Slideshow: Dairy innovations seek to reach more consumers

KANSAS CITY — With 2023 around the corner, companies are predicting the tastes and trends that will rule the upcoming year. Predicted trends for 2023 include consumers who are moving beyond the pandemic and are determined to take control of their health and enhance the health of the planet, all while allowing for comfort, self-care … Read more

Major dairy ingredient supplier to be acquired

LOS ANGELES — Butterfly, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm, has reached an agreement under which it will acquire Milk Specialties Global, a vertically integrated producer of dairy products. Butterfly, which focuses on the food business, is acquiring Milk Specialties from American Securities LLC, a private equity firm that has owned the dairy business since … Read more

The future of fats and oils

CHICAGO—It was Jan. 4, 1989, when The Keebler Co. announced it would eliminate saturated fatty acid-rich tropical oils derived from coconut and palm, as well as lard, from its cookies, crackers and snack foods. Other companies followed in an effort to make the products more heart healthy. The irony is that the fats were replaced … Read more

Special report: Mycelium takes root in food innovation

KANSAS CITY — Applications for mycelium are mushrooming across the food and beverage landscape. The root structure of fungi is gaining momentum as a high-protein ingredient in meat alternatives, animal-free dairy products and more. Mycelial fermentation is also serving as a processing tool and production vehicle, offering solutions to a growing number of formula challenges. … Read more

Bel adds more alternative dairy products to portfolio

CHICAGO – The Bel Group and Bel Brands USA announced Dec. 8 the launch of two new alternative dairy options: Nurishh animal-free cream cheese spread and The Laughing Cow Plant-Based. Bel created its Nurishh Incredible Dairy Animal Free Cream Cheese Spread Alternative in collaboration with Perfect Day, Berkeley, Calif., which developed a precision-fermented protein for … Read more