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Nestlé is Leading Contender for Danone’s Medical-Nutrition Business
Thursday, May 15, 2014 (875 reads)

The world’s biggest yogurt producer Danone is reported to be in advanced talks to sell its medical-nutrition business to Nestlé SA as rival Fresenius SE is believed to have dropped out of the running. Danone is believed to be planning to expand its baby food business once it has disposed of its medical-nutrition unit, and the acquisition of infant formula producers is likely to be top of the agenda for Danone, according to reports. 

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World Demand for High-Protein Whey Products Continues to be Robust
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 (1673 reads)

World demand for high-protein whey products continues to be robust, but the shift in world markets as high prices trickle down to end users and consumers could accelerate into the summer. Some changes could simply be opportunistic. Some could be permanent as manufacturers look to milk protein concentrates (MPC) in their existing and new formulations.

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FrieslandCampina, Huishan Enter Talks On Joint Infant Formula Venture
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 (714 reads)

FrieslandCampina and China Huishan Dairy Holding are in talks to create a joint venture that would produce and sell infant formula in China, separate from either company's existing infant formula operations. The Chinese company, which is owned by billionaire Yang Kai, is one of the country's largest domestic dairy suppliers. A joint venture already exists between FrieslandCampina and Huishan to produce non-dairy creamers in China. 

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GMA Seeking To Overturn Vermont's GMO Labeling Law
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 (824 reads)

Following Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin's signing of a law requiring mandatory labeling of foods containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) on May 8th, the food industry immediately declared that it will fight the law in court. The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) announced that in the coming weeks, it will file suit in federal court against Vermont to try to overturn the law.

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US Expected to Produce More Milk in 2015
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 (732 reads)

The World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimates report released by the USDA has increased the volume of milk expected to be produced in 2015. 212.1 billion pounds of milk is forecast to be produced in the US in 2015. This is a 2.9% increase from the 206.1 billion pounds forecast for this year (2014) which in turn is a 2.4% increase on 2013. Prices of butter and dry whey have also been revised upward for 2014. 

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CWT Assists with 2.8 Million Pounds of Cheese, Butter and Whole Milk Powder Export Sales
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 (661 reads)

Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) has accepted 11 requests for export assistance to sell 1.166 million pounds (529 metric tons) of Cheddar cheese, 551,156 pounds (250 metric tons) of 82% butter and 1.047 million pounds (475 metric tons) of whole milk powder to customers in Asia, Africa, Central America, the Middle East, and South America. 

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New Strategy for Land O'Lakes With Realignment of Eastern Wisconsin Milk Supply
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 (744 reads)

Land O'Lakes Inc. announced a realignment of its Eastern Wisconsin milk supply strategy, including a multi-year investment in the milk shed that includes increasing capacity at its Kiel, Wisconsin, plant, known for its award-winning cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese production. The company also announced plans to discontinue manufacturing the semi-soft Italian cheese produced at its Denmark, Wisconsin, plant.

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Arla Foods Sells Subsidiaries Not Directly Linked to Dairy Production
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 (732 reads)

Arla Foods has reached an agreement with the packaging company Schur Flexibles Group in Austria to sell its packaging subsidiary Danapak Flexibles. Over the past few years Arla has sold off subsidiaries that do not have a direct link to dairy production in an effort to focus on their core business. Danapak Flexibles is the supplier of high-quality packaging for companies in the pharmaceutical, dairy, and food industries.

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Video - Marketing Whey Protein to the Elderly 'Challenging' - Davisco Foods
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 (699 reads)

Marketing the benefits of whey protein to an elderly demographic can prove to be difficult, despite the nutritional ingredient's mainstream position in the market, according to Polly Olson, vice president of business development, sales and marketing for Davisco Foods International. 

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UHT Milk Market Expected To Grow To $137.7 Billion By 2019 According To Market Report
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 (728 reads)

According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research, "UHT Milk Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013-2019," the global UHT milk market was valued at $60.8 billion in 2012 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 12.8% from 2013 to 2019, to reach an estimated value of $137.7 billion in 2019.

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