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British dairy supply chain a ‘global leader’ in terms of environmental sustainability: Industry report

The British dairy supply chain – comprising farmers, processors and retailers – is a “global leader” in terms of environmental sustainability, an industry-funded report has claimed.

Thermoformed bottle cap use could reduce US dairy industry carbon emissions: study

The adoption of thermoforming technology to manufacture milk bottle caps could help to reduce the US dairy industry’s carbon footprint, researchers from the University of Arkansas have claimed.

Fraunhofer leads EU project to develop water-efficient, sustainable dairy wastewater treatment system

German research institute, Fraunhofer, is leading a project to engineer an electrochemical water treatment system for dairy processors – a development it expects will be offer greater efficiency in terms...

Aseptic technologies are ‘strong and growing’: World renowned expert

Aseptic processing and packaging is a ‘strong and growing series of technologies’, despite being much more complex than canning or traditional terminal sterilization, according to a leading expert.

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'No magic ingredient': Ensuring healthier dairy launches don't suffer a quality slide

There is no ‘magic ingredient’ dairy producers can use to counteract changes in product stability resulting from pressure to cut sugars, salt and fat, although newer non-thermal processes can help,...

Soy industry: FAO protein findings only useful in malnourished populations

The European soy sector says a UN report that found dairy proteins offer a superior amino acid profile to plant proteins is only meaningful for the malnourished.

Oxfam thanks food industry for ‘bland’ and ‘complacent’ response to damning CSR report

Oxfam will step up its campaign to improve the treatment of people and resources that form part of the supply chain of the world’s biggest food conglomerates, after it cast...

Unilever & Nestlé tell Oxfam to bring other stakeholders to food ethics table

Unilever and Nestlé say Oxfam missed an opportunity for a wider and more comprehensive debate about food ethics after the NGO published a damning report on the supply chains of...

ABF calls Oxfam food ethics attack ‘ridiculous’

Associated British Foods – worst-in-class in an Oxfam report critical of 10 food giants for essentially operating under a corporate social responsibility (CSR) “veil of secrecy” – has hit back, slamming the...

Cellulose mooted as eco-friendly replacement in MAP packaging

An EU project is aiming to produce cellulose-based materials to be used in modified atmosphere packaging (MAP), to replace traditional oil-based substances.

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Dean Foods’ plants recognised for environmental efforts

Eighteen Dean Foods dairy processing plants have been recognised by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for their environmental efforts.

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Dairy UK partners with WRAP to promote water efficiency

Dairy UK has signed an agreement to become an official partner to the Federation House Commitment (FHC) – a voluntary commitment to reduce water use.

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SIG Combibloc launches screwtop closure for key carton

SIG Combibloc has launched a screwtop version of its combibloc EcoPlus carton for long-life milk and dairy products, which was first launched in August 2010 without a closure.

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GEA TDS technology promises ‘drastic’ beverage deaeration savings

GEA TDS tells BeverageDaily.com that its new beverage deaeration technology for beverages and milks can help manufacturers achieve ‘drastic savings’ in terms of steam, water, energy and thus money.

WikiCell targets Louvre as site for first outlet

A snack bar next to the Musée de Louvre in Paris will be the site of the first outlet selling products in edible packaging from WikiCell Designs, the company behind...

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.

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