10 Cultures, enzymes are catalysts for dairy products

Milk is unique in that it is readily converted to a variety of foods through the use of minimal processing and the addition of a few simple ingredients. In the case of cheese and fermented dairy foods, such as kefir, sour cream and yogurt, those ingredients include cultures and enzymes.

9 Agropur names new president

Canadian dairy cooperative Agropur announced it promoted Maxime Devourdy to the role of president, ingredients and corporate strategy.

8 Darigold board chairman serving as interim CEO

Farmer-owned dairy cooperative Darigold, Inc. announced the departure of chief executive officer Joe Coote, as well as the appointment of board chairman Allan Huttema as interim CEO.

7 Kerry to acquire part of Chr. Hansen lactase business

Kerry Group PLC agreed to acquire part of the global lactase enzyme business of Chr. Hansen Holding A/S and Novozymes A/S on a carve-out basis.

6 The great alternative milk labeling debate

Many dairy-centric organizations think the FDA’s draft guidance for the naming of plant-based foods that are marketed and sold as alternatives to milk is not enough to prevent misleading labeling.

5 Chobani acquires La Colombe in $900 million deal

Chobani announced that it acquired ready-to-drink coffee company La Colombe for $900 million.

4 Dairy flavor ingredients company acquired by ADM

ADM agreed to acquire Revela Foods, which develops and manufactures dairy flavor ingredients and systems.

3 Kwik Trip expanding Wisconsin operations

Kwik Trip Inc., a convenience store chain operating more than 865 locations, plans to invest more than $151 million to expand operations across multiple locations in Wisconsin.

2 US consumed record amount of cheese in 2022

New data from the US Department of Agriculture revealed that US shoppers consumed a record amount of cheese in 2022, with the per capita reaching close to 42 pounds per person, while consumption of all dairy products registered at 653 pounds per person.

1 Byrne Dairy upgrading facility's ESL operations

Byrne Dairy, Inc., received a $1 million grant that the company revealed it will use to expand its extended shelf-life and aseptic operations at its facility in DeWitt, NY.