Fonterra to reduce emissions by 25% at Brightwater site on boiler conversion

NEW ZEALAND– New Zealand’s largest dairy processors Fonterra aims to reduce its carbon footprint at its Brightwater milk processing plant after the site converted its boiler to co-fire with wood. The conversion of the boiler will slash the amount of coal used at the site and will cut carbon emissions at the site by around…

Nestle opens a new milk chilling centre in Sri Lanka to boost supply

INDIA – Nestle has opened a new milk collection centre in Sri Lanka to boost its manufacturing capacity for dairy products in the country. It also strengthens Nestle’s commitment to local sourcing in the region, where it supports approximately 20,000 Sri Lankan dairy farmers. According to the company, the new site is expected to benefit…

DSM unveils new culture for premium creamy stirred yoghurts

NETHERLANDS – The global health and nutrition company, Royal DSM has launched a new range of culture for the production of premium stirred, mild and creamy yoghurts. The new product, Delvo®Fresh YS-140 is an addition to the company’s range of cultures that seeks to meet the increasing demand for premium yoghurts that offer both health…

Saputo to build a new US$240m dairy processing plant in Canada

CANADA – Saputo, Montreal-based Canadian dairy company is set to build a new dairy processing facility worth US$240 million in Port-Coquitlam, Canada. With the new state-of-the-art facility, the company aims to strengthen its footprint and better serve the Western Canadian market. This was revealed by the company in its 2018 fiscal year results which indicated…

Chr. Hansen unveils innovation fund for next generation microbial solutions for agriculture

DENMARK – The global bioscience company, Chr. Hansen has launched innovation fund to develop microbial and natural solutions for sustainable agricultural production. According to Chr. Hansen, the kitty granted by the Danish Innovation Fund aims to fund a US$4.48 million (3.9mn Euro) four-year project dubbed ‘Bac4CroP’. As global food demand increases, the world innovators are…

Arla Foods to cut 140 jobs as part of 400m euro cost-saving plan

DENMARK – Arla Foods, the largest producer of dairy products in Scandinavia plans to cut 140 roles as part of its cost saving initiative it launched in April this year. According to FoodBev, the new redundancies will take place across the company’s Marketing, Supply Chain Finance, International and HR units, predominantly at the company’s head office…

Tetra Pak launches long-life milk consumer campaign in Kenya

KENYA– Tetra Pak Ltd, a multinational food packaging and processing company, has launched a long-life milk consumer campaign geared at educating consumers on the benefits and safety of long life milk products. This follows a research commissioned by the company last year to investigate the use of long life milk in Kenyan households. “In almost…

Canadian dairy cooperative Agropur launches accelerator program in N. America

USA – Canada’s Agropur Dairy Cooperative is launching a dairy accelerator programme which it said is the first accelerator that seeks to boost dairy business in North America. It is part of the company’s Inno Agropur programme launched in 2016 with an aim to support innovation of dairy products and development of the dairy sector…