Sharing a mutual ambition of leading the way in whey in the United States, Arla Foods and U.S. based dairy cooperative Foremost Farms USA are in advanced discussions about forming a strategic partnership.
The vision of a potential partnership is to increase the value of whey through innovation, by combining Foremost Farms’ high-quality whey with Arla Foods’ extensive ingredient know-how and strong sales channels. Recently, Arla Foods and Foremost Farms signed a Memorandum of Understanding, formalizing the possibility of a future partnership.
Foremost Farms USA (www.foremostfarms.com), headquartered in Baraboo, Wisconsin, is a world-class supplier of cheese, dairy products, and ingredients to national and international markets. They offer innovative solutions, technical services and customized products, ingredients and packaging for foodservice, food processing, and distributor customers. As a dairy cooperative, they are owned by 1,300 dairy farmers from a seven-state procurement area, who supply their high-quality milk. Their flexible, diverse plant network allows them to manufacture the products and ingredients that are most in demand – and provide a strong, secure market for their member-owners’ milk.
Chr. Hansen has entered into a partnership with Rheolution Inc. on the global distribution of Rheolution’s CoaguSens™ and ElastoSens™ products.
Aimed at cheesemakers, the products offer real-time analytics of the milk coagulation process. In real time and near the vats, they measure the flocculation point (where solid particles are separated from the liquid), the milk gel firmness, as well as the speed of coagulation.
The milk gel-cutting step is often the least controlled step in the cheese making process, but with the insights that this technology can derive, cheesemakers will know precisely the optimal time to cut the cheese curd at a controlled firmness. This will enable them to retain the greatest amount of protein and fat from the milk in their cheese, thus increasing the overall value generated from the milk processed.
FrieslandCampina and Facebook announce the signing of their letter of intent for a partnership, expanding their collaboration in exploring close, personal and relevant connections with families and farmers around the world through mobile.
Roelof Joosten, CEO FrieslandCampina and Gary Briggs, CMO of Facebook, signed the agreement expanding the collaboration over the next years. This marks an important milestone for FrieslandCampina in deploying the further potential of mobile platforms in connecting and interacting with consumers around the world on nutrition information, dairy products and the world of Dutch dairy farmers. For Facebook, this collaboration underlines the value and business impact for international nutrition multi- brand companies, like FrieslandCampina, of understanding relevant, personal and engaging connections on a global scale.
Recently, FOSS entered into a strategic partnership with Mérieux NutriSciences, a global leader in analytical and consulting services. The partnership will help the two companies to team up in tackling the growing issue of food safety.
Drawing on respective areas of expertise, the strategic partnership lays the ground for both improved analytical services and the development of new analytical solutions that can target challenges faced by the food industry today.
One example is collaboration on ensuring food authenticity and integrity, with joint work around the detection and identification of adulteration agents. Another is the development of integrated analytical solutions that make it easier for food industry professionals to exploit the power of routine testing in their food safety management strategies. From the instrument set up to the regular maintenance and update of instruments, FOSS and Mérieux NutriSciences aim to provide an end-to-end service to their customers.