R&D

DFA chose its accelerator startups based on innovation potential and

DFA wraps up accelerator and merger deal

By Beth Newhart

In late June the Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) started a merger with St. Albans Cooperative Creamery. It also held the Demo Day for six agriculture and dairy startups in its third annual accelerator.

Scientists have been studying cheese found in Egypt that dates back to the 13th Century BC. Pic: ©Getty Images/Abrill_

Memphis official gives world first example of solid cheese

Egyptian cheese not the oldest but the best to analyze

By Richard Whitehead

Ageing usually improves the flavor of cheese, but that's not why some very old cheese discovered in an Egyptian tomb last year is drawing attention. Instead, it's thought to be the most ancient solid cheese ever found, having now been dated...

New products for June 2019

New in the dairy aisles: June

By Beth Newhart

DairyReporter brings you its monthly round-up of what’s new in the dairy aisles for June 2019.

What’s new at the Summer Fancy Food Show?

What’s new at the Summer Fancy Food Show?

By Beth Newhart

The summer iteration of the Specialty Food Association’s (SFA) Fancy Food Show took place in New York City this week. Specialty food and beverage sales make up 16.1% of the total industry, with plant-based products growing the fastest in all categories....

“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.