Dairy

New protein sources: Valio eyes opportunity for meat substitutes using Finnish milk

21 Jun 2018 --- The popularity of meat substitute products has grown significantly in recent years and consumers, particularly millennials, have been keen to try out new ingredients and foods that answer the modern needs of flexitarian or vegetarian consumers. In response to these key trends, Valio has launched a protein source that is promoted as ideal for food preparation at home. Valio MiFU is a Finnish food innovation made from milk and can be used in recipes that call for meat or chicken.

Tetra Pak solution enables “world’s first” drinking yogurt with large fruit pieces

21 Jun 2018 --- Tetra Top 200ml packaging has enabled Yili, a leading Chinese dairy manufacturer, to launch what is claimed to be the world’s first ambient drinking yogurt with large fruit and cereal pieces. Tetra Top 200ml is a bottle with large re-sealable screw caps, ideal for the growing on-the-go consumer market.

Hochdorf offloads Lithuanian milk protein plant

20 Jun 2018 --- Following a significant company review which showed it was no longer viable to operate a plant in Lithuania, the Hochdorf Group is parting company with Hochdorf Baltic Milk UAB, a milk protein plant in Medeikiai which is being taken over by an investment group.

Dairy prices rally in Q2 amid stable global markets, says Rabobank report

18 Jun 2018 --- Most dairy commodity prices have been rallying in Q2 2018, according to Rabobank, with mixed results across regions and products. And combined milk supply growth across the Big Seven dairy producers has stalled with the pace of growth below expectations through the Northern Hemisphere spring peak.

Drones, blockchain and big data will help keep pace with future milk demands

13 Jun 2018 --- Between now and 2030 worldwide demand growth for milk and milk products will be three times the level of current US milk production, according to the main findings of the latest publication from the IFCN – the Dairy Research Network. One of the key points of debate at the 19th IFCN Dairy Conference, which opened on this week in Cork, Ireland, centered around future milk demands and the progress made in Irish dairy developments. 

Turning whey waste into spirits: Researchers explore “whey-based” vodka

12 Jun 2018 --- A new movement is emerging where whey waste is repurposed and used to make vodka, lessening the environmental impact of dumping whey and giving artisanal companies opportunities to turn a profit. According to studies at Oregon State University, recently published in the Journal of Dairy Science, up to 90 percent of the milk that goes into a cheese-making facility comes out as whey.

DSM launches benzoate-free cheese ripening enzyme for clean label dairy

12 Jun 2018 --- DSM has launched Accelerzyme CPG, the company’s new enzyme for accelerated cheese ripening, which is now benzoate-free. With this upgrade, DSM’s core portfolio of cheese enzymes – including Maxiren XDS and Fromase – is now completely benzoate-free, allowing cheesemakers to respond to growing consumer demand for dairy products with a clean and clear label.

Arla Foods Ingredients launches online egg calculator, as market volatility drives the demand for replacements

04 Jun 2018 --- Arla Foods Ingredients has launched a new online egg calculator to assist bakery companies in determining how much they could save by using egg replacers in their cake recipes. Egg prices are going through an extended period of volatility, with a number of events in the global egg production industry having impacted on market conditions.

E-commerce: Fonterra and Lazada join forces to bring dairy online

31 May 2018 --- New Zealand-based Fonterra is bringing its dairy products to online consumers in Southeast Asia for the very first time through a new partnership with Lazada, a leading online shopping website in the region. This is Fonterra’s first partnership with an e-commerce company in Southeast Asia and will see the dairy co-operative’s well-loved products, such as Anmum, Fernleaf and Anchor, made available through Lazada to 560 million consumers in six countries – Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. 

Rabobank report: What can the dairy sector learn from the dairy-free alternatives boom?

25 May 2018 --- A new Rabobank report examining how more consumers are going dairy-free at the same time as the sector is exploding with innovation, says that now is the time for the dairy industry to reflect on the success of alternative dairy products and to consider applying those lessons.

