Dairy Beverages

Liquipure lite is an all-polyethylene structure suitable for liquid products that do not require an oxygen barrier, such as dairy or edible oil.  Pic: Liquibox

Liquibox introduces sustainable bag-in-box solutions

By Jim Cornall

Liquipure, the newest sustainable product family from US-headquartered liquid packaging and dispensing supplier Liquibox, offers mono-material bag-in-box solutions that align with global design guidelines for flexible packaging such as the Ellen MacArthur...

The facility is designed to support complex ingredient formulations including dairy. Pic: IMCD

IMCD launches new UHT pilot facility in Indonesia

By Jim Cornall

To increase its regional technical footprint, IMCD, a distributor of specialty chemicals and ingredients, has launched an ultra-high temperature (UHT) pasteurization laboratory in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Dairy Dialog podcast 118: Babybel, CP Kelco, Gadot Biochemical. Pics: Babybel, CP Kelco, Gadot Biochemicals

Dairy Dialog podcast 118: Babybel, CP Kelco, Gadot Biochemical

By Jim Cornall

There are four guests on the podcast this week. We have conversations with Babybel senior brand manager Ridhi Barber; sales and marketing manager at Gadot Biochemical, Youval Saly; and from CP Kelco, Sandra Catarino, marketing director, strategic segments,...

A Vinamilk milk production line. Pic: Vinamilk

Vinamilk exports first large batch of milk to China in 2021

By Jim Cornall

The Vietnam Dairy Products Joint Stock Company (Vinamilk) has exported 10 containers of seed milk to China early this year and is expected to ship five more containers of sweetened condensed milk products to China in the near future.

BRAIN has established a GRAS microorganism for the biotechnological production of the sweetener. Pic: Getty Images/MamaMiaPL

Roquette and BRAIN Group to scale-up protein sweetener production

By Jim Cornall

Roquette, a producer of plant-based ingredients for food, nutrition and health markets, biotech company BRAIN AG, and BRAIN Group company AnalytiCon Discovery have completed the R&D phase for the development of protein sweetener brazzein.

A DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences survey investigated how certain target groups perceive the yogurt category. Pic: Getty Images/cyano66

Dairy ingredients make nutrition personal

By Jim Cornall

Consumer surveys point to a growing market for personalized nutrition. The dairy sector is perfectly placed to make a splash – with innovative ingredient combinations and clear communication.

Consumers are are taking more steps than ever to manage their holistic health, including physical, mental and emotional well-being. Pic: Getty Images/kzenon

ADM looks at health and wellness trends

By Jim Cornall

Consumers seem more aware than ever about health and wellness. The pandemic has been a contributing factor, but what do consumers see as the priorities when it comes to products with health and wellness claims? And how has the pandemic changed – or accelerated...

FrieslandCampina Ingredients looks at Pic: FrieslandCampina Ingredients

FrieslandCampina Ingredients – responding to a changing world

By Jim Cornall

It has been almost a year since the coronavirus pandemic took hold, and the world has changed in many ways. One major shift is that consumers have altered their shopping habits, with an increase in online purchasing, but what they are looking for, and...

Allulose can be used in a range of food and beverage applications. Pic: Tate & Lyle

Tate & Lyle expands allulose sweetener portfolio

By Jim Cornall

Tate & Lyle PLC, a global provider of food and beverage ingredients and solutions, has expanded its Dolcia Prima allulose portfolio with a crystalline form certified as 'Non-GMO Project Verified.'

Starting in January, Chobani will offer consumers four new Chobani Coffee flavors. Pic: Chobani

Chobani launches RTD cold brew coffees

By Jim Cornall

Chobani, maker of Greek yogurts, oat milks, probiotic drinks, as well as dairy and plant-based creamers, is launching Chobani Coffee, ready-to-drink coffees made with single origin cold brew and feature Chobani’s oat milks and dairy creamers.

The pandemic has affected trends for 2021, and probably beyond. Pic: Kerry

Kerry publishes 2021 Taste Charts predictions

By Jim Cornall

Kerry, the taste and nutrition company, has released its annual Taste Charts for 2021, uncovering flavors and ingredients it believes are set to inspire innovation and taste excellence across the food and beverage landscape.

