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Probiotic Drinks are Still a Category to Watch
Thursday, January 13, 2011 (1334 reads)

European launches of probiotic drinks may have declined in recent years but analysts remain confident that the category still has strong global potential.

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Schreiber to Buy Dean Foods Yogurt Business
Wednesday, January 12, 2011 (1358 reads)

Schreiber Foods is to acquire Dean Foods' customer-brand yogurt business. The acquisition will enable Schreiber to create “additional value” for its customers by providing it with a larger network of production and coast-to-coast distribution facilities, said the company.  The deal is expected to close in the first quarter of 2011.

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International Olympic Committee Recommends High Quality Proteins for Athletes
Tuesday, January 11, 2011 (1544 reads)

Volac has welcomed the latest International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) Consensus Statement on Sports Nutrition which recommends that athletes consume high quality proteins, soon after exercise and at optimal amounts throughout the day, as a way of maximizing the long-term gain and repair of muscle

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Opportunities Abound for Functional Dairy Products
Tuesday, January 11, 2011 (1296 reads)

Researchers said the potential is big for dairy foods that offer improved nutritional characteristics but remain otherwise unchanged. Authors of an International Journal of Dairy Science report wrote that more people are thinking that certain foods directly benefit their health.

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China is Taking New Measures to Restore Consumers Confidence in Dairy Industry
Tuesday, January 11, 2011 (1336 reads)

Chinese dairy companies will have to renew production licenses or risk closure this year, according to the official Xinhua News Agency. The agency reported that Zhi Shuping of the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine warned that dairy firms must obtain new production licenses this year or be closed. The measure is designed to improve quality and safety in the Chinese dairy industry. Confidence in the industry plummeted in 2008 when melamine-tainted milk products killed six children.

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New Technique Makes Processed Cheese with 60% Less Sodium
Tuesday, January 11, 2011 (1200 reads)

Researchers say they have developed a method for creating processed cheese with 60% less sodium, and it could be scaled up for commercial production. They say the resulting cheese does not compromise taste or structure when compared with higher-sodium products.

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President Obama Signs $1.4 billion Food Safety Bill
Wednesday, January 05, 2011 (1299 reads)

President Barack Obama signed a $1.4 billion food safety bill on January 4th. This overhauling of the nation's food safety system will require more government inspections at food processing facilities and allow federal regulators to order the recall of unsafe products.

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India Plans to Import Skimmed Milk Powder
Wednesday, January 05, 2011 (1981 reads)

The government of India plans to import skimmed milk powder and butter oil at concessional duties to cool rising prices of dairy products. December milk prices increased by 17.75% from a year ago and rose more than 20% the prior year. 

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New Zealand Drought Expected to Push Up Dairy Commodity Prices
Wednesday, January 05, 2011 (1639 reads)

Drought in New Zealand and continued strong buying from Russia and China are expected to keep international dairy commodity prices buoyant in early 2011, according to Rabobank.

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Fonterra Advises Need to Identify Dairy Proteins in Foods
Wednesday, January 05, 2011 (1277 reads)

An allergy scare involving the functional food product Whole has prompted Fonterra to advise manufacturers to communicate more prominently the use of dairy ingredients in foods. 

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