10 – Global factors drive dry milk powder prices
There is a wide variety of milk powders, each with its own supply, demand and price dynamics. For instance, rennet casein prices are still at or near their record highs, while dry whey prices are near two-year lows.
9 – USDA proposes changes to school meals program
The US Department of Agriculture plans to regulate added sugars in school meals for the first time beginning in the 2025-26 school year. Other proposed changes in the school meals program, which were announced Feb. 3, covered flavored and unflavored milk, whole grain-rich items, and sodium reduction.
8 – Arethusa Farm Dairy wins US Championship Cheese Contest
An aged gouda from Arethusa Farm Dairy emerged as the champion at the 2023 United States Championship Cheese Contest.
7 – New Danone R&D center will develop dairy, other products
Danone SA inaugurated its Daniel Carasso International Research and Innovation Center on the Paris-Saclay campus on Feb. 6. The center will be dedicated to developing two of Danone’s categories: fresh dairy and plant-based products, and natural mineral water.
6 – Tetra Pak initiative focuses on growing emerging brands
Food processing and packaging lines specialist Tetra Pak plans to help emerging brands through a newly announced collaboration with Brandjectory.
5 – CheeseCon to highlight industry innovations
Dairy processors from companies throughout the United States will find themselves all at the same location in Madison, Wis., this spring for CheeseCon.
4 – Lucknow District Co-operative opens cheese factory
Canada-based Lucknow District Co-operative, Inc., announced the opening of its factory for processing cheese.
3 – Miyoko’s Creamery files lawsuit against founder
Miyoko’s Creamery, a maker of dairy-free takes on gourmet cheese and butter, is seeking a new leader and has filed a lawsuit alleging its founder attempted to steal trade secrets.
2 – DFA and Good Culture develop new probiotic milk
Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) partnered with Good Culture to produce a new lactose-free milk formulated with a probiotic to support digestive and immune health.
1 – Kemps launches kid-friendly cottage cheese
Kemps took the curds out of cottage cheese and added blended fruit – creating a dairy product similar to yogurt – when formulating its new Smooth Cottage Cheese for kids.