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USDEC holds bullish outlook on EU milk production

The EU reported its first increase in milk production in nearly a year aided by the rising European milk prices and the USDEC expects the trend to continue. 

Bingo Bagger machine fills need for cheese packaging for foodservice and wholesale industries

WeighPack Systems has introduced its Bingo Bagger machine designed for foodservice and wholesale applications for the food and dairy industries and has started marketing its cheese packaging capabilities.  

PerkinElmer Food Business Unit targets dairy growth through Bioo Scientific acquisition

The food business unit of PerkinElmer consists of Perten Instruments, Delta Instruments, and most recently, Bioo Scientific, to now cover the full spectrum of dairy processing and food safety.

Interpack 2017

Multivac signs MoU with Meyn Food Processing Technology and Cabinplant

Multivac has completed a strategic alliance (Memorandum of Understanding) with Meyn Food Processing Technology and Cabinplant to sell joint processing, filling, weighing and packaging technology.

‘Undeniably Dairy’ campaign aims to make dairy relevant and transparent for US consumers

The US dairy industry, led by the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy, is coming together under one national, multi-year pro-dairy campaign called Undeniably Dairy to better engage with consumers who...

Granarolo buys 50.01% of Quality Brands International

Italian company Granarolo has acquires a 50.01% stake in the Greek dairy distribution company Quality Brands International SA (QBI).

Ornua publishes 2016 review

Ornua, Ireland’s largest exporter of primary Irish dairy products, has published a review of its 2016 operational and financial performance, as well as a goal to build revenues of €3bn...

US dairy sector prioritizes market expansion as new US Trade Representative steps in

The US dairy industry aims to work with US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on a number of trade policy issues including the renegotiation of NAFTA, expanding market access channels in...

Interpack 2017

Battle of the sustainable packs: Germany Vs France

Germany and France have been recognized for their sustainable products at the ‘PackTheFuture’ Sustainable Plastic Packaging Awards at Interpack.

Interpack 2017

‘Cows head’ sliced cheese packs, small pouch formats and paper packaging take centre stage at Mondi

Mondi has expanded its packaging portfolio based on current trends, differentiating its products at the point of sale.

Wisconsin leads in state cheese production stocking up on specialty cheese output

Wisconsin’s annual cheese production totalled roughly 3.24bn lbs last year (27% of annual US cheese production) with specialty cheese representing 24% of total state output, marking a 52% increase from...

Interpack 2017

ULMA Packaging thermoforming and flowrapping tech to break into new markets

ULMA Packaging says it wants to break into new markets with its thermoforming and flowrapping technology as its TSA 680 automatic tray sealer takes centre stage at Interpack.

News in brief

Errington Cheese wins right to see E. coli evidence

Errington Cheese has won the right to see evidence linking one of its products to an E. coli outbreak last summer.

Land O’Lakes continues year-over-year growth in Q1 2017 and gears up for 2025 sustainability targets

Following a high earnings year in 2016, Land O’Lakes still posted solid gains of $110m in net earnings increasing to $3.7bn for Q1 2017. 

Fonterra’s ingredients business keeps up with vast region’s fast pace

When I speak to Fonterra’s Hamish Gowans, he had just been asked by a potential customer if the cows that produce the milk for the New Zealand dairy ingredients co-operative...

China’s fast-moving cheese market has massive scope for growth

China’s booming cheese market was worth around RMB3.3bn in 2015 and continues to grow at an annual rate of 20% according to new market research.

Bel Group inaugurates Vietnam plant to produce Laughing Cow cheese

Bel Group last month inaugurated a plant to make The Laughing Cow cheese in Binh Duong province in Vietnam.

Parmalat buys specialty US dairy companies

Parmalat S.p.A. has announced its LAG Holding Inc. subsidiary has acquired two US dairy companies.

April dairy product launches

There's a truly international flavor again to the new products hitting the dairy shelves in April.

Sealed Air cuts down labor and improves food safety with BL75 bag loader and Grip & Tear packaging

Sealed Air’s BL75 fully-automated, high-speed bag loader has been available for several years in Europe, but is now available in the US to help cheese processors improve operational efficiency by...

ADPI/ABI Annual Conference 2017

‘Demand is a bit off’ for dairy, Blimling & Associates director says

Demand for cheese is up nearly 3% according to Nielsen data (ending 52 weeks Mar. 25, 2017), a slight drop from 2016 levels of 3.3% demand, but a minimal decrease...

PMMI: Dairy industry posts largest increase in shipments and equipment purchases

Dairy showed the largest six-year shipment value increase compared to any other food and beverage segment, according to PMMI’s 2017 Trends in Food Processing Operations report.

Whey protein approach could cut calories in yogurts and ice-cream

Novel-textured, high-protein desserts may soon become available thanks to a method that uses whey protein and polysaccharides to reduce the calorie content of high-fat foods such as ice-cream.

EFSA: No safety issues over acacia gum as food additive

Acacia gum is safe for use as a food additive concludes the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) following a risk re-evaluation request from the European Commission.

PepsiCo completes Russian dairy plant investment and plans to sell another

PepsiCo has completed its large-scale investment project on dairy capacity expansion in Nizhny Novgorod, and plans to sell its Anna dairy plant in the Voronezh region.

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