Muller launches low-sugar variants of Müllerlight and Müller Corner brands

UK – Muller has announced that it is launching new recipes for its Müllerlight and Müller Corner yoghurt brands, containing 9% less sugar, more protein with thicker and creamier texture. The new variants were developed following the discovery of a new yogurt culture last year, which combines two yogurt strains: Streptococcus thermophilus and Lactobacillus bulgaricus…

Global food firms commit to phase out industrial transfats by 2023

SWITZERLAND – Global food and beverage companies and members of the International Food and Beverage Alliance (IFBA) have pledged to phase out industrially produced trans-fat from the global food supply by 2023. The twelve food and beverage giants have agreed to adopt enhanced worldwide commitment to phase out industrially produced trans fats (iTFAs) from their…

Fonterra sells Tip Top ice cream business to Froneri for US$250m

NEW ZEALAND – New Zealand’s dairy giant, Fonterra has agreed to sell its Tip Top ice cream business to global ice cream manufacturer Froneri for US$250 million (NZD 380 million). The transaction is expected to complete in May and Tip Top will continue with operations at its Auckland-based factory at Mount Wellington. Founded in Wellington…

Graham’s The Family Dairy introduces fruit layered cottage cheese

SCOTLAND - Graham’s The Family Dairy has expanded its Goodness product range with a new Cottage Cheese with a fruit layer, set to launch in Scotland this month. The new product is said to be Scotland’s first high protein, lower sugar, fruit layer cottage cheese and a source of ‘good’ bacteria, making it suitable for…

Clover Industries to rise above tough trading condition in year to June

SOUTH AFRICA – Clover Industries Limited, South Africa’s leading dairy-based foods and beverages manufacturer, says it will return to profits in the year ending June 2019 after posting after tax loss in the previous year. Clover posted a loss in the prior year after the company wrote off a loan to its then recently unbundled…

Ingredion expands virtual lab capabilities to dairy application in Asia Pacific

ASIA – Global ingredients company, Ingredion has extended its virtual laboratory capabilities, INSIDE IDEA LABS to the dairy market in the Asia-Pacific region. The virtual dairy lab brings insights and application expertise in dairy product formulation to food and beverage manufacturers, while ensuring they meet consumer needs in the fast-growing segment. The virtual dairy lab…

Symrise partners Califormulations LLC to foster beverage innovation

USA – Symrise has formed a strategic partnership with Califormulations, LLC to create a unique platform that will foster beverage innovation. Symrise is set to leverage on Califormulations’ expertise in end-to-end beverage innovation in consumer-packaged goods. The new platform combines beverage expertise and innovation capabilities with the ability to quickly develop shelf-ready, scalable products. Customers…

Dairy Crest CEO Mark Allen steps down after Saputo takeover

CANADA – Canadian dairy processor, Dairy Crest has announced that Mark Allen is stepping down as Chief Executive of Dairy Crest after successful completion of the takeover. Also, Mr. Tom Atherton, Dairy Crest Deputy Chief Executive and Group Finance Director has been appointed President and Chief Operating Officer of Saputo’s Dairy Division in the UK.…

Arla cuts on carbon footprint with more sustainable packaging in Europe

DENMARK – Danish dairy giant, Arla Foods has said that it is on track to achieve its sustainability ambitions, having made over 1 billion pieces of packaging more sustainable across Europe. The company now targets to make 600 million fresh milk cartons renewable and 560 million yogurt pots recyclable across six countries including Sweden, Denmark,…

Nestle USA simplifies ice cream and pizza delivery network

USA – Nestle USA has said that it is simplifying its ice cream and pizza delivery network by adopting a warehouse model, which it says will enable further growth in the category. The transition from the frozen Direct-Store-Delivery network to warehouse model is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2020. The new…