Cheese

Grated cheese is being packed in a variety of bag styles, branded and plain, including 2kg pillow packs, 200-220g stand-up Doy style bags with a zip re-close system and 200-220g Easy Pack bags with a tape re-close system.

New line allows Extons Foods to expand

By Jim Cornall

UK company Extons Foods brought PFM Packaging Machinery on board to help further the firm’s expansion, from a sole trader selling products to local shops in and around Stockport to the UK’s largest independent cheese slicing company.

What’s new from the Winter Fancy Food Show?

What’s new from the Winter Fancy Food Show?

By Beth Newhart

The Specialty Food Association’s (SFA) Winter Fancy Food Show (WFFS) commenced in San Francisco last week. Dairy and non-dairy alternative products from the specialty sector exhibited for the first time in 2020.

Upfield has added Violife to its plant-based portfolio.

News in brief

Upfield finalizes Violife deal

By Jim Cornall

Upfield Group B.V., a global company focused on plant-based butter-alternatives and spreads has announced that one of its group companies, Upfield Europe B.V. has completed its purchase of Arivia S.A., a Greek producer of plant-based cheese-alternatives,...

Positive dairy reaction as USMCA passes Senate

By Beth Newhart

After months of uncertainty, the US Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) has officially passed the US House and Senate. President Donald Trump said he will sign it into law next week.

Greece produces more than 123,000 tonnes of Feta each year. Pic: Getty Images/bhofack2

Everything you wanted to know about Feta

By Jim Cornall

At most European events, you’ll see stands with Greek products such as Feta cheese. It’s a PDO (Protected Designation of Origin) product, but just how much do you know about this special and ubiquitous cheese? And about Greek dairy in general?

Quebec City in Canada will be the venue for the IDF Cheese Science and Technology Symposium in June, 2020. Pic: Getty Images/R.M. Nunes

IDF cheese symposium keynote speakers announced

By Jim Cornall

The IDF Cheese Science and Technology Symposium will feature the most recent research, innovation and expertise in fields such as cheese microbial ecology, ripening, flavor, texture, functionality, cheese authenticity, nutrition, health, efficiency and...

DFA forms new Ingredient Solutions division

By Beth Newhart

The Dairy Farmers of America is realigning its portfolio of dairy-based ingredients into a new group, DFA Ingredient Solutions. It says this will provide better support for food manufacturers and operators.

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