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First Choice Ingredients Doubles Dairy Production
Friday, September 16, 2016 (675 reads)

First Choice Ingredients have announced that it has added major new manufacturing space with the acquisition of an additional 83,000 sq. ft. production facility in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin. The new plant will more than double First Choice Ingredients’ footprint and will become their third large-scale production facility in Wisconsin.

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Chr. Hansen Acquires Valio's LGG Business for $82 Million
Friday, September 16, 2016 (689 reads)

Chr. Hansen has signed an agreement with Valio OY to acquire the Finnish company’s LGG business for a cash consideration of $82 million (€73 million). As part of this agreement Chr. Hansen will take over a number of specialty strains already in production and a bacterial collection of around 3,200 strains. In addition, Chr. Hansen and Valio will enter into a strategic research and development collaboration to extract further value within dairy. Chr. Hansen is one of the leading supplier of probiotics to dietary supplements, infant formula and dairy, and through the acquisition of the LGG business, the company is now further strengthening its microbial platform across all three categories.

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Arla Foods Launches Goodness of Dairy Kids' Snacks
Thursday, September 15, 2016 (562 reads)

Arla Foods Ingredients has created a new line of lower-calorie calcium- and protein-rich children's snacks including a dairy bar, yogurt bar and snack cake. The company has launched the new products under its Goodness of Dairy campaign.

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Dairy Markets Improve
Thursday, September 15, 2016 (591 reads)

Predictions that dairy prices would improve by fall seem to be holding true, giving dairy producers hope that margins will be in positive territory in 2017. Stronger demand for cheese coupled with three straight months of price increases in the global dairy auctions are providing hope that the slump is finally nearing the end, though some analysts warn it could be Christmas before prices really begin to improve.


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Cayuga Milk Ingredients Is Already Feeling The Affects Of New Canadian Policies
Thursday, September 15, 2016 (635 reads)

ADPI Member Cayuga Milk Ingredients is already losing customers after Canada imposed new restrictions on high protein milk imports. Cayuga Milk Ingredients CEO and ADPI Board Member, Kevin Ellis said Thursday that the Aurelius company is being affected by two new policies — Canada’s National Ingredients Strategy and Ontario’s Class VI pricing program. 

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An Australian Dairy Company Puts $500 Million Investment Plan on the Backburner
Thursday, September 15, 2016 (522 reads)

An Australian dairy company is re-assessing its $500 million plan to produce and process its own milk, citing setbacks caused by a global oversupply of product and uncertainty around Chinese import regulations. Camperdown Dairy International last year announced it would build an intensive dairy operation, with 40,000 milking cows, and invest $200 million on large milk driers at a processing site in Camperdown. The company will instead focus on building its manufacturing operation. They are currently buying in ingredients from other established dairy players, value-adding those ingredients to create a premium infant formula and other formulated powders in a consumer-ready pack.


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3-A SSI Releases New Sanitary Standard for Robot-based Automation Systems
Thursday, September 15, 2016 (486 reads)

3-A Sanitary Standards, Inc. has announced the release of 3-A Sanitary Standard Number  103-00, 3-A Sanitary Standard for Robot-based Automation Systems.  This is the first industry standard for the minimum sanitary (hygienic) requirements for design, materials, and fabrication/installation of robot-based automation systems (RBAS).

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Bayer Acquires Monsanto in $66 Billion Deal
Thursday, September 15, 2016 (531 reads)

Bayer and Monsanto announced Wednesday morning they have signed “a definitive merger agreement” selling Monsanto to the German-based company for $66 billion, or $128 per share. If ultimately approved by anti-trust regulators, the deal would create the world’s biggest supplier of crop protection products and seed, dominating more than 30% of the market.

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Milk Specialties Global Adds 10th Facility
Friday, September 09, 2016 (480 reads)

Human and animal nutrition company, Milk Specialties Global has acquired the Saputo facility in Monroe, WI. This acquisition will allow Milk Specialties to grow their whey protein ingredients through the Company’s advanced Ultrafiltration process, while enhancing the Company’s commitment to their strategic supply partners. The Monroe facility is a whey processing plant located in a favorable location for cheese producers.

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Algeria August Imports of Milk Powder, Milk Cream & Milk Fat Down 15% From 2015
Thursday, September 08, 2016 (428 reads)

According to the National Office of Data Processing and Statistics of the Algerian Customs, the August import bill of milk fell by 32.58% to US$477 million during the first seven months of 2016 against US$707.5 million during the same period in 2015. The imported volume of this product (milk powder, milk cream and milk fat) dropped to 201,134 tons against 236,399 tons, down by nearly 15% between the two periods of comparison.

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