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Dairy Proteins Fuel Pesonalized Health and Wellness Innovation Opportunities

March 19, 2021

U.S. dairy proteins are an ideal ingredient solution to meet the unique nutritional needs of consumers and aging societies as global consumers increasingly look for customized approaches to health as well as search for products that meet their specific lifestyles and goals.

The sustainable production practices and ambitious U.S. dairy goals to become carbon neutral or better by 2050 make the choice for dairy even easier.

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More Than Meets the Eye When Comparing Dairy and Plant Proteins

March 2021

High protein food innovation continues to grow as consumers recognize the nutrient's value, and dairy proteins distinguish themselves as a top choice for delivering the desired protein boost-with benefits beyond their nutritional quality edge. Dr. Rohit Kapoor introduces a comparative look at protein processing, reinforcing how dairy proteins importantly meet demand for cleaner labels and strong sustainability credentials in this Food & Beverage Asia article.

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Research Continues to Reinforce Dairy Proteins’ Multifaceted Benefits

February 22, 2021

Research continues to reinforce dairy proteins' advantage as nutritionally complete, with multifaceted benefits that help set them apart from trendy alternatives. Matthew Pikosky, PhD, RD and Kristi Saitama detail the important role of dairy proteins in supporting rising health and wellness priorities like healthy aging in this Nutritional Outlook piece.

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Deliver on Demand for Nutritious Products with Asia-Friendly Innovations

January 21, 2021

The year ahead will be a time to deliver on demand for heightened nutrition with delicious, localized products-and U.S. dairy proteins can be seamlessly intertwined with Asia-friendly foods and flavors to do just that. As consumers prioritize healthier lifestyles and look for ways to increase quality protein intake throughout the day, an everyday Korean staple like Gochujang sauce boosted with U.S. whey protein or an enticing breakfast choice like U.S. whey protein purple sweet potato porridge are exciting opportunities for offering them a tasty solution. 

U.S. Dairy Proteins, REimagined

Reimagine U.S. Dairy Proteins

January 2021 | Singapore

Consumer health consciousness and awareness of protein's benefits continue to grow alongside the prominence of snacking. The U.S. Center for Dairy Excellence launched an interactive Protein Snack Studio to inspire Southeast Asian formulators as they explore and visualize possibilities for U.S. dairy protein snacks with irresistible, Asian-inspired flavour and ingredient combinations.

Design your very own dream creation today at

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Protein Quality a Must for Companies Innovating Healthy Aging Products

December 22, 2020

In a recent interview with Asia Food & Beverages Report, Vikki Nicholson-West explained the importance of quality protein for F&B manufacturers in Southeast Asia looking to innovate healthy aging products- indicating how dairy proteins' essential amino acid concentration helps distinguish them as a top choice. 

We are excited to share more research-based insights about U.S. dairy ingredient advantages through our newly launched U.S. Center for Dairy Excellence. U.S. Dairy delivers on a range of demands, including nutrition, functionality, and sustainability. Read more about how the U.S. CDE can help you seize those benefits while exciting local tastebuds:

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Southeast Asian Innovations Powered with U.S. Dairy Ingredients

December 20, 2020 Singapore

In recent webinars hosted from the U.S. CDE, Martin Teo wowed audiences with how easily U.S. dairy ingredients can be fused with Southeast Asian flavors in exciting dishes suited for the region's diverse taste buds. A few of the delightful innovations made possible with U.S. Dairy include Protein Instant Chicken and Mushroom Rice Porridge, featured in 'Healthy Active Aging with U.S. Dairy Proteins'; Longan Goji Berry Protein Bar/Ball for those looking for a healthier way to satisfy their snacking habits; and Protein Mango Pudding Premix- a protein-enhanced and reduced sugar dessert that's perfect for the holiday season!

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Capitalizing on Protein’s Consumer Appeal

December 2020

With consumers paying close attention to their health during these times, product packaging design and information can play an important role in their purchasing decisions while shopping for healthier options. Shahirah Mustafa, Program Director SEA, shared mock-up product packing designs with Asia Pacific Food Industry Magazine that highlight U.S. dairy proteins and their benefits-sure to capture the interest of health-conscious consumers. Read more about health and wellness product opportunities in Southeast Asia, eye-catching packaging tips as well as how the recently launched U.S. CDE can help provide the innovation support to tap into U.S. dairy ingredients' functionality, nutrition and usage versatility.

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Seizing Snacking Opportunities with U.S. Dairy

November 27, 2020 | Singapore

With so many working or studying from home, snack sales through e-commerce have increased 39% in 2020. Jared Koerten of Euromonitor International charted how consumers' snacking habits are changing and ways for companies to capitalize on the growing demand for convenience during our recent webinar. Aligning snacking solutions with lifestyle trends by using U.S. permeate to create better-for-you snacks that have reduced sodium content is a key opportunity for success. Photo 1: Set against a backdrop of an enticing variety of snacks (and seated in the U.S. CDE's innovation hub, the demo kitchen!), Martin Teo and Dalilah Ghazalay discuss how Southeast Asian favorites could leverage U.S. permeate. Photo 2: Webinar attendees were in broad agreement-lower sodium content in savory snacks is an important purchasing driver. Photo 3: A look at the numbers... Martin Teo points to the results from using U.S. permeate in a BBQ and Spicy Curry seasoning blend for snacks-a 31-39% sodium reduction, while also enhancing flavor.

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Healthy Active Aging with U.S. Dairy Proteins

November 18, 2020 | Singapore

Dr. Fujita Satoshi shed light on the importance of sufficient protein intake spread evenly throughout the day to help protect against sarcopenia during our Healthy Active Aging with U.S. Dairy Proteins webinar. Pauline Chan reiterated the importance of protein consumption timing, noting that Southeast Asian staples can leave protein gaps.

Filling those gaps with regionally-tailored, U.S. dairy protein-powered innovations is a tremendous opportunity for food and beverage formulators. Martin Teo showcased the breadth of creative product ideas that can capitalize on dairy protein quality. With our newly-launched U.S. CDE, end-users in the region can expect further inspiration for protein-enriched foods that fit seamlessly into everyday diets.

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New Animated Video, Infographics Illustrate Permeate’s Rising Popularity as Versatile Food Ingredient

November 13, 2020

With consumers continuing to demand better-for-you options across food and beverage categories, manufacturers are turning to dairy permeate as an attractive, multifunctional ingredient solution. Permeate's growing popularity can be largely attributed to its versatility and cost effectiveness in delivering benefits such as flavor enhancement, nourishing minerals, sodium reduction and more.

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Newly Launched U.S. CDE Invites More Innovative, Nutritious Recipes and Products with U.S. Dairy

October 28, 2020 | Singapore

With our newly launched U.S. Center for Dairy Excellence (U.S. CDE) in Singapore, we look forward to working closely with Southeast Asian customers to create more innovative, nutritious recipes and products that wow local taste buds, such as high-protein honey pandan milk and chendol soft serve - made possible with U.S. dairy ingredients.

