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With heightened pressure to meet stricter environmental controls in manufacturing operations, the dairy industry must find ways to balance demands across the supply chain with consistent production.

Dannon ‘pledge’ to declare GMOs with natural ingredients push

Dannon, the US arm of French company Danone, has committed to declare its GMO ingredients by December 2017 as it transitions to natural formulations for flagship yogurt brands.

Palsgaard celebrates CO2-neutrality milestone

Palsgaard, which makes emulsifier/stabilizer blends, which are used in products from cake mixes to chocolate, confectionery, dairy and ice cream, is the first Danish food producer to achieve CO2-neutrality....

Canadean dairy summit to look at European dairy issues

The second Canadean Dairy Innovation Summit 2016 brings together European dairy cooperatives, manufacturers and private companies to provide an update one year on from the milk quota removal, explore the...

Lake District Biogas - green energy from Cumbrian cheese

Clearfleau, a British provider of on-site treatment solutions for the food and beverage sector, is commissioning a plant that will feed bio-methane into the gas grid in rural Cumbria in...

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Minerva Dairy launching Amish Roll butter to tap artisan market

The oldest family-owned dairy in the US, Minerva Dairy, is releasing its new Amish Roll butter in May this year, the company announced. 

Dairy part of Courtauld Commitment 2025 to reduce by 20% and save £20bn

Arla, Nestlé UK and Ireland, Unilever and Dairy UK are among the more than 100 companies and organizations signing up to the Courtauld Commitment 2025.

Cow shed effluent converted to fish food

DairyNZ and Bay of Plenty Regional Council held a public open day on a dairy farm near the New Zealand coastal community of Katikati to demonstrate the on-farm trial of...

New TINE dairy runs on wood and waterfalls

The mayor of the Norwegian coastal municipality of Fræna, Tove Heno, used an axe at the official opening of TINE’s Elnesvågen dairy, which runs with 100% renewable energy.

EU Dibbiopack Project on bioplastics draws to a close

A four-year European project to look at the development of multifunctional bioplastics (bio-based, compostable and biodegradable) for packaging has come to an end.

NFU study to look for answers on Brexit position

British farmers and growers must have more information about how their businesses will be affected if Britain stays in or leaves the EU, as the country prepares to decide how...

Afimilk announces acquisition of Silent Herdsman

Israeli company Afimilk, a global provider of dairy farm management solutions, has announced it has acquired Scottish company Silent Herdsman.

Tesco extends winter payments for dairy farmers

UK retailer Tesco has announced it is extending its winter supplement payment to British dairy farmers.

More demand for ice cream with functional use, natural ingredients

The demand for healthier, more natural food has extended into the ice cream sector, according to a recent report from Technavio.

Waitrose issues 100 day grazing pledge

UK chain Waitrose has announced that dairy cows should spend at least 100 days with access to pasture during the grazing season in the summer months.

Nestlé and First Milk program looks for future dairy leaders

Nestlé and First Milk have launched the Next Generation Dairy Leaders Program.

Tetra Pak’s plant-based package to hit 100m mark in 2016

Tetra Pak has announced that the company expects to deliver more than 100m packs of its Tetra Rex Bio-based to customers during 2016.

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Petcore Europe to host workshop on tracers in plastic packaging material

The European polyethylene terephthalate (PET) industry association, Petcore Europe, is hosting a workshop on tracers in plastic packaging material at the VLEVA Conference Centre, in Brussels, Belgium, on February 24.

REPORTS FROM THE 2016 IDFA DAIRY FORUM

Globalization and adaptation: The future of dairy cooperatives

Globalization, information and innovation will be essential components for dairy cooperatives over the next decade, industry executives said at the 2016 IDFA Dairy Forum.

REPORTS FROM IDFA FORUM 2016

Emerging markets essential to global growth in dairy

Dairy companies that want to capitalize on a growing global market will need to tap into emerging markets across the world, according to a presentation from McKinsey & Company at the...

REPORTS FROM 2016 IDFA DAIRY FORUM

“Time for a change”: IDFA president and CEO Connie Tipton announces she will step down

Connie Tipton, the International Dairy Foods Association president and CEO, announced that she will step down at the end of 2016.

US Senate committee applauded by dairy industry on child nutrition initiative

New action by the US Senate “will help reverse the trend of declining milk consumption in schools” once it is approved, according to two dairy associations.

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CGF completes five-year project to install low carbon refrigeration systems

Members of The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) have completed a five-year project to install low carbon refrigeration systems in over 4,000 supermarkets, four million ice cream and drinks chiller units...

Global cheese market to exceed $100bn by 2019

The global cheese market has seen huge growth in the last few years and will continue to do so until it exceeds $100bn in 2019, according to a recent report.

Dairy permeate market starting to take off

Dairy permeates are becoming more well-known, according to a US Dairy Export Council official, but changes will need to be made for it to reach its full potential.

TINE to use environmentally-friendly milk cartons

Norwegian company TINE will be utilizing 100% renewable milk cartons from February 1, after good results from tests since fall 2015.

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