Ice Cream

Dill ice cream, anyone? Pic: Restaurant Džiaugsmas, Robertas Daskevičius

Lithuania tempting tourists – with smoked mackerel ice cream?

By Jim Cornall

Lithuania Travel, the national tourism development agency, is hoping in a post-Covid world tourists will be attracted to the Baltic country to experience some of its, shall we say, more unusual cuisine, which includes some ice cream flavors many might...

Pic: Getty Images/Sara Bolognini

Orkla acquires Swiss ice cream ingredients supplier

By Jim Cornall

Norwegian food company Orkla Food Ingredients has entered into an agreement to purchase the Swiss company Hans Kaspar to strengthen its position in confectionery and ice cream ingredients.

In 2019 Tate & Lyle commissioned Earthwatch to undertake a study to assess the environmental impacts of different approaches to stevia production in China.  Pic: Tate & Lyle

Tate & Lyle launches stevia sustainability program

By Jim Cornall

Tate & Lyle has launched a new sustainability program to enable stevia growers in China to lower their environmental impact and gain greater economic benefit from production of the no-calorie sweetener.

Exberry products are made from edible, non-GMO fruit, vegetables and plants. Pic: GNT

GNT launches new natural green Exberry colors

By Jim Cornall

Dutch headquartered natural product company GNT has launched two Exberry coloring foods made from turmeric and spirulina, which it said provides new opportunities for clean-label greens in dairy and other products.

SIGEP returns to Rimini in January, 2022.

Gelato growing globally despite pandemic

By Jim Cornall

Asia and North America are the new frontiers of artisan gelato, according to the Observatory run by SIGEP (Italian Exhibition Group’s International expo of Artisan Gelato, Pastry and Bakery and the coffee world).

Beetroot is being touted as a super ingredient for 2022. Pic: European Freeze Dry

The next big ice cream flavor? You can’t beet it

By Jim Cornall

Beetroot flavored ice-cream, sushi and gin could make up a range of new product lines over the next 12 months, as demand for the emerging superfood ingredient is expected to drive NPD.

Ligurian/Sicilian chinotto is one of the new citrus flavors in the range. Pic: Synergy Flavours

Synergy Flavours develops new citrus range

By Jim Cornall

Synergy Flavours has developed a new Italian Provenance citrus range, which taps into consumer demand for premiumization and increased product transparency.

The IICMA said the pandemic is causing many ice cream outlets to close. Pic: Getty Images/Amit Somvanshi

Indian ice cream industry group looks for help

By Jim Cornall

The Indian Ice Cream Manufacturer's Association (IICMA) says for the second year in a row, the lack of government intervention to boost the sector has led to a loss of market for ice creams and frozen desserts during lockdowns and curfews.

Synergy has production, R&D and technical facilities in the US, Ireland, the UK, Italy, Thailand (pictured), Indonesia, and Brazil.  Pic: Synergy Flavors

Synergy Flavors acquires Innova Flavors

By Jim Cornall

Synergy Flavors Inc., a member of the Irish-based Carbery Group, has announced the acquisition of savory flavor and ingredient supplier, Innova Flavors, from Griffith Foods Worldwide.

Dairy Dialog podcast 130: Benexia, Ice Cream Alliance, Moolec

Dairy Dialog podcast 130: Benexia, Ice Cream Alliance, Moolec

By Jim Cornall

This week, we have three interviews, one of which has four guests, and another with two. We spoke with Zelica Carr, CEO of the Ice Cream Alliance; Gastón Paladini, Martín Salinas, Henk Hoogenkamp and Catalina Jones from Moolec Science; and Remi Reguero,...

packaging.  DuoSmart is a packaging solution that combines the advantages of paper with the functionality of plastic. Pic: Paccor

Paccor adds to DuoSmart packaging solutions for dairy

By Jim Cornall

Paccor is adding new products to its DuoSmart range, with the launch of RecycleDuo and new DuoSmart solutions with rPET (recycled polyethylene terephthalate) or foamed PP (polypropylene) inlets.

Tate & Lyle said selecting the appropriate stabilizer is key to solving challenges relating to taste, texture, mouthfeel, processing and labeling. Pic: Getty Images/Amguy

Tate & Lyle adds Stabiliser University

By Jim Cornall

Tate & Lyle PLC, a global provider of food and beverage solutions and ingredients, has added to its ‘University’ courses with the launch of Stabiliser University.

Dairy Dialog 128: Danone, Kerry, Veolia

Dairy Dialog podcast 128: Danone, Kerry, Veolia

By Jim Cornall

This week, we have three interviews on the podcast. We have conversations with Shannon Coco, strategic marketing director, food at Kerry North America, and Logan Cisewski, RD&A senior scientist at Kerry; Tim Duret, director of sustainable technology...

Miko Pac will become a part of Paccor with the deal expected to be completed in Q2. Pic: Paccor

Paccor acquires Miko Pac

By Jim Cornall

Global packaging company Paccor has signed a purchase agreement for the acquisition of Miko Pac, the packaging division of Miko N.V., Belgium.

Belarus was the main exporter of dairy to Russia in 2020.  Pic: Getty Images/sergeyryzhov

Russian dairy imports drop by 10%

By Jim Cornall

In January 2021, Russian imports of dairy products were 10% lower compared to their level in 2020 for the same period and practically corresponded to the volume of imports in 2019.

Licorice and blackberry gelato.  Pic: Henley Bridge

Henley Bridge expands gelato range

By Jim Cornall

UK ingredients supplier Henley Bridge is expanding its ice cream and gelato range to meet growing demand for specialist products and flavors.

The company invested €2.7m in truck upgrades, which equates to a reduction of 112 tons of CO2 per annum. Pic: Food Union

Profits rise for Food Union Group

By Jim Cornall

Food Union Group, the international dairy and ice cream production and distributing group, has published its annual results for the year ending December 31, 2020.

Firmenich said it has committed to goals across three key areas.  Pic: Getty Images/AndreyGorulko

Firmenich commits to carbon neutrality by 2025

By Jim Cornall

Firmenich, a privately-owned perfume and taste company, today announces its new ESG (environmental, social and governance) strategy, driving the group to a carbon positive and water neutral future within 10 years.

Dairy Dialog podcast 119: Danone, Faerch, Too Good To Go

Dairy Dialog podcast 119: Danone, Faerch, Too Good To Go

By Jim Cornall

This week, we have three interviews. We feature conversations with Jamie Crummie, co-founder of Too Good To Go; Mark Tollman, group strategic sales director at Faerch Group; and Miguel Freitas, PhD, nutrition scientist at Danone.

January saw plenty of launches related to dairy and dairy alternatives.  Pic: Getty Images/zakokor

January new dairy products

By Jim Cornall

It’s a bumper month for new products in the dairy aisles, and of course this is just the tip of the global iceberg of new products.

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.

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.'