Among the interesting international news at the moment is that the EU has adopted a policy on not leaving dairy out of the school scheme, but instead has resolved to ensure that adequate fruit and vegetables, along with dairy products, are available to school children in its legislation.
Giuseppe Ambrosi, the European Dairy Association president, notes the industry through the last decade has faced one crisis after another, with the year 2022 seeing everything from the war in Ukraine to the European Union’s implementation of the farm to fork strategy.
Supported by the recovery in foodservice channels after the initial Covid-19 pandemic and continued strong retail channel sales, dairy demand firmed globally, according to Rabobank’s analysis.
Dairy giant Danone has merged its previously independent business areas in Germany, Austria and Switzerland (DACH). The head of the new segment is now managing director Christine Siemssen. As a result, leading Danone brands such as Actimel, Alpro, Aptamil, Activia and Volvic are managed under one roof.
Here is your roundup for the latest dairy ingredients news.
Danone has reformulated 100% of its children’s portfolio so that it meets the nutritional criteria of the World Health Organization (WHO) which, in the case of dairy, recommends a limited consumption of fats and sugars.
Rabobank’s annual Global Dairy Top 20 report shows that in 2021, privately held Lactalis unseated long-time industry titan Nestlé as the world’s largest dairy company.