Tokyo’s Kaneka Corporation entering Japan’s dairy products market

JAPAN - Pur Natur-Kaneka Corporation, Tokyo based food company is considering entrance into the Japan dairy products business after its affiliate food sales company, Kaneka Shokuhin Co., Ltd began to sell its product ‘Milk for Bread’ in the country. FoodIngredientsFirst reported the company will start to sell butter mainly for commercial use such as bakeries…

South Africa’s beef imports to remain flat as production to increase 4%

SOUTH AFRICA - South Africa’s beef imports for the year 2018 are estimated to remain relatively flat at about 45,000 tons, close to 2017 which saw a decline in domestic beef supplies due to a severe drought in the preceding years. USDA reported that possibility to grow imports was suppressed by low demand for beef.…

Kenyan dairy production increases by 25% to reduce milk powder imports

KENYA – The Kenyan dairy sector has reported a 25% increase in milk production according to the Kenya Dairy Report. Latest industry report by the Kenya Dairy Board covering between January and March indicated the volume of milk has gone up from 47.9 million kilogrammes in January to 60.2 million kilogrammes last month. According to Business…

Fonterra partners with Apollo Foods in new technology to boost beverage market

NEW ZEALAND - Fonterra and Apollo Foods, an innovative start-up company have partnered to launch a new technology capable of running dairy and fruit beverages to boost the beverage industry in New Zealand. They have collaborated to install an innovative beverage filling technology that allows production of different containers on site and fill them with…

China’s beef production expected to increase to 7.4 million metric tonnes

CHINA - China’s beef production will increase by 1% in 2018 to 7.4 million metric tonnes (MMT), with its appetite for beef forecast to grow by 3% to 8.4 MMT, outpacing demand and leading to higher imports, according to a USDA report. China recently approved several new suppliers, most notably the United States, to help…

Dairygold’s operating profit jumps 85% on higher milk volumes

IRELAND - Dairygold, Ireland’s cooperative that produces premium cheeses & dairy nutritionals has reported an improved operating profit of US$39.92million from US$21.56 million in 2016, which amounts to a change of 85% generated from a turnover of US$1.18m (up 28% on prior year). A higher turnover was contributed by continued milk production expansion on milk…

China’s agri-company buys 25% stake in Ausnutria Dairy Corp. for US$250m

ASIA - CITIC Agri Fund Management Co Ltd, the private equity arm of CITIC Securities Company Limited has acquired a 25.18% stake in an investment holding firm, Ausnutria Dairy Corp. for US$250million to become the company’s largest shareholder. In a filing to the stock exchange reported by Reuters, Ausnutria said that CITIC Group Corp Ltd,…

Arla Fibre launches high fibre yoghurt to improve consumer diets

UK - Arla Fibre has launched a new yoghurt brand to incorporate fibre diets into the consumer meals after a research revealed that 61% of the nation had monotonous diet plans. New research released by Arla Fibre has revealed that the nation’s diets are stuck in a rut, with nearly two thirds (61%) of the…

Granarolo partners with ENEA to create a low-sugar, lactose-free milk

ITALY - Italian dairy company Granarolo Group has collaborated with ENEA – the Italian national agency for new technologies – to create a new low-sugar, lactose-free milk product. Granarolo claims the new G+ Milk has 30% less sugar than whole milk, and is easier to digest than conventional milk products. G+ Milk was created using…

US-China partner in an agreement to increase dairy exports

USA - The US Dairy Export Council (USDEC) in collaboration with Jiangnan University have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to enhance growth of US dairy export in China. The agreement, signed on March 30, opens new opportunities geared at benefiting both the China and US economy. China presents a large dairy and infant formula…