Dairy Dialog podcast 46: Parker Bioscience Filtration, INTL FCStone and Belle Chevre goat cheese

By Jim Cornall contact

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This week’s Dairy Dialog features three guests, Simon Evans, health and safety leader, at Parker Bioscience Filtration about their expanded facilities in the UK; Tasia Malakasis, Belle Chevre CEO, on the artisan goat cheese company’s latest launch, and Liam Fenton, from INTL FCStone, who as well as providing us with the weekly dairy market update, also tells us about the company’s upcoming conference in Dublin.

Parker Bioscience Filtration opens doors to expanded UK site

Parker Bioscience Filtration - part of Parker Hannifin, the world's leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems - has unveiled brand new, expanded facilities at its Birtley, UK site; this follows the completion of a major, phased investment program.

The program included the creation of office and conferencing spaces, extended laboratories and new clean room, manufacturing and testing facilities.

Parker Bioscience Filtration, with sites in Birtley and Oxnard, California, supports customers locally and globally in improving process control, efficiency and supply chain security throughout their production and packaging processes.

The company has five decades of experience in working with the international food and beverage sector – with expertise in the dairy, brewing, bottled water and wine industries – and offers filtration solutions that ensure product quality, while maintaining the lowest cost of ownership.

Parker Bioscience helps manufacturers in the dairy industry reach distant customers by increasing the shelf-life of their products and supports them in reducing overall product waste resulting from bacterial contamination. It offers a range of sterile gas filters for all stages of the production and packaging process and provides solutions which are used in aseptic packaging, dairy tank vent filtration, dairy product purge operations and sanitary separations.

Parker Bioscience Filtration also designs, supplies and delivers systems for both upstream and downstream pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical manufacturing, and provides integrated bioprocessing solutions that speed-up development times and increase efficiency and safety to enable reproducible quality.

Kris Holmes, general manager of Parker Bioscience Filtration, said, “It’s hugely exciting to have opened the doors to our extended and refurbished site in Birtley. The investment in these facilities demonstrates Parker Hannifin’s commitment to our European customer base and through this, we have strengthened the level of technical support and service that we can offer across the brewing, dairy, wine and bottled water industries and biopharmaceutical manufacturing.

“We have shortened the supply chain for our European customers and made it easier for customers to access filtration solutions and automated systems.”

He added, “In addition, we have also provided a greatly enhanced working environment for Parker Bioscience Filtration’s specialist workforce. The overall investment in our laboratory, cleanroom, manufacturing, office and warehouse facilities has further bolstered our ability to serve the food and beverage industry and made our Birtley premises one of the most modern manufacturing sites for integrated bioprocessing solutions in EMEA.”

Belle Chevre launches Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese

Pumpkin Spice, the all-time favorite flavor associated with fall, is the latest addition to Alabama-based Belle Chevre’s sweet line-up of chevre cream cheeses, available for shipment from September 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019.

Belle Chevre’s Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese is handcrafted with all-natural pumpkin purée and pumpkin spices.

Tasia Malakasis, Belle Chevre CEO and chief cheese, said, “It’s that time of year when change is in the air and consumers are looking for something new to spice up their food choices, literally.

"Pumpkin Spice has become so associated with the fall, and combines so well with dairy products, it was only natural for us to create our own adaptation – the ‘PSCC’.”

Belle Chevre’s Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese is the fifth in the brand’s range of mostly sweet flavored cream cheeses, including: cinnamon, coffee, fig, honey, and original. This line of healthier cream cheeses has 2.5 times more protein, less fat, more calcium, and are easier to digest than regular cream cheese.

Belle Chevre has been handcrafting traditional and original goat cheeses since 1989.

INTL FCStone EU Dairy Outlook Conference and Educational Forum

INTL FCStone Inc. provides clients across the globe with customized financial services and tools to help them protect their margins and manage volatility across a range of products, including dairy.

Each week, Liam Fenton provides an update on the global dairy markets for the podcast, and the company also hosts many events throughout the year.

INTL FCStone is hosting the EU Dairy Outlook Conference and Educational Forum in Dublin on September 5 and 6. Designed to provide outlooks for major input and price influences, the dairy industry conference offers critical insights into EU and global dairy supply and demand.

The goal is to help attendees understand how these dynamics can impact procurement strategy and use this knowledge to plan their budgets better. The event looks at the overall global dairy industry, trade wars and their potential impact, and consumer trends.

In addition attendees get views into macro-economic conditions for the dairy industry, in-depth discussion of practical risk management strategies across multiple dairy products, and a look at new innovations in dairy risk management. There’s also an optional education session that focuses on the needs of individual business types.

The event is suitable for any risk managers/traders, procurement and upper management officers who want to gain insight into the 2019/20 dairy market, including traders, dairy producers and farmers, food processors and dairy manufacturers, and food service companies.

Those interested in attending can find more details and how to register here​.

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