Check out this Channel News Asia feature, which showcases the educational facilities, sensory lab and state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen in our first-ever U.S. CDE! 

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Tangy Yuzu Protiña Colada Demonstration Kicks-Off U.S. CDE Innovation Inspiration with U.S. Dairy

October 27, 2020 | Singapore

This Tangy Yuzu Protiña Colada concoction by Martin Teo and Mixologist Robert whisked us away - who knew it'd be possible to clock in protein intake simply by incorporating U.S. whey protein isolate in such a refreshing mocktail? This delightful beverage helped mark the celebration of a milestone-the opening of the U.S. Center for Dairy Excellence in Singapore. The U.S. CDE will spark even more localized innovations that leverage U.S. Dairy to support healthy lifestyles and nutrition goals like weight management and muscle maintenance.

Want to mix up your own Tangy Yuzu Protiña Colada or use the inspiration for a ready-to-drink creation? Access the recipe here:

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Permeate: Perfectly Popular

October 2020

Dairy permeate is becoming a rock star in the global food and beverage industry! It's no surprise, given this ingredient's multifaceted benefits, including flavor enhancement, sodium reduction, nourishing minerals, cost savings, and more. Discover how quickly new product introductions with permeate have been climbing and diversifying.

Excited to learn even more about opportunities abound with U.S. permeate? Further explore permeate's global expansion through this infographic:


Celebrating a New Chapter for U.S. Dairy in Southeast Asia

October 21, 2020 | Singapore

This new learning hub for our customers and partners in Southeast Asia will spark collaboration, ideation and exploration of U.S. Dairy as delicious and nutritious innovation solutions in regionally-tailored food and beverage applications.

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U.S. Center for Dairy Excellence—Learning Destination, Ideation Hub, Collaboration Space

October 21, 2020 | Singapore

Welcome to the demonstration kitchen in the newly unveiled U.S. Center for Dairy Excellence in Singapore. A learning destination, ideation hub and collaboration space for U.S. dairy customers and partners in Southeast Asia.

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News Release: U.S. Center for Dairy Excellence Opens in Singapore

October 21, 2020 | Singapore

The new U.S. Dairy Export Council facility solidifies the U.S. dairy industry's in-region base, elevating customer-centric, innovation-driven approach to collaboratively seize Future of Food opportunities.   

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The U.S. Center for Dairy Excellence Opens in Singapore

October 21, 2020 | Singapore

The U.S. Center for Dairy Excellence opens in Singapore! Collaboration, innovation and exploration of the wonders made possible with U.S. Dairy-all to be strengthened through this ground-breaking space. U.S. CDE will not only help deepen the connection of high-quality U.S. Dairy with local innovation and ideation but will also importantly support sustainable nutrition efforts across Southeast Asia. This first-of-its kind resource offers exciting prospects for future-minded developments to delight the region's consumers.

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Capitalizing on U.S. Dairy Proteins’ Functionality and Nutrition

September 2020

Functional beverages create exciting opportunities to capitalize on the nutritional quality of U.S. dairy proteins. "Innovation in the category is strong-the only limit is imagination" USDEC Regional Director for Southeast Asia Dalilah Ghazalay told Asia Pacific Food Industry Magazine, while also noting how U.S. dairy proteins' solubility and flavor attributes are key advantages when crafting successful products.

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U.S. Dairy Protein: Smart Choice to Ignite Ideation of Winning Protein Products (RECORDING AVAILABLE)

September 16, 2020

What is your expectation of a high-protein product? The vast majority of the more than 160 food and beverage manufacturers on yesterday's webinar agreed that good taste and texture suited for the local profile are a top priority. Martin Teo, USDEC Singapore Technical Director - Food Applications, then explained how U.S. whey and milk proteins are a perfect fit for just that-introducing how well-suited they are in a wide variety of Southeast Asian-inspired innovations.

View a recording of the webinar here. (Viewers in Indonesia may access it here.)

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U.S. Dairy Protein: Smart Choice for Nutrition and SE Asia-Friendly Innovation (RECORDING AVAILABLE)

September 9, 2020

120 food and beverage manufacturers from across Southeast Asia made a smart choice-they attended the first part of our webinar series explaining why U.S. dairy protein is a smart choice for tasty and nutritious product development. Sharon Gerdes (Owner of Dairy Tech Communications, Health and Wellness Editor for Dairy Foods Magazine, and a Certified Food Scientist) and Japnit Singh (Deputy CEO, Spire Research and Consulting) shared how innovating with U.S. dairy protein delivers on local consumer demand for products that support healthy lifestyles.

Make a smart choice by viewing a recording of part one of the series here. (Viewers in Indonesia may access it here.) 

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New Dairy Protein Nutrition Research Insights

September 3, 2020

New research from health and nutrition experts underscores the importance of protein quality and quantity, reinforcing how whey protein can help support sustained well-being. In the video below, Matt Pikosky introduces recent findings from protein nutrition and health authorities Stuart Phillips, Douglas Paddon-Jones, and Donald Layman on optimizing health outcomes related to aging, inactivity and bed rest and blood glucose management. This includes reference to the highly digestible and bioavailable essential amino acids whey protein offers and how these can help address health concerns associated with decline of muscle mass and function. The full review paper is available here.

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Top Uses of Permeate in 2019

August 18, 2020

The United States leads the world in permeate production with an estimated volume of 523,200 metric tons in 2019, a 16% increase from 2014. Learn more about how the versatility of dairy permeate is meeting food industry and consumer demands.

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Permeate Product Introductions Are Soaring Globally

August 17, 2020

During a webinar held last week, we shared that global food and beverage new product introductions containing permeate have climbed sharply over the past decade, consecutively achieving new records in recent years. Read more about how dairy permeate meets food industry and consumer demand.

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Globally Inspired Fusions, Sustainable Ingredient Solutions

June 29, 2020

The U.S. Dairy Export Council has developed comprehensive resources on topics from sustainability to insights that inspire, the latest research on protein processing and more. When you visit our page at the SHIFT20, you can:

      - Test your knowledge of U.S. Dairy as a sustainable solution by taking our short quiz
      - Explore global menu trends-from drinks and appetizers to desserts and more-that activate dairy ingredients to deliver on flavor and nutrition
      - See highlights from the 2020 New Product Student Competition
      - Search our virtual supplier locator to learn more about how to connect with our members
      - Visit online symposia
      - Engage with subject matter experts

Read more about our presence at this year's virtual IFT in the FoodIngredientsFirst article linked below.

