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PSE, NIZO announce Centre of Excellence for food product & process modelling

The Advanced Process Modelling company, and NIZO, the world’s leading food & nutrition contract research organisation, announce the formation of the Centre of Excellence (CoE) for Food Product and Process Modelling.

The CoE will provide a single point service that combines mechanistic product and process modelling tools with industry-leading food characterisation techniques and semi-industrial scale pilot facilities, by integrating NIZO’s expertise, pilot facilities and experience in food characterisation and modelling with PSE’s gPROMS modelling platform and unit operation model libraries.

Danone Q1 result

Consolidated sales stood at €5,464 million, up 0.7%. Fresh Dairy Products €2,741 million up 2.4%.

In Europe, sales continued to be impacted by difficult market conditions and Activia’s performance. As announced in February, there will be new product launches in Activia’s range.

Danone and WhiteWave combine their activities for North America to operate as a Strategic Business Unit, named “DanoneWave”. As previously disclosed, the combination will include Danone Dairy’s and WhiteWave’s current North American businesses under the leadership of Lorna Davis, who has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the combined entity.

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Milk Origin Label Becomes Mandatory In Italy

Information on the origin of raw materials contained in dairy products has become mandatory in Italy.

According to the Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies, the new measure, which came into force on April 19, applies to dairy products such as UHT milk, butter, yoghurt, mozzarella, cheese and curd.

It applies equally to milk from cows, sheep, goat, buffalo and other animals.

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Courses: Powder and Formulation Technology

This autumn Lund University offers a number of 2- and 3-day courses for professionals from industry and academia who wants to learn more on, and share experiences about, powder and formulation technology. The courses combine theory with laboratory excercises and group discussions for a hands on experience.

 

Mejeritekniskt Forums studieresa till Italien

Reservera tiden 14 – 16 september i din kalender för då arrangerar Mejeritekniskt Forum en studieresa till Italien, dels för att besöka den stora kulturtillverkaren Sacco och dels för att besöka SlowFood-mässan i staden Bra.

Syftet är att du ska uppleva det gigantiska utbudet av traditionella ostar men också kunna få inspiration till framtida ostprodukter samt få information om det senaste när det gäller kulturer.

Sista anmälningsdag är den 16 juli men anmäl dig gärna redan idag.

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SIG Combibloc publishes first Corporate Responsibility Report

Corporate responsibility is built into SIG Combibloc’s business strategy. The concrete sustainability goals which the company aims to achieve are set out in the ‘Way Beyond Good’. This is what SIG is calling its roadmap to becoming a ‘net positive’ company. The company will be regularly reporting on the progress made towards meeting these goals, and has now published its first Corporate Responsibility Report. The Report follows the requirements of the internationally recognised Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) guidelines.

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Arla reduces costs and increases accuracy by standardizing labeling and marking printing

A critical part of Arla’s brand identity is being able to guarantee freshness and provide their customers with accurate product information. However their unique set-up, as a company consisting of more than 70 dairies around the world, presented a range of challenges in their quest to provide accurately labeled products. The company needed a single solution with a standardized method of integration between each dairy’s label and direct marking printers and the Manufacturing Execution System (MES).

Using NiceLabel’s label management system, Arla was able to automate printing by implementing a standardized integration with the MES at each dairy. Now, master data flows directly from the MES to the printers, eliminating manual data entry errors, mislabeling and the associated costs. By introducing centralized label management, Arla have a more transparent label management process that helps them ensure accurate product and production data throughout the entire label printing process. The company’s centralized IT team now provides 24×7 support to each site, rapidly addressing issues before they result in production downtime. In addition, Arla can remotely monitor all activity and diagnose errors.

Study: Salmonella detection in powdered dairy products using a novel molecular tool

In the study by Yueming Zhao et al. at Key Laboratory of Dairy Science,  Northeast Agricultural University, Harbin China, the team developed a rapid, specific, and sensitive loop-mediated isothermal amplification technique combined with a lateral flow dipstick (LAMP-LFD) method to detect Salmonella targeting the siiA gene in powdered infant formula (PIF).

The results showed that the method of LAMP-LFD had a high diagnostic specificity of 100% for detection of Salmonella in PIF.

The results verified that the method of LAMP-LFD targeting the siiA gene is rapid, accurate, and sensitive for Salmonella detection in PIF, and that PMA shows great potential to be widely used to eliminate the amplicon contamination risk generated by the highly sensitive LAMP reaction in the detection process.

Read the report in Journal of Dairy Science

Young adults at risk getting osteoporosis when not eating dairy products

The Brittish National Osteoporosis Society (NOS) is warning that the current eating habits of teenagers and young adults is a ticking time bomb for their bones and time is running out for them to prevent permanent damage.

A survey carried out on behalf of the NOS has found that 70% of 18 – 35 year olds are currently, or have previously been, dieting. In addition, 20% had cut or significantly reduced dairy in their diet. Dairy is an important source of calcium, vital in building bone strength when you are young.

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