Sustainability

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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Co-op scraps use-by dates on own-brand yogurts

By Jim Cornall

UK retailer Co-op is getting rid of use-by dates from all of its own-brand yogurts in a bid to reduce food waste and combat the 42,000 tonnes – £100m ($127.6m) worth – of edible yogurt thrown away by UK householders each year, due to guidance printed...

PerFORMing Monoloop is a formable and recyclable paper-based solution for sliced food such as cheese. Pic: Mondi

Two sustainable packaging launches from Mondi at Anuga FoodTec

By Jim Cornall

Packaging and paper company Mondi is highlighting the need for innovative packaging solutions in the fresh food industry by introducing two new recyclable packaging products - a paper-based tray and a semi-rigid plastic tray - at Anuga FoodTec.

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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.

The paper straw manufacturing line will have a production capacity of approximately 2.4bn straws annually. Pic: UFlex

UFlex-Asepto creating paper straws for beverages

By Jim Cornall

UFlex Limited, India's largest flexible packaging material solution and polymer science company, is setting up India's first U-shaped paper straw manufacturing line for its aseptic liquid packaging business.

Cargill is expanding its plant-based protein offerings in Middle East, Turkey, Africa and India. Pic: Cargill

Cargill expands RadiPure pea protein into the META & India markets

By Jim Cornall

As more consumers add plant-based foods to their diets, Cargill is expanding its RadiPure pea protein into the Middle East, Turkey, Africa (META) and India, which it said will help food and beverage manufacturers in the region respond to evolving marketplace...

Dairy Dialog podcast 176: DSM, Parmigiano Reggiano Consortium

Dairy Dialog podcast 176: DSM, Parmigiano Reggiano Consortium

By Jim Cornall

On the podcast this week we talk to Claire Price, innovation manager dairy, at DSM Food & Beverage; and Alberto Pecorari, head of the institutional office of the Parmigiano Reggiano Consortium. And we have our weekly update on the global dairy markets...

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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Saputo solar project completed

By Jim Cornall

Global solar developer Lightsource bp has finished the construction of a 5MW solar project at the Davidstow creamery, which is home to Saputo-owned Cathedral City cheese.

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 butter wrap format is one of several new product development projects developed using Wipak UK’s combi laminator. Pic: Wipak

Wipak UK launching recyclable paper butter wrap

By Jim Cornall

Packaging supplier Wipak UK is set to launch a UK-first recyclable paper wrap for butter, which can be recycled at kerbside within the paper waste stream and boasts a 68% carbon footprint reduction when compared to market-standard wraps (aluminum/low-density...

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Danone Oceania joins B Corp

By Jim Cornall

Danone is joining the B Corporation (B Corp) movement in Australia and New Zealand by certifying its wholly owned businesses in the region.

The move will see the brand use 93% less plastic per pack. Pic: Unilever

Unilever switches Carte D’Or ice cream to paper tubs

By Jim Cornall

Unilever has switched its range of Carte D’Or ice cream in the UK from plastic packs to responsibly sourced, recyclable paper tubs and lids in a move that will save more than 900 tons of virgin plastic each year.

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