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New Milk Powder Reseach Insights

June 23, 2020

New research presented at the American Dairy Science Association (ADSA) 2020 virtual meeting compared milk powders from four regions around the world. Samples from the United States performed similarly to those from other origins. Stay tuned for more details this September as part of a webinar with the authors. Also, Annie Bienvenue will be available for a moderated live video chat with ADSA meeting attendees on Tuesday, June 23 at 12:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time.

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Local Flavors Spark Unique and Varied Applications for U.S. Dairy Proteins

June 2020

Local flavors spark unique and varied applications for U.S. dairy proteins that deliver on nutrition, functionality and taste. "Providing healthier snack options with added protein that are suitable for any time of day is a sweet spot of opportunity"-Martin Teo, USDEC Singapore Technical Director - Food Applications offers insight into innovation opportunities with U.S. dairy ingredients in the June issue of the Asia Pacific Food Industry magazine's cover story, Harness Localisation to Unleash Innovation.

Looking To Spark Innovation? Reimagine Protein Snacks

June 15, 2020

Don't miss the chance to learn about creating winning new dairy protein snack opportunities that delight and nourish consumers during the Protein Snacks Reimagined webinar on June 18.

Today's consumers want the complete package when it comes to their favorite snacks - delicious taste, global flavor and texture adventure, portability, balanced nutrition, indulgence and sustainability. The protein snack category is diversifying in response to consumer wishes, including a widening array of nutrition bar, bite and gel flavors, formats and textures which deliver irresistible, multisensory experiences. During the webinar, you'll hear protein category insights from Lu Ann Williams, Director of Innovation at Innova Market Insights as well as innovation and formulation tips from Sharon Gerdes, Certified Food Scientist and owner of DairyTech Communications. 

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Combining the Power of U.S. Dairy Proteins with Vegetable-Based Options Multiplies Benefits

June 11, 2020

On the National Dairy Council's recent webinar Don Layman, PhD explored optimal protein intake levels, protein quality and environmental considerations for plant and animal sources of protein. Bringing research to the table, registered dietitian, award-winning cookbook author and NDC Ambassador, Toby Amidor, MS, RDN, CDN, FAND discussed how plant and animal foods complement each other within healthy eating patterns and provide delicious tips on how to celebrate a plant-based, dairy-enhanced approach to eating.

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U.S. Dairy Proteins Deliver Powerful Nutrition

June 9, 2020

This National Dairy Month we celebrate U.S. dairy (whey and milk) proteins that deliver powerful nutrition for a healthy, active life. For more information on why U.S. Dairy Proteins are a smart choice for health, explore this interactive flipbook.

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Tools for Understanding Dairy Proteins’ Nutritional Edge

June 9, 2020

Dairy products and ingredients-such as U.S. whey and milk proteins-are a delicious way to enjoy the wonderful nutrition naturally found in cow's milk. While protein is naturally found in a variety of animal and plant foods, there is a wide variance in protein quality. U.S. dairy proteins stand out as a high quality, complete source of protein containing all the essential amino acids. Whey protein is also the leading source of the amino acid leucine, which is important for healthy aging by playing a central role in stimulating muscle protein synthesis.

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Honoring Earth Day

April 22, 2020

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day celebration, which also charts a history of increasing interest in the entire food supply chain, from who grows our food, where it comes from and how it's made. Thanks to U.S. dairy farmers' legacy of relentless dedication to careful management and continuous adoption of innovative practices, they've proven emblematic of the sustainability initiatives and environmental mindfulness celebrated on this occasion. The U.S. Dairy Export Council has developed a new brochure detailing U.S. dairy farmers' unwavering commitment to responsible production practices and continuous improvement across the value chain, demonstrating positive impact from farm to table.

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Leveraging U.S. Dairy Proteins’ Quality to Optimize Performance

February 26, 2020 | Singapore

Drawing on her expertise in guiding athletes toward their peak, Leslie Bonci shared insight into how U.S. whey protein can help optimize performance-as both a source of leucine for muscle protein synthesis and of essential amino acids-as well as practical tips for trainers and nutritionists in working with their athletes. More than 80 sports dietitians, nutritionists and instructors attending the Sport Singapore workshop gleaned information on the importance of protein quality and how U.S. dairy proteins deliver it.

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Malaysian Health Professionals Gain Insight Into U.S. Dairy Protein Nutrition and Versatility

February 24, 2020 | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

At a recent workshop, 55 Malaysian nutritionists, dietitians and health professionals improved their understanding of how high-quality sources of protein like U.S. dairy proteins play a keyrole in nourishing the body efficiently and across well-being and fitness goals. Nutritionist Leslie Bonci offered insight into the importance of consuming protein throughout the day, as well as how easy it is with versatile proteins like whey protein that can be seamlessly incorporated into everyday foods, including Malaysian favorites.

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U.S. Dairy is Committed to Being Southeast Asia’s Innovation Partner

December 7, 2019 | Singapore

As awareness of dairy's health and nutrition benefits grows in Southeast Asia, U.S. Dairy is committed to being the region's innovation partner. In a conversation with Singapore's The Straits Times (subscription required), USDEC's Vikki Nicholson-West and William Loux emphasized dynamic application opportunities like high-protein beverages and snacks with exciting flavor possibilities.


Savoury Snacks Innovation with U.S. Permeate

November 21, 2019 | Singapore

U.S. permeate can be used to reduce sodium and sugar in Southeast Asian savory snacks, providing a healthier edge without compromising on flavor. In addition to performing sensory evaluations that reflected this flavor advantage, 22 food technologists from snack and seasoning manufacturers in the region explored U.S. permeate’s functionality and broad innovation potential at a recent hands-on workshop held at the Food Innovation & Resource Centre.


U.S. Milk Powder Summit Day 2

November 6, 2019 | Singapore

U.S. Dairy boasts a sustainably-minded and ever-evolving milk powder portfolio with suppliers committed to meeting Southeast Asia's needs. Day 2 of the U.S. Milk Powder Summit introduced U.S. production capabilities and skim milk powder performance to 129 food and beverage manufacturers in the region.

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U.S. Milk Powder Summit Day 1

November 5, 2019 | Singapore

Experts offered Southeast Asian milk powder buyers and end-users sourcing and risk management insights as well as U.S. Dairy supply outlook advantages on Day 1 of the U.S. Milk Powder Summit.

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U.S. Cream Cheese Application Workshop

October 10, 2019Singapore

U.S. cream cheese and permeate provide versatility to food and beverage around the globe. Cream cheese, an American Original, is just one of the more than 600 varieties high quality cheese offerings available from the U.S.'s sustainably produced milk supply. The 23 food industry professionals from Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia learned innovative uses through technical and hands on training during the workshop at FIRC along with USDEC members.


