Ingredients

Fruit preparations contain fruit which is either puréed or diced and used in dairy products or in the ice cream industry. Pic: ©Getty Images/magone

AGRANA opens third plant in China

By Jim Cornall

The fruit, starch and sugar group AGRANA has officially opened its second production site for fruit preparations in China, adding to its fruit juice concentrate plant.

Exploring plant-based protein with Cargill at Expo West

Exploring plant-based protein with Cargill at Expo West

By Beth Newhart

Cargill recently completed a study on consumer perceptions of plant-based proteins in the US. Matthew Jacobs of Cargill shared the findings with DairyReporter at the Natural Products Expo West show in Anaheim this month.

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Colombian company takes buffalo milk yogurt to US market

By Beth Newhart

Yogurt made from a base of water buffalo milk as an alternative to cow’s milk is popular in some markets, such as Italy. Colombian company Annabella produces its cheese, yogurt and dessert products in small batches for distribution in the US.

If passed, the bill would make it a requirement that the FDA enforce dairy and non-dairy standards of identity. Pic: ©GettyImages/izanbar

Senators reintroduce Dairy Pride Act

By Beth Newhart

US Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Jim Risch (R-ID) brought the Dairy Pride Act back to Congress last week after a failed attempt at passing it in 2017.

Elmhurst plans to expand the creamer line to a wider range of flavors this year

Elmhurst debuts hemp creamer substitute at Expo West

By Beth Newhart

Two years since re-launching as a fully plant-based company, Elmhurst 1925 has introduced its first dairy-alternative creamer, and the first hemp-based option on the creamer market. It was on display at Expo West in Anaheim last week along with other...

MK Ingredients acquisition, left to right, Mitesh Jobalia (MK), Dipan Dalal (MK), Aparna Khurana (Azelis), and Vinit Dalal (MK).

Azelis completes two acquisitions

By Jim Cornall

Food ingredient and speciality chemicals company Azelis has completed two acquisitions recently, India’s MK Ingredients and Canadian company Chemroy.

The Thai facility produces sweet and savory flavors, as well as seasonings in liquid and powder formats.

Synergy expands Thai manufacturing hub

By Jim Cornall

International flavour company, Synergy Flavours, a division of Ireland’s Carbery Group, has doubled the size of its Thai operation to meet growing demand for its flavor solutions in the Asia-Pacific region.

Grupo Lala's profits as reported were up by 13.4% compared to 2017, and milk remained the top-earning segment of the business.

Blue Diamond Almond Breeze products are coming to Mexico

By Beth Newhart

Grupo Lala announced this week that it reached a deal with Blue Diamond Growers to distribute Blue Diamond Almond Breeze almond beverages in Mexico. It also released fourth-quarter and full-year financial reports from 2018.

Ice cold: winter ice cream round-up

Ice cold: winter ice cream round-up

By Beth Newhart

Freezing temps across the US haven’t discouraged ice cream brands from expanding their portfolios. From boozy flavors to low-cal pops, here are the freshest launches within the US frozen dessert category.

NMPF writes letter of support to Chobani in plant-based debate

By Beth Newhart

National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) president and CEO Jim Mulhern wrote a letter this week to Hamdi Ulukaya, CEO of Chobani. It expressed support of Chobani’s position in the ongoing debate of plant-based foods using dairy terms in labeling.