All news articles for July 2018

The AVH dairy office in Bergen, a coastal town north of Amsterdam in the Netherlands.

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Emmi increases stake in Dutch company AVH

By Jim Cornall

Swiss dairy company Emmi has held a stake in the goat’s and sheep’s milk product trader AVH dairy trade B.V. (AVH), based in Bergen, the Netherlands, since January 2013, and is now increasing its stake from 75% to 90%.

Sales of whole milk products are growing

Got milk? Yes, but not as we used to know it, Jim

By Elaine Watson

While sales of plain dairy milk have been declining for years, and US yogurt production has dropped off after peaking in 2014, new data shows the continued growth of cheese, butter, and ready-to-drink coffee, yogurt drinks and protein beverages featuring...

VELV-TOP BL PB1 complements the range of LSC Penicillium and Geotrichum products for the production of soft bloomy rind cheeses.

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Lallemand Specialty Cultures adds new blend of strains for cheese

By Jim Cornall

Canadian company Lallemand Specialty Cultures (LSC) has added a new product for makers of soft bloomy rind cheeses with the launch of the VELV-TOP BL PB1: a blend of strains from the company’s cell bank that includes more than a thousand lactic, surface...

Dean Foods invested in Good Karma in May 2017, and has now increased its stake to become the majority shareholder.

Dean Foods becomes majority shareholder of Good Karma

By Jim Cornall

US food manufacturer Dean Foods Company has increased its ownership percentage and taken a majority stake in Good Karma Foods, the leading brand of flaxseed-based milk and yogurt alternatives.

Synlait is aiming to become a Certified B Corporation.

Synlait looks to sustainable future

By Jim Cornall

New Zealand’s Synlait Milk has committed to reducing its environmental impact over the next decade by targeting key areas of its value chain.

Fonterras aid it looked forward to seeing Beingmate

Fonterra pleased by Beingmate appointment

By Jim Cornall

New Zealand’s Fonterra Co-operative Group said it welcomes the appointment of Bao Xiufei to the role of general manager of Beingmate Baby & Child Food Co Ltd. Fonterra has an 18.8% share in the Chinese food company.

Teresa Hicks and Darren Sagrera, Mountain Milk’s newest cooperative members.

Australia’s newest cooperative open for business

By Jim Cornall

Mountain Milk Co-op, Australia’s newest dairy cooperative, started trading Sunday July 1, offering a new start for a group of committed dairy farmers in the Kiewa Valley of north-east Victoria.

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