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Growth in low pH beverages creates opportunity for pectin

As palates in North America change and acidified foods become more acceptable, space is created, too, for additives such as pectin that can handle specific pH regimes.

'We're the first product that dreams of impeaching the US president'

German start-up Smuus mixes food, politics & tongue-in-cheek marketing

German start-up Smuus has an original concept with its fruit and vegetable smoothies for yoghurts, desserts, bread, meat and cheese. But the campaign for its peach-flavoured product, which promises to...

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Stevia-based flavour modifier cuts need for expensive cocoa and vanilla

Stevia supplier Pure Circle has developed a stevia-based flavour modifier that enhances vanilla and cocoa flavours as well as sweetening.

Fonterra to spend $150m to build two cream cheese plants for Asian market

Fonterra has announced plans to build two new cream cheese plants at its Darfield site in Canterbury, New Zealand.

Kikkoman to launch Tonyu-inryo soy milk yogurt drink developed with NIZO

Kikkoman Corporation of Japan and NIZO of the Netherlands have collaborated on R&D to create a new soy milk yogurt drink to be launched in Japan in August 2017.

Quality Mark to increase consumer trust in Indian dairy products

India’s National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) has launched a Quality Mark logo for dairy products.

EDA expresses CETA cheese concerns

With implementation of the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) looming, the European Dairy Association (EDA) said it still has concerns over the management of the cheese Tariff-Rate Quotas...

Study shows dairy industry should focus on milk nutritional value

Researchers at North Carolina State University said a study on consumer perceptions of milk shows the industry should focus on the nutrition value of milk, and educating consumers about milk.

Pilot program closely monitors tetracycline antibiotics in US milk supply

The FDA began a pilot program this month testing the US milk supply for tetracycline antibiotics, which will run for a minimum of 18 months with results released in 2019.

Consumer demands placing more pressure on flavor, texture of sports nutrition products

Flavor innovation is usually seen as a key component of food product development and of less concern for supplements.  But as sports nutrition brands seek competitive advantages and to bring...

Arlon Group invests in Brazil’s Betânia dairy

Arlon Group, a New York-based food and agriculture investment firm, has acquired a stake in CBL Alimentos SA (Betânia), based in Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil.

Maltodextrin could replace fat in vanilla ice cream: Study

A study at Pennsylvania State University has revealed replacing fat in ice cream with maltodextrin (MD) causes minimal physical changes, and does not adversely affect consumer opinion of the product.

Kraft on phthalates in macaroni and cheese: ‘Our products are safe for consumers to enjoy’

Traces of phthalates, a chemical found in food packaging and equipment, were detected in products of powdered macaroni and cheese mixes, according to a study by the Coalition for Safer...

Emerging ice cream trends reveal sophistication, portion control and allergy-friendly

As the summer days heat up, so is the market for frozen desserts, including dairy- and nut-free options, high-protein ice creams, ice cream sandwiches, ice pops and indulgent flavors specially...

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Mexico stops import of Colombian dairy products

Mexico’s National Service for Agroalimentary Public Health, Safety and Quality (SENASICA) has suspended the importation of all dairy products from Colombia due to an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in...

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PLF grows with sixth New Zealand project

UK powder filling systems company PLF International has secured an order for its sixth turnkey project in New Zealand.

IDFA pleased with key priorities in NAFTA renegotiation

Canadian dairy policies and geographical indications are among the topics the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) wants the US government to tackle when North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) renegotiations...

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Indian dairy brand owner turns to Belgian investor for round-B funding

The parent of Epigamia Greek yoghurt has raised INR900m (US$14m) in funding from a Belgian private equity group.

EnWave and Nestlé’s Nestec to pilot food dehydration technology

EnWave has signed an agreement with Nestec, part of Nestlé, to test its Radiant Energy Vacuum (REV) food dehydration technology – a proprietary method for the dehydration of organic materials....

GEA to build Asia’s largest milk production facility for Amul in India

GEA is set to build a new dairy plant in India for AmulFed Dairy that, when completed, will be the largest skim milk powder and dairy whitener plant in Asia.

Ice cream survey underscores health awareness of consumers

Consumers are indulging more selectively, and more than half of Americans said they either do not eat ice cream or limit their consumption due to health concerns, according to national...

DOC Dairy Partners takes over Uniekaas brand and facility

DOC Dairy Partners B.V. has acquired the brand and the Dutch business operations of Uniekaas B.V.

Kefir the key ingredient for a dairy-based sports drink that cancer survivors can stomach

Kefir could be a beneficial dairy-based sports nutrition ingredient for cancer survivors who may be wary of trying products containing milk due to concerns about stomach upsets.

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USDEC on dairy health benefits: ‘We’re strong in the science but not as strong in communication to consumers’

USDEC, in partnership with the National Dairy Council, has been at the forefront of dairy protein research and has uncovered some of its health benefits, but has struggled communicating its...

EU agricultural outlook sees cereals dip but quota-free sugar surge

Cereal production in the EU is likely to dip in the short-term, as heatwaves and drought in various regions have a bearing on EU exports and on existing stocks, the...

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