R&D

New evidence suggests any kind of light can spoil dairy products

By Beth Newhart

Light protection services and certification company Noluma has released new research that tackles the effects of light exposure on milk and other dairy products. Vitamin A, vitamin D and riboflavin levels in milk all begin to deplete after just two hours.

Soeren Vonsild hands over the presidency of the Society of Dairy Technology to Dr Paul Bouchier.

Society of Dairy Technology has new president

By Jim Cornall

The Society of Dairy Technology (SDT) held its 75th Annual General Meeting last month, with outgoing president Soeren Vonsild handing over the presidency to Dr Paul Bouchier of Food Science Appliance.

The latest research on donkey milk coagulation for cheesemaking by Dr Giuseppe Iannella suggests camel chimosin or plant protease can be used with the right process

Italian researcher solves donkey cheese puzzle

By Jim Cornall

Milk from horses and donkey has long been considered unsuitable for cheese production because, unlike other milk, no curd is formed with the addition of common rennet.

“Ice cream is the perfect vehicle for innovative flavors and ingredients, not only being neutral by its nature but also an object of craving and an indulgent treat that doesn’t break the bank.

Trend alert: Traditional dairy takes a cue from culinary trends

By Beth Newhart

The dairy industry has room to grow in 2019 and consumers can expect to see launches that reflect popular culinary-inspired trends seen in other food categories. Premium indulgence, sophisticated flavors and a global influence will all find a place in...

The technology could lead to the diagnosis of potentially fatal health conditions like sepsis in just a few minutes. Pic: ©Getty Images/Albert_Karimov

Australian startup awarded license for device which can measure dairy proteins

Cybertongue has protein detection licked

By Richard Whitehead

A diagnostic tool that can quickly detect lactose and spoilt milk is set to be released by an Australian startup.

Will New Zealanders embrace or reject the potential positives of gene editing? Pic:©Getty Images/Pixturn

Success of world’s first allergen-free milk producer could help persuade Kiwis of benefits.

New Zealand tentatively reopens debate into dairy gene editing

By Richard Whitehead

It is an irony of bioscience that a country that prohibits most genetically modified produce from the food chain is a world leader in the development of gene editing.

Typical cattle-weighing methods are stressful and occasionally harmful for both farmers and their livestock.

Beefie streamlines cattle weighing with smartphone app

By Beth Newhart

Agroninja Beefie has developed a smartphone app that can weigh cattle with up to 95% accuracy through simply taking a picture. The Hungarian startup’s technology hit the market over the summer and is expanding globally.

The FDA provided a list of five categories with corresponding questions to guide the feedback. Pic: ©GettyImages/CHAUDRON PASTEL

FDA to extend feedback period for dairy product labeling

By Beth Newhart

After announcing a commitment to review the labeling standards for dairy and non-dairy products over the summer, the FDA is extending its comment period by 60 days to allow more time for the public to weigh in on the issue.