Dairy Health Check

The world's largest chocolate maker discusses how it is combatting poverty in its cocoa supply chain / Pic: GettyImages-aedkis

How is Mars promoting living incomes for cocoa smallholders?

By Katy Askew

Mars Inc hopes to make a positive contribution to the livelihoods of smallholder cocoa farmers. The chocolate giant is trialling two new programmes that aim to address some of the structural issues that stand in the way of living incomes in cocoa. FoodNavigator...

Asparagopsis is a common seaweed native to the waters of Tasmania and New Zealand. Pic: Fonterra

Fonterra expands seaweed trial

By Jim Cornall

In partnership with Australian company Sea Forest, Fonterra is looking at the potential Asparagopsis seaweed has in reducing methane in a grass-fed farming system.

Lactalis Canada brands. Pic: Lactalis Canada

Lactalis Canada launches program to focus on waste reduction

By Jim Cornall

Canadian dairy company Lactalis Canada, which owns brands like Cracker Barrel, Black Diamond, Balderson, Astro and Lactantia and a subsidiary of France-based Lactalis Group, is unveiling Lactalis Canada NEXT Ventures – an innovation program designed to...

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Brave Robot says report shows 72% emissions reduction compared to dairy

By Jim Cornall

Brave Robot, the animal-free dairy ice cream brand launched by The Urgent Company, has released research findings it said show a substantial reduction in consumption of natural resources when compared with ice cream made through conventional dairy production.

N2 Applied treated slurry eliminates need for chemical fertilizers

N2 Applied treated slurry eliminates need for chemical fertilizers

By Jim Cornall

N2 Applied, a European agricultural technology company, has announced annual trial data from international testing sites, which it said show its sustainably-produced dairy slurry material outperformed the yield characteristics of ammonium nitrate-based...

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Greenpeace says latest IPCC report shows action needed on dairy

By Jim Cornall

Following the delivery of the third part of the Sixth Assessment Report to world governments from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group III, Greenpeace Aotearoa said New Zealand needs to take action on the dairy industry.

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NZMP to supply Maypro with probiotics

By Jim Cornall

NZMP, Fonterra’s ingredients brand, and Maypro, a global suppliers of nutraceutical ingredients and fine chemicals, have entered into an agreement whereby Maypro will be an authorized reseller of NZMP's BifidoB HN019 and LactoB HN001 probiotic strains...

Ireland’s Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine said while nothing is off the table, there are no concrete proposals currently.

ICMSA rejects potential Irish milk production cap

By Jim Cornall

The president of the Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers Association (ICMSA) said “there are no circumstances” in which ICMSA will agree to a cap on the volumes of milk produced in Ireland.

The collaboration will be incorporated across Mayo Clinic’s campuses in Rochester, Minn., Scottsdale and Phoenix, Ariz., and Jacksonville, Fla (pictured). Pic: Getty Images/JodiJacobson

Dairy Checkoff to collaborate with Mayo Clinic

By Jim Cornall

The dairy checkoff has entered a five-year collaboration with Mayo Clinic to explore research and consumer outreach efforts to improve public health and advance dairy’s benefits.

Recalled products can be identified by the 7 to 9 digit code and expiration date on the bottom of the package. Pic: FDA

Abbott issues voluntarily recalls of some powder formulas

By Jim Cornall

The FDA, along with CDC and state and local partners are investigating four consumer complaints of infant illness related to products from Abbott Nutrition’s Sturgis, MI facility received from 9/20/2021 to 1/11/2022.

The company is developing a new taste facility in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Pic: Kerry

Kerry revenue rises by 8%

By Jim Cornall

Kerry has published its 2021 financial report, which shows group revenue of €7.4bn ($8.41bn) reflecting 8.0% volume growth.

Fonterra, NZX and EEX will each holding a third of the shares in the GDT.

Fonterra, NZX and EEX to partner on GDT

By Jim Cornall

Fonterra has agreed a strategic partnership with New Zealand’s Exchange (NZX) and the European Energy Exchange (EEX) to each take ownership stakes in Global Dairy Trade (GDT) alongside the dairy coop.

The California Milk Advisory Board announced three contests for 2022. Pic: CMAB

California Milk Advisory Board announces new milk contests

By Jim Cornall

The Foodservice Division of the California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB) has announced the kickoff date for the 4th Annual Real California Pizza Contest, the return of the CADairy2Go competition and the rollout of a new culinary event focusing on Cal-Mex...

In the US, the cooperative's performance was in line with expectations as prices were stabilizing in the market.  Pic: Agropur

Agropur sees improved profits in Canada

By Jim Cornall

Following its 83rd annual general meeting, Canadian dairy cooperative Agropur said it is looking ahead to a phase of disciplined growth.

DA secretary William Dar met with DTI secretary Ramon Lopez and Baladna independent board member Aidan Tynan in Dubai, UAE. Pic: Philippines Department of Agriculture.

Philippines and Qatar to partner on $500m integrated dairy project

By Jim Cornall

The Philippines, through the Department of Agriculture (DA) and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), has partnered with Baladna Qatar Public Shareholding Company (QPSC) for the establishment of a $500m integrated dairy facility in the Philippines.

GFI is a plant-based food and ingredients company based in Toronto, Canada. Pic: Getty Images/pichet_w

GFI acquires plant-based brand YoFiit

By Jim Cornall

Canadian company Global Food and Ingredients Inc. (GFI) has completed the acquisition of Your Fitness Dish Inc., a plant-based milk alternatives and snack food company operating under the brand YoFiit.

Wilk is developing industrial processes for producing both human and animal milk. Pic: Getty Images/trigga

Wilk receives US patent for cell-based milk production methods

By Jim Cornall

Israeli company Wilk, which develops cell-based human and animal milk and milk components, has been awarded patent approval for Methods and Systems for in-Vitro Milk Production from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, making the company an exclusive...

A proposed final rule will be released later this year for implementation in 2024-25. Pic: Getty Images/katleho Seisa

Support for extension of flavored low-fat milk in US schools

By Jim Cornall

Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative and the NMPF applauded an announcement last week by the U.S. Department of Agriculture that schools will continue to be allowed to offer flavored low-fat milk for at least the next two years.

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...

The first meeting of the group will take place in February.

Ireland launching Food Vision Dairy Group

By Jim Cornall

Ireland’s Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue TD met with stakeholders from the dairy sector on Friday to discuss the targets for the agriculture and land use sector under the Climate Action Plan.

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