The product was developed for applications in dairy, food and drink processing, and other industries.  Pic: LM76

LM76 develops new cam follower bearings

By Jim Cornall

US-based designer and manufacturer of linear bearings, slides and linear motion systems, LM76 has introduced its RINO Series of FDA/USDA compliant cam follower bearings.

Dairy Dialog podcast 114: Tetra Pak, DSM, University of Reading.

Dairy Dialog podcast 114: Tetra Pak, DSM, University of Reading

By Jim Cornall

There are three interviews on the last Dairy Dialog podcast of 2020. We had conversations with Ben Rutten, global business manager for milk at DSM; Dr Afroditi Chatzifragkou, lecturer in food processing at the Department of Food & Nutritional Sciences...

Using pectin-containing waste streams opens up new possibilities for the circular economy of plastics.  Pic: Getty Images/ligora

VTT creates recyclable plastic bottles from citrus peel

By Jim Cornall

New technology developed at the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland enables the use of pectin-containing agricultural waste, such as citrus peel and sugar beet pulp, as raw material for bio-based polyethylene furanoate (PEF) plastics for replacing...

Fogg has engineered and created an alternative to manual changeovers. Pic: Fogg

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Fogg improves automated cap chute changeover

By Jim Cornall

US manufacturer of rotary filling systems for the liquids industry, Fogg Filler, has created the option for an automated chute changeover for different caps.

Nestlé Brazil’s NESCAU beverage range will be available with SIG’s renewable and recyclable paper straw solution. Pic: SIG

Nestlé Brazil introduces SIG paper straws on NESCAU carton packs

By Jim Cornall

In partnership with SIG, a Swiss-headquartered systems and solutions provider for aseptic carton packaging, Nestlé Brazil’s complete NESCAU beverage range is now available in SIG’s combiblocMini carton packs with SIG’s renewable and recyclable paper straw...

Lion Dairy & Drinks launched its Dairy Farmers Creamery & Co range in 2018, one of the company’s many dairy brands. Pic: Lion Drinks & Dairy

Bega Cheese confirms Lion Dairy & Drinks acquisition

By Jim Cornall

Bega Cheese Limited said it has entered into a binding share sale and purchase agreement to acquire all of the shares in Lion Dairy & Drinks from Japan’s Kirin Holdings for a net acquisition price of A$534m (US$393m).

 The company said the product is clinically shown to improve children’s height. Pic: NGS

Height-boosting whey protein drink hits Asia-Pacific

By Jim Cornall

Nutritional Growth Solutions, Ltd. (NGS) has launched its Healthy Height protein shake, which the company said is clinically shown to improve children’s height, into the Asia-Pacific market.

Comax Flavors' 2021 Flavor Trends are divided into four distinct flavor collections. Pic: Comax Flavors

Comax Flavors reveals its 2021 flavor trends

By Jim Cornall

In response to consumers’ changing behavior, Comax Flavors has published its 2021 Flavor Trends, which are divided into four distinct flavor collections.

Plastic snap-on lids for yogurt or drinking cups could soon disappear from the refrigerated section and be replaced by new solutions that reduce the plastic content of the overall packaging. Lids with integrated drinking openings are an alternative. Pic: Syntegon

Sustainable packaging: What does the future hold for dairy products?

By Jim Cornall

The environmental impact of packaging has gained importance within the last few years. Manufacturers are seeking new approaches to use environmentally-friendly materials such as paper. Sensitive products like dairy, call for innovative technologies that...

Tests are currently under way for the dairy industry to see how PET can tolerate temperatures of up to 120C during HTS.  Pic: Greiner Packaging

Greiner Packaging extends range of recycled materials

By Jim Cornall

While polypropylene (PP) and polystyrene (PS) are the most commonly used materials in the dairy packaging industry, some of the recyclates from both materials still lack approval for use in food packaging and have only limited availability.

Metal detection and checkweighing of cheese.  Pic: Mettler-Toledo

Dynamic checkweighing in washdown environments

By Jim Cornall

Production environments in the dairy industry must meet high hygiene requirements to protect consumers from the spread of harmful bacteria, diseases or allergens in milk and dairy products.