Government looks to improve dairy sector through incentives on dairy exports

INDIA - The government of India is considering incentives on milk product exports, add milk to mid-day meal rations, reduce GST (Goods and Services Tax) and increase import duty on some products as a way to ensure dairy farmers get value for their efforts. Highlighting challenges facing the milk production sector, government officials have decided…

Kaslink and Tetra Pak partner to stay ahead of competition

EUROPE – Kaslink, a Finnish dairy company, has partnered with the global multinational packaging company Tetra Pak to stay ahead of competition in the plant-based dairy drinks markets. FoodingredientsFirst reported that the global market for alternative dairy drinks is expected to reach US$16.3 billion this year alone, according to Innova Market Insights data, a dramatic…

Yoplait releases a new Oui Petite yogurt range in USA

USA - Oui by Yoplait, the French style yogurt sold in a glass pot, has released a new petite way to enjoy the remarkable taste, texture and simplicity Oui fans know and love. The largest franchise brand of yogurt, Oui by Yoplait, has released the Oui Petites which will be sold in pairs of small 3.5 oz. glass pots…

FrieslandCampina to invest US$12.7m in Nigeria and use 100% locally sourced milk

NIGERIA - FrieslandCampina, the Netherlands based Dutch multinational has pledged to invest about US$12.78 million in a “ready-to-drink project, using 100% locally sourced milk.” According to the Beverage Industry news, the dairy cooperative will enhance continuous training for dairy farmers, and provision of fortified milk for school pupils. The commitments were made in a joint…

Bel Group announces plans to build US$87m factory in Quebec

CANADA - The Bel Group, a multinational cheese marketer, has announced that it is going to spend $87mn to build a factory to produce its Mini Babybel cheese snacks in Quebec. According to Food Drink & Franchise, the French cheese marketer said that the plant in Sorel-Tracey, Quebec, will be its first Canadian production facility.…

Glanbia Cheese announces plans to build new mozzarella manufacturing facility

IRELAND - Glanbia Cheese, the Joint Venture business between Glanbia plc and Leprino Foods, has announced plans to build a new, world-class mozzarella cheese manufacturing facility in Portlaoise, Co Laois, Ireland. According to the company, a site for the new facility has been identified at the recently established Togher National Industrial Estate in Portlaoise. A…

Arla Foods to expand the Finnish premium yogurt brand Ihana

UK - Arla Foods, the multinational dairy company, is to expand its successful Finnish brand, Ihana, into new markets with the premium yogurt range launching in Denmark and the UK. According to the company, Ihana (meaning ‘wonderful’ in Finnish), was launched through an extensive brand launch in 2016 in Finland with an iconic new design.…

Ben & Jerry under attack over deceptive marketing allegations

USA - US iconic ice cream brand Ben & Jerry’s has come under attack from the Organic Consumers Association (OCA) which has filed suit against the Unilever-owned company over deceptive marketing allegations. According to FoodingredientsFirst, the OCA is suing Ben & Jerry’s Homemade, Inc., for what it calls the "deceptive labeling, marketing and sale of…