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Welcome to our News Products section. It will offer information on new products/processes related to dairying. This section will be updated on a regular basis. Kindly do visit from time to time. Please write to us at newproducts@IndiaDairy.com if you have any questions or need any additional information about the products listed. Please add our name to your mailing list for press releases and related material. Reference to any specific product, process, or service does not constitute endorsement, recommendation, or preference by "IndiaDairy.com" or by "Dairy India Yearbook".

Delhi Mother Dairy Launches Curds

Dahi (curds) in convenient packs has been launched by the Delhi Mother Dairy. It is priced at Rs 4 for a 100 gram cup, Rs 7 for 200 grams and Rs 12 for 400 grams. These packs are available at all the Mother Dairy milk shops and select retail outlets in Delhi and surrounding areas. Now, when you forgot to set the curd or have a sudden party or when the curd just doesn't set in the winters, just walk into the friendly neighbourhood Mother Dairy milk shop or outlet and get a oh-so-creamy swanky new hygienic pack of Dahi. Or, you could just pick up a cup as a health snack on-the-go.

"Dairy Choice" Khoa from Hatsun Foods, Madras

The goodness of milk comes in sleek packs of khoa from Hatsun Agro Product Ltd, Chennai (Madras). Prepared from pure cow's milk, "Dairy Choice" khoa comes in blister packs which retain the flavour and freshness of the delicacy. For the diet-conscious, 30 gms of khoa is equivalent to 200 ml of milk. "Dairy Choice" comes in mini packs (30 gms) to economy packs (500 gms). For more information, write to: hatsun@IndiaDairy.com.

Britannia launches Sweel Lassi and Cold Coffee in tetrapaks

Britannia Industries Ltd has launched two new dairy products -- Milkman Sweet Lassi and Milkman Cold Coffee. Both products come with a shelf-life of six months and available in 200 ml tetrapaks. Britannia Milkman Sweet Lassi is priced at Rs 10 and Britannia Milkman Cold Coffee is priced at Rs 12.

Tetra Fino Aseptic System from Tetra Pak India

Tetra Pak has developed a well functioning and cost efficient answer to UHT treatment and aseptic packaging of milk called Tetra Fino Aseptic (TFA). After Tetra Fino Aseptic packages have been launched in a number of markets in India, it has been proven that the system provides substantial benefits to all members of the value chain. TFA provides the consumer access to hygienic, nutritional milk in tamper-proof packages at an affordable price. The distributor and shop owner gain traffic-creating addition to their product range. The dairy plant gains a well-proven aseptic system offering a high quality product at a lower price point, and thus increases overall sales. At the same time it builds brand awareness, image and consumer loyalty. What's more, thanks to the ambient storage and distribution of TFA, the dairy can reach new geographical areas and so even more consumers.

The TFA system has been specially designed for markets such as India, and therefore it is no surprise that India was one of its earliest launch pads. Leading dairy organisations such as Bangalore-based Karnataka Milk Federation (KMF) and the Hyderabad-based Andhra Pradesh Dairy Development Cooperative Federation (APDDCF) have whole-heartedly adopted this system. APDDCF have two brands in TFA packages - Vijaya Extra Fresh and Suprabhatam. KMF have successfully made their first foray into the UHT milk segment using the 500 ml Tetra Fino Package.

The Tetra Fino package has provided these dairies with a profitable avenue for the disposal of surplus milk as also an opportunity to brand their milk as a premium milk. The success of these brands has now more and more dairies looking at the Tetra Fino Aseptic packaging system.

Homoeopathic Veterinary Kit from Sintex Group

Sintex International Ltd is part of Sintex Group, a multi-product business group with business interests in diverse field. It is also involved in manufacturing quality Homoeopathic medicines in a compact, convenient and composite kit form. Apart from having a range of various Healwell Homoeopathic kits for human beings, Sintex is the first company to introduce world's first Homoeopathic Veterinary Kit for safe, effective and economical treatment of livestock.

