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US Cheesemakers Hit by Tariff Dispute

Nearly 635 million kilograms of American cheese are in cold storage in the United States. That’s roughly 1.8 kilos of cheese for every American, the highest amount since record-keeping began in 1917.

And that amount could go higher as the two main US dairy states – California and Wisconsin – deal with the impact of retaliatory tariffs on dairy products from Mexico and China.

On 5 July, Mexico and China put tariffs on $986 million worth of US dairy exports-$408 million worth of cheese to China and $578 million worth of dairy products to Mexico-as retaliation for the Trump administration’s tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum. US dairy exports totaled $5.5 billion last year, including $1.3 billion to Mexico alone, according to the US Agriculture Department.

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Arla introduces Ihana in UK and DK

IhanaArla Foods is to expand its successful Finnish brand, Ihana, into new markets with the premium yogurt range launching in Denmark this spring and the UK this week. Meaning ‘wonderful’ in Finnish, Ihana was launched through an extensive brand launch in 2016 in Finland with an iconic new design.

Indulgence is one of the few areas in growth within the yogurt category as consumers look for something new and different. With its range of unique sorbet-style flavour combinations such as pink lemonade and papaya & lime, the bold flavour creations, striking packaging and dessert-style approach to yogurts ensure it is perfectly positioned to offer retailers unique products and shoppers a distinctive choice at the fixture.

Made with natural ingredients and lactose-free, Ihana taps into key trends that fit with consumers’ lifestyles. Offering authentic yogurts that provide an indulgent treat with a thick and creamy texture, the products come with Arla’s farmer owned credentials and made with the best possible ingredients.

FrieslandCampina Ingredients first associate member Medical Nutrition International Industry

The Medical Nutrition International Industry (MNI) association sees FrieslandCampina Ingredients as a key player in the value chain of medical nutrition products, and therefore, selected it as the first company to become an associate member. The MNI has the goal to provide better care through better nutrition, across all ages and healthcare settings. One of its strategies is to partner with relevant organisations who contribute to good nutritional care.

OK for Arla and Yeo in UK

Following the announcement in February this year of the partnership between Arla Foods and Yeo Valley on liquid milk, butter and cheese, Arla now announce that the Competition and Markets Authority has approved the deal following a Phase 1 investigation, and that the transaction is now unconditional.

Arla look forward to legal completion and to working together on growing the Yeo Valley organic dairy brand in the UK.

Top fem over verdens mest værdifulde mejeribrands

Brand Finance har netop udgivet sin årlige rapport over verdens mest værdifulde varemærker i fødevareindustrien målt på kendskabsgrad, markedsføring m.m, skriver Maelkeritidene.

På top fem listen over de mest værdifulde brands inden for mejeriindustrien ligger Danone på den suveræne første plads. Bemærkelsesværdigt er det, at de kinesiske mærker Yili og Mengniu (nummer 2 og 3 på listen) har øget deres værdi med over 40 pct. siden sidste år, mens Arla, der indtager 4. pladsen og indiske Amul, som ligger på 5. pladsen, er faldet i værdi.

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GDT Events make rule changes to encourage more supply

The GDT Events Oversight Board has approved two rule changes to encourage a wider range of sellers to offer dairy ingredients on the auction platform, with the goal to expand the breadth of regional published prices.

The changes will enable sellers to join the platform while retaining a level of privacy over their commercially sensitive data.
Eric Hansen Director Global Dairy Trade, said “the changes represent an important step forward to expand the supply on GDT Events by further reducing barriers to entry for sellers. The changes received unanimous support from all members of the Oversight Board, which includes representatives of buyers, sellers and financial market participants.”

The first change will enable an average winning price to be published as a substitute, or in addition to the publication of each seller’s individual winning prices.

This will enable sellers to join GDT Events and have their published winning prices combined with other seller prices within a regional average, rather than necessarily needing to publish each seller’s individual winning price.

Current sellers Amul, Arla, Arla Foods Ingredients and Fonterra have confirmed they will continue to publish their individual product winning prices.

