All news articles for January 2021

The pandemic has affected trends for 2021, and probably beyond. Pic: Kerry

Kerry publishes 2021 Taste Charts predictions

By Jim Cornall

Kerry, the taste and nutrition company, has released its annual Taste Charts for 2021, uncovering flavors and ingredients it believes are set to inspire innovation and taste excellence across the food and beverage landscape.

The product was developed for applications in dairy, food and drink processing, and other industries.  Pic: LM76

LM76 develops new cam follower bearings

By Jim Cornall

US-based designer and manufacturer of linear bearings, slides and linear motion systems, LM76 has introduced its RINO Series of FDA/USDA compliant cam follower bearings.

The deal will see Somerdale acquire the full rights to brands including Tintern, Red Dragon and Harlech. Pic: Somerdale

Somerdale acquires Welsh blended cheese business

By Jim Cornall

UK cheese exporter Somerdale International has acquired the blended cheese business of the Welsh company Abergavenny Fine Food Co. (AFF) company for an undisclosed sum.

Selig produces, among others, induction heat seals for dairy products. Pic: Selig

Selig acquires Systematix

By Jim Cornall

Illinois-headquartered packaging company Selig Group, owned by CC Industries, has completed the acquisition of Performance Systematix (PSI).

The cooperative laid out five key legislative focus areas during its annual meeting. Pic: Getty Images/Maksymowicz

Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative lays out legislative priorities

By Jim Cornall

Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative said it will push in the next congressional session for a new farmworker visa, expanded free trade agreements and a leading role for farmers in developing environmentally focused policies, among other priorities.

Available in six-count packages, Babybel Plus+ Probiotic and Babybel Plus+ Vitamins launch at US retailers next month. Pic: Babybel

Babybel goes functional with vitamins and probiotics

By Jim Cornall

To meet the rising consumer demand for functional products in 2021, Babybel is introducing a new range of functional dairy snacks in the US this month in two varieties, Babybel Plus+ Probiotic and Babybel Plus+ Vitamins.

The investment has helped fund product development, which includes 120ml mini pots of ice-cream and gelato products such as cakes, gelato sticks and filled chocolates. Pic: Red Boat Ice Cream

Red Boat Ice Cream unveils expansion plans

By Jim Cornall

Red Boat Ice Cream, which has four ice-cream parlors across Anglesey and north Wales in the UK, has invested £400,000 ($544,000) in a new ice-cream production lab at its Llangefni hub on Anglesey.

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