DuPont unveils 'streamlining' five-in-one Greek-style yogurt cultures blend

By Mark ASTLEY contact

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DuPont unveils five-in-one Greek-style yogurt cultures blend
DuPont Nutrition & Health has unveiled a five-species “one-step cultures solution” designed specifically for Greek-style yogurt – a development its hopes will streamline a range of manufacturing processes.

The YO-MIX Greek cultures blend, which contains five commonly used culture species from DuPont’s Danisco range, will offer manufacturers a simpler, more efficient way to culture Greek-style yogurt products, according the company.

By offering all five species in a single blend, DuPont claims it can simplify the culturing process, reduce potential mixing and formulation errors, and ensure the consistency of culture delivery. YO-MIX Greek works with most Greek-style yogurt manufacturing methods including the three most common - stirred yogurt processing, straining/separation, and fortified yogurt processing.

“With YO-MIX Greek, DuPont gives dairy manufacturers all multi species in one easy-to-use blend,” ​DuPont Nutrition & Health’s global product director of thermophilic cultures, Sonia Huppert, told

“This simplifies the culturing process, providing batch-to-batch consistency and eliminates the need for in-plant manual mixing and measuring of starters.”

“YO-MIX Greek is positioned to build premium yogurt value for our customers,”​ said Huppert.

In addition to “streamlining”​ Greek yogurt production processes, the blend is designed to deliver “a mild taste” ​throughout the shelf life of the finished product. 

“Whichever process used, YO-MIX Greek delivers a mild and creamy flavor throughout shelf life,”​ she added.

“Opportunity to easily enter”​ segment

Greek yogurt, which typically contains double the amount of dairy protein and less fat than standard yogurt, is viewed as a healthier alternative to regular yogurt.

The category has witness dramatic growth in recent years – with its share of the overall US yogurt market increasing from around 1% in mid-2007 to approximately 35% by mid-2012.

“The greater protein content in Greek yogurt makes it more filling. Consumers are drawn to the satiating effect of Greek yogurt and consider it to be a natural, healthy, convenient meal option,” ​said Huppert.

The launch of its YO-MIX Greek gives dairy manufacturers the opportunity “to easily​” enter the booming Greek-style yogurt segment, Huppert added.

“DuPont Nutrition & Health has been part of the Greek style yogurt story from the very beginning in the United States through collaboration with key players in the segment,” ​she said. “The launch of YO-MIX Greek gives dairy manufacturers, globally the opportunity to easily enter the Greek style yogurt segment."

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Posted by Jerry von Dohlen,

Are these starters derived from dairy or other media?

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