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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.

Dairy Dialog 103: Firmenich, Novozymes, VTT, ADM. Pic: Firmenich; Getty Images/Sayan_Moongklang; Getty Images/AtnoYdur

Dairy Dialog podcast 103: Firmenich, Novozymes, VTT, ADM

By Jim Cornall

This week we again feature three interviews, with Muhammad Saad Qureshi, senior scientist, sustainable fuels/circular economy at the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd.; Ana Ferrell, vice president global marketing, ADM; and Frederik Mejlby,...

The technology brings natural taste performance in dairy products, enabling up to 50% sugar reduction in yogurt and other dairy products without the use of sweeteners. Pic: Firmenich

Firmenich and Novozymes partner on sugar reduction

By Jim Cornall

Firmenich, the world’s largest privately-owned perfume and taste company, and Danish biological solution leader Novozymes, have launched their new, jointly-developed natural sugar reduction solution: TasteGEM SWL with Saphera lactase.

Danone began its collaboration with Yakult in 2004.

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Danone to sell stake in Yakult

By Jim Cornall

French-headquartered dairy giant Danone said today that in accordance with its focus on capital allocation discipline and balance sheet strength, the company is selling its 6.61% stake in the Japanese company Yakult Honsha Co. Ltd.

Dairy Dialog podcast 101: NIZO, Kerry, Casper’s Ice Cream

Dairy Dialog podcast 101: NIZO, Kerry, Casper’s Ice Cream

By Jim Cornall

We have three interviews, and four guests, on this week’s Dairy Dialog podcast. We chatted with Robyn Eijlander, senior project manager microbiology and food safety at NIZO; Keith Lawes, VP of Sales and Marketing at Casper’s Ice Cream; and two people...

Unlabeled dairy products will be banned in the EAEU once the legislation is passed. Pic: Getty Images/Evgeny Gromov

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EAEU reaches arrangement on introducing dairy product labeling

By Jim Cornall

The Council of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) said it has reached fundamental arrangements on introducing the labeling of certain dairy products as the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) member states – Russia, Belarus, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan...

Newly-launched Valio MiFU steaks are made of pea protein and rapeseed oil. Pic: Valio

New Valio products - and less plastic

By Jim Cornall

Finnish dairy cooperative Valio is launching new products for the fall, as well as increasing the use of recycled plastic for its snacks and cheese.

All Core Power protein shakes are made with milk filtered using fairlife’s patented cold-filtration system.

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Core Power adds to RTD line

By Jim Cornall

Core Power, a brand of fairlife LLC, has announced strawberry as the latest flavor to join its ready-to-drink high protein shakes in the Core Power Elite line, which already includes chocolate and vanilla flavors.

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