Cheese

Pic: Lactalis

Lactalis completes acquisition of Leerdammer and Shostka

By Jim Cornall

Global dairy company The Lactalis Group has acquired the European cheese brand Leerdammer, in an operation that includes Royal Bel Leerdammer The Netherlands, Bel Shostka Ukraine, the commercialization of Bel products in Italy, Germany and Ukraine and...

Solvay is urging fellow companies to work together to turn PVDC recycling into reality. Pic: Getty Images/Bigmouse108

Solvay develops process for recycling PVDC

By Jim Cornall

Solvay, a Belgian science company delivering materials for food packaging, has conducted a proof of concept showing that polyvinylidene chloride (PVDC) has the potential to be recycled.

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Saputo acquiring Carolina Aseptic and Carolina Dairy

By Jim Cornall

Canadian dairy company Saputo Inc. has announced it has completed the acquisition of the Carolina Aseptic and Carolina Dairy businesses formerly operated by AmeriQual Group Holdings, LLC (Carolina Aseptic and Carolina Dairy).

Quimdis is a French distributor of ingredients for food, nutraceuticals, flavors & fragrances, animal nutrition, personal care and pharma. Pic: Getty Images/GMVozd

Azelis completes acquisition of French ingredient company Quimdis

By Jim Cornall

Azelis, a global innovation service provider in the specialty chemical and food ingredients industry, has completed the acquisition of Quimdis, a French distributor of ingredients for food, nutraceuticals, flavors & fragrances, animal nutrition, personal...

Dairy Dialog podcast 148: Action on Sugar, World Cheese Awards

Dairy Dialog podcast 148: Action on Sugar, World Cheese Awards

By Jim Cornall

This week, we have two interviews on the podcast. We have conversations with Dr Kawther Hashem, campaign lead at Action on Sugar, and John Farrand, managing director of the Guild of Fine Food, which organizes the World Cheese Awards.

Emmi said it is adjusting its sales forecast for the full year upwards slightly. Pic: Emmi

Emmi issues first-half 2021 results

By Jim Cornall

Swiss dairy company The Emmi Group increased sales by 6.2 % to CHF 1,883.6m ($2.05bn) in the first half of 2021, with organic growth of 3.7%.

On-the-go pouches like the Eatlean range are ambient and can be kept outside the fridge.  Pic: Eatlean

High protein cheese and health

By Jim Cornall

Research by the Oral Health Foundation in the UK found staying at home because of lockdowns led to more than one-in-three (38%) British adults increasing the amount of times they snacked throughout the day (1).

Dairy Dialog podcast 145: Bubbies, LiquiGlide, Unified Brands

Dairy Dialog podcast 145: Bubbies, LiquiGlide, Unified Brands

By Jim Cornall

This week, we have conversations with Damien Dossin, Executive Vice President & General Manager of CPG at LiquiGlide; Katie Cline, vice president of marketing at Bubbies Ice Cream; and Dave Rademacher, product manager-refrigeration at Unified Brands.

Quality and safety issues are a major cause of concern across all sectors of the cheese industry.

Hygiene in the cheese industry: an overview

By Peter Littleton, Christeyns Food Hygiene technical director

In 2020, approximately 474,000 metric tons of cheese were produced in the UK, an all-time high (1).

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.