Ingredients > Dairy products

Industrial cheesemaking secrets revealed

21 August, 2017

To produce more than a billion dollars' worth of cheese each year, Australian cheesemakers rely on starter cultures that convert lactose to lactic acid. The bacterium Lactococcus, the most commonly used starter culture in cheese production in Australia, is revealing some of its secrets to UQ researchers.


Nu-Mega's innovations in infant formula ingredients

24 May, 2017

While still relatively small, the organic sector is the fastest growing segment within the infant formula market.


Why you shouldn't drink unpasteurised milk

04 May, 2017

Illnesses and hospitalisations are forecast to rise as consumption of unpasteurised dairy products increases. If such consumption doubles, the mean number of outbreak-related illnesses that occur annually will increase by 96%.


Could antibiotic-resistant gene bacteria on cows transfer to create MRSA?

01 May, 2017

A previously unknown gene in Macrococcus caseolyticus, a harmless bacterium naturally found on the skin of dairy cows, has been found to confer resistance to all beta-lactam antibiotics, including the last generation of cephalosporins used against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).


Now you can wear your whey — scientists spin artificial silk from whey protein

25 January, 2017

A Swedish–German team of researchers has mastered turning whey into silk.


Chr. Hansen CHY-MAX Special coagulant for soft cheese

03 November, 2016

Chr. Hansen has launched coagulant CHY-MAX Special for soft cheeses, which prevents undesired bitter notes developing throughout shelf life.


Freedom Foods expands UHT supply to Woolworths

03 August, 2016

Freedom Foods has reached an agreement with Woolworths Supermarkets for the supply of a significant component of Woolworths' own-label UHT dairy milk range commencing in late 2016.


Gourmet baby formula arrives in Australia

01 August, 2016

California-based company Munchkin has launched its Munchkin Grass Fed infant formula in Australia.


Cholesterol-lowering foods market predicted to grow

14 June, 2016

The link between cholesterol levels and cardiovascular risk is well established and well known by consumers too. This has created a market for cholesterol-lowering foods that is predicted to grow at a CAGR of 8.5% to 2020.


Cow's milk could provide a prebiotic for infant formulae

18 April, 2016

A compound that has been found in cow's milk, which is the same as one in mother's milk, provides nourishment for the specific bacterial population in nursing infants' gastrointestinal tracts.


'Bath milk' stripped from shelves in food safety crackdown

15 December, 2015

The NSW Government has stripped raw milk marketed as 'cosmetic' or 'bath' milk from the shelves of a number of Sydney health food shops following recent inspections.


Instructions: Take dairy product with your probiotic

20 July, 2015

The manner in which a probiotic is delivered — whether in food or supplement form — could influence how effective that probiotic is in delivering the desired health benefits.


Natural dairy thickener commercialised

15 June, 2015

A new type of dairy or food thickener, which may add probiotic characteristics to the products in which it's used, has been discovered.


Whey protein plus calcium ingredient for seniors

26 March, 2015

Arla Foods Ingredients has launched Nutrilac Ageless, a whey protein plus calcium ingredient that will enable dairy companies to create yoghurts and desserts aimed at the seniors market.


Dairy products and type 2 diabetes risk

04 December, 2014

A recent study found that while yoghurt was associated with a reduction in type 2 diabetes risk, other dairy products had no impact.


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