Dairy – what is it?

Dairy refers to products derived primarily from the milk of mammals, notably cows, but also goats, sheep, and others. Dairy encompasses a broad range of products from fresh milk and cream to various cheeses, butters, and milk-based powders. These products play a pivotal role in human and animal nutrition, offering a rich source of essential nutrients like calcium, protein, and vitamins. Furthermore, the dairy industry’s expansive reach has led to innovations and variations in dairy processing, leading to specialized products suited for various industrial applications as well.

Most common questions

1. What are the main types of dairy products?

There are several types of dairy products, with the most common being fresh milk, cheese, fats and milk powders. Each product has its unique processing method, taste, texture, and nutritional profile.

2. How do dairy products play a role in the food, feed, and industrial sectors?

In the food sector, dairy products are staples in many diets and cuisines worldwide. In the feed sector, certain dairy by-products, like whey, can be utilized as nutrient-rich components for animal feed. The industrial sector often employs dairy derivatives, such as casein or lactose, for various applications including in adhesives, paints, or pharmaceuticals.

4. How is the quality of dairy products ensured in the B2B context?

Foodcom S.A., ensures the quality of dairy products involves stringent quality checks, sourcing from reputable suppliers, adherence to safety standards, and frequent auditing. Additionally, factors like cold chain management, proper packaging, and storage play a crucial role in maintaining the product’s integrity.

5. What are the nutritional benefits of dairy?

Dairy products are nutritionally dense, offering essential nutrients such as calcium, vitamin D, protein, and phosphorus. They can play a significant role in bone health, muscle function, and overall well-being. However, it’s essential to choose products wisely, considering factors like fat content, added sugars, and individual dietary needs.