Cayuga Milk Ingredients achieves Non-GMO Project Verification

USA - Cayuga Milk Ingredients have been granted a non-GMO Project Verification for all of its milk ingredients in a committed strategy to deliver the most recognized symbol for natural food quality in the industry. According to the company, this verification positions it to meet the most stringent needs of its customers, the Non-GMO Project…

Irish Dairy industry focuses on low carbon future to address climate change

IRELAND - The Irish dairy industry has decided to embark on industrial activities to ensure low carbon emissions in the future, according to a report produced by the Irish Co-operative Organization Society (ICOS). The report named "Positive Steps Towards a Low Carbon Future for the Irish Dairy Sector", was compiled by a Working Group established…

Müller launches new dairy business development scheme for farmers

UK – Dairy enterprise Müller has announced a new dairy business development scheme to help ambitious young farmers build vibrant dairy businesses for the future. The initiative, Muller Direct Next Generation involves 25 Müller Direct young farmers who possess three years’ experience on the farm with the potential to create thriving dairy businesses. The scheme…

French Salmonella baby milk scandal ‘affects 83 countries’

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FRANCE - More than 12 million boxes of powdered baby milk have now been recalled in 83 countries in a salmonella scandal involving French company Lactalis. The dairy firm's CEO, Emmanuel Besnier, confirmed the extent of the contamination risk to French media. The products have been subject to a recall since December, after salmonella bacteria…

Emmi increases stake in Tunisian dairy for an undisclosed price

TUNISIA – Swiss dairy giant Emmi’s subsidiary Kaiku, has plans to increase its stake in Tunisian No.2 dairy Centrale Laitière de Mahdia SA (Vitalait), from 45.4 % to 54.7 %, to tap into the rising demand for dairy products in the Maghreb country. Based in Mahdia in Tunisia, Emmi currently holds 73.4 % of shares in Kaiku. In…

Chobani unveils new brand identity and yogurts to commemorate 10 years

USA – Greek yoghurt leading processor Chobani has unveiled a new brand identity and launched new yogurts to commemorate ten years since it began national distribution, changing its visual identity with a new word-mark and packaging design to disrupt the yogurt category. The brand also plans to introduce a trio of Limited Batch yogurts –…

Fonterra CEO Theo Spierings to chair global dairy body

NEW ZEALAND – Global Dairy Platform, which leads the development of a collaborative, unified approach on common industry issues and the nurturing of innovative research in the dairy industry, has appointed Fonterra CEO Theo Spierings as new chairman of the body, effective 16 November. According to Fonterra, Mr. Spierings said he was pleased to be…

Dairy Farmers of America opens dairy ingredients plant in Kansas

USA – Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), a US dairy cooperative, has celebrated the opening of DFA Garden City, a new dairy ingredients plant in Southwest Kansas, to cater for increased demand. DFA Garden City, a partnership between DFA and 12 of its member farms in Southwest Kansas, will help support the industry’s continued growth…

FrieslandCampina appoints Jaska de Bakker new CFO

NETHERLANDS - The supervisory board of Royal FrieslandCampina has appointed Jaska de Bakker the new Chief Financial Officer of the Dutch dairy co-operative, as the company continues its restructuring processes to meet new market needs. Bakker will succeed Hein Schumacher, who was recently appointed Chief Executive Officer of the company. Both will begin their roles…

Chr. Hansen launches probiotic culture to tap into kids market

DENMARK – Danish supplier Chr. Hansen has launched a new probiotic culture solution for kids’ drinking yogurt, seeking to tap into the market for dairy products targeted at children. The new product, ProKids, a concept solution for probiotic children’s drinking yogurt, is a newly developed freeze-dried DVS culture, nu-trish GY-1, which contains the LGG probiotic strain together with…