Chr Hansen has developed cultures for lacto-fermented soy and coconut yoghurts with the taste, texture and healthiness of traditional dairy. ‘It’s still niche but we want to be the first innovators here,” the firm says.
New Zealand’s second biggest dairy cooperative, Westland Milk Products, has recovered from a loss in the 12 months ended July 31, 2016, to post a break-even profit before tax for the 2016-17 financial year.
Global food ingredients company Lycored carries out research into the stability of its naturally-sourced color solutions, and has recently undertaken trials on fruit preparation performance for yogurts.
Tetra Pak is making a $35.6m (€30m) investment in factory upgrades at its packaging material converting factory in Denton, Texas, to address the growing demand for screw-cap beverages in the US and Canadian markets.
The European Union-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) has been provisionally implemented, however, the US dairy industry isn’t impressed with some European cheese names being protected.