Dairy Dialog podcast 10: Food-Tech Eurasia, Tate & Lyle and Lewis Road Creamery butter

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Features on Food-Tech Eurasia, Tate & Lyle and Lewis Road Creamery butter.
Features on Food-Tech Eurasia, Tate & Lyle and Lewis Road Creamery butter.

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This week’s Dairy dialog podcast ‘travels’ around the world for four features.

DairyReporter was at the Food-Tech Eurasia event in Istanbul, Turkey, last week, and among the interviews were two with dairy-related processing equipment companies, Milkotek-Hommak and Uzermak.

For this week’s podcast, we also spoke with Tommy Lykke Husum, Tate & Lyle’s senior product manager based in Denmark, however, this week, he’s in Dubai, promoting the global ingredients company’s products and solutions at Gulfood Manufacturing about the Middle East market, and Tate & Lyle’s innovations being launched at the show.

Also, New Zealand company Lewis Road Creamery, has just launched its artisan butter in the US, and Peter Cullinane, founder and chairman of the company, told us more about the product, and its expansion into new markets.

Food-Tech Eurasia

The annual event in Istanbul draws visitors from around the world, although mainly from southeast Europe, North Africa and Central Asia.  A ‘sub-show’ at the event, Dairy Tech, has been active and growing for some years now, and includes many companies looking to expand their sales to regional countries.

Uzermak Company, supplies machinery and equipment as well as installation of turn-key projects with aftersales services to the dairy and food processing companies.

The company, founded 20 years ago in İzmir, western Turkey, manufactures and installs process cheese machinery, kashkaval and mozzarella processing lines, cream cheese processing machines, cheese vats, filter drums, cooker, cooler, and mixer machines, feta mechanical homogenizers, moulding machines, trolleys, centrifugal pumps, curd feeding conveyors and filters, storage tanks, CIP tanks and units, and more.

We spoke with the company’s sales manager, Inomjon Mirzoev about the company’s products and the market in the region.

Another Turkish company based in İzmir is Milkotek-Hommak Machinery, which introduced the first indigenous homogenizer and piston pump machine in Turkey. The company is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of homogenizers and piston pumps for not only the dairy industry, but also for other foods and beverages and the chemical/petrochemical, cosmetics, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology industries.

Plant director Engin Yetik told us more about the company and its products.

Tate & Lyle showcases latest ingredient solutions at Gulfood 2018

Global food and beverage ingredients company Tate & Lyle PLC spoke to DairyReporter from the floor of the Gulfood Manufacturing Trade Show, where it was promoting an on-the-go reduced sugar café latte featuring its newly-launched Optimizer Stevia 4.10 product to demonstrate its holistic ingredients solutions portfolio.

The company was showcasing its ranges designed to help manufacturers seeking solutions for sugar or calorie reduction, specific texture profiles or enriching products with fiber, while reducing cost.

Sugar replacement offering

Tate & Lyle and Sweet Green Fields’ partnership in stevia ingredients includes the Optimizer Stevia 4.10 and Intesse Stevia 2.0.

The Tate & Lyle product line up featured a range of beverages, including a lychee juice drink containing Optimizer Stevia 4.10, which the company says delivers high purity at a lower cost.

Visitors of Gulfood were also introduced to Tate & Lyle’s range of dairy products showcasing cost-effective calorie reduction and fiber enrichment.

Lewis Road Creamery launches butter in US

Artisan butter produced in Hokitika, New Zealand, is now available to US consumers in parts of California and Texas, a direct result of a joint venture between Southern Pastures and Westland Milk Products.

Launched this month, Lewis Road Creamery New Zealand Grass-fed Artisan butter is the first product from the New Zealand Grass Fed Milk Products LP (NZGFMP) venture established between Southern Pastures and Westland Milk Products and was developed specifically for Lewis Road Creamery, a company Southern Pastures has a 50% shareholding in.

Southern Pastures executive chairman, Prem Maan, said the future of New Zealand dairy is in high-value branded goods, not commodities. 

“For too long we have watched the Irish and others capture the premium markets when we can create a superior product. We decided that it was time for us to get off the sidelines and play our own game,”​ Maan said.

Peter Cullinane, founder and chairman of Lewis Road Creamery, spoke with DairyReporter about the product and the launch in the US.

“Consumers in export markets like the US will pay a premium for a traceable set of standards that meet their high expectations,​Cullinane said.

The export butter is lightly cultured and smooth from being traditionally churned in Westland’s Hokitika factory where butter has been produced for over 30 years.

“The first thing American consumers notice is the deep golden hue that comes from grass-fed cows, it’s completely different to their own white local butter,”​ Cullinane said.

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