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The new name takes effect on July 6.

INTL FCStone rebranding to StoneX

By Jim Cornall

INTL FCStone Inc., a provider of execution, post-trade settlement, clearing and custody services across asset classes and markets worldwide, is rebranding the firm as StoneX Group Inc.

Nuts For Cheese produces organic, dairy-free and plant-based cheese alternatives in six flavors. Pic: Nuts For Cheese

Nuts For Cheese becomes first to use Fairtrade Ingredients

By Jim Cornall

Canadian natural product and vegan cheese-alternative producer Nuts For Cheese has joined the Fairtrade movement, sourcing cashews, coconut oil, coconut milk, turmeric and black peppercorns to produce the world's first Fairtrade Certified vegan cheese...

The Ilchester Vegan Festive Selection features three new vegan cheese alternatives alongside its Applewood Vegan. Pic: Norseland

Cheese Advent Calendar makers roll out new vegan festive product

By Jim Cornall

It may be sunny outside and the longest day of the year is only two days away in the northern hemisphere, but UK speciality cheese company Norseland, the makers of a cheese advent calendar, has announced the launch of a vegan Christmas product.

The box of four artisanal cow's milk cheeses retails for $49.

New cheese box produced to support California cheesemakers

By Jim Cornall

The California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB) and dairy exporter HarbyrCo have launched the California Cheesemakers' Select box of California artisan cheeses available for delivery to consumers throughout the US.

The new product will launch into ASDA in the UK in July. Pic: Norseland

Norseland creates vegan version of Mexicana

By Jim Cornall

UK speciality cheese company, Norseland, which created Applewood Vegan, has added to its range of vegan cheese alternatives with the launch of Mexicana Vegan.

Dairy Dialog podcast 86: Tate & Lyle, Royal DSM, Crisp. Pics: (Computer) Getty Images/simpson33; (field) Tate & Lyle; (pizza) Royal DSM

Dairy Dialog podcast 86: Tate & Lyle, Royal DSM, Crisp

By Jim Cornall

On this week’s Dairy Dialog’s podcast, we have three guests: Anna Pierce, director of sustainability at Tate & Lyle; Bob Savage, product application expert, cheese, at DSM; and Are Traasdahl, co-founder and CEO of Crisp. We also have our weekly look...

The variation in relaxing of COVID-19 restrictions will ensure varied rates of recovery in foodservice sales while business and tourism travel will remain minor until late in 2020.

Maxum publishes global dairy commodity update for June

By Jim Cornall

Dustin Boughton, procurement director at Maxum Foods in Australia and New Zealand, says dairy markets turned the corner in May with improving demand as COVID-19 lockdowns started to ease in most regions while milk output slowed in the US and EU.

The box, which includes five cheeses, is available at all 251 Waitrose stores that have cheese counters. Pic: Waitrose

Waitrose helping struggling UK cheese suppliers

By Jim Cornall

UK retailer Waitrose has launched a special “best of British” cheese selection box, to help its smaller British artisan cheese suppliers adversely affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

Nanako Oikawa has been appointed CEO of the newly-formed Sacco System Japan. Pic: Sacco System

Sacco System expanding in Japan

By Jim Cornall

Italian biotech company Sacco System, which works in the food, nutraceutical, and pharmaceutical industry, is opening a subsidiary, Sacco System Japan.

Dairy Dialog podcast 84: Tetra Pak, Hälsa Foods, IFT, YPACK

Dairy Dialog podcast 84: Tetra Pak, Hälsa Foods, IFT, YPACK

By Jim Cornall

On this week’s Dairy Dialog podcast, our guests are Jan Lindqvist, food technologist at Tetra Pak; Hälsa’s CEO, Mika Manninen; Thomas Burke, food safety scientist at the Institute of Food Technologists; and Dr José María Lagarón, YPACK project coordinator.

More than 50 Turkish dairy companies can now export their products to China. Pic: Getty Images/Caner CIFTCI

China gives Turkish dairy green light

By Jim Cornall

Turkish Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Bekir Pakdemirli and Trade minister Ruhsar Pekcan have announced that barriers to dairy products to be exported to China have been removed.

