Swirl’s Ice Cream launches black ice cream in Netherlands

NETHERLANDS - Swirl’s Ice Cream has launched black ice cream to the food market in the Netherlands, with a variety of ingredients that naturally dye foods black or are naturally black. According to FoodingredientsFirst, the new black ice cream will also contribute to new flavor profile or claim to add health benefits as activated charcoal…

Dairygold’s operating profit jumps 85% on higher milk volumes

IRELAND - Dairygold, Ireland’s cooperative that produces premium cheeses & dairy nutritionals has reported an improved operating profit of US$39.92million from US$21.56 million in 2016, which amounts to a change of 85% generated from a turnover of US$1.18m (up 28% on prior year). A higher turnover was contributed by continued milk production expansion on milk…

USDA approves use of carrageenan in organic food

USA - The U.S. federal executive department, USDA has ruled that the use of carrageenan as an emulsifier in organic foods like ice cream and high protein drinks is acceptable despite recommendation from the National Organic Standards Board's (NOSB), its advisory arm to withdraw the approval. Carrageenan is used in high-protein beverages to keep the…

Arla Fibre launches high fibre yoghurt to improve consumer diets

UK - Arla Fibre has launched a new yoghurt brand to incorporate fibre diets into the consumer meals after a research revealed that 61% of the nation had monotonous diet plans. New research released by Arla Fibre has revealed that the nation’s diets are stuck in a rut, with nearly two thirds (61%) of the…

Granarolo partners with ENEA to create a low-sugar, lactose-free milk

ITALY - Italian dairy company Granarolo Group has collaborated with ENEA – the Italian national agency for new technologies – to create a new low-sugar, lactose-free milk product. Granarolo claims the new G+ Milk has 30% less sugar than whole milk, and is easier to digest than conventional milk products. G+ Milk was created using…

Dairy firm to introduce Journalists Award to promote sector

TANZANIA - ASAS Dairies Ltd, a private dairy processing firm in Tanzania is contemplating on introducing Journalist Award to enhance growth in the sector by promoting existing opportunities as well as attract investments. According to Daily News, the award would motivate journalists to write more about prospective opportunities in the sector, in the long-run boost…

US-China partner in an agreement to increase dairy exports

USA - The US Dairy Export Council (USDEC) in collaboration with Jiangnan University have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to enhance growth of US dairy export in China. The agreement, signed on March 30, opens new opportunities geared at benefiting both the China and US economy. China presents a large dairy and infant formula…

Quebec dairy processor to receive US$3m in funding from Canadian government

CANADA - The Canadian government has unveiled plans to invest up to US$3 million in Fromagerie Bergeron Inc., a Quebec-based dairy processor as part of the Canadian Government’s Dairy Processing Investment Fund. The fund is part of the government’s plan in support of the dairy processors’ investments to improve productivity and competitiveness based on Canada-European…

Amul Dairy MD resigns, board refutes corruption allegation

INDIA- The managing-director of Anand-based Kaira District Co-operative Milk Producers Union Limited, popularly called Amul Dairy, has resigned and his resignation was accepted in a board meeting yesterday, the milk cooperative's chairman Ramsinh Parmar said. While K Rathnam's resignation comes amidst allegations of a Rs 450-crore corruption in allocation of tenders and recruitment at the…

Danone completes US$1.6bn sale of 14% stake in Yakult

FRANCE - Danone has announced that it has completed the US$1.6 billion sale of its 14% stake in the Japanese dairy manufacturer, Yakult after signing a MoU to strengthen probiotic collaboration. In an announcement it made on February 14 2018, Danone said it has sold 24,600,000 shares of Yakult Honsha Co. in a transaction that…