Cheese

The Somic-Flexx III has been a key driver of Somic’s success in North America due its flexibility and adaptability.

Somic unveils new end-of-line machinery at Pack Expo

By Beth Newhart

Germany-based Somic debuted the Somic-Flexx III at Pack Expo International this week, a new modular packaging solution that combines both wraparound casing and retail-ready packaging on one machine.

The program has produced 49 emerging growth companies and launched 31 pilots in two years. Pic: ©GettyImages/Jesper Mattias

Nestlé partners with startups for TERRA Food Accelerator

By Beth Newhart

The third cohort of the TERRA Food & Agriculture Accelerator kicked off its corporate partnerships this week. Nestlé USA is working with three startups developing foods focused on plant-based nutrition, simple labels and fresh ingredients.

This month's nrew products include launches in India, Vietnam and Germany.

New product launches for September 2018

By Beth Newhart and Jim Cornall

September saw a lot of launches around the world in most dairy categories, including from some of the big players in the markets.

The new system eliminates costly, error-prone manual work. Pic: ©GettyImages/seraficus

Dutch cheesemaker grows with Infor M3 software

By Beth Newhart

Rouveen Kaasspecialiteiten has partnered with software company Infor to improve its cheese quality, tracking and tracing as well as build out production capabilities.

The company said top line revenue increased from NZ$759m (US$502m) to NZ$879m (US$581m).

Synlait doubles profit and takes over cheese company

By Jim Cornall

Synlait has reported a net after tax profit of NZ$74.6m (US$49.3m) for the year ending July 31, 2018, almost double the NPAT of NZ$39.5m (US$26.1m) announced for the same period last year.

Synergy Flavours has created a new vegan-suitable dairy flavor range. Pic: ©Getty Images/BeyondTheRoad

Vegan cheese alternatives – closing the flavor gap

By Jim Cornall

While many vegans are not overly concerned at finding products that resemble non-plant based foods, those experimenting with vegetarian, vegan or flexitarian lifestyles are often looking for plant-based foods similar to those they are cutting from their...