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Recent Patents on Engineering
ISSN (Print): 1872-2121
ISSN (Online): 2212-4047
VOLUME: 8
ISSUE: 1
DOI: 10.2174/1872212108666140212211807









Patents on the Advances in Dairy Industry

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Author(s): Amalia Conte, Valentina Lacivita, Daniela Esposto, Maria A. Saccotelli and Matteo A. Del Nobile
Pages 41-49 (9)
Abstract:
The current work is aimed to give an overview on the most relevant patents available on dairy industry. To the aim, both processing and product innovations will be reviewed. In particular, novel tools applied to traditional dairy plants to optimize the heat treatments and reduce the disadvantages derived from the direct use of heat on product quality will be reported. Advances applied for delivering dairy starter cultures to better control contamination of process lines will be also discussed. Some relevant inventions to reduce the length of time required during the manufacturing or to decrease the aging time of dairy products will be presented. Finally, the advances to enhance functional and/or sensory properties of dairy products will be reported. In particular, processing methods to achieve milk-derived products with desired morphological and/or compositional characteristics will be reviewed.
Keywords:
Dairy industry, dairy quality, functional products, starter culture, thermal treatment.
Affiliation:
Universita di Foggia, Dipartimento di Scienze Agrarie, degli Alimenti e dell’Ambiente, Via Napoli, 25 – 71122 Foggia, Italia.