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Arla Foods Enters Joint Venture in Australia
Monday, February 09, 2015 (769 reads)

With the ambition to multiply its business in Australia fivefold, Arla has entered a joint venture with Australia’s largest cheese importer, F. Mayer Imports. The partnership will help Arla build on decades of success ‘Down Under’ for its speciality cheese brand, Castello, at a time when Australians are craving quality, culture and artisan cheese.

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Scotland Plans Global Brand To Promote Dairy Products
Monday, February 09, 2015 (624 reads)

Scotland plans to launch a dairy brand this year that will promote the country's products both domestically and abroad, Scottish Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead said. The effort will be supported by an action plan to create a "more sustainable future for the industry" as farmers prepare for the future and face changing milk prices, he said. 

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Saputo Says Supply Controls Limit Growth in Canada
Friday, February 06, 2015 (712 reads)

"In free trade, the strong will survive. I would not be scared of opening up the market," CEO Lino Saputo Jr. stated in an interview on Thursday, February 5th. Dairy consumption is stagnant or declining in Canada, and Saputo said part of the reason is that supply management makes dairy products costly.

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J M Smucker to Buy Milk-Bone Owner Big Heart Pet Brands
Thursday, February 05, 2015 (616 reads)

The J. M. Smucker Company will acquire Big Heart Pet Brands for about $5.8 billion, including $2.6 billion of net debt. The acquisition gives J. M. Smucker an immediate and significant foothold in the pet food industry. Big Heart is a pet snack producer with a strong presence in the pet specialty channel.

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U.S. Dairy Industry Drives Home Concerns on Geographical Indications and Common Food Name Issues
Thursday, February 05, 2015 (878 reads)

The U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC), an active member of the international Consortium for Common Food Names (CCFN), has briefed U.S. and EU negotiators on deep-set concerns with the EU's current approach to protections for geographical indications (GIs). The presentation was made during the stakeholder briefings in conjunction with the U.S.-EU talks on the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).

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Dairy Prices Rise, Volumes Drop At February 3rd GDT Auction
Thursday, February 05, 2015 (729 reads)

Optimism in global dairy markets is building as the latest Fonterra (GDT) auction realized an average increase of 9.4% and saw whole milk powder (WMP) prices increase by 19.2% to $2,874/ton, which is its largest increase since March 2013.

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Coca-Cola Begins National Rollout of Fairlife Milk
Thursday, February 05, 2015 (891 reads)

Over the next several weeks, the Coca-Cola Co. will roll out its Fairlife milk, which has more protein and less sugar than regular milk. The beverage giant is hoping to tap into increased consumer demand for functional drinks. "It's basically the premiumization of milk," Sandy Douglas, president of Coca-Cola North America, said. 

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Kraft Applies For High Protein Cream Cheese Patent
Thursday, February 05, 2015 (738 reads)

Kraft Foods filed a patent in December for a high-protein cream cheese that retains the same smoothness, mouthfeel and spreadability of conventional cream cheese at both room temperature and under refrigeration. The new production method can be used to create cream cheese products with twice the protein of conventional cream cheese.


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Japan and US Working on Bilateral Agreement Ahead of TPP
Thursday, February 05, 2015 (638 reads)

Japan and the United States are arranging to hold a ministerial meeting around late February or early March to secure a much-awaited bilateral agreement that is seen as vital for a 12-country Pacific Rim free trade deal, negotiation sources have stated.


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CWT Assists with 551,156 Pounds of Cheese and Butter Export Sales
Thursday, February 05, 2015 (556 reads)

Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) has accepted 6 requests for export assistance to sell 507,063 pounds (230 metric tons) of Cheddar, Gouda and Monterey Jack cheese and 44,092 pounds (20 metric tons) of 82% butter to customers in Asia.

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