All news articles for April 2020

Dairy Dialog podcast 79: DuPont, DW Reusables, Quickes, Andonix

Dairy Dialog podcast 79: DuPont, DW Reusables, Quickes, Andonix

By Jim Cornall

On this week’s Dairy Dialog podcast, our guests are Morten Boesen, global product line manager, fresh dairy, at DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences; Rudi Raskin, vice president sales, DW Reusables; Mary Quicke, managing director of Quicke’s; and David...

A robotic-based system will enable Lancashire Farm Dairies to manufacture 25% more 1kg yogurts.

Lancashire Farm Dairies investing in technology

By Jim Cornall

Rochdale, UK, based yogurt brand, Lancashire Farm Dairies, has announced a £1m ($1.25m) business investment which will incorporate advanced technology and robotics into its manufacturing plant.

The new plant is expected to create additional jobs in the region.

Futura Foods Wales site open

By Jim Cornall

Futura Foods new UK cheese processing site in Minffordd, North Wales, is now fully operational and will be awarded BRC AA accreditation following a successful BRC audit.

FrieslandCampina WAMCO made its donation in partnership with the Lagos State Government and the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs Disaster Management and Social Development.

More companies helping with coronavirus fight

By Jim Cornall

FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria PLC has announced it is supporting more than 100,000 Nigerian families with a relief package of dairy products in its commitment to join with government to make a difference in the fight against COVID-19.

The RABDF is urging every producer who has been affected to fill out a two-minute survey each day to account for losses after the Government called for data on the severity of the issue.

Dairy industry unites to call for immediate action

By Jim Cornall

Appeals for urgent government action to save the UK dairy industry during the coronavirus crisis have been backed by the entire supply chain, including UK farming unions, Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers (RABDF), Dairy UK and the Provision Trade...

The new plant in Mechernich, Germany, will be operational in 2022.

SIG to work on new Hochwald plant

By Jim Cornall

Swiss-headquartered SIG Combibloc Group AG has been chosen by Hochwald, one of the largest German dairy cooperatives, as its preferred partner for a new dairy production site.

Kenya has new regulations for its dairy industry. Pic: Getty Images/Skyhouse

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Kenya hits dairy imports with 10% levy

By Jim Cornall

The Kenyan Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Cooperatives has issued its regulations for dairy industry for 2020.

At least $100m per month in dairy product purchases has been earmarked for distribution to the public through food assistance programs. Pic: Getty Images/Matt Anderson

Dairy groups react to $19bn disaster package

By Jim Cornall

The National Milk Producers Federation expressed appreciation to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue for including dairy in the US $19bn agriculture disaster assistance package, while noting that more will be needed to stem steep losses in the dairy sector.

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