Dairy

Valio reports net sales increase of 4.3 percent, despite a challenging market

19 Apr 2018 --- For Finnish dairy company Valio, 2017 was a good year from a business development perspective with net sales increasing by 4.3 percent, and Valio was able to pay the co-operatives a steady milk price despite the challenging market situation. Valio introduced more than 100 new products and maintained a positive growth trend in added value products both in Finland and in exports.

FrieslandCampina introduces certified Top Dairy line focusing on animal welfare and biodiversity

17 Apr 2018 --- FrieslandCampina has pledged to strengthen its sustainability strategy by introducing a certified Top Dairy line focusing on animal welfare and biodiversity. The Dutch multinational dairy cooperative is proposing to its members a desire to debut a top dairy line with an extra focus on animals, nature, climate; dairy with a lower CO2 equivalent, as part of its “Nourishing by nature” strategy. And, expectations are that the first dairy products of the top line will be on supermarket shelves in early 2019.

Pur Natur-Kaneka Corporation tie-up enters Japan’s dairy products market

16 Apr 2018 --- Tokyo-headquartered Kaneka Corporation has signaled its entrance into the dairy products business as its affiliate food sales company, Kaneka Shokuhin Co., Ltd begins to sell “Milk for Bread” at bakeries around the city.

Frozen blackout: Swirl’s brings black ice cream to the Netherlands

10 Apr 2018 --- Swirl’s Ice Cream has launched black ice cream to the food market in the Netherlands.  As of last Friday (April 6), ice cream lovers have been able to get a taste of the international ice cream hit. Not only the ice cream but also the cone in which the ice cream is served is entirely black. The ice cream, which has a familiar vanilla taste, will be available for a limited time and exclusively sold at Swirl’s Ice Cream.

Butter: A healthy fat or fad?

10 Apr 2018 --- Butter consumption has increased by 1.7 million metric tons per annum over the last ten years. This market shift comes as the world adopts a better understanding of the health benefits of butter. While historically experts advised people to reduce their fat intake, they now agree that fats are beneficial for people’s health – especially natural dairy fats. Consumers are looking for natural, authentic whole foods such as butter, driving a resurgence in this area. And even with different consumer groups, the changing recommendations around butter have permitted them to eat butter again.

DuPont launches new starter cultures for industrial-sized cheesemakers

05 Apr 2018 --- DuPont Nutrition & Health has launched the latest innovations from the DuPont Danisco range of ingredients: CHOOZIT SWIFT 600 and CHOOZIT AMERI-FLEX. The new starter cultures are developed to solve productivity and cheese quality needs for industrial-sized cheesemakers.

Supervac pushes the boundaries of packaging automation

04 Apr 2018 --- Vacuum packaging innovators, Supervac, presented a new automated packaging machine at Anuga FoodTec 2018 in Cologne, capable of combining flexible packaging sizes in a continuous and fully automatic filling and loading process. Alexander Aigner, Managing Partner of Supervac, speaks to FoodIngredientsFirst at the show about the performance potential of the new machine.

Innovating in Fermented Dairy Alternatives

03 Apr 2018 ---  Danisco VEGE Cultures are suitable for yogurt alternatives but also other plant-based foods and beverages and have been developed as a direct response to various customer requests.

DSM to differentiate mature cheese tastes with new portfolio of adjuncts

30 Mar 2018 --- DSM, a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials, have introduced DelvoADD, a portfolio of adjunct cultures for creating unique, aged cheddar cheese taste profiles. The new portfolio includes seven adjunct cultures designed to create flavor complexity and memory of typical mature cheddars (DelvoADD 200-C) or create complex savory flavor with the typical umami notes (DelvoADD Savory).

Ecolean demonstrates progressive pouch solutions at Anuga FoodTec 2018

30 Mar 2018 --- Ecolean – a Swedish headquartered company which specializes in lightweight packaging – presented their two most cost-effective and sustainable filling solutions to date at Anuga FoodTec 2018 in Cologne. Christian Olsson, Director Filling Line Operations at Ecolean, sat down with FoodIngredientsFirst at the show to discuss the new EL2 and EL6 machines, and the strategy behind lightweight pouch production.

