All news articles for July 2018

The EU is Japan's second biggest trade partner. Pic: ©Getty Images/Ruskpp

Dairy boost from EU-Japan trade deal

By Jim Cornall

The European dairy industry could benefit with a boost in exports of up to 215% after the signing of the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA).

PreScouter has identified 11 companies which offer smart packaging technologies. Photo: PreScouter.

PreScouter research report

‘Which smart packaging technologies are readily available in 2018’

By Jenny Eagle

Amcor’s MaXQ digital system, EVRYTHNG and ScanTrust Internet of Things (IoT), Smartglyph and MagicAdd are just some of the technologies identified by PreScouter research, which has led to readily available smart packaging in 2018.

Bega Cheese is buying the Koroit plant from Saputo for A$250m.

Bega Cheese to buy Koroit plant from Saputo

By Jim Cornall

Canadian dairy company Saputo Inc., which agreed to sell its Koroit plant in Victoria, Australia, as part of its takeover of Murray Goulburn Co-operative Co. Limited, has entered into an agreement with Bega Cheese Limited to sell the plant.

Arla Foods UK is warning specialty cheese could be ‘very scarce’ and other dairy products an ‘occasional luxury’ if a London School of Economics report on Brexit scenarios comes to fruition. Pic: Getty Images/Azure-Dragon

Arla foresees post-Brexit dairy problems for UK consumers

By Jim Cornall

European dairy cooperative Arla Foods says Brexit could leave UK consumers with less choice and higher prices, turning everyday staples, like butter, yogurts, cheese and infant formula, into occasional luxuries, and making speciality cheeses ‘very scarce.’

The new plant will start production in 2020 and have an annual capacity of 45,000 tons of mozzarella.

Glanbia Cheese JV to build €130m mozzarella plant in Ireland

By Jim Cornall

Glanbia Cheese Limited, the Joint Venture business between Irish-based nutrition company Glanbia plc and US dairy company Leprino Foods company, plans to build a new mozzarella cheese manufacturing facility in Portlaoise, Co Laois, Ireland.