All news articles for September 2017

The area around Pyengana in Tasmania is home to many dairy farms. Pic:© Getty Images/Andesign101

TasFoods to take over Pyengana Dairy

By Jim Cornall

Australia’s TasFoods Group has announced the acquisition of the assets of Pyengana Dairy Company for a cash deal of A$1.55m (US$1.21m).

Westland's CEO said the result is a 'break even.' Pic: Westland

Westland Milk Products breaks even for 2016-17

By Jim Cornall

New Zealand’s second biggest dairy cooperative, Westland Milk Products, has recovered from a loss in the 12 months ended July 31, 2016, to post a break-even profit before tax for the 2016-17 financial year.

Ollivier Chevreteau, sales director, EMEA, Serac at drinktec.

Serac to open an office in Dubai

By Jenny EAGLE

Serac has seen growing success with Combox, its packaging production and filling technology in a single block unit, within dairy for cartons, pouches, cups and bottles.

Synlait is looking to develop more products through its own R&D center.

Synlait to set up R&D center

By Jim Cornall

New Zealand’s Synlait has announced it is to set up a research and development center in Palmerston North to ‘build expertise and capability in food technology.’

Lycored said there are options for creating natural colors that don't affect stability. Pic:©Getty images/LS9907

Lycored tests show natural colors are stable

By Jim Cornall

Global food ingredients company Lycored carries out research into the stability of its naturally-sourced color solutions, and has recently undertaken trials on fruit preparation performance for yogurts.

Fonterra's Te Rapa plant was one of those benefiting from investments.

Fonterra 2017 revenue up but profits fall 15%

By Jim Cornall

Fonterra has announced its 2017 annual results, which show revenue up to NZ$19.2bn (US$14bn), but net profit after tax dropped by NZ$745m (US$542m), an 11% reduction.