Homoeopathy is renowned as a gentle yet powerful system of treating various ailments of all living beings including animals. It is useful for Lactation problems, Mastitis, Uterine problems, various types of fever, diarrhoea & dysentery, FMD, heifer infertility, injuries, arthritis etc. In many parts of the world, Homoeopathic system is now being regularly used for ensuring a quick, safe and effective treatment of ailments of dairy animals. The Department of Animal Husbandry, Government of Gujarat, has been successfully using various Homoeopathic formulations for treating dairy animals at lower cost.

Prepared in state-of-the-art facility and made from best of natural medicinal substance, the medicines are effective even in small dosages. These can be administered directly in the mouth, food or drinking water, either with or without usual treatment, without any known contradictions, regardless of the condition or age of the animal being treated. They have many benefits: No side-effects and hence safe for all types of animals; Medicines for all common problems available in convenient user-friendly kit; Cost effective as one kit can bring about cure for around 1000 animals; Cost of around Re. 1 per day per animal; Can be used with conventional medicines while keeping a gap of around 2 hours; and, long shelf-life.

For more information, please write to: homoeo@IndiaDairy.com

DVS Cultures for Quality Cheese

All over the world, cheese manufacturers are increasingly moving to the use of DVS (Direct Vat Set) cultures. They come the advantages of improved quality, higher yields, less rejections, ease of use and reliability, thus ensuring the cheese maker being in the forefront with a range of consistent, high quality cheese.

DVS cultures are highly concentrated cultures that are made up of mixtures of defined strains in predetermined proportions. They are supplied in frozen or in freeze-dried form. Their high concentration allows for their ability to be inoculated directly into the cheese milk. They can therefore be retrieved and used as and when desired thus providing the cheese maker with a high degree of flexibility in the production process. It also makes it that much easier for him to adapt to short-term changes in the market demand.

On the other hand, the mixing of defined strains as above ensures predictability of performance. It offers scope for production of customer-specific cultures that can be adapted to the customer's process and milk quality. It also renders possible the production of cultures with unbalanced combination of bacteria strains, which is not possible under the traditional bulk starter system. This would make it possible to produce a much wider variety of products (cheese types) with new and more efficient techniques at lower cost.

DVS cultures provide the cheese manufacturers with the following benefits: Cultures are inoculated directly into the milk in the cheese vat; Less batch-to-batch variation; Cultures tested before use for activity and contamination; More predictable performance; High flexibility; Possibility of composing "impossible" mixtures (e.g. mix of thermophilic and mesophilic strains); Improved possibilities of product development at the dairy; Less risk of contamination and phage attack; and, No cost of bulk starter preparation.

Cost-wise too, DVS cultures offer a better economical alternative to "Mother" cultures. To produce traditional bulk starters it is necessary to invest in a "Mother" culture lab., bulk starter room, bulk starter equipment, laboratory facilities and a refrigerator and/or freezer. These are fixed costs that require additional expenditure on maintenance, manpower, energy and material.

In contrast, the cost of DVS cultures is incurred only when production takes place. These are variable costs that can be easily computed. Their use does not involve any fixed or running costs as in the case of "Mother" culture or bulk starter systems. Maximum advantage can therefore be derived by those who are contemplating setting up new cheese plants as they could do away altogether with the costs of setting up traditional culture facilities. However, most DVS cultures have been priced in such a manner that even those who utilize the traditional starter culture systems will find DVS cultures financially an attractive alternative.

Apart from defined costs, costs that cannot be defined easily but which are now assuming a greater importance in an increasingly competitive environment are cost of rejections which have largely been ignored to date. DVS cultures reduce considerably the risk of rejections on account of poor culture quality and therefore earn valuable goodwill for the cheese manufacturer.

For more information, please write to: Mr Bharat Kagal, Chief Executive, Essdee Chemocrats, Pune, Maharashtra at: sdchem.pune@vsnl.com

 

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