Ice Cream

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 investment has helped fund product development, which includes 120ml mini pots of ice-cream and gelato products such as cakes, gelato sticks and filled chocolates. Pic: Red Boat Ice Cream

Red Boat Ice Cream unveils expansion plans

By Jim Cornall

Red Boat Ice Cream, which has four ice-cream parlors across Anglesey and north Wales in the UK, has invested £400,000 ($544,000) in a new ice-cream production lab at its Llangefni hub on Anglesey.

Unilever is launching new products in the US through its Breyers, Good Humor, Klondike, Magnum Ice Cream, Popsicle and Talenti brands. Pics; Unilever

New US ice cream launches from Unilever

By Jim Cornall

Unilever is launching a variety of new frozen treats in the US with its Breyers, Good Humor, Klondike, Magnum Ice Cream, Popsicle and Talenti brands.

Food Union launched more than 100 products in 2020 and increased exports into South East Asia. Pic: Food Union

Food Union sees 2020 sales increase

By Jim Cornall

Food Union (Europe), a global ice cream and dairy producer and distributor headquartered in Latvia, will wrap up 2020 by posting strong financial results and delivering outstanding commercial performance despite the global uncertainty caused by the covid-19...

ColdSnap for Business machines use a patented rapid freezing technology to instantly freeze ambient temperature product in single-serving recyclable ColdSnap Pods.  Pic: ColdSnap

ColdSnap for Business launched

By Jim Cornall

US company Sigma Phase, Corp. has announced ColdSnap for Business, a rapid freezing appliance with personalized single servings of ice cream, frozen yogurt, frozen cocktails, smoothies, and frozen coffee in about 90 seconds.

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.

The Real California Milk Snackcelerator is down to four - all competing for the $200,000 top prize.

Real California Milk Snackcelerator: Meet the Final Four innovations

By Jim Cornall

Ice cream infused with vegetables, to-go premium cheese snacks, chocolate mousse and flavored paneer are the final four in the Real California Milk Snackcelerator product innovation competition created by the California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB) and...

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.

The machine uses a refrigeration technology to rapidly freeze shelf-stable food and beverage formulations in single-serve recyclable ColdSnap pods that do not require refrigeration or preparation. Pic: Sigma Phase, Corp.

ColdSnap launched for single-serve ice cream

By Jim Cornall

US company Sigma Phase, Corp. has launched the ColdSnap rapid freezing appliance that produces personalized single servings of ice cream, frozen yogurt, frozen cocktails, smoothies, and frozen coffee in one to two minutes.

The new products are being launched in Estonia - including orange ice cream with almond paste and cowberry jam, pictured above - Latvia, Lithuania and Belarus. Pic: Food Union

Food Union launches new ice cream products

By Jim Cornall

Food Union, a global ice cream and dairy production and distribution group, is launching 17 new ice cream products in the family and dessert categories in Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and Belarus.

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.

The company said Deep South is successful, but ice cream is not its core business. Pic: Dairyworks

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Dairyworks Limited sells Deep South Ice Cream

By Jim Cornall

Dairyworks Limited, a subsidiary of New Zealand’s Synlait Milk Limited, has sold its Deep South brand and associated ice cream operations to Talley’s for an undisclosed sum, effective November 12, 2020.

The new packaging marks the reopening of Bubbies Mochi Self-Serve Freezers. Pic: Bubbies

Bubbies Ice Cream unveils individually-wrapped mochi

By Jim Cornall

Bubbies Ice Cream, the US frozen novelty brand best known for its Mochi Ice Cream, will begin shipping its product in new individually-wrapped packaging to grocery stores and natural retailers across the country this fall.

Through the Dairy Processing Investment Fund, the Government of Canada has approved more than C$28m (US$21.1m) in funding for 29 projects across Ontario that will benefit cheese, yogurt, cream and butter processors. Pic: Getty Images/Rowena Kong

Government of Canada kicks in $2.5m for Ontario dairy processors

By Jim Cornall

Neil Ellis, Member of Parliament for Bay of Quinte and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, has announced funding of more than C$2.5m (US$1.88m) under the Canadian Dairy Processing Investment Fund to support Empire Cheese...

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...

ERS data show American dairy per capita consumption is increasing each year. Pic: Getty Images/bernardbodo

IDFA says USDA data show Americans eating more dairy

By Jim Cornall

New data from the USDA Economic Research Service (ERS) on annualized per capita consumption of dairy point to cheese, butter and yogurt categories driving growth in the dairy sector, which reached a record high in 2019.

Food Union brands Ekselence, Pols and Lakto are now available in Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan. Pic: Food Union

Food Union expands into Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan

By Jim Cornall

Food Union, which creates dairy and ice cream products in the Baltics, has expanded exports of its Ekselence, Pols and Lakto brands into three East Asian markets - Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan.

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...

Yili has overtaken Danone to become the most valuable dairy brand in the world, as well as claiming second position in the overall Brand Finance Food 50 2020 ranking.

Yili tops Brand Finance list of world’s most valuable dairy brands

By Jim Cornall

The food & drink sector is one of the few sectors that should suffer limited impact as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, with the world’s top food & drink brands unlikely to lose brand value, according to the latest Brand Finance Food & Drink...

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.

The company recently launched more than 100 new products in markets across Europe.

Food Union Group talks ice cream trends

By Jim Cornall

Latvia-based Food Union Group is a global dairy production and distribution group that recently launched more than 100 new ice cream products across Europe.

Dairy Dialog podcast 97: USDEC, Boss Dog and Innodelice

Dairy Dialog podcast 97: USDEC, Boss Dog and Innodelice

By Jim Cornall

On this week’s podcast - alongside our weekly look at the global dairy markets with Charlie Hyland from StoneX - we chatted with Annie Bienvenue, vice president, technical services, and Kristi Saitama, vice president, ingredient marketing from USDEC;...