St. Paul Group has sites in Belgium and the Netherlands. Pic: St. Paul

Givaudan selling grated cheese business to St. Paul Group

By Jim Cornall

Swiss-based flavors and fragrances company Givaudan has announced that it has entered into an agreement to divest its processed and grated cheese business to St. Paul Group, a cheese specialist in Belgium and the Netherlands.

The new cultures are designed to boost the yield and resource efficiency of mozzarella cheese production. Pic: Royal DSM

DSM launches new mozzarella cheese cultures

By Jim Cornall

Royal DSM, a global science-based company active in nutrition, health and sustainable Living, has launched its new DelvoCheese CP-500 cultures for boosting the yield and resource efficiency of mozzarella cheese production.

The nine startups are from the US, Canada, Israel and the UK. Pic: Getty Images/jacoblund

Nine startups in 2020 DFA Accelerator class

By Jim Cornall

An all-natural sports drink made from dairy by-products, handheld pizza and Philly cheesesteak cones, a green fashion brand creating t-shirts from excess milk and a hand-crafted spirit made from whey are just a few of the startup companies convening virtually...

Pic: Getty Images/Maksymowicz

DBA and Edge support government moves

By Jim Cornall

The Dairy Business Association and Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative in the US have announced their support of the Agriculture Department for awarding $317m in contracts to purchase milk and other dairy foods for struggling Americans.

Curds + Kindness will continue at least through the end of May for the nearly 5m residents of Idaho and Utah.

Crisis donations continue

By Jim Cornall

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, US company Dairy West has launched Curds + Kindness, a program to direct surplus, nutrient-rich dairy foods to those who are hungry and unable to afford groceries throughout Idaho and Utah.

Fresh cheese, including white cheese, represents 30% of total volume growth by 2030. Pic: Tetra Pak

Tetra Pak launches complete processing line for white cheese

By Jim Cornall

Tetra Pak has launched its first complete processing line for feta type white cheese products, with a fully automated and integrated solution the company says ensures the highest standard of food safety and speed to market.

Dairy Farmers of Canada said  said the funding falls short of the expectations set out by the Canadian Federation of Agriculture and there is a need for further support. Pic: Getty Images/Rowena Kong

Canada helps dairy as part of agriculture package

By Jim Cornall

This week, Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, announced measures within agriculture programs and an investment of more than C$252m (US$178.8m) to support farmers, food businesses, and food processors who provide essential services to Canadians every...

The latest update is dominated by responses to the coronavirus crisis.

Maxum issues May global dairy commodity update

By Jim Cornall

Dustin Boughton, director of procurement at Australian and New Zealand dairy ingredients suppliers Maxum Foods, says dairy markets are starting to come off the bottom of a deep trough due to decreased demand for cheese and butterfat from the closure of...

Glanbia said the JV project to build a new plant in Ireland is on hold due to coronavirus restrictions.

Glanbia issues first quarter results

By Jim Cornall

Irish headquartered global nutrition company Glanbia plc has issued an interim management statement for the three-month period ending April 4, 2020.

Dairy Dialog podcast 79: DuPont, DW Reusables, Quickes, Andonix

Dairy Dialog podcast 79: DuPont, DW Reusables, Quickes, Andonix

By Jim Cornall

On this week’s Dairy Dialog podcast, our guests are Morten Boesen, global product line manager, fresh dairy, at DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences; Rudi Raskin, vice president sales, DW Reusables; Mary Quicke, managing director of Quicke’s; and David...

The new plant is expected to create additional jobs in the region.

Futura Foods Wales site open

By Jim Cornall

Futura Foods new UK cheese processing site in Minffordd, North Wales, is now fully operational and will be awarded BRC AA accreditation following a successful BRC audit.

FrieslandCampina WAMCO made its donation in partnership with the Lagos State Government and the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs Disaster Management and Social Development.

More companies helping with coronavirus fight

By Jim Cornall

FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria PLC has announced it is supporting more than 100,000 Nigerian families with a relief package of dairy products in its commitment to join with government to make a difference in the fight against COVID-19.

The new plant in Mechernich, Germany, will be operational in 2022.

SIG to work on new Hochwald plant

By Jim Cornall

Swiss-headquartered SIG Combibloc Group AG has been chosen by Hochwald, one of the largest German dairy cooperatives, as its preferred partner for a new dairy production site.