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Mejeritekniskt Forums studieresa till Italien

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Reservera tiden 14 – 16 september i din kalender för då arrangerar Mejeritekniskt Forum en studieresa till Italien, dels för att besöka den stora kulturtillverkaren Sacco och dels för att besöka SlowFood-mässan i staden Bra.

Syftet är att du ska uppleva det gigantiska utbudet av traditionella ostar men också kunna få inspiration till framtida ostprodukter samt få information om det senaste när det gäller kulturer.

Sista anmälningsdag är den 16 juli men anmäl dig gärna redan idag.

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Avtal klart mellan Arla och Gefleortens

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Nu är ett avtal på plats. Nästa steg är att få ett godkännande från Konkurrensverket.
– Vi har haft  en bra dialog kring samgåendet och hur det ska gå till. Vi har nu tecknat avtal och avvaktar Konkurrensverkets beslut innan vi tar nästa steg, säger Patrik Hansson, Arlas Sverigechef.

Konkurrensverket har 25 arbetsdagar på sig att komma med ett beslut (vilket innebär i början av augusti). Det kan vara ”ja” eller ”vidare utredning behövs”.

Arla och Gefleortens mejeri- förening har kommit överens om att inte kommentera innehållet i avtalet innan Konkurrensverket har kommit med sitt beslut.

Report: Drivers of choice for fluid milk versus plant-based alternatives: What are consumer perceptions of fluid milk?

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Report by K.S. McCarthy et al Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences, Southeast Dairy Foods Research Center, North Carolina State University

Fluid milk consumption has declined for decades while consumption of nondairy alternatives has increased. A better understanding of why consumers purchase fluid milk or nondairy alternatives is needed to assist increased sales of milk or maintain sales without further decline. 

The objective of this study was to determine the extrinsic attributes that drive purchase within each product category. The second objective was to determine the personal values behind the purchase of each beverage type to give further understanding why particular attributes are important. 

Fat content was the most important attribute for dairy milk followed by package size and label claims. 

Sugar level was the most important attribute for plant-based beverages, followed by plant source and package size. Almond milk was the most desirable plant source, and half-gallon packaging was the most preferred packaging. 

A distinguishing characteristic of those who only drank nondairy plant-based alternatives was that plant-based beverages contributed to a goal to consume less animal products, beliefs about animal mistreatment, and perceived lesser effect on the environment than fluid milk. 

Unique to fluid milk consumers was that fluid milk was perceived as a staple food item. These results suggest that the dairy industry should focus on the nutrition value of milk and educating consumers about misconceptions regarding dairy milk. Future beverage innovation should include the development of lactose-free milk that is also appealing to consumers in flavor.

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Helrätt att äta felrätt – 4 av 10 svenskar vill äta frukost till middag

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Middag till frukost, lunch till mellanmål eller brunch hela dagen? Nu suddas gränserna ut mellan traditionella och icke-traditionella måltider. I Arlas trendspaning Kockrapporten 2017 svarar 4 av 10 svenskar att de är positiva till måltider som inte är frukost, lunch eller middag. Det blir allt mindre viktigt att sätta etikett på det vi äter.

Brunch har länge varit en populär måltid både hemma och på restaurang. I den engelskspråkiga världen talar man även om ”brinner”, frukost till middag, och ”linner”, lunch eller middag vid 15-16-tiden. Även i Sverige suddas gränserna ut. Fler än fyra av tio svenskar, 42 procent, är positiva eller mycket positiva till att äta icke-traditionella måltider så som brunch, brinner eller linner. En fjärdedel av kvinnorna (25 %) är mycket positiva, jämfört med bara en tiondel (11 %) av männen. Arla sammanfattar trenden som ”rätt utan etikett” i Kockrapporten 2017.

GEA to build Asia’s largest milk production facility in India

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During the first quarter of 2017, GEA in India received an order from the AmulFed Dairy (formerly Mother Dairy) in Gandhinagar, a unit of Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF). The order, said to be for a ‘lower double-digit, million-euro amount’, is for a new turnkey dairy plant for the production of 150 tonnes per day of skim milk powder and 120 tonnes per day of dairy whitener/baby food. The milk powder plant is scheduled to begin production in 2018.

