Dairy brands looking to capitalize on consumers’ desire for nutritious, portion-packed milk can do so by investing in extended-shelf life technology.
April 13, 2017
We spoke with Jean-Pierre Berlan, sales director for Tetra Pak Processing U.S. and Canada, to learn more about extended-shelf life (ESL) technology. He talked about that as well as the market opportunity available by investing in ESL processing.
The benefits of extended shelf life processing include opportunities in product innovation and extending the distribution area for dairy products.
April 11, 2017
Byrne Dairy is a family-owned, 84-year-old dairy processor that has kept up with the times. The Syracuse, N.Y.-based company started in 1933 with fresh milk in glass bottles. Today at its Ultra facility, Byrne manufactures various extended shelf life milk products with code dates ranging from 70 to 180 days.
Learn about this and other technologies at the Innovation Stage at ProFood Tech in Chicago.
March 31, 2017
The ability to predict moisture, protein and fat levels accurately in dairy products can help ensure product uniformity and reduce variations. A seminar at ProFood Tech dives into the use of in-line analyzer technologies.
Dairies typically apply heat to raw milk. They use high-temperature/short time, higher-heat/shorter time or ultra-high temperature pasteurization. There are alternatives to heat-based pasteurization, such as applying high pressure or using UV light.
With raw milk prices low and demand for cheese, yogurt and other dairy foods high, America’s dairy processors are opening up their checkbooks to buy new equipment. A survey by BNP Market Research (Dairy Foods’ research arm) found that 56% of dairy processors are buying equipment this year and 60% plan to buy in 2017.