Arla Foods announces changes to its corporate group functions in UK

UK - Arla Foods is announcing changes to a number of its corporate Group functions and to its cheese production and logistics in the UK as part of the on-going internal transformation programme Calcium. According to the company, from the changes as announced, 195 people are expected to lose their jobs across the affected corporate…

Dairy should learn from dairy-alternatives as consumers go dairy-free, Rabobank says

NETHERLANDS - Rabobank, a global leader in food and agriculture financing bank, has reported that dairy markets should learn new alternatives to dairy products as consumers are increasingly going dairy-free, particularly when it comes to fluid ‘milk’ used on things like cereal or in coffees. According to the company, its latest Raboresearch dairy report ‘Dare…

Arla Foods announces changes to its corporate group in the UK

UK – Arla Foods has announced changes to a number of its corporate Group functions and to its cheese production and logistics in the UK as part of the on-going internal transformation programme Calcium. Arla Foods recently launched a three-year programme to achieve US$479 million savings and efficiencies and transform Arla Foods into a stronger…

Chr. Hansen launches new starter cultures for rich flavor in white cheese

DENMARK - The global bioscience company, Chr. Hansen has launched a new product, DVS WHITE FLORA, a series of three cultures that ensures rich and aromatic flavor notes in white cheese. The new product also enhances more flexibility, consistent cheese quality and high yields in white cheese manufacturing. According to Chr. Hansen, the white cheese…

DuPont ‘healthy’ probiotic receives approval in Brazil

BRAZIL - DuPont Nutrition and Health has received approval for its Bifidobacterium lactis HN019™ probiotic strain from the Brazilian Health Regulatory Authority (ANVISA) to market it in Brazil with a claim that the ingredient contributes to gastrointestinal health. ANVISA granted the approval after assessing four clinical trials to determine whether the strain had a positive…

Arla Foods appoints Jan Toft Nørgaard as new Chairman

UK - Arla Foods amba Board of Directors has appointed Jan Toft Nørgaard from Skærbæk, Denmark to succeed Åke Hantoft as Chairman of Arla Foods amba, when he steps down on July 2, after seven years in the role. The appointment of Jan Toft Nørgaard was made at the Arla Foods Board of Directors ordinary…

Dairy Crest invests US$100m in Davidstow creamery in the UK

UK - British-owned dairy company, Dairy Crest has invested US$113.5 million in growing the capacity of its cheese business, US$100 million of which will be spent at its Davidstow creamery in Cornwall, UK. The investment is aimed at allowing further growth of the company’s market-leading cheese brands Cathedral City and Davidstow, enhancing whey production capacity…

Milkbasket raises US$7m in Series A round of funding in milk and grocery delivery space

INDIA - Grocery and milk delivery startup MilkBasket has raised US$7 million in a Series A round of funding led by Kalaari Capital, along with BeeNext and existing investors Unilever Ventures and Blume Ventures. According to Economic Times, this is the latest funding in the milk and grocery delivery space, with players such as DailyNinja…

Tetra Pak launches Extrusion Wheel for stick ice cream products

SWITZERLAND - Tetra Pak, Switzerland’s Tetra Laval’s subsidiary has launched an Extrusion Wheel that produces stick ice cream products with large-sized inclusions, such as whole nuts, real fruit segments, or cookie dough chunks at the highest capacity on the market. The Extrusion Wheel can be added to existing lines and uses a vertical rotating design…

Finnish dairy Valio targets growth in China with new business units

CHINA - The Finnish dairy producer, Valio has unveiled expansion plans in China by establishing new business units of retail and food service, adding to its already existing ingredient business units. Alongside the launch, the company has opened its Valio China head office in Shanghai with a focus on serving the Chinese market through innovation…