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The company invested €2.7m in truck upgrades, which equates to a reduction of 112 tons of CO2 per annum. Pic: Food Union

Profits rise for Food Union Group

By Jim Cornall

Food Union Group, the international dairy and ice cream production and distributing group, has published its annual results for the year ending December 31, 2020.

Quantec's Dr Rod Claycomb and Raewyn McPhillips.  Pic: Quantec

Could milk ingredient help fight against Covid-19?

By Jim Cornall

New Zealand company Quantec said research it commissioned has found its patented New Zealand milk-derived ingredient IDP (Immune Defense Proteins) is effective at protecting cells against Covid-19.

Lloyd's Register said more retailers are expected to commit to selling healthier foods, and manufacturers must be prepared to adapt. Pic: Getty Images/cyano66

Food and beverage manufacturers urged to make healthier products

By Jim Cornall

Food manufacturers should prepare for increased scrutiny over nutritive claims, according to global food safety certification company, Lloyd’s Register, following growing commitments from retailers to move towards selling healthier products.

Home cooking and baking due to the pandemic boosted sales of Arla’s global brands Lurpak, Arla and Puck.  Pic: Arla

Home consumption drives Arla brand growth during pandemic

By Jim Cornall

Danish-headquartered dairy giant Arla said it quickly reshaped the business disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic to meet the spike in home consumption and high demand for trusted household dairy products while offsetting negative impacts in other sectors.

The Best British Cheese 2020 award went to Feltham’s Farm's Renegade Monk.

UK’s Virtual Cheese Awards return

By Jim Cornall

The UK’s Virtual Cheese Awards is set to return for a second year to continue its support and celebration of Britain’s cheese industry.

Currently, 70 employees at Kalbakken have been quarantined in connection with the outbreak.  Pic: TINE

Eight positive covid-19 cases at TINE Kalbakken

By Jim Cornall

Eight employees in warehouse operations have tested positive for covid-19 at Kalbakken, Norwegian dairy company TINE has announced. According to the company, two cases of the mutated virus have been confirmed.

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