The second change closes a loophole where a restricted bidder can still view a product’s offer quantity and starting price in the private log-in section of the Information Website, despite a seller restricting that bidder from bidding on one or more of its products.

This approach will avoid the potential for bidder confusion and reduce anti-trust risk as it will prevent a bidder who produces and/or trades the same type of product outside of Global Dairy Trade to access sensitive information. The change will have no impact on public transparency as pre-event data is not displayed on the public section of the website.

At the GDT Event on 3 July, the change in GDT Price Index was –5.0 percent.

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Bruker acquires Lactotronic

Bruker announces that it has acquired the business of Lactotronic B.V., a Dutch developer and manufacturer of analytical instruments for the dairy industry, with 25 years of experience in milk analysis. Financial details were not disclosed.

Lactotronic offers high quality and high precision analytical equipment for milk laboratories, including the MIRA™ milk analyzer, to standardize routine milk analysis processes. Its analytical instruments improve milk quality control, as well as the verification of dairy end products, in order to increase production efficiency.

Bruker and Lactotronic have been collaborating on a high-end FT-NIR dairy analyzer capable of analyzing various sample types, from liquid milk products, to solid and semi-solid dairy products. The acquisition will enable further product developments for dairy and milk quality control analyzers.

Heléne Gunnarson är Arla Foods nya vice ordförande

Helene_GunnarsonArlas styrelse har utsett Heléne Gunnarson från Tvååker i Halland till ny vice ordförande.

– Jag är hedrad över att bli vice ordförande i Arla. Jag ser fram emot att fortsätta arbetet med att stärka vår position, till nytta för alla 11 200 Arlabönder i sju länder, säger Heléne Gunnarson.

Heléne Gunnarson utsågs på styrelsens möte torsdag den 28 juni. I maj valde styrelsen Jan Toft Nørgaard till ny ordföranden. De båda tillträdde sina nya poster i presidiet den 2 juli, när Åke Hantoft avgick efter sju år som ordförande för Arlas styrelse.

Oste forvandles i kalkgruben

Thise Mejeri lader nogle af deres oste ’gå under jorden’ – nærmere bestemt i Hjerm Kalkgrube – når de skal lagre. Opholdet giver ostene en helt anden smag og konsistens, end de ville have fået på et normalt lager, skriver

Siden 2013 har Thise Mejeri eksperimenteret med at lagre forskellige oste i Hjerm Kalkgrube, og det har givet overraskende gode resultater, fortæller mejeriets adm. direktør Poul Pedersen.

”Ostene udvikler sig helt klart i en positiv retning – både i forhold til konsistens og smag, som ikke umiddelbart kan skabes under normale lagringsforhold. Det gælder fx Rav-osten, som vi har produceret på mejeriet i mange år; den udvikler helt nye og mere intense smagsnuancer og får en anderledes blød konsistens i forhold til moderosten efter at have ligget i kalkgruben i 20 uger.”

Foreløbig lagrer mejeriet 50 ton ost i gruben, men der er plads til 10 gange så meget. Ostene sælges i Danmark og eksporteres til Sverige, Tyskland og Holland. 

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Skånemejerier donerar överskottsprodukter till Stadsmissionen

För att produkter som inte kan säljas ska komma till nytta har Skånemejerier valt att gå in i ett samarbete med Skåne Stadsmission och deras Café David i Malmö. Dit kommer människor som lever i en socialt utsatt situation och för dem kan en näringsrik måltid betyda mycket.

Skånemejerier har under en längre tid haft fokus på att minska matsvinn. Det finns alltid en risk för överproduktion, men när det uppkommer ett överskott med kort datum försöker man sälja till rabatterade priser. Det som inte går att sälja kasseras, och det är dessa produkter som nu kan tas tillvara på i samarbete med Café David.

Café David tar emot runt 150 gäster per dygn och serverar kostnadsfri frukost, subventionerade luncher och fika. Under 2017 serverades över 30 000 frukostar.

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