AFMASS Southern Africa edition

AFMASS Southern Africa is the food & beverage and milling industry's premium conference and exhibition attended by key decision makers from Southern Africa Africa to trade, network and learn the latest processing, packaging and safety technologies. The 2018 edition of AFMASS Southern Africa Conference and Expo will be hosted at the New Government Complex in…

AFMASS Eastern Africa edition

AFMASS Eastern Africa is the food, beverage and milling industry's largest conference and exhibition attended by key decision makers from Eastern Africa Africa to trade, network and learn the latest processing, packaging and safety technologies. The event will be held in Nairobi, Kenya on May 2-4, 2019. More information can be found on the events…

Muller launches low-sugar variants of Müllerlight and Müller Corner brands

UK – Muller has announced that it is launching new recipes for its Müllerlight and Müller Corner yoghurt brands, containing 9% less sugar, more protein with thicker and creamier texture. The new variants were developed following the discovery of a new yogurt culture last year, which combines two yogurt strains: Streptococcus thermophilus and Lactobacillus bulgaricus…

Dean Foods expands Steve’s Ice Cream range with seven new flavors

USA – Dean Foods’ affiliate Steve’s Ice Cream has launched seven new ice cream flavors, expanding its ice cream range in the US. The maker of Brooklyn Blackout Cake and Small Batch Bourbon Vanilla has also unveiled a new visual identity and campaign for the brand, featuring an artist-designed packaging. The new ice cream flavors,…

Bubs Australia partners Fonterra to produce first organic infant formula

AUSTRALIA – Bubs Australia has partnered with New Zealand’s dairy co-operative, Fonterra to launch certified organic grass-fed cow milk infant formula in Australia. Bubs Australia has entered into a supply agreement with Fonterra to produce Bubs Organic® new infant formula range. Fonterra will supply Bubs with organic milk powder, sourced from its organic milk pool…

Chr. Hansen to launch new culture that reduces added sugar in fermented dairy

DENMARK – Chr. Hansen is set to launch new Sweety Y-1 claimed to be the first culture in the world that allows dairy manufacturers to create naturally sweeter products while reducing added sugar. According to FoodIngredientsFirst report, culture helps address modern market trends and consumer demands for healthy food by reducing added sugar without compromising…

Fonterra and Coca-Cola in strategic alliance to grow in Southeast Asia

ASIA – The world’s soft drinks giant, Coca-Cola and New Zealand’s dairy co-operative, Fonterra have entered into a strategic alliance to capitalize on the growing dairy and beverages market in Southeast Asia. The companies are launching ready-to-drink beverages in the market starting with Vietnam, according to a NZ Herald report. The partnership is looking to…

Saputo to acquire Lion Dairy’s specialty cheese business for US$197m

AUSTRALIA – Canadian dairy company, Saputo has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the specialty cheese business of Australia’s Lion-Dairy & Drinks Pty Ltd for US$196.9 million (AUD 280 million). The sale to Saputo will include all Dairy & Drinks’ specialty cheese brands, including King Island Dairy, Tasmanian Heritage, South Cape, Mersey Valley, Heidi…

Amcor develops ‘glass-like’ PET bottles for transparent dairy packaging

USA – Global packaging company, Amcor has developed ‘glass-look-a-like’ clear polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles to address the growing demand for transparent dairy packaging in Latin America. The first company to adopt the new packaging was leading Brazilian dairy company Letti for its Lettico A2 fermented milk products. The one-litter PET bottles use a screw cap…

Saputo completes acquisition of Dairy Crest for US$1.2b

UK – Canadian dairy company, Saputo has announced that it has completed the acquisition of Dairy Crest, a United Kingdom-based milk products company in a transaction valuing the company at US$1.2 billion (£975 million). Dairy Crest adds Saputo a portfolio of cheese, butters, spreads and oils under leading British brands, such as Cathedral City, Clover,…