All news articles for July 2019

Westland ceases to be a cooperative after being bought by Yili.

Yili takeover of Westland gets court approval

By Jim Cornall

On Thursday, the High Court of New Zealand gave approval to the takeover of the Westland Co-operative Dairy Company by Yili subsidiary, Hongkong Jingang Trade Holding Co., Ltd.

Dina Farms was originally acquired by Qalaa Holdings in 2007 and has today grown to become Egypt’s largest producer of fresh milk.

Qalaa Holdings announces multi-million-dollar expansion plans

Egypt’s biggest dairy farm to get even bigger

By Richard Whitehead

Qalaa Holdings, the listed Egyptian energy and infrastructure investor, has reportedly announced a further investment of $24m in Egypt’s biggest private-sector agricultural facility.

The natural history of food allergies has changed during the last two decades in the severity of clinical manifestations. Pic: Getty/AndreyPopov

Mead Johnson wants more parents taking ‘allergic action’

By Beth Newhart

Food allergies are on the rise in children, creating allergen-free public areas, food products and school policies to manage those that are life-threatening. Cow's milk allergy is common in babies and can potentially lead to other intolerances without...

Ornua’s Nantwich cheese ingredients facility produces multiple grated and diced cheese formats, a range of sliced cheese and delicatessen blocks and is the home of the Spinneyfields foodservice cheese brand. Pic: Ornua

Ornua to close Whitchurch facility

By Jim Cornall

Following a major review of its European ingredients’ operations, Ornua has announced a proposal to close its Whitchurch site in the UK and transfer the production currently undertaken there to its Nantwich cheese ingredients facility.

The rice-in-milk product produced in the trials is novel, SPX FLOW said. Pic: ©Getty Images/Jamokosy

SPX FLOW develops novel rice in milk product

By Jim Cornall

To support producers in meeting the demand for plant-based ingredients in fresh dairy and non-dairy products, US-headquartered SPX FLOW has been developing and testing processes at its ENIL Innovation Centre in Mamirolle, France.

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