All news articles for December 2021

Ashers Ice Cream received funding from the Bank of Scotland to help purchase new vehicles and convert two others. Pic: Ashers Ice Cream

Expansion plan at Scottish ice cream company

By Jim Cornall

A third-generation Scottish company has introduced three electric ice cream vans to its fleet as it looks to a greener future through the construction of a new facility.

Pic: Getty Images/Kiwis

New products in the dairy aisles: December

By Jim Cornall

It’s a limited round-up of products this month, partly because we’re publishing a week early, but also because there aren’t as many launches this month.

Recipients of the Danone North America Fellowship Grant will explore how the gut microbiome, yogurt and probiotics help sustain human health and wellness through growth, development, and longevity. Pic: Getty Images/vavlt

Danone North America continues research grants

By Jim Cornall

For the 10th year in a row, Danone North America will award two graduate students $25,000 each for conducting research to further study the role of the gut microbiome, yogurt and probiotics for human health.

Lactalis UK & Ireland revealed its cheese trends for 2022.

Lactalis UK & Ireland reveals 2022 cheese tips

By Jim Cornall

Dairy manufacturer Lactalis UK & Ireland has shared what it says are the key trends cheese manufacturers and retailers need to consider to win big in cheese in 2022.

The Welsh dairy cooperative has increased its turnover by 100% over the past five years. Pic: South Caernarfon Creameries

Welsh dairy company expanding with “Project Dragon”

By Jim Cornall

Processing equipment company Gemak has been awarded the contract for Project Dragon to manufacture, install and commission a whey processing and concentration facility and a cheese C.I.P. plant for South Caernarfon Creameries (SCC) as part of its £15m...

Exotic citrus flavors are one of the 2022 trends outlined by Flavorchem. Pic: Getty Images/Serhii Tychynyski

Flavorchem issues 2022 flavor and trend forecast

By Jim Cornall

The pandemic transformed the food industry and placed a renewed emphasis on holistic wellness that will shape the future of food and beverage trends. At the same time, the ongoing challenges regarding supply chain disruptions and food inflation have compounded...

Oddlygood products are currently sold in Finland, Sweden, the UK, US, Russia and the Baltic countries.  Pic: Valio

Funding for Oddlygood Global plant-based business

By Jim Cornall

Oddlygood Global, which aims to be a leader in plant-based products, has closed its first round of financing, with Mandatum Asset Management investing €25m ($28m) in the company, which was spun off from Valio earlier this year.

The company saw record sales in the US. Pic: Somerdale

Profit grows at Somerdale

By Jim Cornall

Somerdale International Limited, an exporter of British cheese and dairy products, has published its report and accounts for the year ended March 31, 2021.

SynSynbiotec specializes in the R&D of probiotics for applications in human and animal nutrition. Pic: Getty Images/tupungato

Sacco to take control of Synbiotec

By Jim Cornall

Italian headquartered biotech company Sacco srl, which produces lactic bacteria and probiotics for the food, nutraceutical and pharmaceutical industries, has recently taken over the majority of Synbiotec, a spin-off company of the University of Camerino...