DairyReporter’s most read articles in December 2023

By Teodora Lyubomirova

- Last updated on GMT

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Image: Getty/Antoniooo

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As we bid farewell to 2023, a look back at our most-read articles this month.

1. Global dairy giants including Nestlé and Danone vow to disclose and tackle methane emissions from their dairy supply chains
At COP28, six global food majors committed to publicly disclose their dairy-related methane emissions.

2. Will whole milk return to US schools? Congress set to vote on bill that enjoys 'strong bipartisan support'
Congress debated a bill that could bring whole milk back on school menus, in contravention with Dietary Guidelines.

3. No supplementary payments for FrieslandCampina farmers in 2023 as dairy co-op looks to cut 1,800 jobs
Dairy farmers supplying Dutch dairy co-operative FrieslandCampina won't receive supplementary cash payments for 2023 due to 'disappointing' financial results, the business reported.
4. Nestlé's N3 milk powders offer functional benefits in a familiar format for the Chinese market 
The food and beverage major has released its first product range that leverages milk made with the company’s proprietary enzymatic solution that can naturally turn lactose into dietary fiber.        

5. Kerry Group to acquire lactase enzyme business from Chr. Hansen, Novozymes
Subject to regulatory approvals, Kerry will acquire the lactase enzyme business of merging Danish bioscience companies Chr. Hansen and Novozymes.

6. Daiya Foods embraces dairy-like culturing methods as it unleashes reformulated plant-based cheese
The company told us more about its reformulation process and the key to achieving ‘smooth, creamy texture and dairy-like melt’.

7. Reusing PPE from cheese and dairy production: Not a Mission Impossible
British cheese and dairy supplier Bridge Cheese has found cost and sustainability benefits by saving PPE items from going to waste.

8. Danone’s Global Methane Hub partnership ‘welcome’ but more firms must act – Changing Markets Foundation
As COP28 kicked off, we looked at Danone’s partnership with the Global Methane Hub and how effective technical solutions to methane mitigation really are.

9. Amcor teams up with Fromagerie Milleret to release recyclable packaging for soft cheese
The new packaging uses Amcor’s proprietary ‘breathable’ material and is fully recyclable in existing paper streams.

10. Dairy protein innovation at FiE 2023: From heat-stable whey to clear protein shakes
As Food Ingredients Europe 2023 took place, we caught up with Arla Foods Ingredients and FrieslandCampina Ingredients to see how each company is advancing protein innovation.

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