Dairy

Cream cheese in minutes: Arla Foods Ingredients solution cuts process time

15 Aug 2018 --- Arla Foods Ingredients is set to launch one of the world’s fastest cream cheese manufacturing processes at Food Ingredients South America (São Paulo, Brazil, August 21-23, 2018). The protein solution can cut cream cheese-making process from 20 hours to just 30 minutes, according to the company.

Dairy expansion: Glanbia Nutritionals and partners invest US$470m in new Michigan facility

14 Aug 2018 --- Glanbia Nutritionals, Dairy Farmers of America and Select Milk Producers Inc. are set to build a new large-scale cheese and whey production facility in St. Johns, Michigan, US as part of a joint venture. The project is expected to be commissioned in the Q4 of 2020 and will cost approximately US$470 million.

Sealpac’s new FlatSkin “hanging” pack achieves 75 percent plastic reduction

13 Aug 2018 --- Sealpac’s FlatSkin pack combines extended shelf-life and enhanced design appeal with a plastic reduction of up to 75 percent. Danish seafood processor Vega Salmon A/S is one of the early adopters of the FlatSkin packaging system for its hot-smoked salmon products. The products are manufactured on a Sealpac A10 traysealer with 8-impression tooling for cardboard carriers measuring 260 x 130 mm. Each carrier has a double-sided print and hanger hole, which, combined with Sealpac’s unique OnTrayCut system, allow for an attractive vertical presentation at retail.

Darigold expands global operations: “We see increased demand for protein & dairy products,” says Senior Vice President

03 Aug 2018 --- Darigold Inc. reports it is expanding its global customer service and long-term commitment to growth in international markets. The company is creating an overseas sales, service and distribution network to strengthen its valued international relationships. So far, Darigold has opened offices in Mexico City, Singapore and Shanghai, and reportedly expects to expand to more countries soon. Darigold projects it will grow from serving roughly 20 countries today to serve 40 or more countries in the future.

Rabobank reveals Global Dairy Top 20 companies, Nestlé reigns supreme

30 Jul 2018 --- Dairy price recovery in 2017 has positively affected the combined turnover of the top 20 companies, which, in 2017, was up 7.2 percent on the year in US dollar terms, according to RaboResearch’s latest Global Dairy Top 20 – A Shuffling of the Deck Chairs report.

US dairy exports struggle amid a tariff hit environment

30 Jul 2018 --- The US dairy industry is struggling under the weight of tariff measures in Mexico and China, with the full industry implications only just starting to come to light. Since the end of May 2018, tariff measures of 20 to 25 percent have been imposed on US cheeses going to Mexico, while tariffs of 25 percent have been put in place on US dairy products going to China, in addition to the 8-12 percent tariffs that China already imposed on dairy products from most suppliers around the world.

Real cheese: Demand for authentic cheese is driving dairy snack sector, says Kerry

27 Jul 2018 --- Consumer demand in the cheese snack category is shifting towards craft and artisan products that are closely linked to real cheese and simple ingredients, according to Kerry Taste & Nutrition (Kerry). Larger and more established brands are losing market share and shelf space to smaller, more artisanal brands. Consumers perceive these brands to be delivering more authentic, premium and innovative snacks. As a result, Kerry offers an end-to-end solution for manufacturers to remain competitive in European markets. Addressing this shift in consumer demand is an opportunity, but also a challenge, for snack manufacturers, according to Kerry.

SIG’s QR connected pack solution boosts Brazilian dairy producer's sales by six percent

27 Jul 2018 --- Brazilian dairy producer Languiru has achieved a six percent spike in milk sales thanks to a promotion pilot which allows consumers to scan QR codes via their smartphones to unlock coupons and prizes. Each milk carton, including chocolate milk (Chocolan), is printed with a unique QR code accessible by a SIG-developed app, enabling Languiru to reward customer loyalty and better understand the behavior of consumers. The SIG technology has proved popular, with more than 12,000 codes generated every hour.

Shifts in dairy: Label-friendly claims top consumer preferences, finds Cargill study

25 Jul 2018 --- Global changes in attitudes towards dairy include consumer concern around hormones, allergens and perceived unhealthfulness. At the same time, trends driving consumption include label-friendly and nutritional claims. According to the results of a new Cargill consumer study, clean label is growing in prevalence. The rise in “clean label seeking” in dairy is highest in Indonesia and China and lowest in Germany, the UK and Japan.

