Yogurt and Desserts

Out-of-the-box flavors and ingredients are carving out space in healthy dairy products from cheese to beverages.

Latest trends in specialty foods at WFFS

By Beth Newhart

The Winter Fancy Food Show (WWFS) last week featured 1,400 companies and more than 25,000 attendees looking out for the latest trends in food and drink. More functional and plant-based CPGs are on the dairy horizon for 2019.

Food Tech Eurasia, in Istanbul, Turkey, attracted more then 48,000 visitors from 115 countries.

Food Tech Eurasia

Food Tech Eurasia dairy processing

By Jim Cornall

Food-Tech Eurasia, which celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2019, is an annual event in Istanbul that draws visitors from around the world, although mainly from southeast Europe, North Africa and Central Asia.

Chobani dips into non-dairy with new coconut-based line

By Beth Newhart

Greek yogurt giant Chobani has jumped on the popular plant-based wave and introduced a line of non-dairy yogurt alternative drink and cup products. It follows last month’s announcement of Chobani’s significant expansion into kids’ yogurt.

Parag Milk Foods has ventured into the $1bn Indian sweets category.

Parag Milk Foods expands with new product range

By Jim Cornall

Indian company Parag Milk Foods Ltd, a manufacturer and marketer of dairy-based branded foods in India, recently launched two ready-to-eat Indian desserts, Gulab Jamun and Rasgulla, made from pure cow ghee and cow milk under the brand Gowardhan.

Retail sales volumes of all key dairy categories have declined in the US since 2017, excluding natural cheese. Pic: ©GettyImages/sergeyryzhov

Tight margins and bad weather affected 2018 global milk production

By Beth Newhart

Rabobank has published its Dairy Q4 Quarterly report, which states the US saw just 1% growth in milk production in 2018, the lowest year-on-year (YOY) growth since 2013. Milk production was also down in the EU and Australia last year, but rose in New...

The MedDairy diet meets additional calcium requirements recommended by Australia’s national health bodies. Pic: ©Getty Images/inaquim

‘MedDairy’ diet also boosts cognitive and mood functions, researchers find

Mediterranean diet with added dairy shown to improve heart health in Australia

By Richard Whitehead

Tasty and healthy, the Mediterranean diet is acknowledged by many to be one of the more pleasant ways to stay in rude cardiovascular health. Now cheese-lovers are bound to rejoice after researchers in Australia discovered that adding dairy to the typically...

Pillars' new whole milk kids’ pouches, launching next year, contain 10g protein and 3g sugar (all naturally occurring). Image: Pillars Yogurt

Pillars Yogurt prepares to launch whole milk kids’ yogurt range

By Elaine Watson

US retail sales of Greek yogurt have been declining over the past two years after a meteoric growth spurt, but there are still pockets of opportunity, particularly in drinkable formats and kids’ products, claims drinkable yogurt brand Pillars, which is...

Both brands are recalling products for allergy alerts.

Danone and Hiland Dairy issue products recalls

By Beth Newhart

Danone North America is recalling its Light & Fit Greek Crunch S’mores flavor, and Hiland Dairy is recalling its half-gallon Whole Chocolate Milk, both for an allergy alert.

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