The extensive needs and wishes of today’s consumers are reflected in the huge variety of dairy products that are available. Some segments are particularly successful: Lactose-free and lactose-reduced products, for example, are becoming increasingly popular. Not surprising, considering that around one in seven people in Germany suffers from lactose intolerance.
Category: Dairies & Liquid Food
Milk crises and ongoing trade pressure have further restricted available budgets at dairies in recent years. Yet at the same time, product and food safety are the pillars of every dairy’s business. Safety cannot be compromised as a result of cost-cutting measures. The production area’s equipment and immediate surroundings are and will remain the key to producing flawless, high-quality products.
Last year, German dairy farms processed 31.5 million tons of milk. According to recent findings by the Hannover University of Applied Sciences, a third of this amount could be recovered directly from different processing stages, winning back water for production, cleaning or processing. The focus now is on vapors from milk and dairy evaporation processes, as well as on permeating...
An increasing number of companies are adopting measures to save energy. In their efforts, these companies focus on protecting the environment and reducing costs. Whereas converting to an energy-saving system can be expensive at first, making the investment pays off in many ways.
Valves are part of the daily work of every dairy. And anyone who deals with valves on an everyday basis knows that the devil is in the detail – because even minor faults can severely disrupt production.
The number of products produced in dairies is constantly growing. It is often not the dairies, however, which take the initiative to keep increasing the variety in stores. Instead, it is the retailers themselves who want to set their own brands apart from their competitors’ with special or seasonal products. For the manufacturer, that means adjusting their process technologies.
Themed week Flavor variety: Product variations and innovations: The agony or pleasure of having to choose?
The range of dairy products is incredibly large – much more extensive than what consumers are used to with beer and other beverages. And every year new products are added to the selection of dairy products. Some of them are so-called line extensions, or expansions to existing product lines by adding new flavors. Innovations account for the other new products.
PET bottles, flexible packaging and on-the-go products: The trends in the packaging industry are diverse – naturally, that also applies to packaging for dairy products. After all, dairy products are more popular than ever, especially among health-conscious millennials. That not only applies to individual markets, but is actually a global trend—especially in Asian countries. According to Euromonitor, for example, sales...
Sustainability, resource conservation or merely cutting energy costs: The motivations for efficient energy management are diverse. But where does one begin when many dairy plants don’t know a thing about either their energy flow or their energy consumption? And then there are the costs of the technical equipment for saving energy. Knowing when, where and how energy is consumed in...
When it comes to dairy farming, it is not just the production of the milk itself that requires high levels of hygiene – proper cleaning, for example of food tankers, is also essential during storage and transportation.