All news articles for October 2019

The bill was announced at the US Capitol Building on Wednesday. Pic: Idaho Dairymen's Association

Bipartisan farm labor bill could ensure a stable workforce

By Beth Newhart

The Farm Workforce Modernization Act of 2019 was introduced in the US House of Representatives this week, with the goal of expanding the H-2A foreign guestworker program and aiding with legalization of current workers.

Using Nurica, manufacturers can fine-tune the sugar, fiber and lactose content of their dairy products. Pic: DuPont

DuPont launches new lactases

By Jim Cornall

DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences has launched what it says is its new flagship dairy enzyme – DuPont Danisco Nurica – which facilitates up to 35% total sugar reduction while generating prebiotic dietary fiber in situ through the natural conversion of...

Guarding against listeriosis is of significant importance for the food industry. Pic: Getty Images/Pitja

IDF publishes Listeria guidance bulletin

By Jim Cornall

The International Dairy Federation (IDF) has published new guidance outlining additional actions that can be taken in the production process to minimise risk of Listeria contamination in dairy products.

Fleurieu is expanding its market reach to Asia and beyond.

South Australia’s Fleurieu has found success by taking a radical approach

Bucking the trend put an end to Aussie dairy doldrums

By Richard Whitehead

When Fleurieu Milk Company opened for business 13 years ago, it did so as a reaction to the struggles the Australian dairy industry had been facing at the time. Today, with an upgraded processing plant, and on the back of sharp growth, it seems a world...

Keytone took over Omniblend in June.

Omniblend receives first orders

By Jim Cornall

Omniblend Pty Limited, Keytone Dairy Corporation Ltd’s 100% owned subsidiary, has secured orders from two global health and wellness brands to produce a range of their speciality branded products across multiple product lines and pack formats.

Lewis Road Creamery has permanently shifted all its bottles to rPET.

Lewis Road Creamery reducing plastic with rPET bottles

By Jim Cornall

New Zealand dairy producer Lewis Road Creamery has eliminated 210 tonnes of fresh plastic from its packaging cycle in the first 12 months of trialling bottles made from 100% recycled plastic.

“It’s impressive to see how this industry comes together. They don’t point fingers at each other, they work together.

DMI exec talks sustainability strategy after six months on the job

By Beth Newhart

After years of working under former USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack, Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden officially joined Dairy Management Inc. (DMI) in April of 2019. Her role as executive VP of global environmental strategy has put her focus on telling the sustainability...

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