R&D

“Today’s dairy aisles are continuously changing to keep up with consumer demand for affordable as well as premium products.

DSM puts early childhood nutrition on display at IFT

By Beth Newhart

DSM Ingredients of the Netherlands showcased its products for all stages of life at the 2019 IFT show in New Orleans last week. Preconception, pregnancy, nursing, infants, toddlers and kids all fit into its portfolio of food and beverage ingredients....

AMCO is hoping to tap into the current consumer demand for high protein snacks and baked goods, like cookies, brownies and cakes.

AMCO pumps up snack protein with BakePLUS

By Beth Newhart

Baked goods and snacks have a new dairy protein option from New Jersey-based AMCO Proteins. BakePLUS is said to be heat stable and highly soluble, preventing over-aeration common in pastries.

Naturally-occurring MFGM with phospholipids and glycoproteins is ideal for brain and gut health in infants. Pic: Arla

Awareness of MFGM growing

By Beth Newhart

More pregnant women are familiar with the milk fat globule membrane (MFGM), a nutritional component naturally occurring in breast milk. It’s now being used as an ingredient in infant formula to “close the gap further between breast milk and formula.”

Ben & Jerry's plans to source its future CBD locally from its home state.

Ben & Jerry’s announces intent for CBD ice cream launch

By Beth Newhart

CBD has not yet been fully legalized in the US, but Ben & Jerry’s is already for preparing for when it may be. The company released a statement committing to incorporating CBD into future ice cream innovations as soon as it is federally legalized....

Cottage cheese ‘renaissance’ heats up in the US

By Beth Newhart

The meteoric rise in popularity of Greek yogurt over the last decade has shown that consumers respond well to high-protein dairy snacks. Cottage cheese falls into that category and has been making a mainstream comeback with single serves.

More than 61m gallons of milk are wasted by households in the UK every year, at a cost of £25m. Pic: Getty/Anon_Pichit

Could better packaging revive the milk industry?

By Beth Newhart

A study commissioned by Noluma International, which offers light protection services and certification for CPG products, suggests that proper light-protective packaging could help stem the decline in fluid milk consumption.

CapSU-Pontevedra Campus Administrator Dr Mae D. Dumapig and CapSU president Dr Editha C. Alfon receive the Usufruct Agreement from DTI VI regional director Rebecca M. Rascon, represented by DTI-6 STIDS and SSF Regional Focal Person Aurora Teresa J. Alisen and DTI Capiz Provincial Office OIC Ken Queenie R. Cuñada during the launching of the SSF on Dairy Milk Processing at the CapSU-Pontevedra Campus on May 21.

News in brief

Philippines university gets dairy plant funding

By Jim Cornall

After students at Capiz State University (CapSU)–Pontevedra Campus in the Philippines created a business plan proposing a dairy processing project at the campus, the government’s shared service facility (SSF) has created the project under the Dairy Milk...

Spray drying is used in dairy for producing dry powders, like milk powders, from a liquid. Pic: Getty/Paperkites

Caloris and NIZO to host US course on spray drying in June

By Beth Newhart

A course on spray drying operation will be offered for professionals this summer in Minneapolis by Caloris Engineering, Process Systems Enterprise Americas (PSE) and NIZO, the Food and Dairy Research Institute in the Netherlands.

In FY 2018, General Mills completed more than 60 energy efficiency and reduction projects to save more than 12 million kWh. Pic: Getty/lovelyday12

General Mills hits its energy goals four years early

By Beth Newhart

The US Department of Energy (DOE) officially recognized General Mills, which has yogurt and ice cream as part of its portfolio, for achieving its target of 20% energy efficiency improvement in its largest US-based plants. In 2012 it was set as a 10-year...

 The council will help Ben & Jerry's adhere to its new ‘values-led dairy vision.'

Ben & Jerry’s introduces dairy advisory council

By Beth Newhart

A new group of experts in environmental health, the animal protection movement, water quality and organic farming has been created to advise Ben & Jerry’s on future product manufacturing.

Lactips is looking to the replacement of polyvinyl alcohol films in home care and I&I applications, such as dishwasher tabs.

BASF signs contract with Lactips

By Jim Cornall

BASF and Lactips have signed an exclusive contract to market Lactips’ water-soluble, 100% bio-based and fully biodegradable material prepared from natural ingredients.