Tanzania milk production increases by 400m litres

TANZANIA - Tanzania milk production has increased by 400 million litres to 2.4 billion litres per year in a period of 15 years to 2017, although consumption remains low at only 47 litres per capita per year, reported the Citizen. However, the production volume is way much below expectations as the country has estimated 30.5…

ABB Technology Ventures invests in Indian food industry start-up

INDIA - ABB Technology, a leading pioneering technology company developing and deploying energy-efficient products and systems, has invested in an Indian food industry start-up, to streamline the dairy supply chain. According to the company, it has invested in Stellapps Technologies through its venture capital unit, ABB Technology Ventures (ATV). Stellapps is India’s first end-to-end dairy…

UK MPs call for ban in cartoons and fictional characters use on food products

UK - A group of UK MPs has called for a ban on cartoon and fictional characters being used to promote unhealthy, high-sugar foods as part of a raft of proposed measures to cut down on childhood obesity. According to FoodingredientsFirst, stripping out familiar characters like Kellogg’s breakfast cereal’s Tony the Tiger and Coco Monkey…

Fonterra partners with Lazada to improve online dairy shopping to consumers

NEW ZEALAND - Fonterra, the world’s largest dairy exporter, has partnered with Lazada, the leading online shopping destination to bring its dairy goodness to online consumers in Southeast Asia for the first time in the region. According to the company, this partnership is the first of its kind with an e-commerce company in Southeast Asia.…

Nestle tops the 2018 Global Access Nutrition Index

WORLD - The Access to Nutrition Foundation (ATNF) has published the 2018 Global Access to Nutrition Index; the third Global Index that ranks the world’s 22 largest food and beverage companies on their contributions to addressing the twin global nutrition challenges of overweight and diet related diseases and under-nutrition. According to the Foundation, the Index…

Brookside partners with schools to promote dairy nutrition and health

KENYA - Kenya’s biggest dairy producer Brookside Dairy has partnered with schools to deliver free milk to pupils in a bid to promote the importance of dairy and dairy products in nutrition and health in children. The programme dubbed “3 Dairies a Day” will use edu-tainment in form of an engaging, interactive and fun show…

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…