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The world's largest chocolate maker discusses how it is combatting poverty in its cocoa supply chain / Pic: GettyImages-aedkis

How is Mars promoting living incomes for cocoa smallholders?

By Katy Askew

Mars Inc hopes to make a positive contribution to the livelihoods of smallholder cocoa farmers. The chocolate giant is trialling two new programmes that aim to address some of the structural issues that stand in the way of living incomes in cocoa. FoodNavigator...

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IDF publishes new bulletin on heat treatment of milk

By Jim Cornall

The International Dairy Federation has released Bulletin No.516 on Heat Treatments of Milk, which looks at the processing of milk, the oldest processing technology in the dairy sector.

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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...

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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Greenpeace says latest IPCC report shows action needed on dairy

By Jim Cornall

Following the delivery of the third part of the Sixth Assessment Report to world governments from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group III, Greenpeace Aotearoa said New Zealand needs to take action on the dairy industry.

Recalled products can be identified by the 7 to 9 digit code and expiration date on the bottom of the package. Pic: FDA

Abbott issues voluntarily recalls of some powder formulas

By Jim Cornall

The FDA, along with CDC and state and local partners are investigating four consumer complaints of infant illness related to products from Abbott Nutrition’s Sturgis, MI facility received from 9/20/2021 to 1/11/2022.

Dairy Dialog podcast 160: Defend Our Health, DSM, Milcobel

Dairy Dialog podcast 160: Defend Our Health, DSM, Milcobel

By Jim Cornall

This week on the podcast, we have interviews with Pim van Hee, innovation manager dairy and dairy alternatives, and Eric van den Berg, product application expert phages, at DSM Food Specialties; research analyst at Defend Our Health, Roopa Krithivasan;...

The ACCC is shifting its focus from education and engagement to enforcement. Pic: Getty Images/Bina Taylor

ACCC flags increased enforcement of Dairy Code

By Jim Cornall

Dairy processors have generally improved their compliance with Australia’s Dairy Code for the start of the 2021-22 season, but there are still areas of non-compliance that need to be addressed.

The M30 R-Series is the first product family from Mettler-Toledo Product Inspection built around the Sense software technology. Pic: Mettler-Toledo

Mettler-Toledo debuts new metal detection systems

By Jim Cornall

Mettler-Toledo Product Inspection has launched a series of metal detection systems for the food inspection market designed specifically for small and medium-size manufacturers and/or co-packers.

The company has implemented its solution in eight dairies. Pic: Getty Images/Andrei Stanescu

JK Tech launches integrated Smart Dairy Solution in US

By Jim Cornall

JK Tech, a next-generation digital and IT solutions provider offering templatized and pre-configured solutions to enterprise customers to help them embark on their digital transformation journey, has launched its Smart Dairy Solution in the US.

Dairy Dialog podcast 148: Action on Sugar, World Cheese Awards

Dairy Dialog podcast 148: Action on Sugar, World Cheese Awards

By Jim Cornall

This week, we have two interviews on the podcast. We have conversations with Dr Kawther Hashem, campaign lead at Action on Sugar, and John Farrand, managing director of the Guild of Fine Food, which organizes the World Cheese Awards.

Dairy Dialog podcast 147: Institute of Food Technologists

Dairy Dialog podcast 147: Institute of Food Technologists

By Jim Cornall

This week, we have just the one interview, but it’s a deeper look at climate change and food, with John Ruff, chief science and technology officer at the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), in Chicago.

Action on Sugar is calling for government restrictions on child-friendly packaging, and nutrition and health claims on yogurts (high or medium in sugar), to stop misleading parents. Pic: Getty Images/kzenon

UK Action on Sugar group slams majority of children’s yogurts

By Jim Cornall

The UK group Action on Sugar is calling for a complete ban on child-friendly yogurt packaging and on misleading nutrition and health claims following its new product survey, which it said shows only 5% of yogurts with child-friendly packaging contain...

Quality and safety issues are a major cause of concern across all sectors of the cheese industry.

Hygiene in the cheese industry: an overview

By Peter Littleton, Christeyns Food Hygiene technical director

In 2020, approximately 474,000 metric tons of cheese were produced in the UK, an all-time high (1).

DSM’s Dairy Safe cultures are used in a rotation system with several phage alternatives. Pic: DSM

DSM expands cheese biopreservation portfolio

By Jim Cornall

Royal DSM, a global science-based company active in nutrition, health and sustainable living, has announced the extension of its Dairy Safe cheese biopreservation portfolio, with a selection of new phage-robust culture rotations.

The DOH said drinking unpasteurized milk is unsafe. Pic: Getty Images/Monty Rakusen

Hawaii Department of Health clamps down on raw goat milk

By Jim Cornall

Hawai‘i Department of Health Food Safety Branch inspectors are visiting pet supply stores and food retailers throughout the state and issuing cease and desist notices to those engaged in the illegal sale of unpasteurized goat milk.

The representatives said the Dairy Pricing and Policy Commission would be a broad coalition of dairy farmers, dairy processors, and other industry experts.  Pic: Getty Images/Maksymowicz

Bipartisan legislation introduced for Wisconsin dairy

By Jim Cornall

Reps. Ron Kind (D-WI) and Mike Gallagher (R-WI) have introduced bipartisan legislation to establish a Dairy Pricing and Policy Commission to recommend solutions to the issues facing family farmers and help secure the future of Wisconsin dairy.

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