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From self-heating packaging to hand-painted grocery bags, the world of food packaging is seeing some exciting trends

‘Consumer expectations are getting higher and higher,” according to Justin Shimek, chief technology officer at Mattson, based near San Francisco, US.

Dairy companies join SAFE food safety program to develop bacteria-detection software

University College Dublin (UCD) and top dairy firms including Kerry have launched a three-year Innovation Partnership program to develop software that rapidly detects bacteria during production. 

Perfect Channel supports new 24/7 GDT launch

Global Dairy Trade (GDT), the world dairy trading platform, is expanding its role in online trading and digital services.

Dairy Council issues booklet on iodine in dairy

Certain groups of the UK population are classified as mildly iodine deficient, however, according to The Dairy Council, consuming milk, yogurt and cheese can help ensure that iodine requirements are...

3D Food Printing Conference 2016

Start-up entrepreneur to use raw milk from her farm to print 3D cheese

Michaela van Leeuwen, who runs a dairy farm with her husband, in Cortenoever, the Netherlands, has set up Print Cheese to print 3D cheese from raw milk.

From science to shelves: the development of MacuView

Study says MacuView helps with eye health and AMD

A recent study published in the Journal of Ophthalmology has shown the benefits of consuming a dairy drink, MacuView, containing lutein-, zeaxanthin- and DHA-enriched egg yolk.

Water recovered from whey can be used for clean-in-place procedures

A novel process allows water from whey to be recycled for cleaning, according to a new study from the Journal of Dairy Science.

NIZO looking at the future of cheese through microCheese and DNA

There is a great deal of cutting-edge research taking place in the cheese industry.

3D Food Printing Conference 2016

Wageningen University & FrieslandCampina researching 3D printing of milk protein structures

3D food printing gives academics an opportunity to explore the functionality of ingredients and how we can delay the process to get a solid structure and build challenging shapes, according...

Valio and Fazer join forces to reduce salt with ValSa

Globally, salt is seen as one of the most significant risk factors for high blood pressure and reducing salt intake has become a priority.

IDF combining cheese and milk ingredients symposia in Dublin

The International Dairy Federation (IDF) Parallel Symposia 2016 takes place in Dublin, Ireland, from April 11-13.

Biotech firm releases real-time PCR assay for detecting Cronobacter species in powdered infant formula

It once took infant formula manufacturers up to two days to detect Cronobacter, a genus of bacteria that can cause serious illness to infants: now it only takes 18 hours...

Lake District Biogas - green energy from Cumbrian cheese

Clearfleau, a British provider of on-site treatment solutions for the food and beverage sector, is commissioning a plant that will feed bio-methane into the gas grid in rural Cumbria in...

Kuban Agro first to produce Holstein dairy embryos in Russia

Kuban Agro, the largest agricultural company in southern Russia, has produced 233 transplant dairy heifers over the last two years, becoming the first Russian agricultural company to adopt embryo transfer...

News in brief

Soley X-12 nano-technology protects fresh cheese

The Soley Biotechnology Institute, a non-profit research facility in Turkey, has come up with a method it says can increase cheese shelf life from three to 10 times.

Novozymes launches Saphera lactase to help lactose-free dairy

Danish-based biotechnology company Novozymes has launched a new product, Saphera, a lactase enzyme that the company says sets a new standard for production and quality of a wide range of...

Sepcial edition: getting more from your milk

Milk studies at Wageningen University and Research Centre

Caseins, whey protein, milk composition and animal science are all important research topics for today’s dairy industry, says Wageningen University and Research Centre, which is based in the Netherlands and...

Ritter Pharmaceuticals starts second phase of lactose intolerance trials

Ritter Pharmaceuticals has announced the dosing of the first patient in its Phase 2b/3 clinical trial of RP-G28 for the treatment of lactose intolerance.

High protein diet has 'intriguing' double benefit of weight loss & improved sleep: Study

Consuming a high-diet protein while dieting may improve sleep in overweight and obese adults, according to a new research.

This week Down Under

Baby of the family is least likely to be breastfed

A family’s youngest child is most likely to miss out on breastfeeding, according to an Australian study that also found that a woman’s education level and the number of children...

AgResearch studies could help NZ sheep milk industry

The second Sheep Milk NZ industry conference was held in Palmerston North, New Zealand recently, with more than 200 people attending.

Danone omega-3 medical drink shows early Alzheimer’s benefits: RCT

Souvenaid, the high-dose omega-3 based medical drink Danone-Nutricia launched three years ago, can help pre-dementia sufferers, a 2-year clinical trial has found.

Whey ingredients help malnutrition treatment: study

A clinical study of ready-to-use supplementary food (RUSF) has shown for the first time that the addition of whey ingredients speeds up the recovery of moderately malnourished children.

Cheese powder market continues to grow, especially in developing countries, new report shows

The cheese powder market in 2015 was estimated at $256.1m, with global demand expected to show a CAGR of 7.5% from 2015 to 2020, a new MarketsandMarkets report shows.

Nestlé to invest in R&D Centre expansion in Ireland

Nestlé announced Thursday it will invest more than $27.6m (€25m) in an expansion of its Research and Development Centre in Askeaton, Ireland.

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