Homogenization is used to increase the shelf life of milk, reduce the use of stabilizers and other emulsifiers in low fat products such as low-fat mayonnaise, and give structure to products such as yogurt.
Cheaper production costs and higher quality products have led foreign companies to dominate most Chinese dairy markets, but high margins and booming demand have put local firms in pole position in the yoghurt market.
Grupo Lala has completed the acquisition of a 99.9% share of Brazilian dairy company Vigor Alimentos, S.A. in a deal worth $1.3bn, aligning with the company’s strategy of expanding its value-added dairy business in South America.
Almost 60% of the European plastics converting companies find it hard or very hard to get a supply of rPM (recycled plastics materials) in an acceptable quality, according to the European Plastics Converters Association (EuPC).
Animal agriculture in the US is often criticized for its heavy environmental impact, but data from the National Dairy Council tells a very different story – one of farmers using technology to improve the sustainability of their lands and dairy production....