All news articles for April 2022

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Valio announces 2021 results

By Jim Cornall

Valio Group net sales in 2021 were €1.918bn ($2.017bn), up 6.1% on the previous year.

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Valio to sell Russian operations to Velkom

By Jim Cornall

Finnish dairy company Valio has completed negotiations on the divestment of its Russian operations. Valio will sell the operations to Velkom Group. The transaction will take place immediately.

Lactalis Canada brands. Pic: Lactalis Canada

Lactalis Canada launches program to focus on waste reduction

By Jim Cornall

Canadian dairy company Lactalis Canada, which owns brands like Cracker Barrel, Black Diamond, Balderson, Astro and Lactantia and a subsidiary of France-based Lactalis Group, is unveiling Lactalis Canada NEXT Ventures – an innovation program designed to...

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Co-op scraps use-by dates on own-brand yogurts

By Jim Cornall

UK retailer Co-op is getting rid of use-by dates from all of its own-brand yogurts in a bid to reduce food waste and combat the 42,000 tonnes – £100m ($127.6m) worth – of edible yogurt thrown away by UK householders each year, due to guidance printed...

PerFORMing Monoloop is a formable and recyclable paper-based solution for sliced food such as cheese. Pic: Mondi

Two sustainable packaging launches from Mondi at Anuga FoodTec

By Jim Cornall

Packaging and paper company Mondi is highlighting the need for innovative packaging solutions in the fresh food industry by introducing two new recyclable packaging products - a paper-based tray and a semi-rigid plastic tray - at Anuga FoodTec.

The new report is called ‘Halving the environmental impact of the UK packaging system: How industry and key stakeholders can work together to drive positive change.’ Pic: Getty Images/o-che

IGD report urges packaging strategy rethink

By Jim Cornall

IGD has published a new report to help the food and consumer goods industry drive progress towards the shared ambition of halving the environmental impact of the UK packaging system by 2030.

MULTIVAC's W 500 horizontal flowpacker. Pic: MULTIVAC

MULTIVAC debuts new flowpacking solution

By Jim Cornall

MULTIVAC is launching its W 500 onto the market as a universal flowpacking solution, which offers flexibility for packing a wide range of food products.

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Brave Robot says report shows 72% emissions reduction compared to dairy

By Jim Cornall

Brave Robot, the animal-free dairy ice cream brand launched by The Urgent Company, has released research findings it said show a substantial reduction in consumption of natural resources when compared with ice cream made through conventional dairy production.

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Space: The next frontier for dairy at Yili

By Jim Cornall

A day after China’s Shenzhou 13 crew returned to Earth, dairy company Yili Group announced a collaboration with the China Center for Aerospace Science and Technology International Communications (CCASTIC), an affiliation of China Aerospace Science and...

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Sales up in Q1 at Danone

By Jim Cornall

French food company Danone has published its first quarter financial report, which shows net sales of €6.236bn ($6.76bn) in the first quarter, up 7.1% on a like-for-like basis, with price up 4.9% and volume/mix up 2.2%, while net sales rose by 10.2% on...

This year’s auction featured 86 gold medal cheeses from the 2022 World Championship Cheese Contest. Pic: WCMA

Cheese auction raises more than $333,000

By Jim Cornall

Dairy processors, marketers, and suppliers raised $333,125 at the 2022 Chr. Hansen Championship Cheese Auction, held April 13 at CheeseExpo in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

The paper straw manufacturing line will have a production capacity of approximately 2.4bn straws annually. Pic: UFlex

UFlex-Asepto creating paper straws for beverages

By Jim Cornall

UFlex Limited, India's largest flexible packaging material solution and polymer science company, is setting up India's first U-shaped paper straw manufacturing line for its aseptic liquid packaging business.

Cargill is expanding its plant-based protein offerings in Middle East, Turkey, Africa and India. Pic: Cargill

Cargill expands RadiPure pea protein into the META & India markets

By Jim Cornall

As more consumers add plant-based foods to their diets, Cargill is expanding its RadiPure pea protein into the Middle East, Turkey, Africa (META) and India, which it said will help food and beverage manufacturers in the region respond to evolving marketplace...

PARIVA's three product flavors.  Pic: PARIVA

YogiBalls rebrands and changes name to PARIVA

By Jim Cornall

YogiBalls - maker of small orbs of strained, whole milk yogurt immersed in organic extra virgin olive oil, organic sunflower oil, herbs and spices - has completed a rebranding effort, including a new name, PARIVA.

Sealed Air's recycle-ready cheese. Pic: Sealed Air

Sealed Air joins Cyclyx consortium

By Jim Cornall

Cyclyx International, LLC, a consortium-based supply chain innovation company aiming to increase the recycling rate of plastic from 10% to 90%, has announced Sealed Air has joined the consortium.

Dairy Dialog podcast 176: DSM, Parmigiano Reggiano Consortium

Dairy Dialog podcast 176: DSM, Parmigiano Reggiano Consortium

By Jim Cornall

On the podcast this week we talk to Claire Price, innovation manager dairy, at DSM Food & Beverage; and Alberto Pecorari, head of the institutional office of the Parmigiano Reggiano Consortium. And we have our weekly update on the global dairy markets...

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Emmi general meeting approves all proposals

By Jim Cornall

The shareholders of Swiss dairy company Emmi AG have approved all the proposals put forward by the board of directors at the company’s 29th annual general meeting.

First Milk will supply British cheddar to Ornua Foods UK on a long-term basis.  Pic: First Milk

First Milk and Ornua Foods UK to continue partnership

By Jim Cornall

First Milk and Ornua Foods UK have jointly announced they have agreed to renew their contractual partnership, which will see First Milk continuing to supply British cheddar to Ornua Foods UK on a long-term basis.

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New HMO study looks to next-generation infant formula

By Jim Cornall

Human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs) — important groups of carbohydrates in human breast milk — can, in some cases, be secreted in very high concentrations, and still be safe and well-tolerated by infants.

N2 Applied treated slurry eliminates need for chemical fertilizers

N2 Applied treated slurry eliminates need for chemical fertilizers

By Jim Cornall

N2 Applied, a European agricultural technology company, has announced annual trial data from international testing sites, which it said show its sustainably-produced dairy slurry material outperformed the yield characteristics of ammonium nitrate-based...

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