Do you formulate with whole algalin flour or use the water control index to evaluate the potential for ice crystal formation? These are two new ingredients and tools to use in formulating and manufacturing ice cream and frozen desserts.
The history of frozen desserts is marked by many significant scientific and technical innovations and advancements that make the products we produce more appealing, more convenient, nutritionally more efficacious and less costly.
Water is essential to life. Approximately 70% of the human body is made up of water and about 75% of our planet is covered in water. With that much water in and around us it would seem that water would be cheap and abundant. But that isn’t always the case.
Laboratory testing in a dairy plant is primarily divided into ingredients, in-process product, finished product, environmental testing and equipment start-up. All of these categories can be evaluated for quality and safety targets.
Change can often be a deeply unsettling process that tests our faith and our resolve,” writes Robert Holden, author of the books “Shift Happens” and “Success Intelligence.” “Yet if we learn to handle change well, we can open ourselves up to new levels of creativity and success.”
At any given time, a processor might have these issues simmering (or boiling) on the front and back burners: food safety, employee safety, product development, customer management, marketing and trade show attendance. You’re going to need a bigger stove.
Neither droughts nor threatened port closures nor a shaky global economy could deter U.S. dairy ingredient manufacturers. Last year, exports again were 13% of milk production. It’s a fact: the industry keeps getting better at exporting.
Dairy continues to be the ingredient of choice in many food products because of its high-quality protein, excellent flavor profile and unique functionality in a wide variety of applications. Domestic dairy suppliers are proving to be both consistent global suppliers for basic dairy ingredients and diligent innovators of new ingredients.
As I watched commercials for dairy foods, I critiqued them as if they were Oscar-nominated films. Here are my favorites, along with some stinkers.
March 11, 2013
When I first heard of “Les Miserables,” I thought it was a report detailing the woes of fluid milk processors. Hollywood inspired me to mash up dairy foods and movies. So at my Oscar-watching party last month, refreshments included “Life of Pi à la mode” and “Zero Dark chocolate Thirty-calorie milk.”