Stay current with news and opinions about the dairy processing industry. The weekly free-standing insert report tracks dairy promotional activities. Editor in chief Jim Carper recaps the people, products and companies making news each week. Guest bloggers share their opinions.
Dairy processors need to continue to push the innovation envelope as fluid milk continues its battle for share in the crowded beverage market.
August 21, 2013
It’s been a painful time for fluid milk, but the fluid milk industry is now moving beyond the gallon jug to address changing consumer needs more aggressively, primarily through the introduction of low volume, niche or branded products.
Never mind that most of the world freely uses and understands the word Parmesan as it applies to cheese. To the EU, however, Parm means only Parmigiano-Reggiano. And feta is a cheese made only in Greece. The EU is trying to force its approach to food names on every country in the world. It already has gummed up the South Korean market for non-EU makers of Asiago, feta, fontina and gorgonzola.
ATP bioluminescence is the gold standard for testing aseptic, UHT and ESL dairy, soy and nut milk-based products.
July 18, 2013
Traditional product testing of dairy and related products can contribute several days or weeks to the production cycle, requiring millions in working capital and inventory expenses. Fortunately, there is a better way -- rapid detection technology that relies on ATP bioluminescence.
High atop Dairy Management Inc. headquarters, DMI staff rolled carts through the conference room and delivered food samples created by the students. It was like being in a dim sum restaurant, except there were no egg rolls, dumplings or noodle dishes. Instead, the judges tasted dairy-based treats with fanciful names like Mooofins, Easy Qurd and Whey-Go.
To help bring breakfast back into the morning routine and emphasize the nutritional value and role of dairy throughout the day, the Dairy Research Institute made the morning meal occasion the focus of the second annual Dairy Research Institute New Product Competition. Find out who won.
Smith Brothers Farms has positioned itself for growth from new products and from co-packing opportunities. Raw milk capacity increased 55% to 70,000 gallons and pasteurized milk capacity soared 300% to 60,000 gallons.
A test from 3M Molecular Detection System uses a combination of LAMP and bioluminescence detection technologies, resulting in a simpler, more robust DNA amplification and detection method.
June 18, 2013
Dairy foods processors must be especially diligent in their efforts to combat Listeria, as it has been found in pasteurized or unpasteurized milk products, including soft cheeses made such as queso fresco, Brie, Feta and Camembert.
We are growing demand for coconut water. The ultimate goal is to capture all the water that is out there.
June 11, 2013
Coconut water: Is it just a fad or is it a sustainable ingredient? It’s currently in vogue but I believe that the industry can make this product as much a staple as jeans are to fashion. I will make the case that coconut water is here to stay.