U.S. Permeate’s Functional Advantages Shine in Delicious Innovations at Bakery Workshop

September 30, 2019 | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Incorporating U.S. Permeate was critical in formulating the delicious, eye-catching cakes and cookies that wowed participants in the recent U.S. Dairy Ingredient Workshop. Over 40 representatives from Malaysian food and beverage manufacturing companies and distributors were treated to a range of innovative bakery applications as they learned about the functional and nutritional attributes of U.S. Dairy's sustainable, high-quality ingredient portfolio.

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U.S. Dairy Ingredient Innovation Possibilities Showcased at Fi Asia 2019

September 13, 2019 | Bangkok, Thailand

A variety of exciting and nutritious product concepts showcased U.S. dairy ingredient innovation possibilities at Fi Asia 2019. Flavorful crackers and seasonings made with U.S. permeate and a spicy mango chewy made with U.S. whey protein offered visitors to the USDEC booth a taste adventure supportive of a healthy lifestyle.

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High-Protein Spicy Mango Chewy Delivers Exciting Nutritional Boost

September 13, 2019 | Bangkok, Thailand

The high-protein spicy mango chewy prototype USDEC featured at Food Ingredients Asia 2019 enables convenient and tasty snacking that's creatively tailored for the Southeast Asian palette and powered by the nutritional boost of U.S. dairy protein.

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U.S. Dairy Farming Productivity, Efficiency and Sustainability Impress

September 12, 2019 | Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin

U.S. dairy farming productivity, efficiency and sustainability impressed Indonesian and Vietnamese food and beverage manufacturers who were in Wisconsin for U.S. dairy ingredient technical training.

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Cultured Dairy Products Short Course Offers Exploration of U.S. Dairy Ingredient Functional Advantages and Product Development Inspiration

September 10, 2019 | Madison, Wisconsin

Vietnamese food and beverage technical staff pair exploration of U.S. Dairy ingredient functional advantages with product development inspiration while evaluating a variety of yogurt applications at a Center for Dairy Research course on cultured dairy products.

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Southeast Asian Snack Makers Experience Innovation Potential of U.S. Dairy Protein First-Hand

August 28, 2019 | Singapore

Southeast Asian snack makers participated in a hand-on innovation workshop to tap into all of the potential of U.S. Dairy Proteins. Special thanks to Dairy West's Eric Bastian for presenting best practices in high value bars and bites that can satisfy the region's taste preferences.

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Seminar Explains Why U.S. Dairy Protein is a Perfect Fit for Healthy Lifestyles in Southeast Asia

August 27, 2019 | Singapore

94 attendees from across Southeast Asia explored how U.S. dairy proteins are uniquely and especially well-suited to meet the nutritional demands of healthy lifestyles. A panel of experts at the recent U.S. Dairy Health & Fitness Innovation Seminar discussed U.S. dairy ingredients' advantages in regional health and wellness product applications.

Pictured in the panel from left to right: Pauline Chan, Leslie Bonci, Martin Teo, Donna Berry and Eric Bastian

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Optimizing Protein Consumption Key to Sustained Well-Being

August 6, 2019 | Bali, Indonesia

Nutrition experts presented findings on the health advantages of nourishing dairy proteins to 185 attendees at Asian Congress of Nutrition 2019. Read more about the recent research on optimizing protein for sustained well-being.

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U.S. Dairy Proteins Support Sustained Well-Being

August 4, 2019 | Bali, Indonesia

Nutrition researchers from North America and Asia shared scientific findings on the role of U.S. dairy proteins in supporting sustained well-being at a symposium held during the 13th Asian Congress of Nutrition (ACN) 2019. Pictured below Dr. Jung Eun Kim (left), Dr. Khor Geok Lin (middle) and Dr. Stuart Phillips.

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Thai Beverage Manufacturers Explore U.S. Dairy Protein Functionality and Application Versatility at FIRC Workshop

July 3, 2019 | Singapore

23 Thai beverage manufacturers explore U.S. dairy protein functionality and application versatility at a workshop launched in collaboration with Singapore's Food Innovation and Resource Centre. The workshop offered technical representatives a chance to formulate and experiment with U.S. dairy proteins' taste and functional advantages, experiencing first-hand how well suited they are for market-friendly beverage applications.

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U.S. Whey Delivers Nutritional Boost

June 26, 2019

Vikki Nicholson-West discussed the versatility of U.S. whey proteins for nourishing consumers in all stages of life.

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Southeast Asian Beverage Companies Explore U.S. Dairy Protein Functional Advantages

June 25, 2019 | Singapore

Wisconsin Center for Dairy Research's K.J. Burrington gives Southeast Asian beverage company participants tips for using U.S. dairy proteins during a USDEC Dairy Protein Beverage workshop. The partnership with the Food Innovation and Resource Centre (FIRC) Singapore offers localized innovations using high quality U.S. Dairy.

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U.S. Dairy Ingredient Innovation Potential Shines at IFT

June 18, 2019

See page two for coverage about "Thinking Outside of the Box" with U.S. Dairy and how we were able to demonstrate new, unexpected uses at IFT.

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U.S. Independence Day Celebrated with Delicious Cheeses

June 18, 2019 | Vietnam

A delicious assortment of U.S. cheeses marked the perfect way to celebrate, as local trade gathered at recent embassy events in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi to kick off an early U.S. Independence Day celebration.


USDEC Showcases Diverse Application Potential of U.S. Dairy Ingredients

June 5, 2019 | New Orleans, Louisiana

High quality U.S. dairy proteins and U.S. permeate can offer clean label nutrition upgrades to diverse applications like a curry hummus or gel snack, as seen during this year's IFT.

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Attendees Experience U.S. Dairy Ingredient Advantages at the 2nd International Exhibition on Milk and Dairy Products in Vietnam

June 4, 2019 | Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

The versatility and application potential of U.S. dairy ingredients stood out at the 2nd International Exhibition on Milk and Dairy Products in Vietnam. Booth visitors experienced the flavor-enhancing and sodium-reducing advantages of U.S. permeate in tasty snacking applications like pandan sesame cookies.

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2019 IFT Attendees Enjoy Calamansi Protein Gel Snacks and Protein-Powered Curry Hummus

June 4, 2019 | New Orleans, Louisiana

Attendees at IFT 2019 enjoy Calamansi Protein Gel Snacks and Protein-Powered Curry Hummus. U.S. dairy ingredients can be used in convenient and flavorful ways so consumers around the world can increase their protein intake throughout the day.

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Visit USDEC at IFT19 Food Expo in New Orleans!

May 8, 2019 | Arlington, Virginia

The annual Institute of Food Technologists "IFT19" Food Expo is just three weeks away!  Don't miss the opportunity visit USDEC's booth #5613 at the expo, being held June 3-5 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.  Plan your visit by downloading USDEC's expo guide here, highlighting the broad network of U.S. suppliers who will be exhibiting at IFT19 as well as information on dairy-focused symposia. We look forward to seeing you in New Orleans!

