BASF launches HMO ingredient as it gears up for competition in infant formula

GERMANY - BASF plans to launch a human milk oligosaccharide ingredient 2’-fucosyllactose (2’-FL) by early 2019, accelerating its presence in infant formula even as manufacturers upgrade to large scale production to meet consumer demand. 2’-FL was developed in-house using a specific HMO fermentation strain and is said to be beneficial to infant gut microbiota and…

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…

Nestle tops the 2018 Global Access Nutrition Index

WORLD - The Access to Nutrition Foundation (ATNF) has published the 2018 Global Access to Nutrition Index; the third Global Index that ranks the world’s 22 largest food and beverage companies on their contributions to addressing the twin global nutrition challenges of overweight and diet related diseases and under-nutrition. According to the Foundation, the Index…

FrieslandCampina launches cardboard liter pack made of 80% plant material

NETHERLANDS - The Dutch multinational dairy cooperative, FrieslandCampina has unveiled a new, innovative cardboard liter pack for its chocolate milk brand Chocomel made of 80% raw plant material made by Tetra Pak. The liter pack, made of wood and sugar has an iconic yellow color and its plastic cap and the outer plastic layer are…

FrieslandCampina invests in Holland Dairy Ethiopia to boost its presence

ETHIOPIA - Royal FrieslandCampina, the Netherlands based multinational dairy cooperative has joined forces with Holland-based Veris Investments to invest in Holland Dairy Ethiopia in an undisclosed cash injection. Friesland Campina said they were investing in supply chain, production and market development as it seeks to expand its already existing presence in the Ethiopian dairy market,…

FrieslandCampina’s new oligosaccharide ingredient receives approval in the EU and US

NETHERLANDS - FrieslandCampina’s new Human milk oligosaccharide (HMO) ingredient, 2’-fucosyllactose (2’-FL) to be used in infant formula has received USDA’s GRAS (Generally Recognised as Safe) certification and approved to be used in the European Union. The company plans to launch its first human milk oligosaccharide by the end of the year and these approvals will…

FrieslandCampina obtains full ownership of Friesland Huishan Dairy

GERMANY – FrieslandCampina, a Dutch multinational dairy cooperative, has acquired all remaining shares in Friesland Huishan Dairy (FHD), making it a 100% owned subsidiary of FrieslandCampina. FHD produces tea creamers and coffee creamers on behalf of other FrieslandCampina companies, besides infant formula, located near Shenyang in Liaoning Province. According to the company, the business was…

Minister commends FCWAMCO’s milk production initiatives

NIGERIA - The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, has donated a portable motorized milking machine to FrieslandCampina WAMCO, while lauding the company as the biggest investor in Nigeria’s dairy sector. The machine has a capacity to milk 50 cows a day. Chief Ogbeh made the symbolic donation while declaring open the…

Dairy leads Nigerian food sector with N347bn revenue

NIGERIA – The dairy sector has emerged the second largest segment in the food and beverage industry in Nigeria with estimated revenue of N347 billion in 2013 and an estimated compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8 per cent over the last three years.