Consumer interest in the healthfulness of the foods they eat has been growing for some time. Moreover, there is evidence that the COVID-19 pandemic has only ramped up consumer interest in foods that deliver health benefits.
Heat exchanger systems enable dairy plants to effectively heat and cool their products without fouling them. Those in the market for a new heat exchanger system need to consider factors such as processing efficiency, ease of maintenance and cleaning, and cost-efficiency, while avoiding heating that ramps up too quickly, damaging heat-sensitive liquids and adding to cleaning frequency.
A 2015 report from the World Economic Forum said that water shortages will be the Earth's biggest threat in the next decade. Meanwhile, data from UN-Water show that by 2025, 1.8 billion people will be experiencing water scarcity, while two-thirds of the world's population could be living in still-concerning conditions of water stress.
Cutting-edge scientific developments and business opportunities and challenges were all on the menu at the eighth International Whey Conference, held Sept. 17-20 in Chicago. The event attracted more than 600 attendees from 30 countries, about one-third of whom traveled from outside the United States, according to the host, the American Dairy Products Institute (ADPI), Elmhurst, Ill.
Consumers increasingly are prioritizing sustainability. Almost one-fifth (19%) of consumers said they had been buying more sustainable products in the past year, according to a 2015 survey by The Hartman Group, Bellevue, Wash., titled “Transparency 2015 — Establishing Trust With Consumers.”
Two ice cream brands create distinctive campaigns for the summer. Hiland Dairy Foods focuses on the intergenerational appeal of ice cream, while Velvet Ice Cream’s cause-marketing effort supports cancer research.
BelGioioso Cheese’s marketing campaign spanned magazine, television, and digital and social media advertising. Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese was profiled on a popular TV show and won state fair honors.