All news articles for February 2019

Bipartisan whole milk bill draws support from the northeast

By Beth Newhart

US Rep. Glenn Thompson (R-PA) and Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee Collin Peterson (D-MN) introduced a new bill last month that would increase milk options in school lunches. The Whole Milk for Healthy Kids Act of 2019 (H.R. 832) is starting...

Country music singer Kellie Pickler kicked off the race and met with fans at the finish line.

Silk pushed ‘healthy progress’ on the Grammy’s red carpet

By Beth Newhart

Ahead of last weekend’s Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, Danone North America and Silk facilitated a 7K ‘fun run’ using a four mile-long red carpet. The dairy alternative’s new ‘Progress is Perfection’ campaign encourages non-dairy swaps and setting ‘wellness...

The study recommends that to ensure milk safety new monitoring plans should be applied based on the identification of hazards at each stage of the milk chain. © Pic: Getty Images/Zerbor

Study: New monitoring of BPA in dairy products needed

By Jim Cornall

Researchers in Italy have studied the occurrence of bisphenol A (BPA) in milk using a new monitoring model, and they suggest their results mean new monitoring plans should be applied at each stage of the milk chain.

Graham’s has been working with Aldi since 2010, supplying stores across the UK with products including Skyr yogurt, cottage cheese and quark.

Graham’s inks new Aldi deal

By Jim Cornall

Scotland’s biggest independent milk producer, Graham’s The Family Dairy, has entered into a new five-year partnership with supermarket chain Aldi.

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....

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