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Dairy Dialog podcast 84: Tetra Pak, Hälsa Foods, IFT, YPACK

Dairy Dialog podcast 84: Tetra Pak, Hälsa Foods, IFT, YPACK

By Jim Cornall

On this week’s Dairy Dialog podcast, our guests are Jan Lindqvist, food technologist at Tetra Pak; Hälsa’s CEO, Mika Manninen; Thomas Burke, food safety scientist at the Institute of Food Technologists; and Dr José María Lagarón, YPACK project coordinator.

Aggreko said UK food and beverage companies should plan ahead to prevent a situation where cooling systems may struggle to meet rising demand. Pic: Aggreko

Expected surge in demand for cold storage solutions

By Jim Cornall

Higher seasonal temperatures and reduced product demand stemming from the coronavirus crisis will result in cold storage spaces exceeding capacity, according to UK temporary power and temperature solutions company, Aggreko.

The Recover Better campaign is being convened by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) with the UN Global Compact and the We Mean Business coalition.

Companies joins UN-backed Recover Better campaign

By Jim Cornall

SIG, Royal DSM, and more than 150 other companies have released a joint Recover Better statement, which calls on governments around the world to match their ambition to achieve a zero-carbon economy by aligning coronavirus economic aid and recovery efforts...

All three of Fonterra’s business units have delivered a good performance for the year to date, despite the negative impact COVID-19 had on the foodservice business in the third quarter.

Fonterra publishes third quarter results

By Jim Cornall

Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited has announced its third-quarter business update, narrowed the range for its 2019/2020 forecast Farmgate Milk Price, and announced an opening forecast Farmgate Milk Price range for the 2020/2021 season.

Driftwood made donations to the Los Angeles food bank. Pic: Vinamilk

Vinamilk's US dairy factory responds to pandemic

By Jim Cornall

In April, Vinamilk's Driftwood Dairy Company in the US donated nearly 23,000 liters of milk to the Los Angeles Food Bank to support those struggling due to the prolonged effects of the coronavirus epidemic.

The company said e-commerce frozen sales are up +31% since the COVID crisis started. Pic Alden's Organic.

Alden’s Organic pivots to e-commerce

By Jim Cornall

US organic ice-cream producer Alden’s Organic has responded to the coronavirus lockdown by making its ice cream, novelties and new dairy-free frozen desserts available for purchase on the brand’s website, delivering to consumers doorsteps nationwide.

Yili Group donates anti-epidemic supplies to the Thai Ministry of Public Health. Pic: Yili

Yili Group donates face masks to Thailand

By Jim Cornall

Chinese dairy company Yili Group has collaborated with its Thai subsidiary Chomthana and Thailand Siam Dragon Association to deliver 170,400 face masks and other anti-epidemic supplies to the Thai Ministry of Public Health, Royal Thai Police and Phuket...

Dairy products were among $1.2bn in contracts for distributors, processors and non-profit organizations to deliver food to people in need. Pic: Getty Images/Maksymowicz

DBA and Edge support government moves

By Jim Cornall

The Dairy Business Association and Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative in the US have announced their support of the Agriculture Department for awarding $317m in contracts to purchase milk and other dairy foods for struggling Americans.

Curds + Kindness will continue at least through the end of May for the nearly 5m residents of Idaho and Utah.

Crisis donations continue

By Jim Cornall

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, US company Dairy West has launched Curds + Kindness, a program to direct surplus, nutrient-rich dairy foods to those who are hungry and unable to afford groceries throughout Idaho and Utah.

The deal so far only includes dairy farmers in England.

UK government helps dairy farmers

By Jim Cornall

A support package to help English dairy farmers hit by an economic storm caused by the coronavirus pandemic has been announced by government.

Yili Group delivered medical supplies to the Executive Office of the President of Republic of Indonesia this week.

Industry support of coronavirus fight update

By Jim Cornall

In Oregon, US, the Tillamook County Creamery Association (TCCA) announced that its farmer-owners have committed $4m to a COVID-19 relief plan to help its employees, the communities where the company operates, and industry partners respond to and recover...

Dairy Farmers of Canada said  said the funding falls short of the expectations set out by the Canadian Federation of Agriculture and there is a need for further support. Pic: Getty Images/Rowena Kong

Canada helps dairy as part of agriculture package

By Jim Cornall

This week, Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, announced measures within agriculture programs and an investment of more than C$252m (US$178.8m) to support farmers, food businesses, and food processors who provide essential services to Canadians every...

The 12-week promotional campaign starts next week.

UK dairy industry launches £1m consumer campaign

By Jim Cornall

The UK dairy sector in partnership with the Government has announced a new joint-funded campaign to highlight the importance of ‘human connections’ during the current coronavirus crisis.

The latest update is dominated by responses to the coronavirus crisis.

Maxum issues May global dairy commodity update

By Jim Cornall

Dustin Boughton, director of procurement at Australian and New Zealand dairy ingredients suppliers Maxum Foods, says dairy markets are starting to come off the bottom of a deep trough due to decreased demand for cheese and butterfat from the closure of...

New Economic Injury Disaster Loan applications are also being accepted.  Pic: Getty Images/Matt Anderson

NMPF hopes for more dairy purchases after $120m announcement

By Jim Cornall

The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) said it appreciates Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and the U.S. Department of Agriculture for including $120m of cheese and butter among $470m in Section 32 food purchases announced yesterday.

TH Milk has been distributing products in Hanoi, Vietnam. Pic: TH Milk

More donations during crisis

By Jim Cornall

More companies in the dairy and dairy-alternatives sectors have been helping during the coronavirus crisis. Here is our round-up of just some of those contributing.

Eurolactis Italia has been manufacturing and selling donkey milk freeze-dried powder since 2010 and is expanding its milk collection network in Italy. Pic: Getty Images/Jacek Jacobi

Increased sales for donkey milk company during pandemic

By Jim Cornall

During the coronavirus crisis, donkey milk producer Eurolactis Italia Srl is seeing a growing demand for bulk donkey milk powder for the nutrition industry as well as for a raw cosmetic ingredient, mainly from soap manufacturers.

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