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Hybrid collection-delivery trailer will cut road miles – Arla Foods UK

Arla Foods UK hopes to cut the distance it travels to collect raw milk and deliver finished products through the introduction of a half milk tanker, half refrigerated container hybrid.

Processors have responsibility to reduce dairy waste - EDA

Responsibility for the reduction of dairy product wastage lies with supply chain figures as well as consumers, the European Dairy Association (EDA) has claimed.

UK dairy industry years ahead of government ‘green’ targets – Carbon Trust

The UK dairy industry’s “pro-active” attitude to carbon emissions has put it years ahead of government carbon footprint targets, according to the Carbon Trust.

Supply chain sustainability is a priority for our customers – Glanbia

Dairy supply chain sustainability, at farm and processor level, is a priority for blue chip firms, Irish dairy giant Glanbia has claimed.

Robert Wiseman promises ‘substantial’ milk price increase

Müller Dairy UK and Müller-owned Robert Wiseman Dairies have promised a “substantial increase” in the price they pay to their dairy farmer suppliers for milk.

Bord Bia sustainability scheme underlines Ireland’s ‘green and natural’ image

Bord Bia, the Irish Food Board, has introduced a new programme intended to cement the reputation of the Irish food industry as a world leader in sustainability.

NZ slams Chinese infant formula manufacturers for ‘Made in NZ’ marketing

New Zealand is pushing Chinese officials to take action following revelations that some infant formula manufacturers in the country have been trying to pass off their products as New Zealand-made.

Super-transparent ‘no label’ look causes industry stir: Verstraete

Belgian printing company Verstraete claims there is a lot of interest from potential customers as it prepares to roll out its novel super-transparent label across Europe and North America.

Finnish study touts xylans as starch replacer in future bioplastics

A new Finnish study suggests that xylans and mannans, plant cell wall polysaccharides derived from agricultural and forestry sidestreams, could replace starch as a base material for biodegradable packaging.

Asia-Pacific to overtake Western Europe in natural flavours

Sales of natural flavours in Western Europe are set to be overtaken by sales in the Asia-Pacific market within the next three years, according to market research firm RTS.

Cargill launches certified chocolate range for small users

Cargill has certified its Off the Shelf Chocolate range to bring ethical cocoa to smaller users as demand for sustainable products booms.

‘Unacceptable, impossible, unsustainable’ - The sorry state of UK milk pricing

We like that cheap white stuff on our cereal. Milk has always been a loss leader in UK supermarkets for years now. Everyone knows it: The farmers, the processors, the...

Fast, sensitive beverage filling meets Chinese PET single-serve needs - Sidel

Sidel has told that its new High Speed Combi Predis FMa filling system was designed meet the high volumes demanded by the single-serve PET beverage market in countries like...

Cartons trounce HDPE and PET in new life cycle study: SIG Combibloc

SIG Combibloc claims that a new life-cycle assessment (LCA) by Germany’s Institute for Energy and Environmental Research (IFEU) confirms milk cartons have a better environmental profile than HDPE or PET...

UK Dairy 2020 strategy is not just another ‘vision document’ - endorsee

Dairy 2020 – the UK dairy sector’s latest sustainability strategy - is not just another food industry ‘vision document’, but a plan to add value to the whole dairy supply...

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Palsgaard gets RSPO supply chain certification

Emulsifier specialist Palsgaard has obtained a Mass Balance certification from the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO).

SIG Combibloc develops service to boost sustainability

SIG Combibloc has launched a 3-step service aimed at improving the sustainable practices of food manufacturers.


Fine words and cartoon cows: ‘ambitious’ UK dairy vision must be backed by cash

Another day, another food industry ‘vision document’ complete with funky cartoon cows. It seems that everyone is falling over themselves to get in on the act with such publications, especially...

Sealed Air slams rivals for 'market misinformation' over chlorine use in cheese packaging

Multinational packaging player Sealed Air has rejected ‘competitor claims’ and ‘retailer misconceptions’ regarding its use of chlorine-based barrier material PVDC in its vacuum shrink bags, and says these have created...


Tetra Evero Aseptic offers ultimate 'functionality' but we also address need for affordability: Tetra Pak

Last May Tetra Pak launched the world's first 'carton bottle' called Tetra Evero Aseptic. Michael Grosse, executive vice president of development and engineering, told Ben Bouckley how it was performing...

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Tetra Pak launches separable top to assist recycling of premium carton

Tetra Pak has launched a separable top for Tetra Evero Aseptic, its carton bottle for white milk, to aid recycling, with a perforation in the cardboard that allows for the...


FOSS claims new NIR dairy analyser offers profit and sustainability

At Anuga Food Tec 2012 FOSS launched its new near infrared dairy analyser, and in this exclusive video shot at the show, dairy market manager Dorthe Bisgård Oldrup told


Breakthrough stackable PET bottle could generate 'significant savings': Sidel

Sidel has unveiled novel stackable PET bottle technology for mid-sized bottles and tells that the technology could hit the market by 2013, where touted advantages include better stackability, space...


'Cheese is like the Olympics: firms must go higher, longer, faster' - Chr. Hansen

Cash-strapped consumers demanding value mean that cheese producers need to reinvent themselves in order to 'produce more for less', according to Chr. Hansen's managing director of cheese cultures, Søren Herskind,...

Starter culture can extract more curd from milk, increasing cheese capacity – DuPont

DuPont Nutrition and Health claims that its new cheese starter culture will ‘boost capacity without increasing milk consumption’, by saving protein commonly lost in whey waste when producers use other...

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