Functional Dairy

Doctoral student Marie Lawton measures an alcoholic drink made from dairy waste. Pic: Cornell University

Dairy ‘beer’ in the pipeline

By Jim Cornall

Dairy that is fermented and brewed like beer could soon be on tap as Sam Alcaine, assistant professor at Cornell University’s Department of Food Science, turns dairy waste into an alcoholic drink.

Sinéad Mackey, technical validation manager at AnaBio, explains some of the technology used at the company.

AnaBio officially opens new facility

By Jim Cornall

Irish company AnaBio Technologies LTD, which specializes in encapsulation using natural food proteins, opened its new facility in Carrigtwohill, near Cork, Ireland recently.

Fonterra’s programme manager nutrition and health, James Dekker.

NZMP to participate in five-year gut-brain study

By Jim Cornall

NZMP SureStart, the global B2B paediatric ingredients brand of Fonterra, is joining Smarter Lives, a five-year research programme to investigate how nutrition impacts the gut-brain axis.

3 reasons people take probiotics: maintaining health; promoting health; and reducing the risk of disease. Pic:Getty/chombosan

Guest article

‘Demand for probiotics is increasing significantly’

By Aslam Shaikh, senior research analyst, MarketsandMarkets

While dairy has traditionally been the most common format for probiotic products, the non-dairy beverages segment is expected to growth at a CAGR of 9.6% from 2017 – 2022. With a rise of more than 30% in sales of refrigerated probiotics drinks and juices...

 Influences on how food and beverage products are consumed is monitored by NZMP.

Five top consumer trends from Fonterra’s NZMP

By Jim Cornall

NZMP, the global dairy ingredients brand of Fonterra, has released a list of the top five global consumer food and beverage trends that it recommends manufacturers address to stay relevant.

DSM is the world's leading supplier of lactase. Pic:©Getty Images/ksana-gribanka/pavlinec

News in brief

DSM launches lactase enzyme Maxilact Smart

By Jim Cornall

DSM Food Specialties, a global science-based company, has launched Maxilact Smart, which it says is the fastest lactase enzyme on the market.