Using dairy’s natural health benefits as a selling point is moving the industry into the future, says Julian Mellentin of New Nutrition Business In 2012 Danone entered America’s $1.4 billion (€1.03bn) market Greek yogurt market with its Oikos brand. In 2012 Oikos earned $283.8 million (€209.3m) and in 2013 is on track for $400 million […]Read more
Arla Foods will begin selling skimmed milk powder, processed at Westbury Dairies, in Wiltshire, on the Global Dairy Trade auction, from 17 December. It will be the first time that a British dairy product has entered the auction, the company says. Commenting on the move, Ash Amirahmadi, head of Arla UK milk and member services […]
Orkney Scottish Island Cheddar has been awarded Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) status under the EU Protected Food Names (PFN) scheme. The distinction means that consumers are guaranteed they are buying the genuine product. The announcement brings Orkney Scottish Island Cheddar into the same category of protection as high-profile products like Stornoway Black Pudding, Arbroath Smokies […]
The official office for food and nutrition safety in Sweden (Livsmedelverket) has issued a warning with the run-up to Christmas that people should cut down on their cheese consumption. At just over 19 kg, the Swedish per capita intake of cheese nowhere approaches that of European consumption leader France with 26.3 kg or Germany (24.2 […]
The Dutch A-ware Food Group is currently building in partnership with New Zealand-based Fonterra an 80,000 tonne cheese plant at Heerenveen in the Netherlands. The group aims to eventually process around a million tonnes of milk per year at the site. Cheese production at Heerenveen should start end of 2014 with whey and lactose processing […]
R&R Ice Cream says it will close its Durigon Gelato plant in Schwanewede at the end of 2013. With 10 production plants throughout Europe and an annual turnover of €570 million, R&R only bought the Durigon business in 2011. The stated aim then was to expand the plant in north-German Schwanewede where Italian-style ice cream […]
The December 2013 issue of Dairy Industries International is available to read online for logged-in subscribers.
Regular features: • New products • Euro View • A day in the life of… Jo Sweetman, The Yogurt Council This month’s highlights: Focus on sustainability An interview with Jeremy Hill of IDF Meiji Dairy’s plan for older consumers