An MEP’s drive to protect farmland, gardens and countryside from deadly plant disease has cleared its final legislative hurdle.
A comprehensive set of measures negotiated by Anthea McIntyre to tackle the plant pests that devastate crops and woodland was approved today in Strasbourg at a plenary session of the European Parliament.
The Conservative MEP for the West Midlands, who sits on the parliament’s agriculture committee, said: “I am delighted the vast majority of MEPs have v
- A joint venture between Blackmores and Bega Cheese to supply infant formula across APAC - and in particular China - has missed its sales targets, hitting Bega’s financial performance.
- New governance principles to monitor GDT Events, the twice-monthly auction held by Global Dairy Trade (GDT), have been approved by the GDT Events Oversight Board, at its second meeting held at SIAL Paris, the international food event.
- Grupo LALA’s focus on nutritious food and beverage products (both dairy and non-dairy) continues to pay off as the Mexican company reported a 12.5% increase in net sales and $2.4m (44m pesos) in profit compared to the same period last year for its third quarter in FY 2016.
Dairy UK says Groceries Code Adjudicator should extend to foodservice, small retailers and wholesalersThe performance of the Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA) in the UK will be examined in a statutory review launched by Business Minister Margot James.
- Murray Goulburn Co-operative Co. Limited (MG) has provided an update on the impact of very wet climatic conditions on milk intake as well as a revision of its full year forecast farmgate milk pricing.
- "Soy is good, but lactofermented soy is better," says French firm Sojami which predicts its patented process for creating plant-based cheese will lead to a vegan cheese industry as rich and diverse as dairy. (Just don't call it cheese.)
- GEA took the opportunity to showcase machinery from its newly acquired company CMT, at Cibus Tec 2016.
- GEA took the opportunity to showcase machinery from its newly acquired company CMT, at Cibus Tec 2016.
- DMK Group dairy cooperative in Germany presented its newly acquired company DOC Dairy Partners at SIAL, Paris, last week.
- The Dutch government has ordered the industry-led healthy eating logo to be phased out and replaced with an app that allows consumers to scan products for nutrition information.
- The Center for Taste and Feeding Behavior in Dijon, France, conducted a scientific study using a new sensory evaluation method to identify how exactly eating cheese with wine impacted an individual’s tastes and preferences.
- Special edition Quadtrac 620 celebrates two decades of the original four-tracked tractorCase IH is marking 20 years since the introduction of the Quadtrac, the world’s first high-hp articulated rubber-tracked tractor, by offering a special anniversary colour scheme on all Quadtrac 620 models ordered before November 30, 2016. The livery reflects the styling of the original 360hp model launched in 1996.
Developed from the articulated tractor knowledge inherited by Case IH when it acquired h
- Arla Foods is raising its milk price to owners by two eurocents per kilogramme from 1 November. This follows increases in both September and October.
When the increase to the on-account price is applied to the UK standard litre, the increase is 1.49ppl, taking the conventional price to 23.14 pence.
Commenting on the decision, Arla Foods amba board director, Jonathan Ovens, said: “Milk production continues to decline in a number of markets, leading to further strengthening of prices in&nbs
- Disadvantaged children get up close to farm animals and see where their food comes from thanks to The Country Trust, which has received a grant from the CLA Charitable TrustA national educational charity providing children from deprived areas with a chance to learn more about food, farming and the countryside has been awarded a grant from the CLA Charitable Trust to help further its work in Staffordshire.
The Country Trust works with primary schools in urban and other areas of high deprivation
- Two New Zealand companies - Lewis Road Creamery and chocolate producers Whittaker’s - have partnered to create what Lewis Road believes is the world’s first chocolate butter.
- The European Milk Board (EMB) says that 35% of milk production costs in Luxembourg are not covered, after the country was added to those nations analyzed by the Büro für Agrarsoziologie (BAL).
- For the latest edition of Tetra Pak’s annual Consumer Generations Whitepaper series, the packaging giant interviewed more than 40,000 people and gathered insights from 27 different developed and developing countries, and found that the senior population (aged 60 years and older) is the fastest growing consumer group in the world.
- The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has approved another extension of an adult health claim this time for calcium and the normal development of bones for children under three.
- Are you a food tech start-up looking to speed up your time to market, or an established industry player that could mentor a young company? AcceleRise business accelerator is calling on applicants to foster a food tech ecosystem.
- The culmination of the International Dairy Federation (IDF) World Dairy Summit held in Rotterdam this week was the signing of a document with the FAO on sustainability.
- Valio has started exporting its baby food range to Russia again after an absence of 15 years.
- German dairy company Hochwald Foods GmbH has appointed Detlef Latka as chief executive officer.
- Canadian company Gay Lea Foods Co-operative Limited has announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire the business of The Stirling Creamery Limited, effective November 1, 2016.
- WILD Flavors & Specialty Ingredients (WFSI), part of Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM), is tapping into the vegan market with its protein power drinks and Clarisoy dessert toppings.
