New product activity levels in the ice-cream market are continuing to grow globally, with over 3300 launches recorded on the Innova Database in 2010. This is well up on 2009 levels, which in turn increased over 2008 and 2007 totals (www.innovadatabase.com). The majority of these introductions (over 80%) were take-home lines, with single-serve impulse products accounting for the remainder.
The Queensland Dairyfarmers' Organisation will present the government with recommendations that would prevent farmers from suffering as a result of the milk price war.
CSIRO’s dairy product formulation, emulsifiers, processing conditions and plant set-up qualifications have assisted Fonterra in the development of several new dairy spreads.
Melatonin is being harvested from nocturnal milk in Germany.
Chinese dairy manufacturers are ignoring the risk of serious penalties, even death, and continuing to lace their milk powder with melamine to give erroneous protein content results.
Cargill has launched a breakthrough innovation that enables the cost-effective production of a 100% non-dairy cheese analogue for pizza and other prepared food applications. The LygommeACH Optimum functional system replicates the functionality of dairy protein and replaces it fully at a cost advantage for the manufacturer.
Martek Biosciences has entered into a multi-year, sole-source supply agreement with Milk Powder Solutions, based in Australia. Under the terms of the agreement, Martek will serve as Milk Powder Solutions' exclusive supplier for all of its ARA needs for infant formula products in China and Vietnam under the Gold Cow brand name.
Risifrutti is a rice pudding that can be eaten directly from the cup either as a dessert or as a snack. While it is simple and convenient to eat, it is not an easy product to make.
New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra is considering acquiring Australia’s Dairy Farmers.
Fine bakery and dairy products deserve a high-quality whipped cream for decoration and filling applications, where taste, stability and economy of use are paramount.
The milk composition of each of the four-million-odd cows making the NZ dairy herd was screened in 2000-2001. A single cow, Marge, was thoughtfully purchased for $300 when it was found that her milk was particularly low in saturated fat
Ricotta cheese could provide Commonwealth Games athletes with an alternative to the â€˜rocket fuel and designer drinksâ€™ now popular with muscle men, gym junkies and fitness fanatics.
High tech analysis of milk from an echidna will assist Australian Dairy CRC scientists to discover new components, known as bioactives, which may have health and nutritional benefits for humans.
Advanced Instruments' Combi-Scope Analyser is a reliable system that performs both milk composition analysis and somatic cell counting for rapid milk testing in dairy laboratories.
The Frutarom Functional Ice-cream Product Range lets ice-cream manufacturers provide the public with the functional products that it increasingly demands. Low calorie ice-creams and ice-creams containing probiotics are just two examples of added value products. Until now, few ice-cream producers have investigated the benefits of including plant extracts in their products, a trend which the beverage and dairy industries are already taking full advantage of. Exciting products for well-being, combining good taste with a variety of functionalities, offer the manufacturer innumerable opportunities for novel products.