Dairy Beverages

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.

Aluminum lidding sealing to glass. Pic: Chadwicks

Chadwicks sees challenges and opportunities for dairy packaging

By Jim Cornall

COVID-19 has created widespread economic uncertainty resulting in many sectors critically reviewing their business models. The dairy packaging sector is no exception and across the supply chain companies have had to innovate and respond quickly to changes...

Dairy Dialog podcast 99: Barton Group and Chromologics

Dairy Dialog podcast 99: Barton Group and Chromologics

By Jim Cornall

This week’s Dairy Dialog podcast features interviews with Lewis Barton, president of Barton Group LLC, and Gerit Tolborg, CEO of Chromologics. We also have our weekly look at the global dairy markets with Charlie Hyland, from StoneX.

PDFL manufactures yogurt, full cream powdered milk, skimmed powdered milk, instant full cream powdered milk, UHT milk, ghee, and butter oil.

Lato Milk expands to new African markets

By Jim Cornall

Pearl Dairy Farms Limited (PDFL), which counts the Lato Milk brand as part of its portfolio, is expanding its footprint to Ethiopia, South Sudan and Malawi thanks to the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement.

Mazoon Dairy and SIG Combibloc Obeikan have announced the launch of a full range of liquid dairy products. Pic: Mazoon Dairy

Oman company Mazoon Dairy launching new products

By Jim Cornall

Mazoon Dairy, the largest integrated dairy company in the Sultanate of Oman, and SIG Combibloc Obeikan, provider of aseptic packaging and filling machines for food and beverages, have announced the launch of a full range of liquid dairy products.

Dairy Dialog podcast 95: Royal DSM, InnovoPro, Fonterra

Dairy Dialog podcast 95: Royal DSM, InnovoPro, Fonterra

By Jim Cornall

On this week's podcast, we chat with Pim van Hee, manager innovation R&D and technology, Royal DSM; Taly Nechustan, CEO of InnovoPro; and Brent Vautier, senior research technologist at Fonterra. We also have our weekly look at the global dairy...

Bears Nutrition was the competition winner in 2019.  Pic: CMAB

Snackcelerator 2020 launched in California

By Jim Cornall

The California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB) has announced the return of its dairy product innovation competition with the launch of the Real California Milk Snackcelerator to inspire new ideas integrating the flavor and functionality of California dairy...

The new ingredients are suitable for a instant beverages such as 3-in-1 coffee, ready-to-drink canned coffee, canned milk, flavored milk drinks, soups and sauces. Pic: Ingredion

New Ingredion starches support simpler labels

By Jim Cornall

Ingredion has launched new Novation Indulge 3620 and 3820 starches to meet consumers’ demand for clean and healthy eating while providing sensory attributes like smoothness, creaminess and a rich mouthfeel.