UK’s milk tastes changing, non-dairy popularity growing
June 30, 2014

Milk preferences are changing in the UK, with plant-based milks growing in popularity The fortunes of traditional dairy products may be turning in the UK, with sales decreasing, while things are looking considerably more positive for the non-dairy variety, according to findings from market research organisation Mintel. Mintel said its research showed that fresh dairy cream declined by 2 per cent between 2011 and 2013 to reach 52 million litres in 2013, while volume sales of non-dairy creams increased... ...Read more »

Coca-Cola enters Australian flavoured milk market with Barista Bros
June 25, 2014

Beverage giant Coca-Cola South Pacific has announced the launch of Barista Bros, a premium flavoured milk brand that marks the Company’s first entry into the flavoured milk category in Australia. Coca-Cola South Pacific said the product had been “inspired by the passion of baristas and Australia’s growing café culture”. Barista Bros has launched with two flavours: Iced Coffee and Double Strength Iced Coffee flavoured milk. Coca-Cola South Pacific said the products are made with... ...Read more »

No holding back the protein trend in US and Europe
June 18, 2014

The time is right for protein innovation, according to Innova Market Insights A strong interest in protein content and high-protein products across the food and drinks market is continuing to develop, despite the fact that most European and North American consumers already get enough protein in their diets, according to global market research organisation, Innova Market Insights. Innova Market Insights data indicated that nearly 3 per cent of global food and beverage launches in the 12 months ending... ...Read more »

A safer cleaning solution at foodpro 2014
June 16, 2014

A safer cleaning solution at foodpro 2014 Proudly Australian owned and operated Spray Nozzle Engineering and its sister company Reel-Tech will be showcasing spraying and wash-down solutions at foodpro 2014, Australasia’s largest food processing exhibition. Reel-Tech will be launching Safe-R-Reel, the only spring rewind speed control device available for stainless reels in the food and beverage industry. The Safe-R-Reel provides a safer solution for fast retracting reels. Spray Nozzle Engineering... ...Read more »

FDA issues final rule setting manufacturing standards for infant formula in US
June 16, 2014

FDA issues final rule setting manufacturing standards for infant formula in US The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced a final rule setting standards for manufacturers of infant formula which it said will “help ensure that the formulas made for the US market continue to be safe and support healthy growth for infants who consume formula”. The final rule contains some modifications, clarifications and technical revisions that differ from the interim findings on February... ...Read more »

Fonterra appoints new managing director of global operations
June 11, 2014

Fonterra has appointed a new managing director for global operations New Zealand-based dairy giant Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited (Fonterra) has announced the appointment of Robert Spurway to the role of Managing Director Global Operations, a newly-created position on Fonterra’s management team. Chief Executive Theo Spierings said Mr Spurway was “uniquely qualified” for the position. “Robert is currently Acting Director New Zealand Operations in NZ Milk Products, responsible... ...Read more »

Vacuum packed ideas at foodpro 2014
June 11, 2014

Vaccuum packed ideas at foodpro Packaging system manufacturer, Sealed Air will be launching its new vacuum packaging solution – Simple Steps® Gourmet Plates – at Melbourne’s foodpro 2014, Australasia’s largest food processing exhibition. Simple Steps® technology offers food manufacturers smart and superior packaging solutions that will save time and money while maintaining high standards for food safety, quality and consistency. Thanks to its form-fitting vacuum seal, Simple Steps® provides... ...Read more »

New relationship between genetic risk of obesity and saturated fat intake
June 11, 2014

Limiting saturated fat intake could help those with a genetic predisposition to obesity Limiting saturated fat could help people whose genetic make-up increases their likelihood of being obese, according to a new study from the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (USDA HNRCA) at Tufts University. The findings, which accounted for possible confounding factors such as age, sex, and physical activity levels, were published online on 4 June 2014, ahead of print in the Journal of... ...Read more »

Swiss approval of DuPont probiotic claim may help open up European market
June 4, 2014

DuPont has approval for a probiotic health claim in Switzerland US-based agriculture and nutrition technology company DuPont has won approval for a probiotic health claim in Switzerland, saying it is the first ingredient company to receive such approval in Europe. In close collaboration with a major Swiss grocer, DuPont Nutrition and Health has received approval from Switzerland’s Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office (FSVO) to market the ingredient Danisco HOWARU Bifidobacterium lactis HN019... ...Read more »

Health claims embraced by global dairy manufacturers
June 4, 2014

Health claims embraced by global dairy manufacturers Despite cutbacks in consumer expenditure and problems in some countries with regard to health claims legislation, interest in healthy options appears to be continuing unabated, according to market research organisation Innova Market Insights. Nearly 40 per cent of the global food and drinks launches recorded by Innova Market Insights in 2013 were positioned on a health platform of some kind, mainly in terms of so-called “passive” benefits,... ...Read more »

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