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Group-wide, Emmi already uses almost 100% renewable electricity. Pic: Emmi

Emmi adds solar to Emmen site

By Jim Cornall

Swiss dairy company Emmi and Amstutz Holzenergie AG are expanding their collaboration in the field of renewable energy.

During the 12-month pilot program, Bel and DFA will support the adoption of energy-efficient and cost-effective on-farm milk cooling methods. Pic: Bel

Bel Brands USA to work with DFA on sustainable milk cooling program

By Jim Cornall

Bel Brands USA has announced a new program in partnership with dairy cooperative Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) to implement and measure sustainable cooling practices designed to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by reducing on-farm energy usage.

Pilgrims Choice was supported by the introduction of Megablock, a new packaging solution delivering a saving of 40% of plastic per pack.  Pic: Ornua UK

Ornua Foods UK pre-tax profits grow

By Jim Cornall

Ornua Foods UK has published its operating and financial results for year ending December 26, 2020, with turnover up 16.1% to £411m ($571.8m).

The event takes place in Oviedo, Spain, in November.

World Cheese Awards entry dates announced

By Jim Cornall

The World Cheese Awards will open for entry from August 23, with organizers, the Guild of Fine Food, inviting cheesemakers across the globe to submit products to be judged by an international panel of 230 experts from 30 different countries.

Bridge Cheese offers a range of cheese and dairy products to food manufacturers and food service clients, wholesalers and for export. Pic: Bridge Cheese

Bridge Cheese doubles capacity at UK base

By Jim Cornall

Bridge Cheese, which supplies cheese and dairy products to the food manufacturing and food service sectors, is expanding its Telford production facility in the UK to double capacity.

Stirling is the third fuel switching project Fonterra has undertaken in as many years.  Pic: Fonterra

Fonterra’s Stirling cheese site goes for cancel coal-ture

By Jim Cornall

As New Zealand Minister for Energy and Resources Hon Dr Megan Woods officially opened Fonterra’s wood pellet boiler at its Te Awamutu plant, the cooperative announced details for its next site to exit coal – the Stirling cheese plant in Otago.

Plant-Dairy Protein is suitable for producing a variety of plant-based dairy products.  Pic: Getty Images/AnastasiaNurullina

Green Boy Group launching Plant-Dairy Protein

By Jim Cornall

Green Boy Group, a non-GMO and organic plant-based food ingredients supplier in North America, Europe and Australia has announced it is launching Plant-Dairy Protein, a new functional plant-based protein developed for the plant-based dairy industry.

Dill ice cream, anyone? Pic: Restaurant Džiaugsmas, Robertas Daskevičius

Lithuania tempting tourists – with smoked mackerel ice cream?

By Jim Cornall

Lithuania Travel, the national tourism development agency, is hoping in a post-Covid world tourists will be attracted to the Baltic country to experience some of its, shall we say, more unusual cuisine, which includes some ice cream flavors many might...

DSM’s Dairy Safe cultures are used in a rotation system with several phage alternatives. Pic: DSM

DSM expands cheese biopreservation portfolio

By Jim Cornall

Royal DSM, a global science-based company active in nutrition, health and sustainable living, has announced the extension of its Dairy Safe cheese biopreservation portfolio, with a selection of new phage-robust culture rotations.

The machine is designed to package portions of cheese in MAP, eliminating the usual lengthwise and crosswise seals of flow pack machines. Pic: Ulma

Ulma debuts new packaging machine for cheese portions

By Jim Cornall

Spanish packaging company Ulma has added a new model of flow pack packaging machine to its catalog, with side sealing and shrink wrap film (BDF), especially designed for portions of cheese in modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) for direct sale to consumers.

Dairy Dialog podcast 142: Danone, Formo, PACCOR

Dairy Dialog podcast 142: Danone, Formo, PACCOR

By Jim Cornall

We have conversations with Oscar Zollman Thomas, Formo’s lead researcher; Sumathi Manjunath, digital infrastructure & sustainability director at Danone Specialized Nutrition; and PACCOR CEO, Andreas Schuette.

TM-Ply webs are suitable for a range of vacuum or MAP packaging applications including refrigeration, freezing, pasteurization, and cooking. Pic: Sealed Air

Sealed Air makes thermoformable webs recycle-ready

By Jim Cornall

Sealed Air has evolved its range of thermoformable food packaging webs and made them recycle-ready as it moves toward creating 100% recyclable or reusable packaging solutions.

The new film is suitable for a range of applications across food, beverage, grocery retail, quick service restaurant, and stadium foodservice. Pic: Sidaplax

Sidaplax produces PHA home compostable packaging film

By Jim Cornall

EarthFirst Films by Sidaplax, a global bioplastic film technology and manufacturing company, announces the successful completion of the first commercial run of PHA (Polyhydroxyalkanoate) home-compostable packaging film.

Ronin said existing management and the acquired companies’ founders will retain a significant stake in the new group. Pic: Getty Images/pichet_w

Ronin Equity Partners acquires three specialty US cheese companies

By Jim Cornall

US based Ronin Equity Partners has acquired three specialty cheese companies: Red Apple Cheese, which produces smoked, flavored, and kosher specialty cheeses; Barron County Cheese, a smoker and co-packer for the specialty cheese industry; and Cheese Brothers,...

Maxum Foods said the arrival of some warmer weather (it will never last, at least in the UK) means EU milk output is expected to grow a little faster.

Maxum Foods looks at June dairy markets

By Jim Cornall

In its monthly update on the global dairy commodity markets, Maxum Foods said global market fundamentals remain mostly supportive of prices, as milk production in the northern hemisphere goes through its peak, while the improving Covid situation allows...

La Fresca Margarita, produced by Feltham’s Farm, was named the Best British cheese.

Spanish-inspired cheese wins at Virtual Cheese Awards

By Jim Cornall

The second year of the Virtual Cheese Awards in association with Food and Drink Wales ended with La Fresca Margarita, a fresh young cow’s milk cheese produced by Feltham’s Farm named the Best British cheese.

A rendering of the new Great Lakes Cheese facility in Abilene, Texas. Pic: Great Lakes Cheese

Great Lakes Cheese breaks ground on $184.5m Texas cheese plant

By Jim Cornall

Great Lakes Cheese (GLC) and the Development Corporation of Abilene (DCOA) have marked the official groundbreaking of a 286,500 square foot cheese packaging and distribution plant that is expected to employ 500 people in Abilene, Texas.

Bel’s board of directors has declared itself in favor of the move towards separate governance as of 2022.  Pic: Groupe Bel

Changes in governance at Bel Group

By Jim Cornall

French dairy company the Bel Group has announced its intention to move towards a form of governance that separates the functions of chairman of the board of directors and chief executive officer, which should lead Antoine Fiévet and the nomination committee...

The charity said it has a fundamental concern for how the development will add to what it called “the perilous state of Ireland’s carbon and pollution footprint.

An Taisce to appeal High Court decision on Irish cheese factory

By Jim Cornall

An Taisce, the Irish National Trust, said it intends to seek leave to appeal the recent decision of the Irish High Court dismissing its challenge against the decision of An Bord Pleanála to grant planning permission for the development of a cheese processing...

The new GEA OptiSlicer 6000. Pic: GEA

GEA debuts OptiSlicer 6000 for cheese products

By Jim Cornall

GEA has launched the new GEA OptiSlicer 6000, which includes a range of technological advancements to slice cheese products more efficiently, resulting in: higher productivity, less downtime, easier maintenance, the lowest possible total cost of operation...

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