When it comes to developing new dairy products for the retail market, overseas processors have been busy. According to market analyst the Mintel Group, between 2001 and 2003 the number of new retail dairy products outside the U.S. increased by 37 percent.

Some of the hottest new ideas in how to use and market dairy includes: Cosmeceuticals, nutraceutical cheese, identifying/characterizing milk components and addressing specific health platforms. And those ideas have been translated into some interesting products including:

  • Beauty yogurt in China.
  • Lactoferrin-fortified baby milk in Korea.
  • Omega-3 fortified milk in New Zealand.

While these products are not ready for the U.S. market, they do represent some new, creative ways to use and market dairy. To learn more about new global dairy products, click here.

DMI, www.extraordinarydairy.com