All news articles for January 2022

The first solar park is expected to start delivering electricity by early 2023. Pic: Arla/Better Energy

Arla looks to solar for energy in Denmark

By Jim Cornall

Arla Foods is to collaborate with the renewable energy company Better Energy on four new solar parks that will cover approximately one third of Arla's electricity consumption in Denmark by 2024.

The first meeting of the group will take place in February.

Ireland launching Food Vision Dairy Group

By Jim Cornall

Ireland’s Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue TD met with stakeholders from the dairy sector on Friday to discuss the targets for the agriculture and land use sector under the Climate Action Plan.

Land’Or has been part of the EBRD Blue Ribbon program since February 2020.  Pic: EBRD

EBRD kicks in more cash for Moroccan cheesemaker Land’Or

By Jim Cornall

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is increasing its support for the Moroccan agribusiness sector and regional integration, with new financing for Land’Or Maroc Industries (LMI), the Moroccan subsidiary of Land’Or, a Tunisian...

Fonterra said the increase is the result of consistent demand for dairy at a time of constrained global milk supply.  Pic: Fonterra

Fonterra hikes forecast Farmgate Milk Price range

By Jim Cornall

Fonterra Co-operative Group has boosted its 2021/22 forecast Farmgate Milk Price range to NZ$8.90 - $9.50 per kgMS (US$5.94-US$6.34), up from NZ$8.40 - $9.00 per kgMS (US$5.61-US$6.01).

Sustainability is one of the drivers of the next wave of plant-based.  Pic: Getty Images/AnastasiaNurullina

New materials and technologies helping improve dairy alternatives

By Jim Cornall

DairyReporter recently had the opportunity to find out from ingredients company ADM what some of the trends are in the dairy alternatives space. We have a Q&A with Katie Kolpin-Gustafson, principal scientist, creation, design and development at ADM...

the Federal Milk Marketing Order in line with these changes.

King backs legislation on dairy pricing for farmers

By Jim Cornall

U.S. Senator Angus King (I-Maine) is cosponsoring bipartisan legislation that would direct the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to begin holding Federal Milk Marketing Order (FMMO) hearings by this summer, to give milk producers a greater voice in...

Hochdorf produces the Bimbosan formula brand.

Changes at the top at Hochdorf

By Jim Cornall

Peter Pfeilschifter, CEO and managing director food solutions, has decided to leave Hochdorf Swiss Nutrition AG.

In 2020, the Philippine dairy industry saw an increase in local milk production alongside a decrease in imports and exports of milk and dairy products. Pic: Getty Images/Alexpunker

Philippines dairy sector urged to ramp up production

By Jim Cornall

With the recent signing of a joint declaration of the Philippines and France on agricultural cooperation in the dairy industry, the Philippines Agriculture Secretary William Dar has urged the sector to ramp up production.

DairyNZ said border closures and an unemployment rate at 3.4% are creating ongoing stress for dairy farmers.  Pic: Getty Images/Tatomm

New Zealand struggles to find dairy workers

By Jim Cornall

Applications are now open for dairy farmers to recruit much needed international workers including farm assistants and herd managers, under changes to a class exception scheme.

Silk Nextmilk, from Danone North America, is now available in the US.

January: What’s new in plant based?

By Jim Cornall

While we generally wait until the end of the month, we've taken out some of the plant-based product Veganuary launches in January for our special newsletter. There are many plant-based launches in the alternative meat, seafood and dairy aisles, so...

There will be more than 10,000 new brands in 2022, abillion predicts. Pic: Getty Images/klenova

abillion's top 10 plant-based trends in 2022

By Jim Cornall

abillion, a social e-commerce platform designed to help people and businesses around the world be more sustainable, has identified the plant-based trends it believes will define the year ahead.

The dairy and plant-based sectors both saw major acquisitions in 2021. Pic: Getty Images/SB

Acquisitions top 1,100 in 2021

By Jim Cornall

Zenith Global has published its annual global mergers and acquisitions database, which reveals 2021 was another record year for food and drink industry transactions, with 1,116 registered, an average of 21 each week.

Pic: Lyras

Beston to use Danish UV technology for lactoferrin production

By Jim Cornall

The Danish company Lyras A/S has given Australian food and beverage company Beston Global Food Company the exclusive rights to use Lyras’ sustainable technology for production of lactoferrin and similar products in Australia and New Zealand, for a limited...

GDT Events was established in 2008.

GDT celebrates 300th event

By Jim Cornall

Global Dairy Trade (GDT), the price discovery platform for globally traded dairy products, is celebrating its 300th Trading Event at TE300 on Tuesday, January 18 at 12:00 UTC.

The company portfolio now consists of 71 products across Russia. Pic: Ekosem-Agrar

Ekosem-Agrar growth continues

By Jim Cornall

Ekosem-Agrar AG, the German holding company of Russian milk producer EkoNiva Group, said the volume of dairy products sold rose by 76% year on year to more than 131,000 tons, with revenues also picking up at a rate of more than 75% to just under €80m...

SIG has launched SIGNATURE EVO, the world’s first aluminum-free full barrier packaging materials for aseptic carton packs. Pic: SIG

SIG debuts SIGNATURE EVO

By Jim Cornall

SIG has announced the launch of SIGNATURE EVO, which it said is the world’s first aluminum-free full barrier packaging material for aseptic carton packs.

DSM's Animal Nutrition and Health will now have three divisions: Essential Products, Performance Solutions + BIOMIN, and Precision Services.

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DSM divides Animal Nutrition and Health business into three lines

By Jim Cornall

Following the acquisition of Biomin in 2020, a specialty animal nutrition and health business, health, nutrition and bioscience company Royal DSM has launched three business lines for its Animal Nutrition and Health business.

The Pittston based facility of Cardbox Packaging, Inc started its production in the fall of 2019. Pic: Cardbox Packaging

Cardbox Packaging receives FSC CoC certification

By Jim Cornall

Cardbox Packaging, which produces paper labels and sleeves, has received Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain-of-Custody (CoC) certification from the Soil Association Certification.

Synergy Flavors has expanded its R&D laboratories at its US headquarters in Wauconda, Illinois. Pic: Synergy Flavors

Synergy Flavors expands US R&D labs

By Jim Cornall

Synergy Flavors, Inc., a supplier of flavors, extracts and essences for the global food and beverage industry, has expanded its R&D laboratories and other collaboration spaces at its Synergy U.S. headquarters in Wauconda, Illinois.

The survey is available until February 27.  Pic: Getty Images/kzenon

GCA looking for input from UK dairy sector

By Jim Cornall

Groceries Code Adjudicator Mark White is seeking information from UK dairy producers about their experience of working with the large retailers.

Tim Trotter is the new CEO of the Dairy Business Association (DBA) and Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative.

Dairy groups create new CEO role

By Jim Cornall

In a move to enhance their focus on strategic priorities, the Dairy Business Association (DBA) and Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative have promoted Tim Trotter to a new position of chief executive officer.

Pic: DSM

DSM combines three business areas into new Food & Beverage group

By Jim Cornall

Royal DSM, a Dutch-headquartered global company, has revealed a new integrated Food & Beverage operating structure which unifies three areas of DSM’s nutrition business – Food Specialties, Hydrocolloids and part of its Nutritional Products group.

Irish dairy continued to perform well in 2021.

Irish dairy exports to UK grow despite covid and Brexit

By Jim Cornall

New figures released in the annual Bord Bia (The Irish Food Board) Export Performance and Prospects report 2021/2022 show exports of Irish food, drink and horticulture to the UK have remained constant in value at €4.4bn ($5bn), compared to 2020.

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