The opportunity is broader than strictly UHT milk and China. USDEC sees potential in other Asian markets, including the Philippines, and for additional products such as UHT cream and lactic acid beverages.
“One of the reasons U.S. exports are on pace for their fourth consecutive record year is U.S. suppliers’ continuing movement toward broadening their product portfolios to meet the needs of overseas customers,” says Tom Suber, USDEC president. “Time and again over the past few years we’ve seen the U.S. dairy industry invest in the people and the processes needed to develop products specifically to meet the needs of foreign markets: bulk gouda cheese, milk protein concentrate, nonfat dry milk/skim milk powder with tighter specifications and, most recently, whole milk powder. UHT milk is the next in line.”