Unilever launches new probiotic-enriched ice cream brand

EUROPE – Unilever, a British-Dutch transnational consumer goods company, has launched a new probiotic ice cream brand called Culture Republick, which the company claims is the first premium ice cream containing probiotics. According to the company, the Culture Republick’s product range initially includes seven flavours, such as: Milk & Honey, Turmeric Chai & Cinnamon, Cold…

Irish government opens a new US$45.98m dairy research centre in Cork

IRELAND - Ireland’s Ministry for Agriculture and the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) have opened a new US$45.98 million dairy research centre in Cork, called the VistaMilk SFI Research Centre, to assist the Irish dairy industry. According to FoodBev, the research centre will also provide research for precision pasture-based dairying, to improve the industry’s impact on…

Arla Foods Ingredients wins award for innovative infant formula development

UK – Arla Foods Ingredients (AFI), global leader in natural whey ingredients for products in a range of categories, has been recognized with the 2018 Global Product Leadership Award for developing an innovative infant formula ingredient, Lacprodan OPN-10. According to the company, this recognition was based on the recent analysis of the global infant nutrition…

Müller Milk & Ingredients completes Dairy Crest integration, appoints new CFO

UK - Müller Milk & Ingredients (MMI) CEO Patrick Müller has confirmed completion of Britain’s largest ever dairy industry integration, set out his strategy for the future of the US$1.96 billion fresh milk, cream, butter and ingredients business, and confirmed a key executive board appointment. According to the company, Brian Watson has been appointed as…

Arla Foods UK launches sustainable farming standards model for dairy farming

UK - Farmer-owned cooperative Arla Foods UK has launched ‘Arla UK 360’, a new standard in UK dairy farming which is said to have “an approach to benefit everyone”. According to the cooperative, it said that it had created the standard amidst the “ongoing volatility in the global milk markets” and increasing consumer misunderstanding of…

Danone to use Nutri-Score labels on fresh dairy products in Belgium

BELGIUM – Danone, a French multinational food-products corporation, has announced the use of Nutri-Score labels on fresh dairy products in Blegium, as 46% of Belgian consumers have health as their top 1 or top 2 motivator for purchasing food and drinks. According to the company, the Nutri-Score will allow them to identify more easily the…

Nigeria’s beverage firm CWAY Group adds yogurt to its portfolio to meet demand

NIGERIA - CWAY Group, the food and beverages maker has expanded its fruit-flavoured milk drink portfolio with the addition of a new yogurt line in a bid to meet consumer demand in the country, reports Beverage Industry News. According to the company, growth in the sub-sector is being driven by the nation’s rising population as…

Fonterra Group revises Farmgate Milk Price as a result of higher global milk supply

NEW ZEALAND - Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited, has revised its 2018/19 forecast Farmgate Milk Price from US$6.75 per kgMS to a range of US$6.25-US$6.50 per kgMS and increased its forecast New Zealand milk collection volumes by 1.3 per cent to 1,550 million kgMS. According to Fonterra’s Chief Executive, Miles Hurrell, the change in the forecast…

Dairy company Bega Cheese takes 11.2% stake in honey producer Capilano Honey

AUSTRALIA - Bega Cheese, an Australian dairy company, has increased its stake from 8.39% to 11.2% shareholding in honey producer company Capilano Honey. According to Weekly Times, the company began buying small parcels of shares at about US$16 apiece from May to August 13, when Capilano announced it was entering into a scheme implementation arrangement…