Cheese

Irish Whiskey is on the list of European GIs protected in China. Pic:getty/vincent20044

EU and China agree GI protection for 200 products

By Rachel Arthur

The EU and China have concluded negotiations on a bilateral agreement to protect 100 European Geographical Indications in China; and 100 Chinese Geographical Indications in the EU.

Q3 marked a year since Glanbia's acquisition of SlimFast in 2018. Pic: SlimFast

Glanbia’s dairy soars while performance nutrition takes a hit

By Beth Newhart

In Glanbia’s third quarter results, the global nutrition group announced total revenues were up 16.9% with strong numbers from its Nutritional Solutions (NS) division. But Performance Nutrition (GPN) struggled despite key acquisitions.

The 35,000-tonne mozzarella and pizza cheese facility has the potential to increase to 70,000-tonnes.

Ornua opens €30m cheese facility in Spain

By Jim Cornall

Ornua, Ireland’s largest exporter of Irish dairy products, has officially opened its new €30m ($33.4m) cheese production facility in Ávila, Spain.

Whitehall Specialties has been working on ‘novel’ plant-based formulations for several years.

Whitehall Specialties invests in high-protein, plant-based

By Beth Newhart

At this month’s SupplySide West show in Las Vegas, Whitehall Specialties debuted its latest project, the NewFields Cheese division for plant-based products. Whitehall has been a producer of customized cheeses for 30 years.

Shredded cheese accounts for about one-third of all cheese sales in the US, which is a 12% increase since 2015.

Old El Paso enters dairy with shredded cheese line

By Beth Newhart

Taco shell and seasoning producer Old El Paso is entering the dairy industry for the first time with a collection of shredded cheeses, in partnership with Crystal Farms Dairy Company.

Somerdale’s sales now represent about 17.5% of all UK cheese exports to the US, with around half being under the Somerdale brand.

Somerdale sales grow but profit drops

By Jim Cornall

Somerdale International Limited, a UK exporter of British cheeses and dairy products, has published its report and accounts for the year ended March 31, 2019.