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Quantec's Dr Rod Claycomb and Raewyn McPhillips.  Pic: Quantec

Could milk ingredient help fight against Covid-19?

By Jim Cornall

New Zealand company Quantec said research it commissioned has found its patented New Zealand milk-derived ingredient IDP (Immune Defense Proteins) is effective at protecting cells against Covid-19.

Dairy Dialog 124: Consider Bardwell Farm, Mettler-Toledo, RMIT

Dairy Dialog podcast 124: Consider Bardwell Farm, Mettler-Toledo, RMIT

By Jim Cornall

This week, we have conversations with Consider Bardwell Farm co-owner, Angela Miller; Rob Rogers, senior advisor food safety & regulation, Mettler-Toledo Product Inspection Division; and Dr Chris Pillidge, lecturer in food technology at RMIT University...

Dairy Dialog podcast 123: FrieslandCampina, GoodSport, Warrens

Dairy Dialog podcast 123: FrieslandCampina, GoodSport, Warrens

By Jim Cornall

It’s another three-interview podcast this week, with conversations with Suzanne van den Eshof, global marketing director at FrieslandCampina Ingredients Food & Beverages; GoodSport Nutrition founder and CEO Michelle McBride; and Kevin Quigley, commercial...

The days of counterfeit food and drink products could be numbered, as bioanalysis technology becomes commercially available. Pic: Getty Images/BWFolsom

Research helps cheese producers reduce waste

By Jim Cornall

Cheese could be ripened for months or even years before a problem is discovered, an issue that could cause it to be sold off cheaply as an ingredient for processed cheese.

Pic: Getty Images/Madeleine_Steinbach

Study shows oregano oil boosts milk production

By Jim Cornall

A trial carried out at Federal University in Brazil during the hot season found the 100% natural oregano essential oil (OEO) feed additive, Orego-Stim, from Anpario, increased milk yield and energy corrected milk yield in Jersey cows post-calving.

The new test allows dairy farms and companies to test their cows to detect the A1 beta-casein allele and identify A2 milk-producing cows. Pic: SwissDeCode

Swiss company launches rapid test to identify A2 milk-producing cows

By Jim Cornall

Swiss foodtech company SwissDeCode is launching the DNAFoil A2 Cow Test, a rapid kit that allows dairy farms and companies to test their cows independently and on the spot, in order to detect the presence of the A1 beta-casein allele and identify A2 milk-producing...

ATOM was recently used in a project to reduce salt in cheese snacks.  Pic: Getty Images/metamorworks

Givaudan launches AI tools for product development

By Jim Cornall

Givaudan Taste & Wellbeing has announced the launch of its Advanced Tools for Modelling (ATOM), which use artificial intelligence to optimize food and flavor formulation and facilitate co-creation and collaboration with customers.

Fonterra said it recognizes emissions produced by cows are a contributor to the country’s emissions and is working to find ways to reduce them. Pic: Getty Images/Tatomm

Fonterra turns to DSM to lower carbon footprint

By Jim Cornall

Fonterra and Royal DSM, a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and sustainable living, are teaming up to work on reducing on-farm greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in New Zealand.

The new approach will use mass spectrometry.

New project to tackle bovine mastitis

By Jim Cornall

A research project to tackle bovine mastitis and reduce the use of broad-spectrum antibiotics in dairy cattle – the widescale use of which can contribute to the development of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) – is being launched by the Institute for Global...

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