Dairy Beverages

The company portfolio now consists of 71 products across Russia. Pic: Ekosem-Agrar

Ekosem-Agrar growth continues

By Jim Cornall

Ekosem-Agrar AG, the German holding company of Russian milk producer EkoNiva Group, said the volume of dairy products sold rose by 76% year on year to more than 131,000 tons, with revenues also picking up at a rate of more than 75% to just under €80m...

SIG has launched SIGNATURE EVO, the world’s first aluminum-free full barrier packaging materials for aseptic carton packs. Pic: SIG

SIG debuts SIGNATURE EVO

By Jim Cornall

SIG has announced the launch of SIGNATURE EVO, which it said is the world’s first aluminum-free full barrier packaging material for aseptic carton packs.

The Pittston based facility of Cardbox Packaging, Inc started its production in the fall of 2019. Pic: Cardbox Packaging

Cardbox Packaging receives FSC CoC certification

By Jim Cornall

Cardbox Packaging, which produces paper labels and sleeves, has received Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain-of-Custody (CoC) certification from the Soil Association Certification.

The survey is available until February 27.  Pic: Getty Images/kzenon

GCA looking for input from UK dairy sector

By Jim Cornall

Groceries Code Adjudicator Mark White is seeking information from UK dairy producers about their experience of working with the large retailers.

Exotic citrus flavors are one of the 2022 trends outlined by Flavorchem. Pic: Getty Images/Serhii Tychynyski

Flavorchem issues 2022 flavor and trend forecast

By Jim Cornall

The pandemic transformed the food industry and placed a renewed emphasis on holistic wellness that will shape the future of food and beverage trends. At the same time, the ongoing challenges regarding supply chain disruptions and food inflation have compounded...

Tagatose can be used in a variety of applications including dairy beverages, ice cream, and yogurt. Pic: Getty Images/vavlt

Approvals for low-cost low-cal tagatose sweetener

By Jim Cornall

Virginia-based Bonumose, Inc. said it has achieved regulatory and food application milestones in the US and Canada for the low-glycemic, rare sugar tagatose, as the company progresses on time and on schedule for the opening of its first commercial production...

Hart Dairy products are available in more than 1,900 retail locations. Pic: Hart Dairy

Hart Dairy receives $20m investment

By Jim Cornall

US company Hart Dairy, a producer of pasture-raised and grass-fed 365-days-per-year milk, has successfully raised a $20m investment to advance the long-term trajectory of the company.

Kerry research shows taste is the top purchase consideration for more than 60% of global consumers, with protein quality second. Pic: Kerry

Kerry publishes Protein Mindset report

By Jim Cornall

Taste and nutrition company Kerry said new global research shows most protein consumers are motivated by health and wellness, with 50% of respondents associating protein with “healthy diet” and 46% with “healthy lifestyle.”

More than 300bn lids are produced globally each year. Pic: UniCup Scandinavia

Swedish company develops bio-based beverage cup lid

By Jim Cornall

In response to potential EU legislation, Swedish company UniCup Scandinavia AB has created a new bio-based lid made of spruce and pine. The Liplid is placed inside, rather than on, the cup, and the company said this improves the stability and drinking...

Dairy emissions account for 22% of Starbucks global carbon emissions. Pic: Starbucks

Starbucks partnering with Arla on sustainable sourcing

By Jim Cornall

With dairy emissions accounting for 22% of Starbucks global carbon emissions, the coffee chain has partnered with dairy cooperative Arla Foods to work on a three-year pilot to create a sustainable sourcing blueprint. This blueprint will go on to support...

SIG is launching its new family-size aseptic carton pack, combivita, in three volume sizes. Pic: SIG

SIG launches combivita

By Jim Cornall

SIG is launching its new family-size aseptic carton pack, combivita.

The new foil packaging can be used for dairy and dairy alternative beverages.  Pic: Uflex

UFlex showcasing new foil stamping for beverage cartons

By Jim Cornall

UFlex, India’s largest multinational flexible packaging and polymer science company, and the first Indian manufacturer of aseptic liquid packaging material and filling lines under the brand name Asepto, will showcase its new ‘foil stamping’ innovation...

Dairy Dialog podcast 156: Anuga, Arla Foods Ingredients

Dairy Dialog podcast 156: Anuga, Arla Foods Ingredients

By Jim Cornall

On this week’s podcast we talk to Arla Foods Ingredients’ Mads Dyrvig, head of sales development, business unit health & performance, and two more interviews from the recent Anuga event in Cologne, Germany: Soriya Jamet, export sales & marketing...

I.T.S. said it is important to know flavorings can survive the UHT process. Pic: I.T.S.

I.T.S. launches UHT Pilot Plant

By Jim Cornall

UK flavor company I.T.S., which has a wide range of natural flavorings for pasteurized milk products and UHT treated milk products, has commissioned a UHT Pilot Plant at its facility in Newbury.

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