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A History of High-Quality U.S. Cheese Production Enables a Selection of Remarkable Varieties

April 28, 2019 | Singapore

The craftsmanship and heritage behind U.S. cheese shined as chefs, importers and distributors attending a recent reception at the World Gourmet Summit in Singapore sampled an array of delicious U.S. cheese varieties.

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Celebrity Chef Shaun O'Neale Delivers Big Flavors Using High Quality U.S. Cheese Varieties

April 24, 2019 | Singapore

Celebrity Chef Shaun O'Neale delivers big flavors using high quality U.S. cheese varieties to demonstrate bold and edgy culinary innovations to a group of Singapore chefs.

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Impressive Flavor and Versatility of U.S. Cheeses Featured at Food & Hotel Vietnam

April 24, 2019 | Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Customers sampled high quality U.S. cheese at the 2019 Food & Hotel Vietnam show. Producers and suppliers featured a variety of delicious U.S. cheeses with impressive flavor and versatility.

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Press Release: U.S. Dairy Exports to Southeast Asia Set New Record in 2018

April 23, 2019 | Singapore

Stellar export volume growth to Southeast Asia comes off a record year in worldwide dairy exports from the United States, shipping nine percent more over 2017. The year-round dairy production from all 50 states in the U.S., expansion capabilities to meet increasing demand and highly regulated, and trusted food system means the U.S. will continue to increasingly provide high quality dairy nutrition throughout the globe, including Southeast Asia.

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Southeast Asia’s Culinary Leaders Continue to Discover the Exciting Application Potential of Delicious, Award-Winning U.S. Cheese

April 23, 2019 | Singapore

Marking USDEC's second consecutive year as Official Dairy Partner for the World Gourmet Summit, Southeast Asia's culinary leaders are discovering the exciting application potential of delicious, award-winning U.S. cheese. A sophisticated Lobster Tail Roulade Stuffed with U.S. Chipotle Cheddar Seafood Mousseline and U.S. Monterey Jack Glaze creation lifted Chef Millar Mai to win the "U.S. Dairy Innovative Chef Challenge" at this year's WGS.

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U.S. Dairy Exporters Are Dedicated to Supporting Sustainability

April 9, 2019 | Singapore

U.S. dairy exporters support sustainability with dedicated efforts to minimize water and energy use, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and turn waste into value. USDEC's Dalilah Ghazalay presented at the World Gourmet Summit (WGS) Sustainability Forum panel discussion in Singapore.

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Ushering in Springtime with U.S. Dairy Innovations

March 14-15, 2019 | Singapore

22 food technologists and R&D staff from Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand participated in USDEC's Baking Innovation Workshop held at the Food Innovation and Resource Centre (FIRC) in Singapore. Participants learned about the functional, nutritional and sensory attributes of U.S. dairy ingredients, especially permeate, as advantageous solutions in Southeast-Asia friendly products. They then had the opportunity to develop their own cookies and cakes, incorporating U.S. permeate to gain practical hands-on experience. USDEC showcased a wide array of freshly-baked products decorated in a springtime theme, demonstrating the versatility of U.S. dairy ingredients and U.S. cream cheese. 

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Southeast Asian Chefs Showcase the Impressive Flavor and Versatility of U.S. Cheese

March 5, 2019 | Singapore

Southeast Asian chefs showcased the impressive flavor and versatility of U.S. cheese through U.S. Dairy's Innovative Chef Challenge, held in conjunction with this year's World Gourmet Summit (WGS). Five finalists' creative dishes harness the quality of U.S. Monterey Jack and U.S. Chipotle Cheddar cheeses in local innovations especially well. Judges met last week with the enviable task of tasting these delicious creations to determine the winner, who will be announced on April 22 at the WGS Opening Ceremony.

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U.S. Dairy’s Sustainability Focal in Delivering High Quality Cheese and Ingredients

March 5, 2019 | Singapore

During last week's World Gourmet Summit (WGS) press conference in Singapore, Dalilah Ghazalay shared U.S. Dairy's sustainability story with 260 people (including media, chefs, management, and professionals from food and beverage industry). The 2019 WGS theme is Sustainability in the Gastronomic World, which pairs well with the U.S. dairy commitment of being responsible stewards of the environment while delivering high quality U.S. cheese and ingredients to the region.

Staff at FIRC

Partnership Continues to Strengthen Customer-Centric Product Development in Southeast Asia

January 23, 2019 | Singapore

Kicking off year two of the successful innovation partnership with Singapore Polytechnic's Food Innovation & Resource Centre (FIRC) to grow U.S. Cheese and U.S. Ingredients in Southeast Asia. The partnership continues to strengthen customer-centric product development in the region, serving as an invaluable resource for market-friendly dairy applications.

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Diversity and Quality of U.S. Cheeses Complement Innovative Southeast Asian Recipes

December 5, 2018

The latest Cuisine & Wine Asia recipe supplement features six chefs' innovative integration of U.S. cheeses into Southeast Asian recipes, drawing on U.S. cheese's versatility and quality to complement diverse local cuisine. Experience the delicious creativity of Asian dishes incorporating a variety of U.S. cheeses with impressive flavors and textures.

Food & Hotel Hanoi Booth

Customers Introduced to Quality, Value and Versatility of U.S. Cheeses at Food & Hotel Hanoi

Hanoi, Vietnam | November 29, 2018

United States Ambassador to Vietnam, Daniel Kritenbrink, spoke at the U.S. Dairy booth during the Food & Hotel Hanoi 2018 trade show. Customers were greeted with a wide selection of high quality U.S. cheese varieties to sample.


Dairy Proteins and Permeates: Ideal Nutrition-Boosting Ingredients in Ready-to-Drink Beverages

November 12, 2018

With the rise of social media, the speed at which new food and drink trends emerge and change is startling. As a result, brands need to innovate quickly to remain relevant, without compromising on product quality or nutritional value.

Check out the article in the October 2018 issue of Asia Pacific Food Industry.

Annual meeting Engagement

USDEC Thanks U.S. Dairy Farmers and State & Regional Promotion Groups at Annual Meeting

November 6, 2018 | Phoenix, AZ

Extending a huge thanks to our U.S. dairy farmers and State & Regional promotion groups at the annual meeting for supporting USDEC's efforts in global markets. USDEC featured savory cookies and highlighted some of the people and partnerships delivering more U.S. Dairy to customers around the world.

Spooky FIRC Baked Goods

Creative Halloween-Themed Treats Showcase U.S. Permeate’s Versatility

October 31, 2018 | Singapore

Singapore's Food Innovation and Resource Centre got into the Halloween spirit and unleashed their culinary creativity, showcasing various Halloween-themed bakery items using U.S. permeate during a hands-on training workshop for Vietnamese bakery professionals. In addition to sampling the spooky treats, the workshop participants also learned about the functional advantages and wide array of innovation opportunities that U.S. permeate offers.

