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More than 61m gallons of milk are wasted by households in the UK every year, at a cost of £25m. Pic: Getty/Anon_Pichit

Could better packaging revive the milk industry?

By Beth Newhart

A study commissioned by Noluma International, which offers light protection services and certification for CPG products, suggests that proper light-protective packaging could help stem the decline in fluid milk consumption.

CapSU-Pontevedra Campus Administrator Dr Mae D. Dumapig and CapSU president Dr Editha C. Alfon receive the Usufruct Agreement from DTI VI regional director Rebecca M. Rascon, represented by DTI-6 STIDS and SSF Regional Focal Person Aurora Teresa J. Alisen and DTI Capiz Provincial Office OIC Ken Queenie R. Cuñada during the launching of the SSF on Dairy Milk Processing at the CapSU-Pontevedra Campus on May 21.

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Philippines university gets dairy plant funding

By Jim Cornall

After students at Capiz State University (CapSU)–Pontevedra Campus in the Philippines created a business plan proposing a dairy processing project at the campus, the government’s shared service facility (SSF) has created the project under the Dairy Milk...

Spray drying is used in dairy for producing dry powders, like milk powders, from a liquid. Pic: Getty/Paperkites

Caloris and NIZO to host US course on spray drying in June

By Beth Newhart

A course on spray drying operation will be offered for professionals this summer in Minneapolis by Caloris Engineering, Process Systems Enterprise Americas (PSE) and NIZO, the Food and Dairy Research Institute in the Netherlands.

In FY 2018, General Mills completed more than 60 energy efficiency and reduction projects to save more than 12 million kWh. Pic: Getty/lovelyday12

General Mills hits its energy goals four years early

By Beth Newhart

The US Department of Energy (DOE) officially recognized General Mills, which has yogurt and ice cream as part of its portfolio, for achieving its target of 20% energy efficiency improvement in its largest US-based plants. In 2012 it was set as a 10-year...

 The council will help Ben & Jerry's adhere to its new ‘values-led dairy vision.'

Ben & Jerry’s introduces dairy advisory council

By Beth Newhart

A new group of experts in environmental health, the animal protection movement, water quality and organic farming has been created to advise Ben & Jerry’s on future product manufacturing.

Lactips is looking to the replacement of polyvinyl alcohol films in home care and I&I applications, such as dishwasher tabs.

BASF signs contract with Lactips

By Jim Cornall

BASF and Lactips have signed an exclusive contract to market Lactips’ water-soluble, 100% bio-based and fully biodegradable material prepared from natural ingredients.

Starting in 2020, Fi Europe and Hi Europe will combine into a single annual event, rotating between Paris and Frankfurt.

Fi Europe and Hi Europe combine

By Jim Cornall

Fi Europe, the trade show for food and beverage ingredients, and Hi Europe, its counterpart for health ingredients, are to become co-located events, alternating between Germany and France.

Market conditions are ideal for new sparkling protein waters specifically for sports nutrition users, says Arla

Arla debuts new whey protein hydrolysate

By Beth Newhart

A new protein ingredient from Arla Foods Ingredients is designed for sparkling protein water, with the potential for drinks to contain up to 6% protein.

The wind industry is expected to deliver more than $85bn in economic activity by 2020.

General Mills signs 15-year deal for wind energy

By Beth Newhart

Food giant General Mills is making a commitment to sustainability and clean power by covering the electricity at its US facilities with renewable wind energy. It has signed a 15-year power purchase agreement with Roaring Fork Wind, LLC.