Ice Cream

Plastic snap-on lids for yogurt or drinking cups could soon disappear from the refrigerated section and be replaced by new solutions that reduce the plastic content of the overall packaging. Lids with integrated drinking openings are an alternative. Pic: Syntegon

Sustainable packaging: What does the future hold for dairy products?

By Jim Cornall

The environmental impact of packaging has gained importance within the last few years. Manufacturers are seeking new approaches to use environmentally-friendly materials such as paper. Sensitive products like dairy, call for innovative technologies that...

Tests are currently under way for the dairy industry to see how PET can tolerate temperatures of up to 120C during HTS.  Pic: Greiner Packaging

Greiner Packaging extends range of recycled materials

By Jim Cornall

While polypropylene (PP) and polystyrene (PS) are the most commonly used materials in the dairy packaging industry, some of the recyclates from both materials still lack approval for use in food packaging and have only limited availability.

The machine uses a refrigeration technology to rapidly freeze shelf-stable food and beverage formulations in single-serve recyclable ColdSnap pods that do not require refrigeration or preparation. Pic: Sigma Phase, Corp.

ColdSnap launched for single-serve ice cream

By Jim Cornall

US company Sigma Phase, Corp. has launched the ColdSnap rapid freezing appliance that produces personalized single servings of ice cream, frozen yogurt, frozen cocktails, smoothies, and frozen coffee in one to two minutes.

The new products are being launched in Estonia - including orange ice cream with almond paste and cowberry jam, pictured above - Latvia, Lithuania and Belarus. Pic: Food Union

Food Union launches new ice cream products

By Jim Cornall

Food Union, a global ice cream and dairy production and distribution group, is launching 17 new ice cream products in the family and dessert categories in Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and Belarus.

Metal detection and checkweighing of cheese.  Pic: Mettler-Toledo

Dynamic checkweighing in washdown environments

By Jim Cornall

Production environments in the dairy industry must meet high hygiene requirements to protect consumers from the spread of harmful bacteria, diseases or allergens in milk and dairy products.

The company said Deep South is successful, but ice cream is not its core business. Pic: Dairyworks

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Dairyworks Limited sells Deep South Ice Cream

By Jim Cornall

Dairyworks Limited, a subsidiary of New Zealand’s Synlait Milk Limited, has sold its Deep South brand and associated ice cream operations to Talley’s for an undisclosed sum, effective November 12, 2020.

The new packaging marks the reopening of Bubbies Mochi Self-Serve Freezers. Pic: Bubbies

Bubbies Ice Cream unveils individually-wrapped mochi

By Jim Cornall

Bubbies Ice Cream, the US frozen novelty brand best known for its Mochi Ice Cream, will begin shipping its product in new individually-wrapped packaging to grocery stores and natural retailers across the country this fall.

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