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...

The private placement by Yili attracted 53 institutional and individual investors from around the world. Pic: Yili

Yili raises $1.89bn from shares

By Jim Cornall

Yili Group has released its non-public offering announcement, signifying the finalization of the largest private placement in the consumer sector on China's A-share market.

Tagatose can be used in a variety of applications including dairy beverages, ice cream, and yogurt. Pic: Getty Images/vavlt

Approvals for low-cost low-cal tagatose sweetener

By Jim Cornall

Virginia-based Bonumose, Inc. said it has achieved regulatory and food application milestones in the US and Canada for the low-glycemic, rare sugar tagatose, as the company progresses on time and on schedule for the opening of its first commercial production...

Signup for the DMC runs until February 18.  Pic: Getty Images/stu99

USDA opens 2022 signup for Dairy Margin Coverage

By Jim Cornall

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has opened signup for the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program and expanded the program to allow dairy producers to better protect their operations by enrolling supplemental production.

The project is expected to create more than 5,000 new jobs for local communities, directly and indirectly. Pic: Yili

Yili Group developing ice cream production facility in Indonesia

By Jim Cornall

Chinese dairy giant Yili Group has officially launched the first phase of the Yili Indonesia Dairy Production Base. Upon completion of its second phase, it will become the country's largest ice cream factory with a daily production capacity of 4m...

The company said the ingredient will be the first vegan casein available for applications in the food industry. Pic: Fooditive

Fooditive introduces vegan casein

By Jim Cornall

The Dutch plant-based ingredient manufacturer, Fooditive Group, is expanding to animal-free dairy proteins.

Giraffe Foods is a Canadian-headquartered producer of customized sauces, dips, dressings, syrups and beverage concentrates. Pic: Symrise

Symrise acquires Giraffe Foods

By Jim Cornall

Symrise AG has signed a purchase agreement for the acquisition of Giraffe Foods Inc., a Canadian-headquartered producer of customized sauces, dips, dressings, syrups and beverage concentrates for B2B customers, in the home meal replacement, food service...

Hart Dairy products are available in more than 1,900 retail locations. Pic: Hart Dairy

Hart Dairy receives $20m investment

By Jim Cornall

US company Hart Dairy, a producer of pasture-raised and grass-fed 365-days-per-year milk, has successfully raised a $20m investment to advance the long-term trajectory of the company.

Dewlay Cheesemakers invested in a new enterprise resource planning system. Pic: Made Smarter

Made Smarter reaches milestone

By Jim Cornall

A new wave of manufacturers in the food and drink industry have helped the UK technology adoption program Made Smarter mark its third anniversary by reaching a major milestone.

The upgraded site aims to encourage more face-to-face customer interactions and meetings. Pic: Glanbia

Glanbia Nutritionals investing in Irish R&D facility

By Jim Cornall

Global ingredient and service solution company Glanbia Nutritionals is investing €1.4m ($1.6m) to upgrade its Research and Development facility in Kilkenny, Ireland, and is expecting to open its doors for operation in Q3 of 2022.

The Protein Producer Index, now in its fourth year, assesses 60 publicly-listed animal protein producers.

FAIRR publishes fourth Protein Producer Index

By Jim Cornall

New data published by the Coller FAIRR Protein Producer Index says despite pockets of leadership and innovation the animal agriculture sector is unprepared for the decade of transition on climate change and risks looking “outdated and unattractive.”

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