DuPont receives award for YO-MIX Prime yogurt cultures

Technology Progress Award

DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences receives first prize from the China Dairy Industry Association for YO-MIX Prime yogurt cultures. Photo - Dupont

DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences (DuPont) announced that it had been awarded the first prize “Technology Progress Award” at the 26th Annual Conference of the China Dairy Industry Association (DIA).

The CDIA carries out a series of award activities among dairy, machinery, and ingredients enterprises during the CDIA annual conference every year, to encourage and ensure the sustainable development of science and innovation in the dairy industry. The CDIA Science and Technology Awards has two categories, the “Technology Invention Award” and “Technology Progress Award”. DuPont’s project titled “YO-MIX Prime yogurt cultures¬†with ultimate post-acidification control – Research, development and promotion to dairy companies” was entered in the “Technology Progress Award” category.

DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences applies expert science to advance market-driven, healthy, and sustainable solutions for the food, beverage, dietary supplement, and pharmaceutical industries. The company also uses cutting-edge biotechnology across a range of markets to advance bio-based solutions to meet a growing population’s needs while protecting our environment for future generations.

According to Dupont, the YO-MIX Prime yogurt cultures, which were launched globally earlier this year, were developed to create ultimate mildness and premium texture for consumers and provide a new level of indulgence yogurt. The cultures can help yogurt manufacturers save on formulation costs by reducing the amount of skimmed milk powder added to boost yogurt texture, enable them to add less sugar while keeping the same sweetness perception and maintain product quality throughout challenging distribution channels with variations in storage temperature.

“In recent years, we are seeing increasing customer demand for product upgrading in fresh yogurt in China,” said Susan Jin, regional industry leader, Asia Pacific for Cultures, Probiotics, Fibers & HMOs, DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences. “With ultimate post-acidification control and excellent fermentation performance, our awarded YO-MIX Prime cultures can effectively help yogurt manufacturers in different regions to overcome post-acidification issues and uncertainties in distribution channels while bringing a mild, clean, smooth and creamy taste to their yogurt products.”

“We would like to thank the China Dairy Industry Association for their high recognition and endorsement of our YO-MIX Prime cultures,” said Morten Boesen, global product line manager for dairy cultures, DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences. “We will redouble our efforts in the product and application innovation of our culture products by working in close collaboration with our Chinese dairy customers, to provide Chinese consumers with healthier, tastier, and higher quality fermented dairy products that are in line with consumer trends.”


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