Glanbia adds quinoa and oat ingredients to beverage line

28 Mar 2018 --- Global nutrition group Glanbia Nutritionals has added oat and quinoa ingredients to its super-finely milled BevGrad line. The addition aims to keep pace with demand for products with whole grains, proteins and high fiber, for health-conscious consumers with busy lifestyles looking to pack in more nutrition

Ornua reports “record” €2.1bn revenues, boosted by Kerrygold

23 Mar 2018 --- Irish dairy exporter Ornua has published record revenues of €2.1 billion for 2017, reporting a bumper year of double-digit growth for Kerrygold in Germany and US. This marks the first year of Ornua’s new five-year growth plan, Ornua 2021, which positions the business as a leading global dairy organization, funded by 33 dairy co-ops, which delivers results for its customers, consumers and stakeholders.

Nestlé launches Lindahls Kvarg in the UK

23 Mar 2018 --- Sweden’s no. 1 quark product, Nestlé Lindahls Kvarg range, is launching in supermarkets in the UK this month. High protein yogurt and quark have become increasingly popular for the health-minded consumer, with sales increasing 22 percent (Year on Year), and nearly half of 18-34-year olds in the UK adopting a healthier diet.

KHS introduces linear aseptic fillers ideal for bottling on-the-go breakfast products

20 Mar 2018 --- German manufacturer of innovative filling and packaging systems, KHS, have introduced new linear aseptic fillers for the bottling of sensitive products in a space-saving block system. Ideal for the packaging of on-the-go breakfast products like smoothies, milk, and yogurts, KHS are focused on providing solutions to the growing "mobile" consumer trend.

Arla to launch Mimica Touch “bumpy” labels capable of minimizing food waste

19 Mar 2018 --- Danish milk, cheese and cream giant, Arla, is set to trial launch a new high-tech food label that turns ‘bumpy’ when food has expired on its dairy products. The innovation – developed by a start-up company, Mimica, holds hope of reducing food waste as labels deteriorate at the same rate as the packaged product, providing consumers with an accurate indication as to whether food is edible, or ready for the bin.

Researchers highlight new methods to predict methane emissions of dairy cattle

19 Mar 2018 ---Researchers at Wageningen University & Research and Qlip have demonstrated that methane emissions of dairy cattle can be predicted using both milk fatty acids and infrared milk spectra, under the auspices of the TiFN project Reduced Methane Emission by Dairy Cows.

DSM launches the fastest lactase enzyme for lactose-free dairy

16 Mar 2018 --- As the trend towards healthier eating grows, so does consumer awareness for topics like digestive health. In response to this, DSM has launched Maxilact Smart, promoted as the fastest lactase enzyme on the market. The innovative Maxilact Smart enables a significant increase in production efficiency and capacity, allowing dairy producers to meet the growing demand for lactose-free dairy products.

Ornua expansion: Stauber and CoreFX enter dairy partnership

15 Mar 2018 --- Stauber USA a premier distributor of quality ingredients and solutions to the nutritional, food, pharmaceutical, cosmetic and pet care industries has entered into a strategic partnership with CoreFX Ingredients, manufacturers of custom dry dairy, cheese and lipid ingredient solutions. The partnership will strive to deliver innovative, service driven ingredient solutions to elevate customers success.

Plant protein masking: Symrise delivers solutions for non-dairy applications

14 Mar 2018 --- Symrise Flavors has developed a masking flavors toolbox specifically targeted to overcome the challenges of aftertaste and off notes of plant protein in non-dairy applications, one of the fastest growing segments in the US market.

Greener milk production: Valio discontinues use of soy in feed

09 Mar 2018 --- Finnish dairy company Valio says it is taking a step towards environmentally friendly milk production by entirely discontinuing the use of soy in feed for cattle and young cattle. A soy-free milk production chain is also an excellent competitive factor in international markets: an increasing number of customers expect dairy companies to reduce the environmental impacts of dairy products actively.

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