Chr. Hansen launches new starter cultures designed for white cheese

24 May 2018 --- Chr.  Hansen has launched a new product series which aid the formation of rich and aromatic notes in Mediterranean-style white cheese. This latest launch, DVS WHITE FLORA, secures rich flavor, more flexibility and consistent quality for the cheesemaker. The new product series consists of three cultures that aid the formation of white cheese and ensures consistent cheese quality and robust manufacturing.

Dairy Crest invests US$100m in UK creamery

23 May 2018 --- British-owned dairy company, Dairy Crest is investing £85 million (US$113.5 million) in growing the capacity of its cheese business, £75 million (US$100.2 million) of which will be spent at its Davidstow creamery in Cornwall, UK. The investment is aimed at allowing further growth of the company’s market-leading cheese brands Cathedral City and Davidstow, enhancing whey production capacity and supporting farmers and economic growth in the South West.

Dairy-free, freeze-dried Space Ice Kream set to make its debut in Europe

23 May 2018 --- Space Ice Kream, promoted as the world’s first dairy-free, freeze-dried ice cream is set to hit grocery and online stores in Europe later this year. Having launched already in several retail locations across the US, and online at sevafoods.com and Amazon, the company are planning a  large increase of our production capacity and sales later this year. Space Ice Kream will be available for sale in Europe starting June 1, 2018. 

FrieslandCampina launches “innovative plant material” cardboard liter pack

21 May 2018 --- FrieslandCampina’s long-keeping chocolate milk brand, Chocomel, is set to be packaged in a new, innovative cardboard liter pack made up of 80 percent raw plant material from Tetra Pak. The move places Chocomel as the first product to be packed in the liter pack, of which wood and sugar are the parent materials.

Sidel: Liquid dairy packaging should turn to PET

10 May 2018 --- Liquid packaging specialist Sidel have advocated for the liquid dairy industry to switch to PET packaging at this year’s Global Dairy Innovation Summit. FoodIngredientsFirst speaks to Naima Boutroy, Global Packaging Technical support leader at Sidel, about the suggested switch regarding marketing, cost-effectiveness, flexible production and response from the liquid dairy community.

World first: Arla’s organic dairy in aseptic, plant-based carton pack from SIG

10 May 2018 --- Arla Food Germany is the first company to opt for the innovative Signature pack – the world’s first aseptic carton pack that is 100 percent linked to plant-based renewable material – from SIG, the carton pack and filling technology specialist. The Signature pack offers a fully renewable package, including the plastic closure fittings which are obtained through a strict certified traceability system in the manufacturing of the polymers. 

DuPont moves to rBST-free sources for dairy culture production in response to consumer preference

09 May 2018 --- DuPont Nutrition & Health has announced that all the dairy components for producing cultures will be obtained from rBST-free sources moving forward. The company has identified reliable local sources and backup supply for rBST-free ingredients, as well as ensuring certification from all suppliers. The move was in response to consumer preference, according to DuPont. 

Plant-based cultures: DuPont boosts innovation in fermented food space

07 May 2018 --- DuPont Nutrition & Health is launching its Danisco VEGE Cultures, a new portfolio of cultures specially formulated for the fermented plant-based products market.

Arla reinvents soft drinks with launch of new Milk & Oats range

04 May 2018 --- Arla Foods is tapping into the breakfast food-to-go market with the introduction of its new Milk & Oats range of healthy and ready-to-drink (RTD)  beverages. Bringing the benefits of dairy into the soft drinks category, Milk & Oats is a simple blend of skimmed milk, hearty wholegrain oats and natural flavor that will launch in two breakfast-inspired variants – Maple and Vanilla.

Brexit: Arla Foods hit hard, dairy co-operative to cut €400m

23 Apr 2018 --- European dairy cooperative Arla Foods says that it needs to make €400 million in savings partly because of the currency implications of Brexit as well as pressure from commodity prices.
The dairy giant plans to cut €400m (US$493.9m) on costs from its business and has launched an internal transformation program called “Calcium” to do so.

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