Dairy packaging is playing an increasingly significant role in enhancing food safety and shelf life. Indeed, rising demand for packaging that can prevent microbial contamination is resulting in innovative designs and greater category activity.
The demand for shelf-stable and extended-shelf-life (ESL) products continues to grow. According to Transparency Market Research, the worldwide aseptic packaging market is expected to have a compound annual growth rate of 10.2% during the period of 2017-2024.
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.
The advantages of manufacturing extended shelf life milks include increased plant efficiency, reduced distribution costs and reduced product returns.
April 15, 2016
If Frank Otis could add four to five days more shelf life to his organic milk, it would mean a world of difference. The CEO of Crystal Creamery, Modesto, Calif., said he could then service accounts in Los Angeles, 300 miles to the south.
Milk is changing. As consumer preferences shift, new technologies are giving dairy processors fresh opportunities to differentiate themselves. Dairy plants are looking at the benefits of Extended Shelf Life (ESL) milk to add value to their products and give themselves an edge in a competitive marketplace.