All news articles for January 2020

“We aren’t going to stop change, and we aren’t going to stop technology.

IDFA zeroes in on next-gen, and ‘making what we can sell’

By Beth Newhart

At the International Dairy Foods Association’s (IDFA) Dairy Forum this week, president and CEO Michael Dykes spoke of the challenges facing US dairy, including product innovation, milk bankruptcies and setting the industry up for a sustainable future.

“Today we are finally ending the NAFTA nightmare.

USMCA signed into law by Trump

By Beth Newhart

The US Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) passed the House in late 2019 and the Senate earlier this month. It replaces the previous North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

Yorica is the first UK company to be recognized by Allergy UK's Allergy Aware Scheme. Pic: Getty Images/magone

Allergy UK to attend Ice Cream & Artisan Food Show

By Jim Cornall

Allergy UK, a charity providing support and information for those living with allergic disease, is sponsoring the brand new ‘Alternative Class’ category of this year’s National Ice Cream Competition at The Ice Cream and Artisan Food Show 2020 in Harrogate...

Two cheese-related website domain names have come on the market and are available to be purchased.

Cheeseblock.com on the block

By Jim Cornall

It’s possible to go online and set up your own website. However, choosing a domain name isn’t that easy. Often, they are taken. But now, a pair of cheese-related domain names for the dairy industry are available – at a price.

The US dairy industry is hopeful the trade deal means more sales to China. Pic: Getty Images/Pixfly

Now phase one of trade deal has been agreed, dairy trade groups call for further leveling of trade playing field

US industry happy with dairy deal, but a lot of work left to repair bridges with China

By Richard Whitehead

Now the world’s two most powerful economies have signed the first installment of a trade deal, much more still needs to be done to eliminate retaliatory tariffs and non-tariff barriers for American dairy exports to China.

Milk is highly digestible and efficient in its nutritional transfer, giving it an edge over plants structured to produce carbohydrates. Pic: Getty/shark_749

‘Milk protein is king’ but needs an RDA overhaul

By Beth Newhart

The recommended dietary allowance (RDA) of protein is 0.8g of protein per kilogram of body weight. But Rob Wildman of the International Protein Board (IPB) believes the system needs changing, specific to different dietary functions.

The study notes many athletes consume whey protein for its rich branched chain amino acid (BCAA) content. Pic: Getty Images/marekuliasz

Finding ways for using whey important for dairy industry

By Jim Cornall

A Cypriot study in the Journal of Advanced Dairy Research says as the amount of whey in the dairy industry is constantly increasing, new sustainable methods of whey utilization and processing are needed.

Grated cheese is being packed in a variety of bag styles, branded and plain, including 2kg pillow packs, 200-220g stand-up Doy style bags with a zip re-close system and 200-220g Easy Pack bags with a tape re-close system.

New line allows Extons Foods to expand

By Jim Cornall

UK company Extons Foods brought PFM Packaging Machinery on board to help further the firm’s expansion, from a sole trader selling products to local shops in and around Stockport to the UK’s largest independent cheese slicing company.

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