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.
Canadian biotech firm Forbes Medi-Tech has gained European approval to market its cholesterol-lowering ingredient Reducol in seven new food applications.
Israeli scientists have discovered a gene that determines the concentration of protein found in cow's milk, and plan to use that finding to spur the production of higher-protein milk in dairy herds all over the world.
A Finnish innovation has resulted in a patent for the first method for removing lactose from food without affecting flavour.
Sheep's milk cheese in brine may not sound very appetising, but according to an ANU researcher this is how Australian feta cheese makers could be forced to label their produce, if the European Union pushes new rules through the World Trade Organisation.