KJ FIRC demonstration

Food and Beverage Manufacturers Learn About Using U.S. Ingredients in Ready-to-Drink Beverages and Soft-Serve Ice Cream

October 9, 2018 | Singapore

Participating food and beverage manufacturers learn about using U.S. ingredients in ready-to-drink beverages and soft-serve ice cream at a workshop launched in collaboration with Singapore's Food Innovation and Resource Centre. The workshop offered a hands-on exploration of U.S. permeate functionality and application versatility. Wisconsin Center for Dairy Research's K.J. Burrington provided insight on U.S. dairy protein properties and how these can be suited for Southeast Asia-friendly applications.

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U.S. Permeate and Dairy Proteins’ Versatility on Display During Hands-on Training Workshop

October 9, 2018 | Singapore

U.S. permeate and dairy proteins' versatility was on display during a hands-on training workshop, where dairy food and beverage manufacturers explored applications tailored to the Southeast Asian market, like pandan-flavored soft serve ice cream. This collaboration with Singapore's Food Innovation and Resource Centre follows up on similarly successful workshops demonstrating the functionality and wide array of innovation opportunities that U.S. permeate offers.

Dairy Innovation seminar

Dairy Innovation Seminar Showcases U.S. Dairy’s Versatility

October 9, 2018 | Singapore

USDEC's Dairy Innovation Seminar in Singapore highlighted the functional advantages of and technical considerations for optimizing the performance of U.S. Dairy Ingredients, as well as information on market trends for and Southeast Asia-friendly innovation in health and wellness applications and beyond. Participating food and beverage formulators gained practical insights on how to select the best U.S. dairy ingredient for their beverages, snacks and dairy foods.

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USDEC Sharing More Than Ten Localized Product Formulas at Fi Asia

October 5, 2018 Jakarta, Indonesia

USDEC booth A2.Z11 at Fi Asia sharing more than ten localized product formulas and additional resources to connect with the 12 U.S. dairy suppliers also exhibiting at the show.

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U.S. Dairy Ingredients Help Deliver Southeast Asia-Friendly Products

October 5, 2018 Jakarta, Indonesia

U.S. dairy ingredients can help SE Asian food & beverage manufactures deliver products tailored to the market. Fi Asia visitors are enjoying the spicy curry and pandan sesame cookies made with U.S. permeate.

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Martin Teo Speaking About U.S. Permeate’s Flavor-Enhancing, Sodium-Reducing Benefits

October 4, 2018 Jakarta

Martin Teo, technical director for USDEC Southeast Asia, speaking at PATPI-SEAFAST International Conference held during Fi Asia on using U.S. permeate to offer flavor-enhancing, sodium-reducing benefits in foods for Southeast Asian consumers.

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Innovation with U.S. Dairy Ingredients Is a Recipe for Success

October 3, 2018 Jakarta, Indonesia

Inspired through regional customer perceptions, U.S. dairy ingredients can help Southeast Asian food and beverage manufactures deliver products tailored to the market. The U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) is showcasing the nutrition and functionality of dairy combined with the advantages of a strong line-up of U.S. suppliers.

USDEC as well as 13 U.S. dairy suppliers are participating in the Fi Asia show in Jakarta this week (October 3–5), demonstrating the U.S. dairy industry’s supply and innovation advantages as well as an enthusiastic commitment to deepen business ties in Southeast Asia. 


Nutritionists Attend Seminar on the Role of Dairy in Combating the Double Burden of Malnutrition

September 28, 2018 | Indonesia

More than 250 nutritionists attended a seminar on the role of dairy in combating the double burden of malnutrition in Indonesia. USDEC's Hamdansah Hardigaluh "Hardi" shared the benefits of U.S. dairy proteins and opportunities for dairy ingredients to improve nutrition for the Indonesian population. USDEC collaborated with The Jasmine Nutrition Foundation (Yayasan Gizi Yasmin) and the East Java Province chapter of the Indonesian Nutritionist Association (PERSAGI) and the Food and Nutrition Society of Indonesia (PERGIZI Pangan).

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U.S. Dairy Protein Benefits Shared at Healthy Aging Seminar

September 25, 2018 | Manila, Philippines

Dr. Fujita shared the benefits of high quality U.S. dairy protein during his "Dietary Approaches to Reduce Sarcopenia Risk" presentation to nutrition and health professionals from government, agencies, research organizations, academia and relevant industries.

Around 100 attendees participated in the Nutrition and Life Course Approach to Healthy Aging seminar at Pan Pacific Manila organized by International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI) Southeast Asia Region Philippines Country Committee.

Pandan cookies

Discover U.S. Dairy’s Innovation Potential at Fi Asia

September 24, 2018 | Jakarta, Indonesia

Visit the U.S. Dairy Export Council's booth (#A2.Z11) at Fi Asia in Jakarta, Indonesia (October 3-5, 2018 - Jakarta International Expo) for inspiration on Southeast Asia-friendly innovation opportunities with U.S. Dairy. U.S. milk powders, dairy proteins and permeate deliver multifaceted nutrition, functionality and flavor benefits while addressing formulator needs to meet consumer demand for quality, sustainably produced ingredients. Appealing applications include indulgent sweets, better-for-you snacks, protein-enriched sports nutrition, weight management/healthy aging food and beverages and more.  Several U.S. suppliers will also be participating in the show, both as exhibitors and to conduct customer meets.  

To plan your visit and learn more about U.S. dairy's presence at the Fi Asia show, download an at-a-glance handout. 

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Recipe Supplement Explores Gastronomic Innovation in Asian Cuisines with U.S. Cheese

September 20, 2018

Newly released Cuisine & Wine Asia recipe supplement explores how five innovative chefs creatively incorporate U.S. cheese into cuisine tailored for the vibrant gastronomic scene in Singapore. Download Melting Your Senses for innovations made possible in Asian culinary menus thanks to American originals and other popular U.S. varieties.

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Senior Chefs, Distributors and Food Managers Experienced High-Quality U.S. Cheese

September 18, 2018 | Singapore

Tasting is believing and over 90 senior chefs, distributors and food managers from hotels and catering experienced diverse, high-quality U.S. cheese options at an exclusive Senior Chef Workshop in Singapore.

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Versatility of U.S. Specialty Cheeses on Display in Singapore

September 18, 2018 | Singapore

Chef Sandro Falbo demonstrating the versatility of U.S. specialty cheeses in high end cuisine at the Senior Chef Workshop in Singapore.


Trade Mission Farm Visit Demonstrates U.S. Dairy Farm Sustainability

September 13, 2018 | Madison, WI

Touring Hoard's Dairyman farm with Corey Geiger showed USDEC's trade mission guests how U.S. dairy farms focus on cow care. The resulting sustainably-produced milk supply offers high quality, safe U.S. dairy ingredients. 


