
13-Mar-2013 - Adams Food Ingredients (AFI) has developed a range of cost-saving clean-label dairy powders that enable manufacturers to replace all or part of a dairy ingredient.
04-Mar-2013 - Pictures are much more powerful than words when it comes to health claim marketing according to Dutch researchers who have completed a study of Dutch dairy Campina’s weight control yoghurt, Optimel Control.
19-Feb-2013 - Danone has announced plans to cut 900 jobs across 26 European countries in an effort to address “the lasting downturn of the European economy.”
24-Jan-2013 - Arla Foods plans to invest more than DKK 2bn ($357m) over the next 12 months to increase its global dairy processing capabilities, boost efficiency, and reduce its impact on the environment.
22-Jan-2013 - Arla Foods Ingredients has developed a range of proteins that enable traditional yogurt manufacturers to produce Greek-style yogurt using existing technology.
21-Jan-2013 - The inclusion of Greek yogurt in the National School Lunch Program could save money, while providing students with a high-protein meal option, two leading US politicians have claimed
09-Jan-2013 - FrieslandCampina has entered into an agreement MYWO Food Group to acquire Dutch speciality cheese manufacturer Zijerveld and its packaging business unit, Den Hollander Food.
04-Jan-2013 - Advances in protein co-precipitation technology offer powerful ways to improve the use of protein rich raw materials, oil seed meals and byproducts, according to a study in Food and Bioproducts Processing.
04-Jan-2013 - FrieslandCampina has said it intends to restructure its operations in Hungary, with the closure of its Debrecen plant and possible job losses.