June is Dairy Month. It’s a good time to educate the public about cutting-edge research that supports the role of milk, cheese, yogurt and dairy ingredients in a healthy diet and a healthy environment.
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.