Arla introduces chocolate and strawberry flavoured milk powders

NIGERIA - TG Arla Nigeria, makers of Dano Milk has upped the stakes with the introduction of chocolate and strawberry flavoured milk powder variants into the Nigerian market. According to the company, the newly introduced strawberry and chocolate milk powder were launched following intense consumer research that informed increasing desire for a convenient and exciting…

Lactalis baby milk in global recall over Salmonella fears

FRANCE - French baby milk formula maker Lactalis has ordered a global product recall over fears of salmonella contamination. Health authorities in France said 26 infants in the country have become sick since early December. The recall affects products and exports to countries including Britain, China, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sudan. It covers hundreds of baby…

Regulator moves to ensure safety of dairy products

KENYA - The dairy industry regulator, Kenya Dairy Board, is betting on the establishment of a national dairy regulatory laboratory to improve quality and safety of dairy produce in the market. According to MD Margaret Kibogy, this plan — supported by the national government — is expected to enhance surveillance on the quality and safety…

Chobani unveils new brand identity and yogurts to commemorate 10 years

USA – Greek yoghurt leading processor Chobani has unveiled a new brand identity and launched new yogurts to commemorate ten years since it began national distribution, changing its visual identity with a new word-mark and packaging design to disrupt the yogurt category. The brand also plans to introduce a trio of Limited Batch yogurts –…

Study finds A1 beta casein protein the cause of lactose intolerance

CHINA - A1 beta-casein protein in cow’s milk is the root cause of lactose intolerance, and not the lactose itself, according to a new clinical trial The trial, which was conducted in China and published in Nutrition Journal, involved 600 adults who said they were lactose-intolerant. According to FoodBev, the Chinese researchers investigated the ‘acute’…

FrieslandCampina appoints Jaska de Bakker new CFO

NETHERLANDS - The supervisory board of Royal FrieslandCampina has appointed Jaska de Bakker the new Chief Financial Officer of the Dutch dairy co-operative, as the company continues its restructuring processes to meet new market needs. Bakker will succeed Hein Schumacher, who was recently appointed Chief Executive Officer of the company. Both will begin their roles…

Chobani breaks ground on innovation and community center in US

USA - Chobani, the maker of America's leading Greek yogurt brand and the second largest overall yogurt manufacturer in has announced by breaking ground on a 70,000-square-foot facility innovations and community center that will serve employees, guests and house the company’s global research and development team. The expansion, at the world’s largest yogurt plant in…

Fonterra acquires stake in Lithuania’s biggest dairy

LITHUANIA - Fonterra Co-operative Group has acquired a 10% shareholding AB Rokiskio Suris, deepening a long-standing commercial agreement with Lithuania’s biggest dairy producer, In the deal, Fonterra has invested US$8.2 million in Rokiskio to secure a supply line of high-value whey ingredients while opening up product options across Europe and the Middle East. According to…

Arla Foods exits Brazilian dairy company, sells stake Grupo Lala

BRAZIL - Arla Foods has divested its 8% share in the company to Grupo LaLa, following a change in ownership of the Brazilian largest dairy company Vigor S.A. Arla’s investment in Vigor, started in 1986 when Arla entered a 50/50 joint venture partnership with Vigor under the name Dan Vigor, which consisted of local cheese…