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Global Dairy Prices Slip Further at GDT Auction
Thursday, May 21, 2015 (623 reads)

For the fifth successive time, prices have fallen at the latest Global Dairy Trade (GDT) auction. The May 19th auction saw a 2.2% decrease in prices with an average sale prices of US$2472 a ton. This comes on the back of 3.5%, 3.6%, 10.6% and 8.8% drops over the previous four GDT auctions. The GDT index is now 37% lower than this time a year ago and prices are at their lowest level since 2009.

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Nestlé To Transform California Milk Factory To "Zero Water"
Thursday, May 21, 2015 (675 reads)

Nestlé is investing in innovative technology to help reduce the amount of water it uses in California at the five water bottling plants and four facilities where food or pet care products are manufactured. Work is underway to transform the Nestlé USA milk factory in the city of Modesto into a ‘zero water’ factory, meaning the plant will not use any local freshwater resources for its operations. Last year in Mexico, Nestlé opened its first ‘zero water’ plant, which extracts all the water it needs from milk used to manufacture dairy products.


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Arla Enters New Joint Venture with Egypt's Biggest Dairy Company
Thursday, May 21, 2015 (674 reads)

Arla Foods and the Egypt-based dairy company Juhayna have agreed to form a joint venture which will sell Arla’s products across Egypt. Juhayna Food Industries is Egypt’s leading manufacturer of UHT-milk, yoghurt and juice. However, the company has a very limited production of butter, cheese and cream, which Arla has specialized in across the Middle East and Africa. Therefore the two companies will now form a joint venture company that will sell Arla’s products in Egypt.

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EC Rejects Mandatory Origin Labelling for Dairy Products
Thursday, May 21, 2015 (619 reads)

The European Commission has rejected proposals to introduce mandatory country-of-origin labeling on dairy products, according to a report published by the European Commission’s Directorate General for Agriculture on Wednesday, May 20th. The European Parliament and council will now review the report before a decision is taken on the most suitable way forward.

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Real-Time Data Keeps Dry-Blend Lactose on Track For Arla
Thursday, May 21, 2015 (782 reads)

Arla Foods Ingredients makes first dairy use of advanced quality assurance tool for powder quality with inline particle analysis technology. At the new Arla Foods Ingredients dry-blend lactose plant in Denmark, advanced measuring equipment is eliminating the risk of variation of lactose crystal diameter by ensuring crystal size and shape stay on track during production.

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CWT Assists with 1 Million Pounds of Cheese and Butter Export Sales
Thursday, May 21, 2015 (735 reads)

Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) has accepted 6 requests for export assistance to sell 692,252 pounds (314 metric tons) of Cheddar, and Gouda cheese, and 330,693 pounds (150 metric tons) of butter to customers in Asia, the Middle East, and South America. 

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Lion Opens Largest Speciality Cheese Site in Southern Hemisphere After $150m Upgrade
Thursday, May 21, 2015 (451 reads)

Australian food and beverage producer Lion said it is now operating the largest specialty cheese manufacturing facility in the Southern Hemisphere, where it is manufacturing its artisan cheese brands including South Cape, Tasmanian Heritage, Mersey Valley and King Island. The $118 million Tasmania-based plant is part of the company's strategy to maximize its portfolio, increase specialty cheese consumption and optimize the supply chain, Lion CEO Stuart Irvine said

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Glanbia Continues Growth In Idaho
Thursday, May 21, 2015 (698 reads)

Glanbia Foods have announced that they have purchased the former WEL Companies building in Gooding, Idaho, to serve as extended warehouse capabilities for barrel cheese produced at their Gooding cheese facility. The 120,000-square-foot building and 24.42 adjacent acres will allow Glanbia opportunity for future growth in Gooding.

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The Cost of Research Innovation to the Dairy Industry
Thursday, May 14, 2015 (1930 reads)

To get a snapshot of new developments and trends that are occurring in the food industry world-wide, I follow the patent literature rather than the technical literature found in the scientific journals.  Patent technology is generally more leading edge and pushes boundaries well beyond mainstream scientific thought with the primary drivers being business needs and resolution of an industry problems (i.e., “necessity is the mother of invention”).  Over the last 5-6 years, I’ve notice a disturbing decline in patent applications from major U.S. dairy manufacturers, which should be of concern to our industry.  Patent numbers or frequency of applications are a strong indicator of the level of research investment for any industry and are especially important indicators for the health and long term growth of an industry segment; our dairy industry in this case. 

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Fonterra Expansion Takes Mozzarella To The World
Thursday, May 14, 2015 (697 reads)

Work is complete on a new mozzarella plant at Fonterra’s Clandeboye site, doubling production of the world-famous cheese and creating enough mozzarella to top more than 300 million pizzas a year. The expansion is part of Fonterra’s wider strategy to build on strength in foodservice, along with the doubling of cream cheese production at Te Rapa, the recent commissioning of the Waitoa UHT site and plans to expand slice-on-slice cheese capacity at Eltham.

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