Food Developers from Vietnam Explore U.S. Dairy Ingredient Nutrition and Functionality

September 12, 2018 | Madison, WI

Food developers from five Vietnam companies participate in a U.S. dairy proteins short course at Wisconsin Center for Dairy Research. U.S. Dairy in beverages and yogurt applications offers innovative nutrition and functionality.

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Vietnam Trade Mission Tours U.S. Ingredients Processing Facility

September 11, 2018 | Madison, WI

Thanks to Wisconsin Whey Protein Inc. and Kevin Thomson for hosting the USDEC Vietnam trade mission on a tour of their U.S. ingredients processing facility.

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USDEC Member Panel Emphasizes Quality and Diversity of U.S. Cheese Offerings for Southeast Asia

August 30, 2018 | Manila, Philippines
USDEC members discussed the quality and diversity of U.S. Cheese offerings for Southeast Asia at a seminar in Manila, Philippines. The panel emphasized to 75+ in attendance how U.S. cheese suppliers' innovative spirit and capacity for growth globally is uniquely suited to meet Indonesia and the Philippines' needs. 

Thanks to U.S. dairy suppliers and staff presenting (from left to right)  

- Reji Retugal-Onal, California Milk Advisory Board 
- Bee Mooi Mooi, Glanbia Nutritionals 
- David Stiefer, Dairy Farmers of America 
- Jacqueline Cook, MCT Dairies 
- Dali Ghazalay, USDEC SE Asia
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Think USA Cheese Seminar in Jakarta Highlights U.S. Cheese’s Flavor, Functionality and Versatility

August 28, 2018 | Jakarta, Indonesia

The flavor, functionality and versatility of U.S. Cheese were focal at the Think USA Cheese Seminar in Jakarta, Indonesia. Approximately 50 foodservice operators, importers and dairy food and beverage manufacturers attended the seminar featuring the Wisconsin Center for Dairy Research's David Montgomery. He highlighted how different cheese characteristics like melting, browning and stretching prove advantageous for Southeast Asia-friendly menu items.

Singaporean Head Chef Kenneth Foong

Singapore Chef Features Appeal of U.S. Dairy in Region

August 3, 2018 | Singapore

Singaporean Head Chef Kenneth Foong demonstrates the versatility of U.S. whey protein in creative culinary dishes like this Ricotta Cavatelli. The media luncheon held in Singapore on August 3rd highlighted the U.S. Dairy capabilities to deliver quality ingredients and innovation to the thriving food industry throughout the region.

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Online Technical report on dairy proteins debuted at IFT18

July 19, 2018 | Chicago, Illinois

Thanks to everyone who made IFT18 a success! For those who couldn’t attend, you can download a new technical report detailing how U.S. Dairy delivers important functionality to a variety of applications in the crowded protein marketplace.

SEA Training Mission Delegates Sharing Whey Protein Enthusiasm in Wisconsin

July 13, 2018 | Madison, Wisconsin

Proudly showing a big "W" for Whey (and Wisconsin) as the USDEC Southeast Asian technical training mission delegates wrap up two days at Wisconsin Center for Dairy Research. A huge thanks to Kimberlee Burrington, Susan Larson and other CDR staff for sharing their expertise on U.S. dairy ingredients!

Southeast Asia mission at Center for Dairy Research

Wisconsin Center for Dairy Research Technical Training for Southeast Asia Mission

July 12, 2018 | Madison, Wisconsin

Southeast Asian technical training mission delegates participate in hands-on lab sessions demonstrating U.S. dairy ingredients functionality and sensory evaluation. Two staff from USDEC Southeast Asia accompanied the eight representatives originating from Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines.

USDEC representatives at the Food Innovation and Resource Centre.

Press Release: Partnership Inspiring Food Innovation in Southeast Asia

May 31, 2018Singapore

New Singapore agreement is the latest collaboration by U.S. Dairy to drive growth in dynamic hub of food manufacturing.

Pictured from left to right: Zen Tan, FIRC business development manager; Martin Teo, USDEC food applications technical director; Loong Mann Na, FIRC centre director; Vikki Nicholson-West USDEC business unit director for Southeast Asia; and Dali Ghazalay, USDEC regional director for Southeast Asia.

U.S. Beef & Dairy Cochran Mission participants

U.S. Beef & Dairy Cochran Mission

May 23, 2018 | Thailand

Vikki Nicholson-West presented to U.S. Beef & Dairy Cochran Program visitors on the innovative U.S. cheese offerings last week in Chicago. The USDA Cochran Delegation consisted of executive level management and purchasing managers of the hotel and restaurant industry in Thailand.

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Press Release: U.S. Dairy Driving Health and Nutrition Innovation in Vietnam

May 15, 2018 | Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Together, the USDEC Innovation seminar and Dairy Pavilion at Food Ingredients Vietnam, showcase the U.S. dairy industry's ability to provide quality ingredients to support local food and beverage manufacturers' product innovation. Also available on our Vietnamese microsite.

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U.S. Dairy Ingredients at Food Ingredients Vietnam 2018

May 16, 2018 | Vietnam

The U.S. Dairy Pavilion (Stand # E-15) at Fi Vientam is showcasing a range of U.S. dairy ingredients that provide the nutrition, functionality and flavor necessary for Vietnamese food & beverage manufacturers to bring innovative products to market. The four U.S. suppliers participating are DairiConcepts, Organic Valley, James Farrell & Co. and Stiefer Agribusiness Asia.

Participants listening to the ingredients presentations

U.S. Dairy Ingredients Innovation Seminar

May 15, 2018 | Vietnam

At the U.S. Dairy Innovation Seminar in Vietnam, 80 participating food industry professionals learned the nutritional benefits, functional advantages of using U.S. dairy ingredients to deliver on Vietnamese market trends.

Singapore Permeate Workshop FIRC Hands-On

Singapore Permeate Workshop FIRC Hands-On

May 11, 2018 | Singapore

Some fantastic innovative baked goods using U.S. permeate were created by the regional product developers participating in the recent USDEC workshop at the Food Innovation Resource Centre (FIRC), Singapore Polytechnic. Speical thanks to participating U.S. suppliers: from Agropur - David Mharakurwa and Olwyn O'Dwyer-Duggan, Proliant - Gabriel Sevilla and Lactalis - Bruno Ledoux.

Singapore Permeate Workshop FIRC

Singapore Permeate Workshop FIRC

May 10, 2018 | Singapore

Workshop on Baking Innovation with U.S. Permeate held at the Food Innovation Resource Centre (FIRC), Singapore Polytechnic. Led by USDEC SEA Technical Director - Food Applications Martin Teo, more than a dozen regional food developers experienced the functional, nutritional and sensory benefits of U.S. permeate.

