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Scientists have investigated the interactions between starter and probiotic cultures in fermented dairy products for years. Pic: DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences

Delivering the cells of probiotic success

By Jim Cornall

Probiotic dairy products are all about the cell count from beginning to end of their shelf life. But every bacterium needs a good buddy to keep it alive and kicking.

The enzyme can biologically depolymerize all polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic waste, followed by recycling into new bottles. Pic: Getty Images/Srisakorn

Carbios develops enzyme for PET depolymerization

By Jim Cornall

Carbios, a French company pioneering new bio-industrial solutions to reinvent the lifecycle of plastic and textile polymers, has published an article in the journal Nature, entitled “An engineered PET-depolymerase to break down and recycle plastic bottles.”

 Saco Foods has experienced five times the normal volume of demand for its dry buttermilk, baking cocoa, and Mix'n Drink products.

Quarantine baking boosts demand for powdered goods

By Jim Cornall

As people are staying at home due to the coronavirus pandemic, restaurants are closed, and baking has become a way to not only make food for the family, but also to relieve boredom.

DFA to purchase a portion of Dean Foods’ assets for $433m

By Beth Newhart

After several months of back and forth following the Dean Foods bankruptcy, the Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) co-op is acquiring a majority of its assets for $433m. Prairie Farms Dairy will also get a portion for $75m.

Vinamilk delivered milk products to frontline doctors in Ho Chi Minh City

Vinamilk donates to coronavirus fight

By Jim Cornall

Vietnam's largest dairy producer, Vinamilk, has donated 10bn VND (around $430,000) to authorities for the purchase of medical equipment, including test reagents needed for quick coronavirus testing.

“In times like this, the resilience of the human spirit is more visible than ever. It’s incredibly uplifting to see so many businesses and individuals stepping up.

Dairy donates time, money and food to the coronavirus pandemic

By Beth Newhart

The coronavirus is upending businesses and economies around the world, and the dairy sector isn't immune. While some aspects of the industry need stability and assistance, others are able to share their wealth and give back.

“Do you provide paid sick leave for your employees? If not, will employees feel financially obligated to come to work even when sick?”

NMPF beefs up coronavirus resource website for dairy

By Beth Newhart

The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) in the US has set up a designated website for those in the dairy industry to utilize during the health crisis. It’s updating regularly with general information, work permit templates and multimedia resources.

US lays out new COVID-19 guidelines for food industry

By Beth Newhart

The Trump Administration released a set of coronavirus guidelines for all Americans, with special provisions for critical infrastructure industries like food and beverage. Brands have been adapting this week to the new reality, while keeping employee...

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