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13 December 2019
ACCC Welcomes Mandatory Dairy Code
AUSTRALIA - The ACCC welcomes today’s announcement of the introduction of a mandatory dairy industry code by the Minister for Agriculture, Sen. The Hon. Bridget McKenzie....
04 December 2019
Proposed Rule Would Level Playing Field for Organic Dairy Farmers
US - A policy that allows a one-time transition of dairy cows from conventional to organic production has been inconsistently enforced, putting farmers who play by the rules at a competitive disadvantage and undermining the integrity of the organic label....
22 November 2019
NFU Letter Urges Farmers to Showcase Best of British Livestock Farming
UK - NFU Vice President Stuart Roberts has written to "Farmers Weekly" and "Farmers Guardian" encouraging farmers to showcase the great story that British livestock farming has to tell....
09 October 2019
How is Blockchain Being Used in the Ag Digital Supply Chain?
Heard of blockchain, but not really sure what it is? Raja Ramachandran, CEO of Ripe.io, explained to attendees at the Swine Innovation Summit in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, about how blockchain is being used in the ag digital supply chain....
10 September 2019
Arla Removes 'Use-by' Dates on Branded Fresh Milk to Help Reduce Food Waste
UK - Thousands of adults across Britain admit they struggle to understand all of the labels on food and drink packaging, resulting in many binning perfectly good produce, new research* has revealed....
22 August 2019
Govt Supports Increased Dairy Processing at La Ferme Vallée Verte 1912
CANADA - This week, Jean-Claude Poissant, Parliamentary Secretary to the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, announced an investment of $120,950 in support of dairy processor La Ferme Vallée Verte 1912....
13 August 2019
Swiss Dairy Association Launches 'Sustainable Milk' Standard
SWITZERLAND - From 1 September, milk producers can use a new "Swissmilk Green" quality label if they meet ten basic criteria, including avoiding palm oil products in animal feed....
24 July 2019
Novel Powdered Milk Method Yields Better Frothing Agent
US - A novel method of processing - using high-pressure jets to spray milk and then quickly drying the spray - yields skim milk powders with enhanced properties and functionality, according to Penn State researchers, who say the discovery may lead to...
18 July 2019
Uganda to Issue 'Birth Certificates' for Cattle: Minister
UGANDA - The Ugandan government has announced plans to register all farmers and their cattle, including issuing "birth certificates" for the animals, so it can trace their products....
09 July 2019
Arla UK 360 Farmers to Trial New 3D Imagery Systems
UK - 3D imagery systems will be trialled by Arla UK 360 farmers to help them identify changes in each cow’s physical wellbeing, mobility and weight, before they are visible to the human eye....
26 June 2019
Vinamilk’s Organic Products Impress Global Dairy Congress
VIETNAM - Vietnamese dairy producer Vinamilk’s organic product have impressed delegates to the 13th Global Dairy Congress which is being held in Lisbon, Portugal, from 26-27 June. ...
24 June 2019
Presidential Candidates Called Upon to Increase Fairness for Family Farmers
US - Last week (Thursday, 20 June), 35 farm and food organisations called on elected officials and candidates running for office to address the disproportionate market power held by the giant agribusinesses that dominate livestock and poultry markets....
06 June 2019
Food Freshness Sensors Could Replace 'Use-by' Dates to Cut Food Waste
UK - Researchers say new sensors could help detect spoilage and reduce food waste for supermarkets and consumers....
Consumers Want Food Labelling Details Spoon-fed
US - In 2016, Congress passed a federal mandate requiring manufacturers to label bioengineered foods. Since then, industry leaders have been searching for quick and easily accessible methods for sharing information about how and why a product was bioengineered,...
03 May 2019
Food Safety Issues Carry Increasingly High Risks for Suppliers
GLOBAL - The financial risks and costs associated with food safety are increasing and food suppliers will face continued increases in food safety costs over the coming years....
01 May 2019
Food Packaging Claims Mislead Consumers with Ideas of Health
GLOBAL - Researchers have found that the type of healthy claims on certain food products can be completely uncorrelated with actual nutritional quality. ...
27 February 2019
Multi-million Dollar WA Dairy, Processing Facility Takes Transparent Approach
AUSTRALIA - A West Australian dairy has taken an innovative step towards transparency in the industry with a plan to open up its new multi-million-dollar dairy and processing facility to the public....
FrieslandCampina Signs Plastic Pact, Opts for 100% Recyclable Packaging
NETHERLANDS - FrieslandCampina is committed to using less plastic and does not want to use more (types of) plastic than necessary. For this reason, the company has signed the Plastic Pact NL. ...
18 January 2019
Cargill to Grow Pakistan Business
PAKISTAN - Cargill renewed its long standing commitment to Pakistan by announcing plans to invest more than US$200 million in the next three-to-five years....
14 January 2019
Imitation Dairy Products to be Sold Only in Individual Packages
Today's imitation dairy products in the country will only be sold at designated store shelves, and only in individual packages. ...
11 January 2019
Coop Netherlands to Introduce PlanetProof Label to Sustainable Dairy Products
NETHERLANDS - Dutch retailer Coop Supermarkten has announced that it will add the PlanetProof quality mark to dairy products that are sourced from sustainable resources....
09 January 2019
AHDB Reports Reveal Key to Growing Overseas Markets
UK - Valuable insight into how the UK can grow its meat and dairy exports in key markets has been revealed in three new reports – launched last week at the Oxford Farming Conference....
Antibiotic resistance: what is animal agriculture's role?
Dr Scott McDougall, professor at Massey University and research veterinarian at a private veterinary practice in New Zealand, spoke at the international meeting for the National Mastitis Council about the growing concern of resistance stemming from the...
24 December 2018
Red Tractor to Roll Out New Inspection Regime to Dairy Sector
UK - Poor performing farms are to receive unannounced inspections in a move to increase consumer confidence in Red Tractor logo....
14 December 2018
Consumers Increasingly Interested in Basics of Food Production
CANADA - The Coordinator of the Bruce D. Campbell Farm and Food Discovery Centre says consumers are increasingly interested in learning the basics of food production....
11 December 2018
First sustainable Dairy Village of Indonesia Initiated by Frisian Flag Indonesia
INDONESIA - The first Dairy Village of Indonesia was opened today as part of the Dairy Development Programme of Frisian Flag Indonesia (FFI) - a subsidiary of FrieslandCampina....
Dairy UK, PTF Launch New Codes of Practice to Safeguard Cheese, Cream Standards
UK - Dairy UK and the Provision Trade Federation (PTF) have launched two new industry Codes of Practice on compositional standards for cheeses and creams....
05 December 2018
New Livestock Rules Threaten North Aussie Cattle Trade
AUSTRALIA - Tough new recommendations proposed in the new Australian Standards for the Export of Livestock could have a negative impact on the northern cattle industry’s viability, while animal welfare benefits were questionable, the Kimberley Pilbara...
 
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