All news articles for February 2019

The yogurt meals were all tested in a school production kitchen and taste-tested by students.

New yogurt-based recipes chosen for school lunch program

By Beth Newhart

Danone North America and the Chef Ann Foundation (CAF) have chosen 12 yogurt-based foods submitted by school districts across the country. Yogurt is considered a meat alternate in school meals and services the growing popularity of vegetarian diets.

There are around 170 employees working at the site, with plans to increase this to 230 by 2020.

DMK Group opens €145m baby food plant

By Jim Cornall

The DMK Group, Germany’s biggest dairy cooperative, has officially opened its €145m ($164m) baby food production facility in Strückhausen in Wesermarsch.

Dairy Dialog podcast 20: ProFood Tech and Food Forward. Pic: ©Getty Images/Birute

Dairy Dialog podcast 20: ProFood Tech 2019 and Food Forward

By Jim Cornall

This week’s Dairy Dialog podcast features a preview of the ProFood Tech event taking place in Chicago in March, with Laura Thomson senior director of expositions, PMMI, and Neil Moran, senior vice president, finance, administration & trade show, IDFA;...

Cheese is the largest single category of specialty food in the US and continues to grow. Pic: ©GettyImages/NatashaPhoto

Specialty cheesemakers face different challenges than Big Dairy

By Beth Newhart

The American Cheese Society (ACS) has been monitoring the recent struggles facing the US dairy industry, including low milk prices and a record cheese surplus. But the non-profit trade organization sees a disconnect between Big Dairy and independent farmers....

Jennewein Biotechnologie is building one of the largest fermentation plants in Central Europe. Pic: ©Getty Images/magone

Jennewein Biotechnologie and Yili join forces in HMO research

By Jim Cornall

Jennewein Biotechnologie GmbH, a German company involved in the research and manufacture of human milk oligosaccharides (HMO), and Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group (Yili Group), China’s leading dairy company, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding...

The SIG Tech Centre in China. Photo: SIG.

SIG opens China Tech Centre

By Jenny Eagle

SIG has opened a Tech Centre, close to its packaging plant in Suzhou, China, to support customers who want to develop and implement new product concepts and market-ready packaging.

Clover is a branded consumer goods and products group operating in South Africa and other African countries with a range of value-added dairy and non-dairy products.

Milco consortium offers $359m to acquire South Africa’s Clover

By Jim Cornall

South African food and beverage company Clover Industries Limited said it has entered into an implementation agreement with Milco SA Proprietary Limited, in terms of which Milco will make an offer to acquire all of the issued shares in Clover on a fully...

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