Butters & Spreads

What’s new in dairy? New products: September

What’s new in dairy? New products: September

By Jim Cornall and Mary Ellen Shoup

It's time for our monthly round-up of some of the latest dairy products and dairy-alternative products to hit the shelves around the world.  

Emmi is taking over Mittelland Molkerei in Suhr, Switzerland.

Emmi takes over Mittelland Molkerei

By Jim Cornall

Swiss dairy company Emmi, which already had a 60% stake in Mittelland Molkerei AG, is acquiring a 40% share package from AZM Verwaltungs AG, the investment firm of the Mittelland Milk Producers’ Cooperative (MPM).

John Jordan, CEO of Ornua Foods Europe, was one of the speakers at Dairy UK's seminar.

Dairy UK looks to strong future despite Brexit

By Jim Cornall

The UK dairy industry is open for business and ready to help build a stronger economy and better future, Dairy UK chairman, Dr David Dobbin, said at the Dairy UK annual dinner in London.

Greenfields Ingredients says that butter futures have risen in price, but food manufacturers can still lock in at low prices. Photo: iStock - Roel Smart

Price of butter futures jumps by 13%

By Jenny Eagle

Low milk prices and a cold, wet spring across Europe have combined to push butter futures prices upwards, according to Greenfields Ingredients, the UK division of Greenfields Ireland.

The NMPF, USDEC and the IDFA want Congress to support the TPP - and also to enforce it.

Dairy organizations look to Congress for TPP agreement support

By Jim Cornall

The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF), US Dairy Export Council (USDEC) and the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) have sent a letter to members of Congress urging support for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement.

Graham's The Family Dairy is partnering with Brakes Scotland to supply dairy products to Brakes' customers across Scotland.

Graham’s The Family Dairy inks deal with Brakes Scotland

By Jim Cornall

Graham’s The Family Dairy has signed a new deal with Scottish food suppliers Brakes Scotland to provide milk, butter, cream, cheese, yogurt, cottage cheese and crème fraiche to its customers across Scotland.

The new Eatwell Guide (left), which replaces the Eatwell Plate (right), reduces the recommended amount of dairy in the diet from 15% to 8%.

Anger as new Eatwell Guide slashes dairy

By Jim Cornall

Public Health England’s (PHE) launch of the new Eatwell Guide, which promotes more fruit, vegetables and starchy carbohydrates, and almost halves the amount of dairy in the diet, has drawn ire from various industry sources.

Got a beard? You need dairy products to keep it looking its best, says the Italian dairy association, Assolatte. Photo: iStock - Antonio_Diaz

Feed your beard with dairy

By Jim Cornall

The Italian dairy association, Assolatte, is encouraging fashionable beard maintenance, not with scissors, but with dairy.