- Valio lactose free milk powders; sodium reduced Valio ValSa cheese and spread; Play children’s yogurts with less sugar and Valio Better light spread have been recognized by SIAL for its innovation.
- The European sports nutrition industry is calling for a ‘protein spiking’ loophole to be closed, but if there is any Brussels movement it is likely to be slow and this lapse threatens to knock the nutrition staple from the top step of the sports nutrition podium.
- Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) president, Barclay Bell, says dairy farmers in Northern Ireland are frustrated and angry at what he says is the derisory milk price increase delivered by local processors.
- Dr Judith Bryans, chief executive of Dairy UK, has been elected president of the International Dairy Federation (IDF) at the World Dairy Summit currently being held in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
- Dannon has responded to a coalition of farmers who criticized the US yogurt maker for misleading consumers into thinking that its non-GMO pledge promotes sustainable farming practices.
- A protein that forms a key component of infant nutrition may play a significant role in reducing hospital-acquired infections in neonatal intensive care, according to US researchers.
- The European Commission has asked the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) to consider concerns raised by Swedish supplier Probi about the treatment of its rejected probiotic health claim.
- Sealed Air is to spin-off Diversey Care and the related hygiene business by the second half of 2017.
- Grain markets are entering an unprecedented fourth year of surplus but all is not as it first appears.
With comfortable stocks and record production continuing to put pressure on world prices, a dramatic shift in global supply dynamics could add vulnerability to the market. For the UK though, the depreciation of the pound since June has prevented domestic prices from falling as much as global values.
Transparency is gradually being lost, as countries with patchy data increasingly dominate the m
- Yoghurt Story New Zealand Limited and Frozen Yoghurt Limited have been sentenced and fined in the Auckland District Court for misleading the public about their frozen yoghurt products.
- Serge Riendeau announced that he will be stepping down as president of Agropur’s board of directors on Feb. 8, 2017 after 25 years with the cooperative.
- Tomorrow NutraIngredients hosts a free half day online event for those invested in infant nutrition in Europe, in Asia and beyond.
- Four companies have come together to form the biotech network Sacco System, with probiotic quality one of their core focus areas.
- Mordor Intelligence has published a research report on the global freeze-dried food market, including a look at the dairy sector.
- Global health and nutrition company DSM has added to its range of continental cheese solutions to enable cheesemakers to halve ripening times.
- (l-r) Aldi’s Buying Director Will Barstow, FUW Managing Director Alan Davies, FUW Glamorgan County Chairman Ritchie Walker, Environment and Rural Affairs Cabinet Secretary Lesley Griffiths, NFU Cymru’s Jonathan Huntley and Wyn EvansThe announcement made by retailer Aldi to introduce PGI branded Welsh Lamb products in 29 stores in south and west Wales has been welcomed by the Farmers’ Union of Wales, but the Union says more commitment is needed.
The FUW has long urged supermark
- Five in six children under the age of two do not get adequate nutrition for physical and cognitive development during this critical period, says a UNICEF report calling for tighter regulation of infant nutrition products.
- Unilever and Tesco have resolved their dispute over price increases for brands such as Marmite, but both are remaining tight-lipped over details of the deal.
- Dairy Cattle at Eithinman farm, PembrokeshirePembrokeshire businesses have put the spotlight on the rural economy, highlighting how valuable the farming industry is to the local community, at a recent farm open day arranged by the Pembrokeshire branch of the Farmers’ Union of Wales.
The event was hosted by dairy farmer Meurig Harries and his family at Eithinman farm, Wolfscastle, Haverfordwest. Mr Harries who has been dairy farming for over 30 years, says that he spends on average 75% of
- Lactalis has once again introduced significant increases in the price it will pay farmers in its Scottish milk field. Not only is the company committed to doubling its previously announced November price increase from 1ppl to 2ppl, it is also delivering a further 2ppl from 1 December. This represents the 6th consecutive monthly increase and means that, from 1 December, milk prices will have broken back through the 25ppl mark.
This significant pricing commitment means Lactalis is now paying the
- The first commercial solar farm in a project aiming to provide options for Australia’s struggling vignerons has gone live.
The 187kw site in the South Australian town of Renmark was switched on to the electricity grid on September 26. It is the first of three similar-sized sites expected to be up and running before the end of the year.
Renmark–based Yates Electrical Services began its Red Mud project this year and has been running a 180kw test site since February.
Since then, 80 pot
- A row has broken out between Unilever and Tesco over price hikes.
- Dos Pinos in Costa Rica has partnered with Tetra Pak to launch its dairy, nectars and oatmeal brands in Tetra Brik Aseptic 200 Slim Leaf carton packs.
- A 40-strong group of investors worth $1.25 trillion recently sent a letter to 16 food companies to accelerate the switch to sustainable, plant-based proteins.
- A study by market research company MSI-ACI for Dutch ingredient company Sensus says consumer interest in healthier foods in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region continues to grow.
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