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Infected cells shown in magenta. Pic: Jonathan Z. Sexton.

Fighting Covid-19 with milk

By Jim Cornall

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to claim lives around the world, dairy scientists may have a surprising role to play.

Watch: Ice Cream and Artisan Food Show 2022 overview

Watch: Ice Cream and Artisan Food Show 2022 overview

By Jim Cornall

The Ice Cream Alliance, organizers of the Ice Cream and Artisan Food Show, which took place in Harrogate in the UK in February, said despite concerns about Covid, visitor numbers were up 3.5% on 2020, which in turn was one of the best attended ice cream...

Sigep runs from March 12 to 16 in Rimini, Italy.

Sigep 2022 puts gelato center stage

By Jim Cornall

Two years since the last edition, the Italian Exhibition Group event dedicated to out-of-home dolce foodservice supply chains is set to open its doors at Rimini Expo Centre from March 12-16, inaugurating a new season of business, particularly for artisan...

In November, the business established a dedicated wholesale division, food&dairy Ltd. Pic: Trewithen

Cornish dairy business continues to grow

By Jim Cornall

Trewithen Dairy, a UK dairy producer, and the trading name of Cornish Farm Dairy Limited, has announced its results for the year ended April 30, 2021.

Commodity prices pushed higher in January 2022, with a weaker outlook for milk supplies in the coming months. Pic: Getty Images/nedjelly

Maxum Foods publishes February global dairy commodity update

By Jim Cornall

Global dairy commodity prices have reached historical highs and will remain under the strong influence of tight milk supplies, keeping commodity values at long-term highs, at least until the strength of the northern hemisphere spring flush is known, said...

DairyNZ said border closures and an unemployment rate at 3.4% are creating ongoing stress for dairy farmers.  Pic: Getty Images/Tatomm

New Zealand struggles to find dairy workers

By Jim Cornall

Applications are now open for dairy farmers to recruit much needed international workers including farm assistants and herd managers, under changes to a class exception scheme.

Dairy Dialog podcast 164: NextFerm, NSF International, Uli’s Gelato

Dairy Dialog podcast 164: NextFerm, NSF International, Uli’s Gelato

By Jim Cornall

We’re back with the weekly podcast, and this week, there are conversations with Janatha Stout, head of operations agriculture and supply chain northern Europe at NSF International; Ulviyya Nasibova, founder of Uli’s Gelato; and Elzaphan Hotam CEO of NextFerm...

IFIC recent surveys show consumers are looking for positive food attributes like whole grains and fiber, and are exploring immune health more than previously.  Pic: Getty Images/Kwangmoozaa

IFIC points to 2022 food trends

By Jim Cornall

The International Food Information Council (IFIC) — drawing on its staff and consumer survey data — has published its forecast of food trends for the upcoming year.

Sigep - The Dolce World Expo will now take place March 12 to 16.

Current covid situation sees Sigep postponed until March

By Jim Cornall

Due to increased numbers of omicron Covid-19 infections, and the subsequent reduction in travel, organizers of Sigep - The Dolce World Expo, scheduled for January, have postponed the event to March 12 to 16.

Aftre missing a year through the pandemic, the Ice Cream & Artisan Food Show returns to Harrogate in February, 2022. Pic: Ice Cream Alliance

UK ice cream show returns

By Jim Cornall

The only UK trade event for the ice cream sector, the Ice Cream & Artisan Food Show, will welcome visitors again from February 8 to 10, 2022, at the Yorkshire Event Centre, Harrogate.

Dairy Dialog 149: Anuga, DMK

Dairy Dialog podcast 149: Anuga, DMK

By Jim Cornall

This week on the podcast we feature the Anuga event, which is coming up in Cologne (Koln) Germany, from October 9th to 13th.

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%.

Bimbosan launched an infant formula based on goat milk in Switzerland that has already been integrated into the export business.

Hochdorf announces interim results

By Jim Cornall

Swiss dairy company Hochdorf has announced its interim results for the first half year, and said it is optimistic about its future.

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 pandemic caused a shift from eating in restaurants to home cooking. Pic: Valio

China recovery boosts Valio 2020 financials

By Jim Cornall

Valio Group net sales in 2020 were €1.808bn (US$2.2bn), up 1.2% on the previous year. Domestic net sales decreased by 0.9%, and international net sales rose 4.3%.

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.

The IICMA said the pandemic is causing many ice cream outlets to close. Pic: Getty Images/Amit Somvanshi

Indian ice cream industry group looks for help

By Jim Cornall

The Indian Ice Cream Manufacturer's Association (IICMA) says for the second year in a row, the lack of government intervention to boost the sector has led to a loss of market for ice creams and frozen desserts during lockdowns and curfews.

The World Cheese Awards were set to be in Oviedo in 2020, but the event was postponed due to the global Covid pandemic. However, the city is set to welcome the event in 2021.  Pic: Getty Images/LucVi

World Cheese Awards set to return to Spain

By Jim Cornall

The Guild of Fine Food has announced the World Cheese Awards will be held in the Spanish Principality of Asturias this year, taking place in Oviedo on November 3.

Dairy Dialog podcast 130: Benexia, Ice Cream Alliance, Moolec

Dairy Dialog podcast 130: Benexia, Ice Cream Alliance, Moolec

By Jim Cornall

This week, we have three interviews, one of which has four guests, and another with two. We spoke with Zelica Carr, CEO of the Ice Cream Alliance; Gastón Paladini, Martín Salinas, Henk Hoogenkamp and Catalina Jones from Moolec Science; and Remi Reguero,...

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