All news articles for December 2020

If the US and Canada cannot resolve US concerns through consultations, the US may request the establishment of a USMCA dispute settlement panel. Pic: Getty Images/Lemaniah

USTR takes action against Canada for ‘undermining US dairy farmers’

By Jim Cornall

The U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC), the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF), and Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative have all supported the announcement that the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) will initiate official consultations with Canada to examine...

Greenfields is a leading brand in the fresh pasteurized milk and the stirred yogurt categories in Indonesia.   Pic: Getty Images/SB

Japfa set to sell 80% of dairy business to TPG and Northstar for $236m

By Jim Cornall

Asian agri-food company Japfa Ltd has announced an agreement with TPG, a global investment firm, and Northstar Group, a private equity investor in Southeast Asia, to forge a strategic partnership that is expected to strengthen its position as a branded...

Using pectin-containing waste streams opens up new possibilities for the circular economy of plastics.  Pic: Getty Images/ligora

VTT creates recyclable plastic bottles from citrus peel

By Jim Cornall

New technology developed at the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland enables the use of pectin-containing agricultural waste, such as citrus peel and sugar beet pulp, as raw material for bio-based polyethylene furanoate (PEF) plastics for replacing...

The new product allows manufacturers of yogurts to achieve up to 14% protein in the final product - a 30% increase over what is common today. Pic: DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences

DuPont introduces Versilk yogurt enzymes

By Jim Cornall

DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences has announced the North American launch of Versilk, the latest in its range of enzymes to help yogurt and beverage manufacturers achieve optimal texture and taste in yogurts, drinkable dairy products and other drinkable...

Participation by Müller Direct farmers in Müller Advantage will be incentivized. Pic: Müller

Müller debuts new program for dairy farmers

By Jim Cornall

A new program to provide farmers with tools and support to help improve supply chain collaboration, herd health and reductions in environmental impact, has been launched in the UK by dairy company Müller.

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