Manufacturers looking for consistent flavor and
customized performance characteristics not available in regular cheese have
an alternative in KerryXtra Cheese from Kerry Ingredients. A replacement
for standard-of-identity cheeses in sauce and filling applications,
KerryXtra Cheese offers cost optimization, insulating manufacturers from
the volatility of dairy markets while delivering consistent cheese flavor
and texture. KerryXtra is available in natural and organic and has a
three-month shelf life.
Retaining Rich Texture
Technical advancements in stabilizer formulation can
help ice cream contain less fat but still retain its indulgent texture,
mouthfeel and flavor. Danisco’s patent-pending line of
heat-shock-controlling stabilizers, Grindsted IcePro LF, is designed for
lower-fat ice cream systems. Heat shock can occur anywhere temperature
fluctuates. As these temperature variances cause the water in ice cream to
thaw and recrystalize, ice crystals have a rough texture and their presence
in lower-fat ice cream, which is already texturally challenged due to the
reduction in butterfat, further compromises quality. Taste tests show that
lower-fat ice cream made with IcePro LF is perceived as higher in fat.
Besides enhancing creaminess, IcePro LF’s proprietary combination of
emulsifying and stabilizing ingredients successfully controls ice crystal
growth. Because different quality grades of lower-fat ice cream have
different requirements, Danisco offers IcePro LF 2006 for high-quality,
IcePro LF 2007 for standard and IcePro LF 2008 for economy.
Totes for Ingredient Use
X Café, a manufacturer of shelf-stable coffee
extracts, is now packaging its products in 1,000-liter totes for ingredient
use. The polyethylene high density totes are FDA certified, impact and
chemical resistant, with an antioxidant barrier. Contained within metal
cages, they are easily stacked and shipped. In addition, they can be
recycled by the tote manufacturer by calling them for a pickup request. X
Café’s Coffee Extract is also available in Bag-in-Box for
beverage use in serving high-volume foodservice accounts.