Dairy dilemma: Brexit could lead to butter, yogurt and cheese shortages, warns Arla Foods

19 Jul 2018 --- Arla Foods is warning British consumers will likely face restrictions in dairy supplies once the UK leaves the EU – and this could result in “scare supplies” of highly-priced butter, yogurt and cheese which will be considered “luxury items.” The European-wide dairy cooperative says border breakdown could leave UK consumers with less choice and higher prices.

Ingredion expands processed cheese ingredient offerings with new potato starches

19 Jul 2018 --- Ingredion has added three functional potato starches to its processed cheese ingredient portfolio, giving manufacturers greater functionality and choice. CheeseApp 50, 70 and 80 enable recipe cost savings in processed analogue block cheeses while delivering the appealing texture and sensory qualities consumers crave, according to the company. 

“Heat&Go”: SIG launches microwaveable carton for mobile drinking convenience

19 Jul 2018 ---  SIG has developed a new microwaveable aseptic carton designed specifically for on-the-go consumption of liquid dairy, non-carbonated soft drinks and broth with low viscosity products. The new “Heat&Go” pack is aluminum free and can be heated in a microwave, either in a vending machine, store, café, home or office. SIG cite the rising consumer trend for hot drinks that can be consumed on-the-go – particularly in Asia – as the inspiration behind the design.

Kaslink & Tetra Pak partnership: Transforming Nordic oats into plant-based dairy alternatives

16 Jul 2018 --- With plant-based dairy drinks trending strongly in Europe, Kaslink and its partner, Tetra Pak are “willing to take risks to stay ahead of the competition.” In the Nordic countries, oat is a common food ingredient. Oat-based drinks and fermented oat-based products are cereal-based products which are common in Asia where many products are based on soy, almond or rice. The global market for alternative dairy drinks is expected to reach US$16.3 billion this year alone, according to Innova Market Insights data, a dramatic increase from US$7.4 billion in 2010.

Arla Foods expands premium yogurt offerings to European markets

13 Jul 2018 --- Arla Foods is set to expand its Finnish brand, Ihana, into new markets. The premium yogurt range was launched in Denmark this spring and makes its debut in the UK this week. Made with natural ingredients, Ihana taps into key trends that fit with European consumer lifestyles and provides an authentic and indulgent treat with a thick and creamy texture. 

Ben & Jerry’s slammed by consumer group over “deceptive” dairy advertising

12 Jul 2018 --- US iconic ice cream brand Ben & Jerry’s has come under attack from the Organic Consumers Association (OCA) which has filed suit against the Unilever-owned company over deceptive marketing allegations. The OCA is suing Ben & Jerry’s Homemade, Inc., for what it calls the "deceptive labeling, marketing and sale of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream products." The suit was filed in D.C. Superior Court under the D.C. Consumer Protection Procedures Act.

Carrageenan potential: Cargill expands sustainable texturizing offerings for dairy desserts

10 Jul 2018 --- Cargill has launched Satiagel Seabrid, a new type of carrageenan extract, based on 100 percent cultivated seaweed, which allows dairy manufacturers to achieve a premium texture, for creamy dairy desserts. This launch follows the 2017 debut of Cargill’s Seabrid solution for gelled dairy desserts. It enables a reliable supply of sustainably sourced ingredients while also delivering the texture preferred by consumers. 

Cream of the crop: Anchor Food Professionals eyes potential for world’s best chefs

10 Jul 2018 --- Fonterra’s foodservice business Anchor Food Professionals is looking to crown the finest chefs in the world, as it co-hosts two prestigious competitions at the upcoming Worldchefs Congress & Expo 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (11 – 14 July). Anchor Food Professionals is the event’s dairy partner for the Global Pastry Chefs Challenge and Global Young Chefs Challenge, supplying high-quality dairy ingredients for each competition. The ten finalists from around the world will compete against each other to prepare innovative culinary dishes and pastries while showcasing their knowledge, technique and versatility.

Fermentation factor: New horizons for bakery and dairy cultures

10 Jul 2018 --- Fermentation is an age-old process but has been experiencing a revival in recent years with a broader recognition of the health benefits offered as well as the unique taste attributes it can deliver. With fermentation seen as a natural and authentic process, new product development and heightened consumer awareness have combined to bring a raft of traditional products to our supermarket shelves.

Chobani Greek yogurt: Ready in a “flip” thanks to specialized IML packaging

04 Jul 2018 ---  Chobani has teamed with Australian injection molder PakPot to deliver their fresh Greek yogurt with a dry crunchy mix in an innovative “flipping container.” The container has two compartments which separate the yogurt from the dry crunchy mix until the point of consumption, when the package can be “flipped” to combine the ingredients, maximizing freshness and taste.

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.

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