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Arla Visby sparar på vattnet

Mejeriet i Visby återanvänder numera det vatten man tar bort vid tillverkningen av torrmjölk.

– Vi får ju ganska mycket vatten när vi tar bort allt vatten från mjölken för att göra torrmjölk. Och det vattnet har vi lärt oss att återanvända när vi rengör vår anläggning. Så när vi diskar använder vi vatten som vi har drivit av från mjölken, berättar Magnus Dahlblom, chef på Arlas mejeri i Visby.

Förra året minskade mejeriet sin förbrukning av det vatten man köper från Region Gotland med 13 procent.

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New Codex standard will “spark permeate market into life” says Arla Foods Ingredients

The final approval of a Codex Alimentarius international standard for dairy permeate powder has been given a warm welcome by Arla Foods Ingredients, one of the world’s leading permeate producers.

The new science-based standard establishes global criteria for the identity, composition, safety and quality of powdered milk and whey permeates for the first time. It is expected to accelerate demand for permeate and open up new sales channels, particularly in Asia.

Permeate is a by-product of whey manufacturing. It is a low-cost, carbohydrate ingredient often used as a bulk sweetener in snacks, chocolate, confectionery, ice cream, desserts, beverages and bakery products. Permeate is highly valued for its ability to replace other, more expensive milk solids in food products without altering the taste or texture, or requiring any changes to processing parameters. Used as an alternative to whey powder, demineralised whey powder and lactose, whey permeate can optimise product quality in a range of applications.

Yakult To Construct New Plant In Guangdong, China

This will be the the group’s sixth production plant in China, having started with its Guangzhou facility in 2002.

The company says that the Guangdong province is witnessing strong demand for its product in its central cities, but it also expects sales to rise in suburban areas as health awareness grows.

The Foshan plant is planned to be operational by March 2019, and will have the capacity to produce 1.2 million bottles of Yakult and Yakult Light per day.

Nazistpropaganda vid mejeri utreds inte

Under försommaren har nazistiska Nordiska motståndsrörelsen genomfört aktioner i Flens kommun. Bland annat sattes affischer upp i anslutning till Jürss mejeri i Hälleforsnäs. Nu har Justitiekanslern beslutat att inte inleda någon förundersökning om hets mot folkgrupp, skriver Eskilstunakuriren.

Beslutet gäller de affischer som sattes upp vid mejeriet, bland annat vid ingången och på en anslagstavla vid fastigheten.

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Danone 1st half year’s report

Danone has reported marginal sales growth of 0.4% in the first six months of the year.

In the second quarter of the year, consolidated sales stood at €6,664 million, up 0.2% on a like-for-like basis, reflecting a 2.1% decline in volume and a 2.3% rise in value.

Danone’s dairy and plant-based operations reported a drop in sales of 1.8% in the second quarter of 2017, as a result of a 4.8% decline in volume and 3% rise in value.

In Europe, Danone made investments in its Activia brand, with changes to packaging and local communication campaigns. It notes that local yoghurt brands such as Les deux caches in France, Light & Free in the UK, Danio in Poland and Benelux, and Oikas in Italy saw continued growth.

Avtal klart mellan Arla och Gefleortens

Nu är ett avtal på plats. Nästa steg är att få ett godkännande från Konkurrensverket.
– Vi har haft  en bra dialog kring samgåendet och hur det ska gå till. Vi har nu tecknat avtal och avvaktar Konkurrensverkets beslut innan vi tar nästa steg, säger Patrik Hansson, Arlas Sverigechef.

Konkurrensverket har 25 arbetsdagar på sig att komma med ett beslut (vilket innebär i början av augusti). Det kan vara ”ja” eller ”vidare utredning behövs”.

Arla och Gefleortens mejeri- förening har kommit överens om att inte kommentera innehållet i avtalet innan Konkurrensverket har kommit med sitt beslut.

Report: Drivers of choice for fluid milk versus plant-based alternatives: What are consumer perceptions of fluid milk?

Report by K.S. McCarthy et al Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences, Southeast Dairy Foods Research Center, North Carolina State University

Fluid milk consumption has declined for decades while consumption of nondairy alternatives has increased. A better understanding of why consumers purchase fluid milk or nondairy alternatives is needed to assist increased sales of milk or maintain sales without further decline. 

The objective of this study was to determine the extrinsic attributes that drive purchase within each product category. The second objective was to determine the personal values behind the purchase of each beverage type to give further understanding why particular attributes are important. 

Fat content was the most important attribute for dairy milk followed by package size and label claims. 

Sugar level was the most important attribute for plant-based beverages, followed by plant source and package size. Almond milk was the most desirable plant source, and half-gallon packaging was the most preferred packaging. 

A distinguishing characteristic of those who only drank nondairy plant-based alternatives was that plant-based beverages contributed to a goal to consume less animal products, beliefs about animal mistreatment, and perceived lesser effect on the environment than fluid milk. 

Unique to fluid milk consumers was that fluid milk was perceived as a staple food item. These results suggest that the dairy industry should focus on the nutrition value of milk and educating consumers about misconceptions regarding dairy milk. Future beverage innovation should include the development of lactose-free milk that is also appealing to consumers in flavor.

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GEA to build Asia’s largest milk production facility in India

During the first quarter of 2017, GEA in India received an order from the AmulFed Dairy (formerly Mother Dairy) in Gandhinagar, a unit of Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF). The order, said to be for a ‘lower double-digit, million-euro amount’, is for a new turnkey dairy plant for the production of 150 tonnes per day of skim milk powder and 120 tonnes per day of dairy whitener/baby food. The milk powder plant is scheduled to begin production in 2018.

When completed, the plant will be the largest skim milk powder and dairy whitener plant in Asia. The company markets its milk and milk products under the Amul brand and its baby milk powder under the name of Amul Spray.

The plant, to be installed on a turnkey basis by GEA, will process around 90,000 liters per hour of milk to produce multiple value-added products. AmulFed already has two milk powder plants in same location supplied by GEA.  Together they make AmulFed the largest plant in Asia at a single location. The new plant features GEA’s most advance safety system and uses hygienic architectural design principles to make it one of the most advanced GEA has built to date.

Helrätt att äta felrätt – 4 av 10 svenskar vill äta frukost till middag

Middag till frukost, lunch till mellanmål eller brunch hela dagen? Nu suddas gränserna ut mellan traditionella och icke-traditionella måltider. I Arlas trendspaning Kockrapporten 2017 svarar 4 av 10 svenskar att de är positiva till måltider som inte är frukost, lunch eller middag. Det blir allt mindre viktigt att sätta etikett på det vi äter.

Brunch har länge varit en populär måltid både hemma och på restaurang. I den engelskspråkiga världen talar man även om ”brinner”, frukost till middag, och ”linner”, lunch eller middag vid 15-16-tiden. Även i Sverige suddas gränserna ut. Fler än fyra av tio svenskar, 42 procent, är positiva eller mycket positiva till att äta icke-traditionella måltider så som brunch, brinner eller linner. En fjärdedel av kvinnorna (25 %) är mycket positiva, jämfört med bara en tiondel (11 %) av männen. Arla sammanfattar trenden som ”rätt utan etikett” i Kockrapporten 2017.

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