When completed, the plant will be the largest skim milk powder and dairy whitener plant in Asia. The company markets its milk and milk products under the Amul brand and its baby milk powder under the name of Amul Spray.

The plant, to be installed on a turnkey basis by GEA, will process around 90,000 liters per hour of milk to produce multiple value-added products. AmulFed already has two milk powder plants in same location supplied by GEA.  Together they make AmulFed the largest plant in Asia at a single location. The new plant features GEA’s most advance safety system and uses hygienic architectural design principles to make it one of the most advanced GEA has built to date.

Wiseguyreports: Global Dairy Processing Equipment Market is expected to grow

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Global Dairy Processing Equipment Market is expected to grow at a CAGR 5.2% during the forecasted period from 2016-2021. Global Dairy Processing Equipment Market is growing at a modest rate due to huge consumption of processed milk, cream, cheese, buttermilk, yogurt, milk powder and protein concentrates across the globe. 

Global rise in adoption of dairy processing equipments such as pasteurizers, homogenizers, separators, evaporators & dryers, churning machines, crystallizers and so on are driving the market. 

Processed milk has considerable market share in the dairy processing equipment market and milk powder and protein concentrates are among the fastest-growing segment due to wide adoption across the globe. Rising demand of milk powder in daily consumption and as an ingredient in sports nutrition and baby feed is creating scope for the market.

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COPAN Diagnostics Launching First Fully Automated Instrument for Preparing Pour Plate Total Viable Counts

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MilkyWay”MilkyWay,” from COPAN Diagnostics, Inc. is the first fully automated instrument for preparing pour plate total viable bacterial counts on liquid samples.

The new instrument fully automates the pour plate method for performing total viable bacterial counts on liquid samples. The Copan ”MilkyWay” on display at the International Association for Food Protection Annual Conference (IAFP) is specifically adapted for processing dairy samples. The application on display at IAFP mixes molten agar with the sample. After it cools down, the mixture is set and then overlaid with another layer of agar.

OECD and FAO see slower growth in demand keeping world food prices low

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Global food commodity prices are projected to remain low over the next decade compared to previous peaks, as demand growth in a number of emerging economies is expected to slow down and biofuel policies have a diminished impact on markets, according to the latest 10-year agricultural outlook published today by the OECD and FAO.

The OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2017-2026 says that the completed replenishment of cereal stocks by 230 million metric tonnes over the past decade, combined with abundant stocks of most other commodities, should also help limit growth in world prices, which are now almost back to their levels before the 2007-08 food price crisis.

The report foresees per capita demand for food staples remaining flat, except in least developed countries. Additional calories and protein consumption over the outlook period are expected to come mainly from vegetable oil, sugar and dairy products. Growth in demand for meat is projected to slow, with no new sources of demand projected to maintain the momentum previously generated by China.

Growth in meat and dairy production, by contrast, is expected to come from both larger herds and higher output per-animal. Milk production growth will accelerate when compared to the previous decade, most notably in India and Pakistan. It is foreseen that aquaculture would dominate growth in the fish sector and farmed fish production will be the fastest-growing protein source among all commodities analysed in the Outlook.

New Tetra Pak High Shear Mixer

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Tetra Pak® High Shear Mixer R370-1000VFeaturing a radical new design that produces finer, more consistent and more stable emulsions, the new R370-1000D reduces the need for downstream homogenisation, delivers a better quality end product and cuts energy bills.

The new mixer can also handle ingredients with up to 65% dry matter, the highest concentration for infant formula production. This cuts down the need for evaporation, another expensive step in food processing, slashing costs by up to 90%.

The mixing machine produces at a capacity of up to 30,000 litres per hour and can be applied in the production of liquid dairy and beverages, ice cream and prepared food, as well as for most pre-mixing needs in food manufacturing.

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