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Schenck Process to expand its international footprint

Schenck Process is entering an ‘exciting new chapter’ and expanding its international footprint following an agreement with Blackstone.

First Milk announces job losses

UK dairy company First Milk announced today that after a review, changes are being made to improve the productivity and efficiency of its Lake District and Haverfordwest creameries with the...

San Ignacio S.A.: ‘We would love the US to be our next export market’

San Ignacio S.A. has been increasing its international presence through exports while maintaining brand recognition in its home market of Argentina.

Vegan cheese Vege launches in Finland

ICL Food Specialties and Finnish dairy producer Porlammin Osuusmeijeri have unveiled a cheese substitute, ‘Vege’, which ICL Food Specialties said is designed for flexitarians.

USDEC ushers in strategic plan to grow US dairy exports 5% by 2021

USDEC has introduced a plan to increase US dairy exports by 5% as volume growth of exports has hit a plateau in recent years.

Thermo Fisher develops metal detection technology with the power of ‘five metal detectors in one’

Thermo Fisher Scientific has developed a new multi-scan metal detection platform for food processors that has heightened detection sensitivity to better inspect for metallic foreign objects.  

Schuman Cheese ‘dramatically reduced’ false rejects with X-ray inspection

Schuman Cheese said it has “dramatically reduced” the number of false rejects during cheese processing and decreased wasted product after converting from a metal detection system to X-ray inspection technology.

The Navigator Group to acquire Sapal from Bosch Packaging

The Navigator Group has signed a contract to acquire Sapal from Bosch's Packaging Technology division.

Sargento defends 'natural cheese' claims

Courts should dismiss the ‘daisy-chained’ logic underpinning a new wave of ‘natural’ lawsuits looking beyond the ingredients list to factors such as animal feeding and rearing practices, says cheesemaker Sargento.


EEX and GDT to look into auction for dairy products in Europe

The European Energy Exchange (EEX) and Global Dairy Trade (GDT) have signed a letter of intent to evaluate the possibility of working together to set up and operate an auction...

August dairy product launches

There is a wide range of product launches for the month of August in the global dairy aisles.

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Fonterra to invest in Lithuanian dairy company

New Zealand’s dairy cooperative Fonterra is investing in 10% of the shares in Lithuanian dairy company AB Rokiškio sūris.


Size matters when it comes to dairy innovation

Fat globules are the secret to creating low-fat cream that’s easier to whip, cold butter that’s more spreadable and dairy cream powders that can be tailored for a range of...

Multivac invests $2.9m to expand production capacity in Germany

Multivac Marking & Inspection has invested €2.5m ($2.9m) to expand its production capacity at its factory in Enger, Germany.

Judge throws out '100% Grated Parmesan Cheese' lawsuit calling plaintiffs’ claims ‘doomed’

An Illinois judge has dismissed a lawsuit against cheese products labeled as “100% Grated Parmesan Cheese” that plaintiffs allege mislead consumers into thinking the products contain no ingredients other than cheese....


Hillcrest Dairy recalls three cheese products after sample tests positive for Listeria

Certain Hillcrest Dairy cheese products have been voluntarily recalled by the manufacturer after a routine sample of cheese tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes.

Cheesemonger Box wedges into subscription box market with monthly premium cheese delivery

US cheese shop owners Laura Downey and Chris Palumbo have launched Cheesemonger Box, a monthly subscription service of artisanal cheese, with the first orders set to go out in October....

Demand for cheese powder on the rise thanks to quick meal options and on-the-go snacks

The global cheese powder market is expected to grow with the highest compound annual growth rate from 2017 to 2023, thanks to a rise in quick meal options and snacking-on-the-go,...

Fonterra opens Australia plant as demand soars for pizza cheese toppings in China

Fonterra Co-operative Group has expanded its operations in Australia, opening a plant in Victoria, to meet demand for cheese pizza toppings in China.

‘Smart label’ could tackle fraud, bolster food safety

Scientists have developed what they describe as a “low-cost, portable, paper-based sensor” that could be used produce “smart labels” that detect food spoilage and contamination.

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UK cheese exports grow 25% in H1 2017

The UK Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has reported record exports growth in H1 2017, with a 25% increase in cheese exports.

FDA allows use of ultrafiltered milk in cheese to ease fallout from new Canadian pricing scheme

FDA’s decision late last week to allow manufacturers in some cases to use ultrafiltered milk and ultrafiltered nonfat milk to make cheese could help ease the negative impact on US...

Bulgaria fines cheese companies for non-milk fat ingredients

In Bulgaria, the Commission for Protection of Competition (CPC) has fined three companies for producing cheese with non-milk fats that were not declared on the labels.

Scottish island butter aims high in Dubai

Butter may be in the news because of potential short supply, but butter from the Scottish Orkney Islands has reached new heights not of price, but in terms of elevation.

Global food prices near three-year high driven by record butter prices

Global food prices have risen for the third month in a row, hitting a 31-month high partly led by higher prices for butter and cheese, according to the FAO food...

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