Danone has signed an agreement with COFCO, the state-owned largest food company in China, to form a joint venture. In addition, Danone and Mengniu have established a joint venture for the production and sales of yoghurt products in China.
GEA Procomac’s ABF (Aseptic Blow Fill) machine has successfully passed the LA (low acid) microbiological validation, making it suitable to fill milk and milk-based products.
Tetra Pak has developed a homogenising device for dairy products that reduces the required pressure during milk production. Using the device reduces energy consumption, which lowers operational costs and environmental impact.
Murray Goulburn has announced a $19.1 million upgrade to its Leongatha plant, increasing the site’s UHT manufacturing output by 70 million litres each year.
Woolworths is trialling a direct relationship with a group of dairy farmers in the Manning Valley. This will be the first time that a retailer has contracted farmers directly for drinking milk.
Engineering consultancy pitt&sherry met a rigorous design and development project timeline to accommodate the opening of the new $80 million Tasmanian Dairy Products processing facility in Smithton, Tasmania.
Of all the places you’d expect frozen yoghurt to be popular, South Korea would be unlikely to rate a mention. Yet the country is one of the biggest markets for frozen yoghurt, according to Dirk Pretorius.
New Zealand-based Fonterra and Dutch company A-ware Food Group have been given the green light to develop a new cheese and dairy ingredients plant in the Netherlands.
Fonterra will invest more than NZ$100 million in a new UHT milk processing plant at its Waitoa site in New Zealand. CEO Theo Spierings said the new plant would enable the co-operative to meet growing demand for UHT products in Asia.
Arla Foods Ingredients has revealed plans to invest €120 million in a new lactose manufacturing facility in Denmark.
A further seven cases of Listeria linked to batches of Jindi soft cheese have been identified, bringing the total to 18 cases nationally.
Coles’ move to offer discount fresh milk at its Coles Express stores has angered Queensland dairy farmers, who say the supermarket giant has learnt nothing from the supermarket price wars.
Are New Zealand and Australian cows being treated more poorly than those in Russia where daylight saving has been abandonded to reduce stress on the herd?
Tetra Pak was commissioned to build New Zealand’s only independent spray dryer at Hamilton’s Waikato Innovation Park. The dryer can produce half a tonne of whole milk powder per hour and operate for up to 21 hours a day.
EvoGuard aseptic valves are used for shutting off pipes in aseptic and sterile processes, or for separating hostile media in aseptic and sterile processes.