Jakarta Seminar

Jakarta Seminar

May 5, 2018 | Jakarta

The benefits and opportunities of U.S. dairy protein in improving the health and nutrition status of the Indonesian population was shared at the U.S. Dairy Health & Nutrition Seminar on May 5th.

The seminar was organized by Jasmine Nutrition Foundation (Yayasan Gizi Yasmin) in collaboration with USDEC and Indonesian Nutritionists Association (PERSAGI DKI Jakarta Province).

Day 4 of FHA Show

Day 4 of FHA Show

April 27, 2018 | Singapore

Four busy days for the U.S. Dairy pavilion at Food & Hotel Asia FHA 2018 in Singapore.

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Show Magazine Coverage

April 26, 2018 | Singapore

Vikki Nicholson-West and Chef Jill Sandique featured in the Food & Hotel Asia day 3 show guide discussing how American cheesemakers are crafting U.S. cheese innovations full of bold flavors and textures to complement regional dishes.

Chefs feature U.S. cheese at Food & Hotel Asia 2018.

Chefs Feature U.S. cheese at Food & Hotel Asia 2018

April 26, 2018Singapore

Delectable culinary creations by Chefs Jill Sandique and Vindex Tengker featuring U.S. cheese entice Food & Hotel Asia participants in Singapore this week.

U.S. cheese display at the USDEC reception.

USDEC Cheese Reception During Food & Hotel Asia 2018

April 25, 2018Singapore

Chefs, importers, distributors, retailers and foodservice operators receive a special tour from cheese expert, Mark Todd, of 30 different varieties of U.S. cheese at five pairing stations. The special reception in Singapore during Food & Hotel Asia 2018 was sponsored by Oregon Dairy and Nutrition Council, California Milk Advisory Board and USDEC Southeast Asia.

Vikki Nicholson-West

Media (Asia Pacific Food Industry) – Asia Cheese Exports from the U.S. On an Upward Trend

April 23, 2018Singapore

Vikki Nicholson-West highlights how the wide variety of great tasting and unique U.S. cheese is a perfect fit for the influential Singapore market at Food & Hotel Asia 2018. These quality cheeses can stand alone or excel as an ingredient in innovative cuisines.

U.S. Specialty Cheese Platter

Press Release: Discover U.S. Cheeses Starring in Southeast Asia Culinary Events

April 17, 2018

April is teeming with examples that showcase how the 600+ types of U.S. cheeses can be used to delight consumers in Southeast Asia. As the Official Dairy Partner of the World Gourmet Summit, USDEC offers opportunities to see and taste the show-stopping cheeses made in the USA through various award ceremonies and receptions. The activities continue with the 2018 Food & Hotel Asia (FHA) show, April 24–27. The USDEC booth (#7B4-06 and #7A4-01) within the U.S. Dairy Pavilion highlights 10 different U.S. cheese representatives and additional chef demonstrations throughout the show.

U.S. Cheeses at WGS Brunch

U.S. Cheeses at Discovery Brunch

April 8, 2018

An impressive display of U.S. cheese delighted taste buds of the chefs, gourmet distributors and importers attending the World Gourmet Summit Discovery Brunch in Singapore.

This reception showcased a dozen cheeses from 8 companies in 4 states. This is truly a small sample of the more than 600 varieties of cheeses made in the United States. U.S. specialty cheese production dates back centuries with the early American settlers and it is currently the fastest growing segment of the American cheese market.

WSG Award Winner Kirk Westaway

World Gourmet Summit Award Winners

April 2, 2018

Congratulations to all of the nominees for the World Gourmet Summit's (WGS) Awards of Excellence in Singapore. USDEC sponsored three categories and Dalilah Ghazalay awarded the trophies to:  

  • USDEC Chef's Choice Award: Kirk Westaway of JAAN (pictured)
  • USDEC Gourmet Retailer of the Year: Winner-The Cellar Door
  • USDEC Gourmet Distributor of the Year: Winner-Culina at Dempsey Hill

WGS month-long activities lead up to USDEC's exhibiting at the 2018 Food & Hotel Asia show, April 24-27 so be sure to come out and learn more about our innovative U.S. Cheese.

Guests enjoying U.S. cheeses at opening ceremonies

Official Dairy Sponsor of the World Gourmet Summit

April 2018

USDEC is the official Dairy Partner of the World Gourmet Summit in Singapore. Widely regarded as Asia's foremost gastronomic event, this highly anticipated food and wine festival epitomizes the cuisine, wine and dining elements of gastronomy. Guest Chef Vindex Tengker featured the varieties and craftsmanship of U.S. cheeses during the opening Awards of Excellence reception. 

Dairy Nutrition Conference

Press Release: Dairy's Role in Fighting Undernutrition, Obesity Presented at U.S. Dairy Nutrition Conference

August 4-5, 2016 | Bali, Indonesia

The double burden of malnutrition is a serious public health concern in Southeast Asia. Research shared at the U.S. Dairy Nutrition Conference, held in Bali, Indonesia, shed light on the latest scientific understanding of the role U.S. milk and dairy products can play as a nutrition solution in addressing this challenge across life stages, from children to adults to seniors.

Food and Hotel Asia Pavilion

Press Release: Specialty and Gourmet U.S. Cheeses on Display at Food & Hotel Asia 2016

April 12-15, 2016 | Singapore

The U.S. Dairy Export Council shared how the large varieties of U.S. cheeses can open doors for new possibilities in any culinary environment at the Food & Hotel show in Singapore. The show offered multiple opportunities to tempt taste buds with award-winning U.S. cheeses, as well as to network with U.S. suppliers committed to expanding export sales to Southeast Asia.

Permeate and Milk Proteins

Press Release: U.S. Permeate and Dairy Proteins Represent Golden Opportunity for Innovation in Southeast Asia

September 9-11, 2015Bangkok, Thailand

Consumers around the world are constantly on the lookout for ways to improve the quality and healthfulness of their diets. 2015’s Food Ingredients Asia Conference in Bangkok, Thailand, featured two presentations by Sharon Gerdes, Certified Food Scientist and owner of SK Gerdes Consulting, LLC in the United States, showcasing how U.S. whey permeate and dairy proteins can help achieve that goal.

Dairy Business Conference

Press Release: Vibrant ASEAN Market Turning to Quality, Reliable U.S. Dairy Supply for Growth

April 16-17, 2015Singapore

The U.S. dairy industry offers a plethora of flavorful and functional cheeses and dairy ingredients which can satisfy Southeast Asia’s rising demand for dairy-based foods and beverages. This was among the key topics discussed during the U.S. Dairy Business Conference, hosted by the U.S. Dairy Export Council in Singapore. Foodservice operators and food and beverage manufacturers connected with U.S. dairy suppliers to gain actionable insights on global market trends and product developments driving worldwide demand for U.S. dairy.