Cheese

GEA has won a contract with BMI to extend a cheese production line. Picture: GEA.

GEA to expand BMI cheese production line

By Jenny Eagle

GEA has won a contract to supply an extended pasta filata cheese production line for BMI (Bayerische Milchindustrie) in Jessen, Germany, starting in March 2018.

Saputo is to close its plant in Fond du Lac, and move production to its Almena plant. Pic:©GettyImages/jamirae

Saputo to close Wisconsin cheese plant

By Jim Cornall

Saputo Inc. has announced the closure of its cheese manufacturing facility in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, US, with the loss of 126 jobs.

With the acquisition of Vigor, Grupo Lala will gain some leading Brazilian yogurt and cheese brands.

Grupo Lala completes Vigor Alimentos acquisition

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Grupo Lala has completed the acquisition of a 99.9% share of Brazilian dairy company Vigor Alimentos, S.A. in a deal worth $1.3bn, aligning with the company’s strategy of expanding its value-added dairy business in South America.

US cheese exports are on the rise - and offering a variety of cheese to emerging markets will help increase shipments even more, USDEC director says. ©GettyImages/Magone

Cheese lifts US dairy exports driven by emerging markets

By Mary Ellen Shoup

US cheese exports have risen 30% over the last six months compared to the same period last year, with cheese shipments to Mexico, Australia, Japan, and the Middle East/North Africa increasing by double- to triple-digits in volume sales, according to USDEC.

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