All news articles for April 2020

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The popularity of prebiotics in dairy

By Jim Cornall

With today’s consumers increasingly aware of the need to look after their digestive health, it is no surprise that one in four new product launches in dairy are now focused on digestive wellness promotion (Mintel GNPD 2019).

Scientists have investigated the interactions between starter and probiotic cultures in fermented dairy products for years. Pic: DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences

Delivering the cells of probiotic success

By Jim Cornall

Probiotic dairy products are all about the cell count from beginning to end of their shelf life. But every bacterium needs a good buddy to keep it alive and kicking.

 American Dairy Association North East and Dairy Farmers of America deliver 50,000 gallons of milk to families in need.

More companies step up in coronavirus crisis

By Jim Cornall

More companies and organizations are helping with donations and product in order to help in the face of challenges created by the global covid-19 pandemic.

The NFU said it has been working with Defra to develop proposals to stabilize business in the wider economy.

NFU and dairy industry call for action

By Jim Cornall

Following a dairy crisis meeting yesterday, the dairy industry has united behind the need for meaningful action to avoid a national catastrophe in UK dairying.

The enzyme can biologically depolymerize all polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic waste, followed by recycling into new bottles. Pic: Getty Images/Srisakorn

Carbios develops enzyme for PET depolymerization

By Jim Cornall

Carbios, a French company pioneering new bio-industrial solutions to reinvent the lifecycle of plastic and textile polymers, has published an article in the journal Nature, entitled “An engineered PET-depolymerase to break down and recycle plastic bottles.”

 Saco Foods has experienced five times the normal volume of demand for its dry buttermilk, baking cocoa, and Mix'n Drink products.

Quarantine baking boosts demand for powdered goods

By Jim Cornall

As people are staying at home due to the coronavirus pandemic, restaurants are closed, and baking has become a way to not only make food for the family, but also to relieve boredom.

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