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Arla worries about Brexit

At an event held at the London School of Economics (LSE), Arla Foods will warn that if the findings of a LSE report prove true, non-tariff barriers to trade and restricted access to labour after Brexit will leave British consumers facing a dairy dilemma which could see the availability of butter, yoghurts and cheese become restricted.

The Government’s White Paper on the UK’s future relationship with the EU sets out proposals to ease trade between this country and Europe. But this is still to be agreed with the EU, and as is identified in the report from the LSE, The impact of Brexit on the UK dairy sector, any friction and any limitations on access to key skills will mean that UK consumers pay the price through less choice, higher prices, and potentially lower food standards.

Arla Foods will say that the issues identified in the LSE report mean a dairy dilemma in the UK, with three possible outcomes:

  1. That it will become much more difficult to import dairy products from Europe, leading to a shortage both of dairy staples and particularly of products such as speciality cheeses, where domestic supply is constrained by limited production capacity in an already tightly managed supply chain.
  2. Escalating pressure on costs, and ultimately increased consumer prices for dairy goods. Current dairy imports include cheese, butter, butteroil, whey, buttermilk and fermented products, yoghurt, concentrated milk, powders, milk and cream, infant formula and ice cream meaning that the impact could be widespread.
  3. That ways are found somehow to ramp-up production and cut farm costs, which in the short-term at least would inevitably undermine the world-leading standards of our dairy industry – something neither farmers nor consumers would accept.

This is in addition to costly impacts throughout the supply chain, problems that could be exacerbated by a shortage of vets, lorry drivers and farm workers post-Brexit.

Arla introduces Ihana in UK and DK

IhanaArla Foods is to expand its successful Finnish brand, Ihana, into new markets with the premium yogurt range launching in Denmark this spring and the UK this week. Meaning ‘wonderful’ in Finnish, Ihana was launched through an extensive brand launch in 2016 in Finland with an iconic new design.

Indulgence is one of the few areas in growth within the yogurt category as consumers look for something new and different. With its range of unique sorbet-style flavour combinations such as pink lemonade and papaya & lime, the bold flavour creations, striking packaging and dessert-style approach to yogurts ensure it is perfectly positioned to offer retailers unique products and shoppers a distinctive choice at the fixture.

Made with natural ingredients and lactose-free, Ihana taps into key trends that fit with consumers’ lifestyles. Offering authentic yogurts that provide an indulgent treat with a thick and creamy texture, the products come with Arla’s farmer owned credentials and made with the best possible ingredients.

US Cheesemakers Hit by Tariff Dispute

Nearly 635 million kilograms of American cheese are in cold storage in the United States. That’s roughly 1.8 kilos of cheese for every American, the highest amount since record-keeping began in 1917.

And that amount could go higher as the two main US dairy states – California and Wisconsin – deal with the impact of retaliatory tariffs on dairy products from Mexico and China.

On 5 July, Mexico and China put tariffs on $986 million worth of US dairy exports-$408 million worth of cheese to China and $578 million worth of dairy products to Mexico-as retaliation for the Trump administration’s tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum. US dairy exports totaled $5.5 billion last year, including $1.3 billion to Mexico alone, according to the US Agriculture Department.

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Livsmedelsverket stänger Eddis ostfabrik i Norrköping

Förbud för tillverkning och försäljning av samtliga livsmedel. Det blev resultatet av den oanmälda kontroll Livsmedelsverket nyligen gjorde på Eddis ost i Norrköping.

Livsmedelsverket har efter tips från Norrköpings kommun och Arbetsmiljöverket kontrollerat Eddis ostfabrik i Norrköping.

Vid kontrollen konstaterades stora hygieniska brister och anläggningen var dessutom varken registrerad eller godkänd för tillverkning av mejeriprodukter. Livsmedelsverket förbjöd därför all tillverkning och försäljning av livsmedel direkt på plats.

FrieslandCampina Ingredients first associate member Medical Nutrition International Industry

The Medical Nutrition International Industry (MNI) association sees FrieslandCampina Ingredients as a key player in the value chain of medical nutrition products, and therefore, selected it as the first company to become an associate member. The MNI has the goal to provide better care through better nutrition, across all ages and healthcare settings. One of its strategies is to partner with relevant organisations who contribute to good nutritional care.

OK for Arla and Yeo in UK

Following the announcement in February this year of the partnership between Arla Foods and Yeo Valley on liquid milk, butter and cheese, Arla now announce that the Competition and Markets Authority has approved the deal following a Phase 1 investigation, and that the transaction is now unconditional.

Arla look forward to legal completion and to working together on growing the Yeo Valley organic dairy brand in the UK.

GDT Events make rule changes to encourage more supply

The GDT Events Oversight Board has approved two rule changes to encourage a wider range of sellers to offer dairy ingredients on the auction platform, with the goal to expand the breadth of regional published prices.

The changes will enable sellers to join the platform while retaining a level of privacy over their commercially sensitive data.
Eric Hansen Director Global Dairy Trade, said “the changes represent an important step forward to expand the supply on GDT Events by further reducing barriers to entry for sellers. The changes received unanimous support from all members of the Oversight Board, which includes representatives of buyers, sellers and financial market participants.”

The first change will enable an average winning price to be published as a substitute, or in addition to the publication of each seller’s individual winning prices.

This will enable sellers to join GDT Events and have their published winning prices combined with other seller prices within a regional average, rather than necessarily needing to publish each seller’s individual winning price.

Current sellers Amul, Arla, Arla Foods Ingredients and Fonterra have confirmed they will continue to publish their individual product winning prices.

The second change closes a loophole where a restricted bidder can still view a product’s offer quantity and starting price in the private log-in section of the Information Website, despite a seller restricting that bidder from bidding on one or more of its products.

This approach will avoid the potential for bidder confusion and reduce anti-trust risk as it will prevent a bidder who produces and/or trades the same type of product outside of Global Dairy Trade to access sensitive information. The change will have no impact on public transparency as pre-event data is not displayed on the public section of the website.

At the GDT Event on 3 July, the change in GDT Price Index was –5.0 percent.

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Top fem over verdens mest værdifulde mejeribrands

Brand Finance har netop udgivet sin årlige rapport over verdens mest værdifulde varemærker i fødevareindustrien målt på kendskabsgrad, markedsføring m.m, skriver Maelkeritidene.

På top fem listen over de mest værdifulde brands inden for mejeriindustrien ligger Danone på den suveræne første plads. Bemærkelsesværdigt er det, at de kinesiske mærker Yili og Mengniu (nummer 2 og 3 på listen) har øget deres værdi med over 40 pct. siden sidste år, mens Arla, der indtager 4. pladsen og indiske Amul, som ligger på 5. pladsen, er faldet i værdi.

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Bruker acquires Lactotronic

Bruker announces that it has acquired the business of Lactotronic B.V., a Dutch developer and manufacturer of analytical instruments for the dairy industry, with 25 years of experience in milk analysis. Financial details were not disclosed.

Lactotronic offers high quality and high precision analytical equipment for milk laboratories, including the MIRA™ milk analyzer, to standardize routine milk analysis processes. Its analytical instruments improve milk quality control, as well as the verification of dairy end products, in order to increase production efficiency.

Bruker and Lactotronic have been collaborating on a high-end FT-NIR dairy analyzer capable of analyzing various sample types, from liquid milk products, to solid and semi-solid dairy products. The acquisition will enable further product developments for dairy and milk quality control analyzers.

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