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Researchers Eye Major Potential for Dairy Snacks
Thursday, December 16, 2010 (1172 reads)

The global market for dairy snacks increased by 7% in 2009 and is expected to expand 6% this year, according to a study from Zenith International. "As modern on-the-go lifestyles have left consumers time-poor, many people are increasingly looking for a convenient snack that delivers on health and nutrition, [and] also one that tastes good and provides a pleasurable eating experience," said an analyst.

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Milk Link and Volac To Create Most Advanced Whey Processing Operation in the UK
Thursday, December 16, 2010 (1196 reads)

Milk Link has joined forces with animal feeds business Volac to undertake a major investment at Milk Link's Taw Valley Creamery in Devon, England. The investment will see the replacement of the existing whey dryer at Milk Link's Taw Valley facility to create a state-of-the-art, added-value whey processing operation on one site. The new facility will be the most advanced of its type in the UK and will deliver enhanced levels of energy efficiency and reduced environmental emissions.

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Reducing Salt in Imitation Cheese Maybe Accepted in Terms of Sensory and Functional Properties
Thursday, December 16, 2010 (1166 reads)

Imitation cheese with 60 percent less sodium may be just as accepted in terms of sensory and functional properties compared to full salt versions, according to new research. Imitation cheeses, made from dry protein ingredients such as casein powder rather than through the traditional cheese making process, were tested for their textural, rheological, and sensory properties with varying levels of sodium chloride (salt).

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Study Suggests Cheese Whey May Protect Against IBD
Thursday, December 09, 2010 (1350 reads)

According to a new study, cheese whey protein may help to reduce genetic markers and symptoms associated with inflammatory bowel disease. The study, published in the Journal of Dairy Science, suggests that dietary cheese whey protein could reduce symptoms and markers of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), after it was found to reduce gene expression of inflammation markers and diminish the clinical symptoms of IBD such as diarrhea and fecal blood loss in an animal model.

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Trade Agreement Promises to Boost U.S. Dairy
Thursday, December 09, 2010 (1135 reads)

The U.S. and South Korea concluded negotiations on a U.S.-Korea Trade Agreement that promises to provide American agriculture with improved access to more than 49 million Korean consumers noted USDA. U.S. agricultural exports to South Korea were valued at nearly $5 billion in fiscal year 2010. A combination of tariff phase outs, new tariff-rate quotas and regulatory harmonization will result in improved access to Korea's $1 trillion economy.

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Whey Supplements Shown to Lower Blood Pressure
Thursday, December 09, 2010 (1112 reads)

Other studies have found that blood-pressure reductions like those seen by Fluegel can reduce cardiovascular disease and bring a 35 to 40 percent reduction in fatal strokes.

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Asia Tops World Milk Level
Tuesday, December 07, 2010 (1181 reads)

According to the United Nation's latest figures world milk production is expected to reach 710.3 million tons this year, an increase of 1.6 percent on last year. The UN report says while the projected total represented a recovery from the low performance of last year, milk production remained below the average annual growth rate of 2.1 percent during the past decade.

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Fonterra To Bulid Milk Powder Processing Facility in New Zealand
Tuesday, December 07, 2010 (1136 reads)

Fonterra is ready to begin construction on a milk powder processing plant in Canterbury, New Zealand. The facility, set to be operational by 2012, will be able to process 2.2 million liters a day, and 16 tons of milk powder per hour.

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Zenith Research Eyes Major Dairy Snacking Potential
Tuesday, December 07, 2010 (1132 reads)

Zenith International has published a report on the dairy snacks market revealing high global sales growth and predicting significant opportunities for further expansion.

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PepsiCo Eyes Dairy Potential in Wimm-Bill-Dann Acquisition
Sunday, December 05, 2010 (1017 reads)

PepsiCo has revealed plans to acquire Wimm-Bill-Dann Foods in a $5.4bn deal that it sees as an opportunity to open up new dairy opportunities.

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