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Z Natural Foods' new whole milk powder is safe for up to 18 months.

Z Natural Foods launches Whole Milk Powder

By Jim Cornall

Z Natural Foods' powdered dry whole milk has been launched in the US as whole milk powder (WMP) and other long-life dairy products continue to sell thanks to the coronavirus crisis.

The award-winning cheese OKA L'Artisan Smoke is an Agropur product.

Job losses at Agropur due to coronavirus

By Jim Cornall

Canadian dairy company Agropur has eliminated 60 jobs and temporarily laid off another 200 as the company said its priority is to maintain its dairy manufacturing and distribution operations, which constitute an essential public service.

Dairy groups are calling on the government to act quickly. Pic: Getty Images/steverts

US dairy farmers dumping milk due to coronavirus situation

By Jim Cornall

The Wisconsin Dairy Alliance says dairy farmers are dumping milk into fields and down drains, retailers are limiting consumers dairy purchases, and farmers are left questioning if the milk they produce will be get picked up or if they will even get paid.

Lactalis Nestlé is donating product to hospitals in Guadalajara and Madrid, Spain.

Tetra Laval Group, Lactalis Nestlé and Danone make contributions

More coronavirus donations announced

By Jim Cornall

To support the global response to the coronavirus crisis, the Tetra Laval Group is donating €10m ($10.9m) to various voluntary organizations supporting the health care systems across the countries the company operates in.

DFA to purchase a portion of Dean Foods’ assets for $433m

By Beth Newhart

After several months of back and forth following the Dean Foods bankruptcy, the Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) co-op is acquiring a majority of its assets for $433m. Prairie Farms Dairy will also get a portion for $75m.

Dairy Dialog podcast 76: Willicroft and Liquid Retail

Dairy Dialog podcast 76: Willicroft and Liquid Retail

By Jim Cornall

This week we have two features on the podcast, we spoke with Brad Vanstone, owner and founder of Willicroft, a cheese-alternatives brand and store in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and we also have a chat with Richard Nicoll, chief commerce officer and managing...

Donations will prioritize residents facing hunger as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Maple Hill Creamery gives food for residents in need

By Jim Cornall

Maple Hill Creamery, which has 150 dairy farms throughout New York State, has partnered with New York State's Department of Agriculture and Markets and nonprofit Feeding America to distribute 200,000 cartons of grass-fed organic milk and grass-fed...

Vinamilk delivered milk products to frontline doctors in Ho Chi Minh City

Vinamilk donates to coronavirus fight

By Jim Cornall

Vietnam's largest dairy producer, Vinamilk, has donated 10bn VND (around $430,000) to authorities for the purchase of medical equipment, including test reagents needed for quick coronavirus testing.

Snacks and plant-based products showed growth in Finland.

Valio issues 2019 financials

By Jim Cornall

Finnish dairy cooperative Valio Group’s net sales were €1,787m ($1.98bn) in 2019, representing 3% growth from the previous year.

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