All news articles for September 2020

Lactalis will acquire a portfolio of brands including Cracker Barrel, Breakstone’s, Knudsen, Polly-O, Athenos, Hoffman’s and, outside the US and Canada only, Cheez Whiz. Pic: Kraft Heinz

Lactalis to acquire Kraft Heinz’s natural cheese division

By Jim Cornall

French-headquartered Lactalis Group has entered into a definitive agreement for the acquisition by its US affiliate of Kraft Heinz’s natural, grated, cultured and specialty cheese businesses in the US, grated cheese business in Canada, and entire international...

ERS data show American dairy per capita consumption is increasing each year. Pic: Getty Images/bernardbodo

IDFA says USDA data show Americans eating more dairy

By Jim Cornall

New data from the USDA Economic Research Service (ERS) on annualized per capita consumption of dairy point to cheese, butter and yogurt categories driving growth in the dairy sector, which reached a record high in 2019.

Food Union brands Ekselence, Pols and Lakto are now available in Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan. Pic: Food Union

Food Union expands into Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan

By Jim Cornall

Food Union, which creates dairy and ice cream products in the Baltics, has expanded exports of its Ekselence, Pols and Lakto brands into three East Asian markets - Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan.

So far, the Farmers Feeding Families Fund has raised more than $650,000 and distributed more than $225,000 to rural and community food banks. Pic: Getty Images/johnrandallalves

DFA donating refrigeration to rural food banks

By Jim Cornall

Through the Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) Cares Farmers Feeding Families Fund, the nationwide dairy cooperative’s 13,000 family farm-owners are donating refrigeration to rural and community food banks across the country and pledging to keep them stocked...

The webinars will be of interest to scientists and other professionals involved in the sheep, goat, and other non-cow dairy sectors.

IDF goat and sheep milk symposium goes digital

By Jim Cornall

Originally set for May 2020 in Brussels, Belgium, but postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, organizers of the 8th International Dairy Federation (IDF) international symposium on sheep, goat, and other non-cow milk have decided on a digital format, with...

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