Smart Packaging

NMPF writes letter of support to Chobani in plant-based debate

By Beth Newhart

National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) president and CEO Jim Mulhern wrote a letter this week to Hamdi Ulukaya, CEO of Chobani. It expressed support of Chobani’s position in the ongoing debate of plant-based foods using dairy terms in labeling.

Ben & Jerry’s to eliminate plastic from all Scoop Shops

By Beth Newhart

Following the example of many other high-profile companies, Ben & Jerry’s has announced plans to combat the environmental effects of single-use plastic. It will be removed from its Scoop Shop locations worldwide by the end of 2020.

Wulftec end-of-line packaging machines. Photo; Wulftec YouTube.

Duravant expands end-of-line packaging portfolio

By Jenny Eagle

Duravant equipment and automation provider to the food processing, packaging and material handling sectors, has acquired Wulftec International to expand its integration and automation portfolio.

New evidence suggests any kind of light can spoil dairy products

By Beth Newhart

Light protection services and certification company Noluma has released new research that tackles the effects of light exposure on milk and other dairy products. Vitamin A, vitamin D and riboflavin levels in milk all begin to deplete after just two hours.

Interviews with Arla Foods and International Dispensing Corporation.

Dairy Dialog podcast 15: Arla Foods and IDC

By Jim Cornall

This week’s Dairy Dialog podcast takes a look at this week’s acquisition by Arla Foods, as well as US company International Dispensing Corporation's (IDC) hopes of helping the dairy market in Pakistan.