Milk trends and changing of Australians’ tastes, IBISWorld
July 30, 2014

Milk trends and changing of Australians’ tastes, IBISWorld Trends driving milk production revenue in Australia to more than $4 billion include increasing export markets, changing palates and increased health consciousness, according to market research organisation IBISWorld. Growth for both cow’s milk and milk alternatives Business information analysts at IBISWorld said they expected milk and milk alternatives, including soy and grain milk, to post healthy annual revenue growth over the next... ...Read more »

FSA defers decision on raw milk in UK as Australia considers raw milk regulation
July 30, 2014

FSA defers decision on raw milk in UK as Australia considers raw milk regulation The UK’s food safety regulator, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has decided to maintain current regulations controlling the sale of raw milk, while further evidence is gathered to allow FSA board members to make a final decision on whether to revise the rules. Following a review of the current raw milk regulations, the FSA had proposed exploring the scope for wider access to raw milk, including limited sales from vending... ...Read more »

EFSA recommends reduction in protein levels in infant on follow-on formula
July 30, 2014

EFSA recommends reduction in protein levels in infant on follow-on formula Europe’s food safety assessor European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has updated its advice on intake levels of energy, macronutrients and micronutrients in infant and follow-on formula, with the recommended maximum level of protein being reduced. The proposed amounts for fat and carbohydrate do not differ significantly from those in the current regulations. However, the EFSA Panel proposed that the maximum for protein be... ...Read more »

Australian infants eat “excessive levels” of salt in foods, Deakin Uni study
July 28, 2014

Australian infants eat “excessive levels” of salt in foods, Deakin Uni study More than half of Australian toddlers have excessive salt intakes putting them at risk of high blood pressure, stroke and coronary heart disease in later life, according to a new study from Deakin University. Researchers with Deakin University’s Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research (C-PAN) studied the diets of around 300 children at nine months of age and again at 18 months. The study was published in... ...Read more »

Chobani launches new flavours in Australia
July 28, 2014

Chobani launches new flavours in Australia Yoghurt maker Chobani Australia has introduced three new flavours to its 170g Chobani Greek Yogurt range. The new Chobani Greek Yogurt varieties Mandarin, Coconut and Banana ‘Fruit on the Bottom’. Chobani Australia said its Mandarin Chobani Greek Yogurt was a world first for Chobani and was an Australian innovation, inspired by an Australian lunchbox favourite. This flavour will be available in the Chobani 170g range. Chobani Australia said it had received... ...Read more »

A2 Platinum infant formula gains regulatory approval from China
July 23, 2014

A2 Platinum infant formula gains regulatory approval from China The a2 Milk Company Limited (a2MC) has announced it has achieved approval from regulatory agencies in China to resume shipments of high quality a2 Platinum infant formula. The Company said notification of the successful inclusion of a2 branded products imported by its distributor China State Farm Shanghai was received from China General Administration for Quality Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) with the publishing of the updated AQSIQ... ...Read more »

New ARC Dairy Innovation Hub ‘set to improve dairy products’
July 23, 2014

New ARC Dairy Innovation Hub ‘set to improve dairy products’ Longer-lasting Australian dairy products with high nutritional value could soon be available to consumers in Australia and overseas thanks to a major industrial research initiative. The new ARC Dairy Innovation Hub will assist Australian dairy manufacturers to develop new products to meet the increasing local and international demand for high quality dairy products, particularly in Asia. Hub Director, Associate Professor Sally Gras... ...Read more »

UK consumption of frozen yoghurt triples in three years
July 21, 2014

UK consumption of frozen yoghurt triples in three years While once a standard tub of vanilla would suffice, new research from Mintel has found things are hotting up in the freezer cabinet with frozen yoghurt giving ice cream a run for its money. The warm UK summer of 2013 provided a significant boost to the ice cream market with a more than 7 per cent year-on-year rise in values when sales jumped from £1.04 billion in 2012 to £1.12 billion in 2013, according to Mintel. There was also a more than... ...Read more »

CHOICE says powdered milk marketing is “outlandish”
July 16, 2014

CHOICE says powdered milk marketing is “outlandish” Consumer group CHOICE has claimed that Aspen, Nestle and Nutricia are targeting unsuspecting parents with costly “junior milk” products, which it said make a range of “outlandish nutritional claims and offer few benefits to healthy toddlers”. Many products in the $229 million a year formula market are designed to appeal to parents of older children, however CHOICE said many of the products were “unnecessary” after a child turns one... ...Read more »

Fonterra to develop third dairy farm hub in China
July 16, 2014

Fonterra to develop third dairy farm hub in China New Zealand-based global dairy giant Fonterra Co-operative Group Ltd (Fonterra) has announced it has signed an agreement with US pharmaceutical and health care company Abbott Laboratories (Abbott) to develop a proposed dairy farm hub in China. Fonterra said the strategic alliance, which is subject to Chinese regulatory approval, will leverage Fonterra’s expertise in dairy nutrition and farming in China and Abbott’s continued commitment to... ...Read more »

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